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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Is it possible to get pregnant after a partial hysterectomy?

Is it possible to get pregnant after a partial hysterectomy?

No: Partial hysterectomy may mean different things to different people, but if the body of the uterus is removed, you cannot get pregnant. Partial hysterectomy usually means supracervical hysterectomy with the body of the uterus removed and the cervix left behind. Or some people incorrectly use the term to mean removing the uterus but leaving the ovaries behind. Pregnancy won't happen either way. ...Read more

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After having a hysterectomy, is it possible to still have kids?

After having a hysterectomy, is it possible to still have kids?

No and yes: No, you do not have the transport organ to carry a pregnancy yourself. Yes, if you retained your ovaries, these can be retrieved and implanted in a surrogate that would carry your baby. At 49 you might consider using donated eggs from a younger source. Your risk of a down syndrome birth from your egg is 1/50. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to still get menstrual cramps even after a hysterectomy?

Is it possible for you to still get menstrual cramps even after a hysterectomy?

Abdominal pain: If your ovaries were left behind at the time of hysterectomy, you might get pain coming from them if you develop an ovarian cyst or torsion of the ovaries. Also have in mind gastrointestinal conditions that can mimick cramps like constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal adhesions , bladder infections etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant after having a tubule?

Possible: Sometimes a tubal ligation may fail. If you desire to become pregnant look into a tubal ligation reversal surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to still get pelvic inflamatory disease after a hysterectomy?

Is it possible for you to still get pelvic inflamatory disease after a hysterectomy?

Pelvic inflamatory d: Pid is caused by micro-organisms colonizing the endocervix ascending to the endometrium ( lining of inside of uterus) and fallopian tubes. It is a clinical diagnosis implying that the patient has upper genital tract infection and inflammation. If your ovaires and tubes were removed at the time of surgery a pid cannot occur. Infection ascends through the cervix. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a yeast infection after having a transvaginal ultrasound?

Is it possible to get a yeast infection after having a transvaginal ultrasound?

Possibl but unlikely: The transvaginal probe should have been sterile and should have had a sterile covering (like a condom). Even if you are exposed to yeast it doesn't usually infect unless something has disrupted the natural bacterial flora that lives in your vagina. Did you receive antibiotics for whatever they were looking for or for any other reason? That's the most common cause of all fungal; (yeast) infections. ...Read more

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How is it possible to get an infection in the uterus without having had a baby?

How is it possible to get an infection in the uterus without having had a baby?

Yes: Endometritus is an infection of the lining of the uterus, and it can occur without you having had a baby. Be seen to evaluate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant after having tubal irrigation?

Is it possible to get pregnant after having tubal irrigation?

Yes: If your tubes are open, it is possible to become pregnant after a tubal insufflation . ...Read more

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Is it possible to still have children after a partial hysterectomy?

Is it possible to still have children after a partial hysterectomy?

No: Unless you are referring to adopting them. The term partial hysterectomy is generally referred to as removing the uterus while leaving the ovaries behind. This does not allow you to bear children any longer. ...Read more

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Is it normal after you had chlamydia to get a bladder infection?

Is it normal after you had chlamydia to get a bladder infection?

Urinary symptoms?: Don't know your gender. Are you sure you have a bladder infection? If you are a woman who has just been treated for chlamydia with an antibiotic - that could increase your chance for a yeast infection. That can some times cause some burning with urination. If you aren't sure if you have a urinary tract infection - please see your physician for further evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant after an ectopic?

Is it possible to get pregnant after an ectopic?

Yes: It is possible, although there is also an increased risk of another ectopic pregnancy. As soon as you have a positive pregnancy test you should see your doctor to ensure the pregnancy is in the uterus. ...Read more

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Is it still possible to get pregnant after having clamydia for 2-3 years?

That is actually a: Very individual question. It is largely dependent on extent of damage caused by chlamydia. This is one that will require evaluation by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develope STD even if a person is not having sex for a year already?

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Is it possible to develope STD even if a person is not having sex for a year already?

Yes!!!: Many sexually transmitted diseases are not immediately obvious & apparent upon initial infection. Syphilis, hepatitis & HIV can take years to become apparent. Even chlamydia doesn't always cause pain but can be found while searching for causes of infertility. That's why it's important for men to wear a condom each & every time to minimize risk of transmission although not absolute guarantee. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have endometriosis without first having had a child?

Is it possible to have endometriosis without first having had a child?

Yes: Yes you can. In fact many women who have endometriosis find out because they have difficulty becoming pregnant. Not all women with endometriosis have pain symptoms. That being said, endometriosis does not always lead to infertility. ...Read more

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How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read more

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Can I still get an STD if I have had a hysterectomy?

Can I still get an STD if I have had a hysterectomy?

Of course: Having a hysterectomy does not protect you against stds. Unless you are in a trusted mutually monogamous relationship you should use caution and use condoms for protection. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a woman get a STD after having a hysterectomy?

