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.
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 -
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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 -
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.