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Are There Certain Things That Make Getting Chlamydia Infections More Likely
Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more
Yes: Risk factors that increase likelyhood include: smoking, stress, poor oral hygiene, genetic predisposition, suppressed immune system, diabetes, high cholesterol, bacterial transmission through saliva of other contaminated person, familial gum disease, other systemmic inflammatory diseases, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergy control: Bronchitis and similar illnesses are commonly associated to not well controlled respiratory allergic disease. Swelling and increased secretions secondary to allergy produce bronchitis symptoms which might or might not get secondarily infected. Identifying allergens, reducing exposure to them if present and measures to control allergy symptoms reduce the number of bronchitis episodes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Bronchiolitis, a viral infection of the bronchioles (the smallest airways), usually occurs in patients under 2 years old and is most common in babies 3-6 months old. One out of every 9 babies catches it before 1 year old. It's slightly more common in boys, and exposure to secondhand smoke definitely increases the risk. Daycare attendance increases the risk simply by increasing exposure to germs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Negative habits: Yes. Things that may contribute to depression include abuse of alcohol, illicit drugs and prescribed medications. Being exposed to prolonged stress , as well as acute tramau, may lead to depression. Bad habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and poor sleep hygiene are other contributors. Some meds can cause depression, such as beta blockers and steroids. Underlying illnesses may be causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI's and condoms: Condoms do not cause a bladder infection, bacteria do. Women's urethras are shorter than men's, so bacteria are more readily able to pass through the urethra to the bladder, after sex, causing a urinary tract infection. You might want to go the bathroom and urinate after sex which may solve your problem. ...Read more
Not really: If you are genetically predisposed to allergic rhinitis, reducing your exposure to common allergens might help, but the catch-22 is that you won't know which allergens you will react to until you start developing signs of allergic rhinitis. Irritant rhinitis can improve by limiting exposure to irritants such as perfumes and chemicals in your environment; avoid infectious rhinitis with good hygiene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have read that many different organisms can cause pid, but gonorrhea and chlamydia are most common... So what are the other types of organisms?
E coli: Is the bug i've seen most commonly associated with pid or tubo-ovarian abscess. This bacterium is very abundant in the GI tract. ...Read more
It depends: There are causes for some of the symptoms of chlamydia that are not sexually related but there are other symptoms that have no non-sexual cause. Hope this helps some. ...Read more
A mix: Hodgkin's and testicular carcinoma top the list, with some of the less-common ovarian cancers and brain tumors next. Malignant melanoma, osteosarcomas, ewing's sarcoma, thyroid cancers (mostly low-grade), soft tissue sarcoma, acute leukemias (lymphoblastic and some myelogenous) and non-hodgkin's lymphoma are also relatively common among teens. ...Read more
Are there STDs other than HPV that would be late-onset and not show symptoms for 4 or more years?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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