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is it safe to have sex with a swollen inguinal lymph node?

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Lymph node: It may be safe to have sex, but you should go see your doctor for this lymph node swelling and get it checked out. It may be significant.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Will I get pregnant if I shower or bathe right after sex?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Even if you shower, bathe or douche right after intercourse, you can still get pregnant. Many a woman has found that out the hard way. There are a lot of options for birth control and we can almost always find one that works for you.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

I make my bf j'off before we have unprotected sex... Could this prevent me from getting prego. Even if it is unprotected?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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No: This is not effective form of birth control. Use a condom.
A male asked:

I keep on getting sist tipe absesses in my groins.Its been cut out several times but keep on comming back at a different spot.?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
Hidradenitis supp.: You may have a 'cystic skin disease' called hidradenitis suppurativa. It mainly attacks the groin and armpits. Recurrent cysts are the general rule. You should get seen by a dermatologist to get a diagnosis and get the proper treatment (e.g. Oral antibiotics, injections, excisions...) hope you are better soon!
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to have unprotected sex with an irregular period?

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Dr. Nurit Winkler
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
No: Unprotected intercourse can put you at risk of sexually transmitted diseases as well as unwanted pregnancy. Especially with irregular periods it is difficult to estimate when are you ovulating and what are the most “fertility days” in your cycle.
A 35-year-old member asked:

My friend insists that I should perform oral sex on her. Is this hygienic if I have bad gums?

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Gums vs. hygiene?: If by stating you have bad gums that you have untreated periodontal disease caused by poor oral hygiene and lack of dental care then you may be harboring many potentially harmful organisms in your mouth and will likely transfer them to her when doing the act. If by bad gums you mean that they are receding yet you have good oral hygiene and get regular dental care then you should be fine.

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