Lymphogranuloma venereum

  • Sexually transmitted parasitic infection
  • Affects genitals and lymph nodes usually in groin area
  • Symptoms may include swollen lymph nodes in the groin, sore on the genital area and fever
  • Spread by sexual contact with infected person
  • Can also be spread from mother to infant during childbirth
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild without symptoms to severe
  • May progress to involve heart and lungs if left untreated

Avoid sexual intercourse

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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