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A 21-year-old male asked:

how does a single person develop the hpv virus is it just from having unprotected sex with to many people or how is it started?

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Dr. John Tillett
Urology 22 years experience
HPV: Hpv is a virus that is transmitted from an infected person to an unifected person. It does not "come out of nowhere". However, it can be difficult to determine when a person became infected, as it is often asymptomatic for long periods of time before detection.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

How many different heart birth defects are there?

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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
Several: There are several types of heart defects, but doctors usually classify them into several broad categories. Cyanotic defects cause your baby to turn cyanotic, or blue. Obstructive defects block the normal flow of blood through the heart and its associated blood vessels. Septal defects cause "holes" between the heart's chambers. And hypoplastic defects make one side of the heart smaller.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have spotting after sex if I am pregnant?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Any new bleeding in pregnancy should be reported to your doctor/cnm. The cervix is very friable (bleeds easily) in pregnancy. Because of this, many women experience spotting after intercourse. I would not qualify this as normal, but it is very common and most times not worrisome.
A 39-year-old member asked:

My parents opted me out of sex education, can I take classes to learn more about the birthing process?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Can look on-line for free (reputable / non-x-rated) education, health dept / women's health, planned parenthood type of websites). Other options exist (health dept., OB dept at local hospital, community college adult-ed pgm, etc.), but not all of these will offer-depends on your location.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How does sex affect the male based on vagina sizes and muscle tone?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Circular muscle: The lining of the vagina(epithelium) is surrounded by circular muscle that can contract around objects and a potential space that can expand as well. Expansion projects include childbirth, sex and tampon placement.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you have sex with a girl that has a urinary tract infection and not get it?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: Vaginal penetration by the penis will not induce infection simply because your partner has a uti.

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