|Before you see a Doctor - Understanding your Body and its Common Ailments (Fountain Publishers, 1997, 112 p.)|
|Section IX - SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (STI)|
There is usually a small and shallow ulceration on the genitals. This is followed by enlargement of the lymph nodes in the inguinal region. There is formed a lobulated mass. Pus forms readily in these swellings, and rupture may follow spontaneously.
Patients with this condition often develop general body disturbance. Symptoms such as headache, fever, loss of appetite and general body weakness are common.
Treatment should again be sought from a qualified doctor who will be able to tell the difference between an obstructed hernia and lymphogranuloma venereum. The differentiation is extremely important because one of these diseases must be handled by operation whereas the other is adequately managed by injections, capsules or tablets. Hernia will need an operation, whereas lympogranuloma venereum will not.