A 37-year-old member asked:

What happens if a baby comes out of an std-infected vagina during birth?

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Dr. Margot Watson
Gynecology 56 years experience
Depends on the std: Chlamydia, herpes, and gonorrhea can cause very severe, even fatal infections in newborn babies. Mothers who have untreated syphilis or HIV during pregnancy can pass these on to the baby. An important part of prenatal care is to test and treat mothers for these infections to reduce risks to babies. The risk of any of these can be greatly reduced by using condoms.
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A member asked:
During sex my vagina starts to feel like its know fire. Is that an std?
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Not necessarily: However, it is definitely not normal to experience this. You should see your doctor to get this sorted out.
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A member asked:
My wife's vagina lately tastes sweet. During intercourse a thick white pasty fluid comes out of her? Normal? Could this be some sort of std? Should i get tested? Do i need to?
Dr. Daniel Weiss
Endocrinology 48 years experience
Sounds : Sounds like she may have a yeast infection but hard to know without an exam. No worry for you but i wonder how she feels. She should get checked out ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Excessive vagina fluid during sex.checked for STDs everything come negative.i have a para guard for 5yrs now but never seen this before.pls help asap?
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Lubrication: 1st step is to verify there are no infections. STDs but also bacterial vaginosis and yeast. If these are normal then the increased vaginal fluid may s... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
What causes cut or break in vulva? (no intercourse or std) does trauma outsdie vagina during sex can cause this?
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Intercourse may result in minor abrasion. Unless it was voilent sex or rape attempt, it should not give serious vulval injury.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
During sex I feel sharp needles and burning sensation in my vagina. I have been checked for std's but all negative expect hpv. The pain since 2004.?
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology 55 years experience
May be dyspareunia: Vaginal discomfort during sexual intercourse is called dyspareunia, and there are many possible causes. There could be dryness, that requires the us... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Agree with Dr. Feinstein. You might also try using 2% Lidocaine jelly as a lubricant.
Mar 6, 2012
Last updated Dec 13, 2014

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