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A 18-year-old female asked:

is it harder to transmit hsv-1 to the genitals through oral sex than it is with hsv-2?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes: Most people already have hsv1 but have no symptoms. They already have it, are immune, and cannot get it a second time. Note that this virus may be transmitted when there is no skin lesion. Most transmission of herpes occurs when there is no active lesion, frequently from a person not aware that they are infected.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is pelvic pain in pregnancy normal?

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Dr. Richard Chudacoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Pelvic pain or pelvic pressure can be normal in pregnancy. However, it can also be an indication of a more severe problems such as a tubal pregnancy or a bleeding ovarian cyst. In later trimesters the pubic bone can stretch or even separate, also cause pain with walking. Lastly ovarian cysts can occur and twist, call torsion. Any time you have severe pelvic pain you should see your gynecologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Should I be concerned about a bumpy crusting rash on my vagina while pregnant?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This should be mentioned to the doctor at the next OB visit. It may be nothing concerning, but one possibility for a "bump" that forms a small blister that then has a crust is herpes. Other possibilities can be infected hair follicles or yeast. If it is herpes, it could change your delivery plan or require antiviral medications during pregnancy.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can aldara (imiquimod) be used to get rid of genital warts?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
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Several ways: Topical medication, freezing, laser, surgical excision among other things.
A 18-year-old female asked:

I had sex one day ago and I started to bleed a few hours after and my bleeding is a bright red em I pregnant or is that normal

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Probably not: Some bleeding after intercourse is not unusual. It doesn't represent pregnancy at all, but it also doesn't mean you aren't. If there is any question, take a home pregnancy test. As for the bleeding, it should resolve on it's own. You need to see your doctor if it persists or pain worsens.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Scrotal pain in the vas deferans--can it be torsion?

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Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 31 years experience
Scrotal pain: This question can't be answered properly on this forum. I recommend that you seek immediate medical attention to ensure that you don't have torsion. Torsion is time-sensitive and can only be diagnosed by physical exam and either a scrotal ultrasound or testicular scan. Seek immediate medical attention is my best advice to you. www.peedoc.com @drhtay.

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