Hepatitis A Information »

What is Hepatitis A ?

It is an infection caused by the hepatitis A virus leading to inflammation of the liver. The infection is usually short lived and while the symptoms can be unpleasant, it is rarely serious.

Hepatitis A key facts

Hepatitis A is a viral infection which leads to inflammation of the liver and can cause mild to severe illness.

The symptoms are generally a flu -like illness, loss of appetite, nausea, fever, abdominal pains or jaundice (a yellowing …

Inflammation »

… head of the penis is not kept clean and “smegma” gathers under the foreskin.  Balanitis is inflammation of the head of the penis and posthitis when the foreskin is inflamed.

Improving hygiene and daily bathing or washing with a small amount of salt in the water and pulling back the foreskin to clean underneath will help.

Sexually Transmitted infections ( sti ’s) can also cause these symptoms.  A sexual health screen can be arranged at you local Integrated Sexual Health …

Painful Ejaculation »

… what it describes – feeling pain when you ejaculate/come.

The cause of the pain is usually inflammation. This inflammation may be result of a sexually transmitted infection ( STI ) or some other infections.

STIs are dealt with in more detail in the Infections section of this web site.

How can painful ejaculation be treated?

Whatever the cause of the inflammation, it needs to be investigated by a doctor so that proper treatment can be decided upon. This may be as simple …

Cystitis »

What is it? Cystitis is quite common among women, and it means an inflammation of the bladder and the urethra (tube that takes urine from the bladder). It is unusual for men or children to have cystitis, and they should see a doctor if they do. What causes it? It is often caused by germs from the anus getting round to the vagina and up the urethra. This can happen during sex, using tampons or wiping from back to front after going to the toilet. …

Your Prostate »

… sound therapies.

What is Prostatitis?

Prostatitis is a common condition which is Inflammation of the gland caused by bacterial infection, possibly from a Urinary tract infection. Apart from the usual Prostate related symptoms described previously, prostatitis may be accompanied by rectal, Penile, Testicle and low back pain. A fever or chill may also occur.

Treatment

Acute prostatitis may respond to antibiotics and other medication. If this is not the case and the …

Prostate Cancer »

… sound therapies.

What is Prostatitis?

Prostatitis is a common condition which is Inflammation of the gland caused by bacterial infection, possibly from a Urinary tract infection. Apart from the usual Prostate related symptoms described previously, prostatitis may be accompanied by Rectal, Penile , testicular and low back pain. A fever or chill may also occur.

Treatment

Acute prostatitis may respond to antibiotics and other medication. If this is not the case and the …

Anus and Rectum »

… the vagina or mouth afterwards, or cross-infection can occur.

Proctitis

Proctitis is an inflammation of the rectum which can result in pain and bleeding. It can have several causes, which includes gonorrhoea acquired through unprotected anal sex.

There are a number of other conditions which affect the anus and rectum but which are not directly related to sexual activity, but which would render sexual activity inappropriate for their duration. This is another area of illness …