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A 51-year-old male asked:

a sex partner told me he has pubic lice. can i have them even if i don't see bugs or nits?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No itch =no lice: If you do not develop itching and don't see any lice you are not infected. However, if you do begin itching seek treatment quickly. Consider using some form of protection for sex. Many of the sexually transmitted diseases aren't as benign as lice.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pubic lice: Can cause blue spots on the skin where the lice have been feeding. Nits (eggs) may be noted on the pubic hairs. If you have pubic lice - you should be experiencing itching.

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Last updated Nov 3, 2018

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