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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
40 years experience in Dermatopathology
Yes: The transmission of a sexually transmitted disease is independent from the fact of a woman having cervical cancer. Most cervical cancers are caused by ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wiebe
20 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Anything could be causing this, but jumping to ovarian cancer is a bit of a stretch. More likely related to hormonal surges. Also infections or infl ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Same as without: The presence or absence of a prostate has nothing to do with what STD's can be passed. Doctors must test for STD's specifically since the testing requ ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No: Cancer is not contagious, so you can not pass it to those around you. However, there is some genetic influence from your parents but it is uncommon... ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: But some women are prone to bladder infections caused by e.Coli associated with intercourse.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Doctors go back and forth on the preferred politically correct terminology, but they're the same thing.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Word games: The words describe the same thing.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience in Urogynecology
No: Interstitial cystitis is an inflammatory condition wherein the bladder is deficient in a 'slime layer' that protects the lining from irritating substa ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Former causes Latter: A sexually transmitted disease is the manifestation of a sexually transmitted infection. The infection causes the signs, symptoms, and short and long ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
17 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not really: Hpv has many subtypes and has become so prevalent that it can be likely passed without sexual contact. The good news is hpv associated head and neck ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
HPV and cervical : Cancer is a genital disease not urinary.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Those are the same thing.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: No way.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
28 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Great question: This great question to which a book could be written in reply. Simply, there are rare cancers that can be passed on from a parent. In general ho ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Common bacteria: This kind of pap smear results from normal flora overgrown, not one of the sexually transmitted diseases. Your gynecologist can recommend management s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Cancer is not a contagious disease.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is treated with antibiotics by mouth or vaginal cream.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes signif ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
STD: Your question is rather unclear. What symptoms do you have and what disease do you suspect. There may be circumstances in which men may not display ov ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: That is correct.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
No data to support: No data to support that.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Non vs never: Any past sexual contact could have transferred the virus strains known to trigger cervical cancer. If you/they were never (ever) sexually active, they ... Read More

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