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Doctor insights on: Can I Live A Normal Life With A Chronic Std

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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 there a preferred way to have a normal dating life with an std?

Is there a preferred way to have a normal dating life with an std?

Carefully: Be honest with your partners. Use protection. Need to ask your doctor based upon the std. Herpes, hpv, hiv, hepatitis, gonorrhea and chlamydia all have different risks. ...Read more

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How to have a normal dating life with an STD like herpes?

How to have a normal dating life with an STD like herpes?

Learn the prodrome: Many individuals with genital herpes have prodromal symptoms that let them know an outbreak is coming. It is important to know that lesions, especially if draining, are contagious. Most patients with herpes avoid sexual activity during their outbreaks. If outbreaks are frequent, suppressive medication can be helpful. The use of condoms can decrease transmission rate. ...Read more

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How to know if an STD or normal?

How to know if an STD or normal?

Testing: You did not list symptoms or exposure history. Even if you did, you need a local evaluation to confirm or exclude this collection of diagnoses. Only with a review of exposure history, exam and testing can this be answered with confidence. ...Read more

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Can normal foreplay lead to stds?

Can normal foreplay lead to stds?

Sure: It depends on what you call "foreplay." but if it includes oral-genital or mutual genital contact, yes you could be exposed to std's. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have STD or normal?

How do I know if I have STD or normal?

The only real way: To know is via testing. The reason is that some std's can be "silent". ...Read more

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How does STD normally get transferred?

How does STD normally get transferred?

That depends on: Which sexually transmitted disease you are referring to. Most can be transmitted through oral, anal and vaginal sex - however there can be other modes of transmission as well. ...Read more

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Do bumps from STDs go away or do the have to be removed? If they do go away how long does it normally take?

Do bumps from STDs go away or do the have to be removed? If they do go away how long does it normally take?

Depends: Bumps from stds can be due to lots of different diagnoses. Doctor needs to make a diagnosis and determine treatment. ...Read more

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I have been tested for every STD everything came back normal the only problem is my pH is at 8 how do I lower to 4?

I have been tested for every STD everything came back normal the only problem is my pH is at 8 how do I lower to 4?

Hmmm...: I'm assuming you are referring to the ph of your urine? A urinary ph of 8 is high, but inconsequential if you aren't having issues with utis or stones. A ph of 4 would be very acidic, as the lower end of normal is about 5.5. Why are you shooting for this ph goal? ...Read more

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Could menstual cramps that are way worse than normal be a symptom of an std?

Could menstual cramps that are way worse than normal be a symptom of an std?

Yes: Sometimes severe menstrual cramps can signal an std or a complication related to std. Any abnormality should prompt you see a doc and get things cleared. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more