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Can bacterial infections be cause stds?

Can bacterial infections be cause stds?

Yes : Sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and chlamydia can be caused by bacteria. Others like hiv, hpv and herpes can be caused by a virus. Trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Infection (Definition)

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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Can bacterial infections cause cancer?

Can bacterial infections cause cancer?

Not directly: Several pathogenic bacteria known to establish persistent infections, can promote or initiate abnormal cell growth by evading the immune system and creating an environment that can result in cancer (chronic inflammation and production of carcinogenic bacterial metabolites). Helicobacter pylori is a species of bacteria that causes ulcers. If left untreated, this can lead to stomach cancer. ...Read more

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Can yeast infections cause sterility?

Can yeast infections cause sterility?

No: Candida yeast infections are rather common and generally do not cause serious medical conditions in normal men and women, so such infections would not make a person sterile. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infections cause ulcers?

Can bacterial infections cause ulcers?

Yes: A bacteria called helicobacter pylori is the most common cause of ulcers. The bacteria can be treated by antibiotics. It can be detected on endoscopy or stool or breath tests. Ulcers can also be caused by too much Aspirin or antinflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Can untreated bacterial infections lead to trichamonis?

Can untreated bacterial infections lead to trichamonis?

ONLY IF TRICH: Trichomoniasis, sometimes referred to as "trich", is a common cause of vaginitis. It is a sexually transmitted disease. If you have an untreated infection that is "Trich" than it is already trich and you need to be treted. Another infection will not turn into Trich. An untreated partner can transmit this disease to you if they have it. ...Read more

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Can condoms cause a yeast infection?

Can condoms cause a yeast infection?

Highly unlikely: Unless the condom had been open some time & become contaminated, highly unlikely that it could cause a yeast problem. Remote possibility: if condom had spermicidal agent on it, that may have somehow upset the balance between yeast and normal bacteria in the vagina, but have never seen that reported before. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause secondary bacterial infections?

Can antibiotics cause secondary bacterial infections?

Complex answer: Antibiotics have a range of bacteria that they can kill; others outside that range are not so affected; some can become resistant to the antibiotic. If inappropriate ab is used, or taken wrong, e.g. Not as long as rx'd, can lead to more infection, with resistant germ. Bigger problem is overgrowth of a bacteria in gut (c. Difficile) during or after ab use-causes toxin and diarrhea; can be serious. ...Read more

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Can yeast infections cause painful sex?

Can yeast infections cause painful sex?

It can: If your vaginal tissues are raw, the friction from penile penetration may cause discomfort or pain. ...Read more

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What can be some possible causes for recurring bacterial infections?

What can be some possible causes for recurring bacterial infections?

Poor diet: The fuel that you take in is as important for you as it is for your car. Would you risk poor fuel for your car? Stick to "god made" food and leave the "junk" alone. Your immune system requires energy and that comes from oxidation-----the equivalent of burning gas in a car cylinder. Wrong gas, poor engine performance. Empty calories make you sick. ...Read more

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Can there be anyway possible that bacterial vaginosis could cause chlamydia?

Can there be anyway possible that bacterial vaginosis could cause chlamydia?

Vaginal Discharge: To get chlamydia - you have to actually be exposed to chlamydia. So, even if you have bacterial vaginosis, if you are never exposed to chlamydia it will not occur. However, chlamydia can cause an abnormal vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Can acyclavair cause yeast infection?

Can acyclavair cause yeast infection?

No: Acyclovir is an antiviral agent. It is very specific to the molecular machinery of some herpes viruses. It does not suppress the immune system nor does it increase the liklihood of a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can yeast infections cause pregnancy complications?

Rarely: There have been reports of candida fungal (yeast) infections of the amniotic fluid which surrounds the fetus. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infection cause encephalitis?

Can bacterial infection cause encephalitis?

Yes but likely viral: Encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, unknown causes, etc... Patients with identifiable causes usually have viral infections. Herpes types 1 & 2, epstein barr virus, varicella (chicken pox, shingles) virus, polio virus, coxsackie (hand-foot-mouth) virus, or mosquito-borne viruses can cause encephalitis. ...Read more

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Can streptococcal infections be prevented?

PracticeGood hygiene: Safe hygiene practices will reduce, but cannot prevent the risk of streptococcal infection. Streptococcus is a normal colonizing bacteria for all humans. Infection from any bacteria depends on host factors and many other variables that make total eradication close to impossible. Hand washing, isolation, cohorting, and sterile technique all reduce strep infections effectively ...Read more

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Can bacterial infections be treated with antibiotics?

Can bacterial infections be treated with antibiotics?

Many bacterial: infections can be treated with antibiotics. However, some infective agents may be drug resistant. ...Read more

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Can acyclovir cause yeast infections?

Can acyclovir cause yeast infections?

Antiviral: Since Acyclovir is not an antibiotic it doesn't destroy normal vaginal or oral bacteria and thus doesn't lead to yeast infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more