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Using Tech to Track and Warn People at Risk of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
In a controversial operation that kicked off last month, officers from Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) officers have been using apps from social dating websites like Facebook, Tinder, and Grindr to reach out to individuals they believe are at the risk of contracting STIs.
This crackdown was triggered by the threatening STI statistics in Iowa.
Internal health records show that the area has reported more and more cases of sexually transmitted diseases since 2010. Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and Chlamydia are the most common infections in the region.
Possible Reasons for aFoul Smelling Penis
If you notice an unusually strong smell on your penis, it could be a sign something is behind it.
Most times, these conditions are not severe, and they are easy to treat. Males with foreskins may accumulate germs beneath the skin if they do not practice hygiene.
Read on to discover the most common causes of an odorous penis.
How to Control Pimples after Waxing
It is normal to see pimples in your genital area after any hair removal procedure.
Removing your hair interferes with the skin around it. In most cases, it starts as tiny pimples and later swells. While this condition usually dissipates in a matter of days, you can treat it to clear them up faster and prevent futureeruptions.
Find out everything you need to know about pimples after waxing.
Understanding Gram Stain for Cervix
If a doctor suggests a lab test to check for strange bacteria in the cervix, the patient will need to undergo a gram stain test of the cervix.
Gram stain for cervix involves cutting off a small sample of the infected tissue, placing it on a lab slide, and adding dyes to stain the specimen. It is this stain that a lab expert uses to spot any traces of bacteria and try to identify and disease.
If a physician recommends this diagnosis procedure, they take a sample of tissue from the cervical tube. This sample sent to a laboratory, and the lab expert adds a gram stain and other chemical stains.
From these stains, the bacteria in the tissues can be detected. The lab expert looks for things like color, shape, and size to tell if the bacteria is normal.
An endocervical gram stain is a common way to check for sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea and chlamydia.
It is important to understand what happens during any medical procedure before you visit the doctor. This article will discuss the details of the gram stain of the cervix, explain why you may need this test and what the results may mean.
What Causes Abnormally Sticky Vaginal Discharge
Vaginal fluids are secretions produced by the female productive system. These fluids are essential because they help protect the vagina by carrying away dead tissue, keeping the tissues lubricated and removing unwanted bacteria.
Vaginal discharge is healthy when it ranges from watery to sticky and milky white or clear.
On the other hand, an abnormal secretion has an unusual colored appearance, texture, or odor. During an abnormal discharge, women experience itching and discomfort on their genitals.