Please tell me, could a woman get a STD after having a hysterectomy?

Yes she can: Of course it would not affect her uterus as it has been removed. However the vagina ; introitus are not immune to catching an std from an infected partner. ...Read more

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After having a larascopic hysterectomy can you still contract std's?

After having a larascopic hysterectomy can you still contract std's?

Yes: Std are primarily external genitalia infections. Your absent uterus means you can't conceive, but you can still get every single one of the std if you're not careful. Know your partner and use protection (even though you can't get pregnant.). ...Read more

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Newly divorced, ex cheated a lot, partial hysterectomy & wanted full std screen Dr. said unnecessary b/c some I couldn't get. Right? or 2nd opinion?

Newly divorced, ex cheated a lot, partial hysterectomy & wanted full std screen Dr. said unnecessary b/c some I couldn't get. Right? or 2nd opinion?

Get the STD screen: In my opinion to be on the safe side you should have a full STD screen done as soon as possible at a local clinic. Also this seems like a very traumatic emotional experience and so if you would like some counselling to help you deal with this I can offer you that. If you feel this would help you please set up an appointment with me on HealthTap: www.healthtap.com/drharoldmandel ...Read more

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If i had a hysterectomy can I spread an STD to someone?

If i had a hysterectomy can I spread an STD to someone?

STDs: There are twelve stds. Not one of them is less likely if you have had a hysterectomy. That being said, leaves me to wonder what you are really specifically asking about. Having had a hysterectomy will not change your risk of carrying or being infected with any of the twelve common stds. ...Read more

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I have light spotting daily for 3 weeks . I had a partial hysterectomy 6 months ago .5 weeks ago I had unprotected sex one time . Could I have std?

Yes and no: spotting is coming from cervis left behind in subtotal hysterectomy if that is what you mean by Partial hysterectomy Cervicits, polyp infection or growth on cervix can make you bleed need checkup, pap smear ...Read more

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I've had a vaginal odor since my partial hysterectomy with no std diagnosis or exposure. Is there something I can take to re-balance my environment?

I've had a vaginal odor since my partial hysterectomy with no std diagnosis or exposure. Is there something I can take to re-balance my environment?

Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor, sometimes with discharge, is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. Hysterectomy might trigger it. The doctor who did your hysterectomy undoubtedly has a lot of experiecne with BV. Contact her for advice on diagnosis and treatment. It is unlikely you can accurately sort this out without professional evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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After a hysterectomy, can blood tests for std's be performed at a STD testing site that is not the physician's office? Is it common enough?

After a hysterectomy, can blood tests for std's be performed at a STD testing site that is not the physician's office? Is it common enough?

Yes.: Today full std testing can be done via blood test only, there is no longer need to obtain any genital swabs or even urine samples. The hysterectomy would make no difference in any case. You can ask your regular family physician to test you, for peace of mind, or possible exposure, and ask them to draw the blood for the test. It's that simple. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods, had pap no cyst or STD mother had hysterectomy now back on track can I conceive?

After hysterectomy?: Just need to clarify if you had hysterectomy or not. If yes, you can not conceive anymore. If no and with fallopian tubes, ovaries, and uterus intact, you can conceive if your partner is free of male infertility factors and both are compatible for sperm survival and swimming. Best wish... ...Read more

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After a partial hystorectomy can u still get STDs n which ones

After a partial hystorectomy can u still get STDs n which ones

Probably all of them: After a hysterectomy, the vagina is still there, so if a woman has sex with an infected person, she can catch any of the usual std's. ...Read more

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Left pain for 1yr colonoscopy normal no STD hysterectomy helped some no bowel issue put on amoxclav 875mg seem to be helpin what could of been cause?

Left pain for 1yr colonoscopy normal no STD hysterectomy helped some no bowel issue put on amoxclav 875mg seem to be helpin what could of been cause?

Divewrticular dis: The two issues that cause pain in abdomen are bleeding from ovarian cyst or inflammed diverticular disease. The pain of transient bleeding is short lived. Inflammed diverticular problems may not be seen on colonoscopy. Amoxicilllin will not help presence of irritating blood but will moderate the symptoms arising from an inflammatory process in the left bowel. ...Read more

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Severe vaginal burning , ll quad pain, not uti, std, yeast, products or sex. Painful/difficult urination.Long endo history/ hysterectomy. Kidney stone?

Severe vaginal burning , ll quad pain, not uti, std, yeast, products or sex. Painful/difficult urination.Long endo history/ hysterectomy. Kidney stone?

Atrophy?: Atrophic vaginitis or desquamative vaginitis can cause the vaginal symptoms, as can other infections besides yeast, like bacteria and viruses. The treatments are all very different, so you'd need a gyn specialist to sort it out. As far as the llq pain, it may or may not be related, but it could be caused by a stone, or an ovarian cyst. But a kidney stone wouldn't cause vaginal burning. ...Read more

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more