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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yup: That's why they're called sexually transmitted diseases. Of course, tainted blood in a transfusion or contaminated needle pricks can transmit some std ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Too soon: Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing is valid after 4-5 days, but no sooner. Blood tests for syphilis, HIV, etc take a few weeks. Be on the alert for sympt ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Don't bet on it: If you suspect you have been exposed pay attention and get checked out with any change in your system or at least every 6 mo.Viral illnesses like herp ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Dr. can check urine: There are many signs that may suggest depression, such as: feelings of sadness or hopelessness, angry outbursts or irritability, loss of interest in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Cervicitis is simply an inflammation of the cervix. It could be inflammed for many different reasons. Std's are some causes. There are more benign ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: An infectious disease is a disease caused by microorganisms (bacteria, virus, parasites, fungi). All sexually transmitted diseases are infectious.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Absolutely right.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Lee
30 years experience in Urology
Exam: Usually oral condylomas are diagnosed by a clinical presentation and possible biopsy
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Boil: Boils are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. They can occur from breaks in the skin, which provide a route of infection for bacteria ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably not: Neither PID nor any other health problem has ever been documented in the sex partners of men with NGU not due to chlamydia or M. genitalium. Does your ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Without a doubt: Any form of intercourse between people ccan lead to transmission of std's when one is infected and no protection used. This is not to even cover the p ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervicitis: Other bacteria such as streptococcus, and allergic reactions or chemical irritants are other possibilities.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
STDs: It depends. Some viral illnesses take a few months. Chlamydia or gonorrhea a few days and and others take a few weeks to be testable. Do you gave symp ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: It is normal to have bacteria living in your vagina that do not cause any symptoms or problems. Bacterial vaginosis develops when the bacterial compo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: But it can be sexually-associated. Most utis have nothing to do with sex, but women who have sex are more likely to get them. Hygiene practices, ana ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It can actually cause the infection to be pushed further into the uterus and tubes causing pelvic inflammatory disease.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Few ideas: 1. Practice chastity. 2. Or practice monogamy with one safe partner. 3. Use a male or female condom (not 100%)
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not always: Skin that is not covered by the Condom is still vulnerable to infection.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Not likely: It is possible, but not likely. Once a bacteria or virus have been transmitted, physical douching will not likely dislodge them. Safe sex practices, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
HPV: Nope. Not at all. Hpv is transmitted skin to skin. So even just touching someone with warts can transmit this virus.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: It is a test to check for changes in cervical tissue. There are other tests for stds.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
STDs: No. Stds are not likely to be transmitted through sweat. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examin ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Of COURSE!: Its still sexual contact isnt it? All you need to spread STDs is skin-to-skin contact for some and contact with infected secretions for others. Gono ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience in Pediatrics
NO: No, transmission of HIV through urine has never been established and is not a risk. Unless, there is significant amount of blood in the urine and you ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carri Warshak
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not really: You have bacteria and yeast that normally 'live' in the vagina. Bv infections happen when the bacteria outgrow the yeast. No different than yeast ... Read More

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