A 27-year-old male asked:
dr. dan fisher said except hepatitis b & c all std's are curable.is it true?i've heard syphillis, gonorrhea, hiv can't be cured.they are only treatable.
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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Most, not yet HIV: Syphilis is curable with antibiotics if diagnosed early, i.e. Primary or 2ndary. Tertiary syphilis with neurologic deficits can never be cured, only stabilized & germs eliminated. Similar for gonorrhea, must be treated promptly to eliminate bacteria, complications of of urethral strictures in men can be cured. Infertility in both sexes frequently incurable. Hiv can be stabilized by meds, not cured.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Can I have a vaginal birth if I have hepatitis c?
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Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Not only is a vaginal birth a good idea for hepatitis C patients, but it is superior to c-section. After managing your pregnancy with your ob-gyn, and liver specialist, the time comes for delivery. As you might expect, avoiding scalpels and needles during c-section would avoid transmitting hepatitis C to others. Transmission of c to the baby is very rare during the pregnancy.
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Should my baby have another hepatitis a vaccination if she had a bad reaction last time?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: The answer depends on how certain it is that this vaccine was really the cause of the apparent reaction, and the type of reaction. For potential life threatening reactions which are very, very rare then holding the second dose is the obvious answer. One dose of hepatitis a is very effective in providing protection by the way.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
I have hepatitis c, is there a treatment to help prevent my child from contracting it?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Is ic a sexually transmitted disease/infection (std/sti)?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Urogynecology 28 years experience
No: Interstitial cystitis is an inflammatory condition wherein the bladder is deficient in a 'slime layer' that protects the lining from irritating substances in the urine. Almost like a 'diaper rash' on the inside. It can be managed and treated with dietary changes, oral medications and sometimes infusions of medicine into the bladder.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
What liver function tests are needed if I had hepatitis a years ago?
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Family Medicine 57 years experience
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