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A 25-year-old female asked:

how long should i wait to get tested for an std after unprotected sex?

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Dr. Stephen Richards
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
STD testing: An infection in the cervix could be picked up very quickly- 1 week. Blood testing for something likes syphilis could take 4-6 weeks to show up. You should get cervical cultures done and discuss retesting with your doctor.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What should I do if my husband does not want to have sex while I am pregnant?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Several things: Be open and honest and discuss this with him. Find out his reasons for lack of desire. See if he is willing to discuss this with your obstetrician. Encourage him, but don't turn him off by nagging, demanding or embarrassing him. He may have valid reasons and they may be difficult to undersand.
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What causes a loss of sex drive in pregnancy?

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Fatigue: There are lots of reasons. Some women actually experience an increase in their sex drive. I think the fatigue that normally accompanies pregnancy contributes to the loss of desire.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Is it safe have sex during pregnancy safe?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Safe: Sexual intercourse is not contraindicated during pregnancy, in most cases. Abstinence is generally recommended for patients with an incompetent cervix, placenta previa, and for patients with premature labor. Sexual intercourse during pregnancy may cause some contractions, but will not cause labor. It is associated with an increased incidence of spotting or bleeding during pregnancy.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can women reduce pain from thrusting during sex?

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Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
See a gynecologist: Find the source of the pain. If there is vaginal dryness, for example, from menopause, then topical Estrogens can help, as well as over the counter lubricants. But first, a full pelvic examination is indicated.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Chances of getting pregnant from sex on last day of period -if 31 day cycle?

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Conception: If the cycle is regular and the period is 3-7 days, the chances arevery small.

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