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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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Can I live a normal life with a spouse with fibromyalgia?

Can I live a normal life with a spouse with fibromyalgia?

Yes: Just help your spouse get restful sleep, reduce the stress in their life and get them to an appropriate physician. ...Read more

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Can you live a normal life with rubella?

Can you live a normal life with rubella?

Confusing question: When rubella is experienced as an infection as a kid or adult, it is a relatively mild illness that lasts a few days and usually has few if any long term issues.If experienced in pregnancy, the fetus may abort or experience mild to severe complications. This can include being born deaf ; blind, with injury to other organs. ...Read more

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Can I live a normal life with hepatitis c?

Can I live a normal life with hepatitis c?

Sure--need treatment: Hepatitis c is common, & nowadays there is excellent treatment for it in the form of "triple drug" therapy with expectation in most patients of cure (svr=sustained virologic response). The sooner the virus is killed off, the less damage your liver sustains. The drug combination is a prolonged course, & its side efffects are great. However, untreated hepatitis c leads to cirrhosis & liver cancer. ...Read more

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How can I live a normal life with cancer?

How can I live a normal life with cancer?

One Day At A Time: In fairness, there are 100's of different cancers, so it would be unfair to make any broad recommendations. However, many people live completely normal lives after the shock wears off and a year or two pass. Try not to get too far ahead of yourself-- focus on your immediate treatment & try to keep your life as "normal" as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a person have a healthy sex live with chronic kidney failure?

Can a person have a healthy sex live with chronic kidney failure?

Yes: One doesn't exclude other. We just need to make sure that you're otherwise healthy enough. If necessary, chat w/your Nephrologist regarding use of PDE-5 inhibitors such as Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Stendra, Staxyn & Viagra or perhaps MUSE & Caverject. If otherwise healthy including relationship, yet libido not quite there, consider check for low T (but that would be close to last on my list). Med side effe ...Read more

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Can people with autoimmune hepatitis live a normal life? Do they have a normal or low life expectancy?

Can people with autoimmune hepatitis live a normal life? Do they have a normal or low life expectancy?

Autoimmune hepatitis: Some people with autoimmune hepatitis have an entirely normal life span. They just need to be checked on from time to time. ...Read more

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Can someone have a normal life with mctd?

Can someone have a normal life with mctd?

Absolutely!: Mctd is the most benign of the connective tissue diseases. Most of my patients have little or no sx once the medications have time to work. You should be on hydroxychloroquine, most commonly 200mg bid. I do not see seriously ill mctd patients. Do not let a diagnosis frighten you! this a common issue in rheumatology: over-diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you live a normal life with one kidney?

Can you live a normal life with one kidney?

Yes: Remember, some people intentionally donate a kidney for the purpose of saving another's life. This is one of the most altruistic acts i can think of. Kidney donors are known for living full wonderful normal lives. It is indeed possible to live a normal life with a solitary kidney. ...Read more

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Can I still live a normal life with one kidney?

Can I still live a normal life with one kidney?

Yes: Many people are born with a single kidney instead of two and never know about it unless they have some form of medical imaging. ...Read more

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Can I live a normal life with toxic shame?

Can I live a normal life with toxic shame?

Letting go of shame: All humans who care about connection to others, experience shame from time to time. This means most of us know what it's like to feel we're not worthy of love or belonging (shame), even if we don't want to admit it. What makes it "toxic" is that when we keep it secret, the more it controls our lives. Sharing our "shame" stories with trusted others, dissipates it & frees us from need to be perfect. ...Read more

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Can I live a long life with hiv?

Can I live a long life with hiv?

HIV infection: The current outlook for HIV infection is excellent. If one gets diagnosed promptly, follows the doctor's advice, and takes the recommended medications faithfully, it is possible to live a full normal life span. ...Read more

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Can you live a normal life with photophobia issues?

Can you live a normal life with photophobia issues?

Yes: Being sensitive to light can be normal, especially in people with blue eyes. However it can also represent problems and should be brought to the attention of your eye md. ...Read more

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Can you live a full normal life with wilson's disease?

Can you live a full normal life with wilson's disease?

Yes: If it is detected early and treated effectively, you can enjoy good life and health . Wilson's disease requires lifelong treatment to reduce and control the amount of copper in the body. ...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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Can you have a normal life with hepatitis c?

Can you have a normal life with hepatitis c?

Yes: Yes, especially if you get cured, which is quite possible with the medications available today. ...Read more

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Can I still live a full life even with diabetes?

Can I still live a full life even with diabetes?

No Limits on Life: Diabetes may pose challenges in your life but certainly won't dictate what you get out of life. Keep your management relationship with a trusted physician ongoing and nurture advice from other professionals including dieticians, nurses, counselors and fitness experts. Only the limits you self impose will be the ones you have to deal with in this life. Enjoy! ...Read more

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How can I have a normal sex life with nonisolated herpes type 1?

How can I have a normal sex life with nonisolated  herpes type 1?

Genital Herpes: Suppressive therapy with antiviral medication isn't 100 percent effective at eliminating asymptomatic shedding, particularly for people with frequent outbreaks, and it is no substitute for condom use. However, using drugs and safe sex together may be the best way to protect your partner from your genital herpes infection. ...Read more

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Can I live a normal healthy active life with reiters disease?

Can I live a normal healthy active life with reiters disease?

Yes, depends: Many patients with reiter's syndrome can keep it under control with anti inflammatory medications, but this depends on the severity and how often it flares up. ...Read more

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Can one live a normal life with diabetes?

Can one live a normal life with diabetes?

Yes: Of course. With reasonable care with proper diet, meds as needed, optimal weight, appropriate exercise, keep your doctor visits, optimal glucose control. This is what we all need to do to live normal lives. Like i mentioned in a previous answer, we love life so much we kill ourselves. Rj. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more