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can i prevent infection with an std after unprotected sex

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: Once infection has occurred (i.e. Once sex has occurred), you cannot uninfect yourself. Protect yourself before and during sex, not after.

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See below: Burning with urination (aka dysuria) suggests either infection (UTI or STD) or inflammation (e.g. Non-bacterial prostatitis). Post-sex simple UTI/blad ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
37 years experience Gynecology
Yeast: A yeast infection is not considered a sexually transmitted disease, but men can get it from their female sex partners. Up to 15% of male partners of w ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe. Maybe not.: Sexually active guys with any penis symptoms can get tested for some STD's. Normal masturbation does not cause urethral damage. Likewise, normal sexua ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Too late: After sex, is exactly the wrong time to think about pretection from getting an std. The only sure way to not get an std is to not have sex. That inc ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Once: You could get any std just from one exposure.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Farahmandian
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not really indicated: To use antibiotics prior to symptoms but if you have any symptoms, see your physician right away.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohamad Ali
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Always a risk: I can't give you statistics. Having unprotected sex with a prostitute is high risk though. Some STD can have signs like burning when you urinate. Othe ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
No and no: I don't think you could get pregnant or an infection from a condom 10 days after a medication-induced abortion. However, you should return to your doc ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: This is most likely if the cause is trichomonas. If this does happen, you can get treated together and this will probably be a very good thing in the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hormonal: Changes can put you at risk for yeast infection. The time before, during and after your period is a time of hormonal change.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes.: Std's, or sexually transmitted disease, are by definition an infection you acquire through sexual activity (like unprotected anal sex). There are many ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Chances very high: Both conditions are very contagious.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure: Sex will not compromise your treatment - but many women find sex painful when they do have a vaginal yeast infection.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Good question...: ...without a good answer. It's often recommended that vaginal sex be avoided after anal (or wash between) to reduce infection risk. However, there are ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not because of that: You can get a yeast infection because they are incredibly common but not for that reason; i don't consider yeast infections contagious because we all ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Common: Getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) is fairly common after sexual activity. Some options include urinating immediately after intercourse, or takin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Zero risk...: ...for all practical purposes. I would not recommend any testing unless you develop symptoms of STD. In the future, skip the alcohol, which can be irr ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: Once infection has occurred (i.e. Once sex has occurred), you cannot uninfect yourself. Protect yourself before and during sex, not after. It's not as ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
If you have: If you have history of herpes you can give to someone else.
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A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No med kills all: There are at least a dozen diseases than be transmitted sexually including those best known as STD's.Some can be cured with meds and some not.Those t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Infection?: This seems like an odd question. Peeing, in and of itself, cannot cause infection. Urine is sterile and does not cause infections. Now sex, itself, c ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many ways: Not only by sex. Many causes of vaginitis-ie: diabetes, tight clothes, panty hose, wet bathing suits, antibiotics, poor hygiene.

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