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Why when I have jock itch, and now is retorning, but my sexual partner never got it from me only myself, she is clean of all skin and sexual infection?

Why when I have jock itch, and now is retorning, but my sexual partner never got it from me only myself, she is clean of all skin and sexual infection?

Not sexual: Jock itch or tinia cruex in medical jargon, is from a skin fungal infection that develops on wet irritated skin. The skin between the scrotum and the thighs can chaff and stay sweaty which is a set up for this. Topical anti fungal like lotrimin (clotrimazole) works. Wicking friction reducing active clothing will help. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Is it possible to give a bladder infection to your sexual partner?

Is it possible to give a bladder infection to your sexual partner?

Not really: In general, you cannot transmit a standard urinary tract infection (bladder infection) from one individual to another via intercourse. This is excluding transmission of various sexually transmitted diseases. In some cases for women, intercourse can increase the risk of developing a bladder infection. Some of these patients take a single antibiotic tablet after intercourse to decrease the risk. ...Read more

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Had a bacterial infection. Now I have pimples near my clitoris. Any correlation? No new sexual partners as well.

Had a bacterial infection. Now I have pimples near my clitoris. Any correlation? No new sexual partners as well.

Herpes? Yeast?: "Pimples" in the genital area often is herpes; or maybe a yeast infection? Many monogamous people get herpes, either because of recurrence of a longstanding infection that previously was asymptomatic; or because of new transmission even though both partners are faithful. See a doctor ASAP; diagnosis is most accurate before lesions start to heal. Good luck! ...Read more

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Creamy non-odorous discharge 4 days before period. What could this mean? Cervix is high, hard and closed? Same sexual partner. No infections.

Creamy non-odorous discharge 4 days before period. What could this mean? Cervix is high, hard and closed? Same sexual partner. No infections.

Might be normal.: Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (D/C). D/C is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions & bacteria & is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow & ^ estrogen. D/C ^ is seen w ovulation (Clear & like uncooked egg whites), Clear/watery or white d/c both occur during menstrual cycle.& pregnancy (white/ milky). It can be thin or thick & white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an ...Read more

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Possible to create herpes if you have a vaginal infection and have unprotected sex wit only one partner who has no herpes? No other sexual partners.

Possible to create herpes if you have a vaginal infection and have unprotected sex wit only one partner who has no herpes? No other sexual partners.

No: Humans cannot create herpes (nor create any other life form). It will be a really scary day when man figures out how to create life forms like bacteria or viruses! herpes only comes from somebody else's herpes, but it does not have to be a sexual type of contact. For example, lip "cold sores" are herpes, and most people got them through non-sexual contact. ...Read more

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If you have no symptoms of an STI, can you still infect your sexual partner?

If you have no symptoms of an STI, can you still infect your sexual partner?

YES: There are a variety of sexually transmitted diseases that pass with minimal or no symptoms. Some are more symptomatic and more likely to lead to proper evaluation and treatment. Case in point, the HPV that is associated with cervical cancer can be harbored by an asymptomatic male for decades, and spread occasionally to any contact. ...Read more