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What is Venereology?

Venereology, also known as genitourinary medicine, is a medical speciality that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other related conditions. It encompasses a range of diseases that can be sexually transmitted, including viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections, as well as non-infectious conditions such as sexual dysfunction and genital dermatoses.

A venereologist is a healthcare professional specialising in diagnosing and managing sexually transmitted infections. Get in touch with us to book an appointment with our leading specialists if you are experiencing symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases.

Commonly Treated Venereal Diseases at CMRI:

A venereologist provides testing, diagnosis, and treatment for venereal conditions and offers counselling and education on safe sex practices to prevent their spread. The following are some of the most common medical conditions associated with Venereology that are treated at CMRI, Kolkata - 

  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - These are infections that are transmitted through sexual contact. The most common STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), and HIV/AIDS.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) - This is a bacterial infection that affects the female reproductive organs, including the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. It can cause chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy.
  • Genital warts - These are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and can be transmitted through sexual contact. They are characterized by small, raised, and flesh-coloured bumps in the genital area.
  • Vaginitis - This is an inflammation of the vagina that can be caused by bacteria, yeast, or other organisms. It can cause itching, burning, and abnormal discharge.
  • Prostatitis - This is an inflammation of the prostate gland that can cause urinary symptoms, such as pain or difficulty urinating.
  • Genital herpes - This is a viral infection that causes painful blisters on the genitals or around the anus. It can also cause flu-like symptoms, such as fever and body aches
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - This is a virus that attacks the immune system and can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is transmitted through sexual contact, sharing of needles, or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.

Why Choose CMRI for Treatment of Venereal Diseases?

The Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is one of the largest multispecialty hospitals in Kolkata. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, revolutionising the healthcare industry for the best surgical outcomes.

In addition, our hospital has several eminent neurology specialists, doctors and healthcare providers of national and international reputations for comprehensive and personalised treatment. CMRI provides patient-centric care and empathy from internationally trained nurses to ensure holistic care for patients seeking effective treatment in Kolkata. Here are a few advantages of choosing CMRI for treatment -

  • Highly qualified and experienced venereologist
  • 440-bed capacity along with cutting-edge technology and the latest medical equipment
  • Hygienic and patient-friendly infrastructure
  • Thorough screening and diagnosis
  • Transparent Pricing Structure for cost-effective treatment
  • Patient-centric, high-quality care for a high success rate
  • Pain management and palliative care
  • Complete and coordinated care for patients with all types of cancers.


What is the difference between dermatology and venereology?

Venereology is a branch of medical sciences that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases whereas dermatology is a medical speciality that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to skin.

Are venereal diseases harmful?

Curable STDs may not pose a danger unless they are untreated. Also, certain medical conditions such as HIV can spread to surrounding people and impact health severely.

Are venereal diseases curable?

No, not all venereal diseases are curable. Some pathogens like syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis and viral infections like hepatitis B, herpes simplex virus (HSV), HIV and human papillomavirus (HPV) are non-curable.

How do venereal diseases start?

Since venereal diseases are contagious, they can spread from semen, urine, body fluids, coughing, etc. As a result, the patient may experience symptoms within days of coming in contact with the infected individual.

What is the most common venereal disease?

HPV or human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is one of the most common venereal diseases. Patients may not have any symptoms and therefore becomes difficult to diagnose. Get in touch with a doctor if you suspect any symptoms for a proper diagnosis and effective treatment.

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