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Doctor insights on: Can Lyme Disease Be Sexually Transmitted

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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Can Lyme disease by transmitted through intercourse?

Can Lyme disease by transmitted through intercourse?

No: Lyme disease is transmitted through tick bites. It is not a sexually transmitted disease. I\. ...Read more

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Can sexually transmitted diseases be transmitted by hand?

Can sexually transmitted diseases be transmitted by hand?

Generally no: Perhaps if you touched a herpetic lesion and then touched vaginal area tissues you could spread it, but this and other diseases would almost never be transmitted in this fashion. I would love to know what prompted this question. ...Read more

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Can any venereal disease be spread by mosquitoes?

Can any  venereal disease be spread by mosquitoes?

By definition,: A venereal disease is one spread by sexual exposure. I can not think of any ones that can also be transmitted by a mosquito. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease be transmitted any way other then through ticks?

Can Lyme disease be transmitted any way other then through ticks?

No: Despite what so-called lyme experts may say, there has never been confirmed evidence of human to human transmission either through saliva, semen or blood transfusions. ...Read more

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Can heretic whitlow be sexually transmitted?

Can heretic whitlow be sexually transmitted?

Whitlow = Herpes: Yes, herpetic whitlow is herpes and is transmitted by direct contact with herpes lesions (whether oral or genital). It is a highly contagious but treatable condition. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment with possible antivirals (such as Valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Can paget's disease be contagious?

Can paget's disease be contagious?

No: Some evidence suggests a virus might be involved in the cause but it still is not contagious. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease be transmitted from person to person?

Can Lyme disease be transmitted from person to person?

Yes in certain cases: Lyme is not easily transmitted but there is strong evidence that it can be transmitted in utero from mother to baby & it can be transmitted via blood transfusions. However, whether it can be sexually transmitted is controversial. Lyme has not been proven to be sexually transmitted, but it hasn't been disproven either. While there is not yet clear evidence of sexual transmission it may be possible. ...Read more

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Could blood parasites be sexually transmitted?

Could blood parasites be sexually transmitted?

Why do you ask?: I hope that your question does not reflect someone's having been diagnosed by a scam called "Live Cell Analysis". The real blood parasites -- malaria, babesisa, wucheria, schistosomes -- aren't transmitted sexually. ...Read more

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Is it possible for sexually transmitted diseases to be transmitted using vibrators?

Yes: If your partner has an std, any contact transfer can spread the organism. This would include shared vibrators or other sexual toys. Protection is important until the std is treated. ...Read more

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Can urologists be seen for sexually transmitted infections?

Can urologists be seen for sexually transmitted infections?

Yes.: Yes. For more serious, HIV hepb, hepc, see an id specialist. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease be spread through anything besides ticks?

Can Lyme disease be spread through anything besides ticks?

YES: About half of those with lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick. There is strong evidence that borrelia burgdorferi, the lyme bacteria, can be spread by biting flies- see http://www.Nejm.Org/doi/full/10.1056/nejm199006143222415 many believe it can also be spread by mosquitoes, fleas & spiders, though this is unproven. Many feel it can be sexually transmitted & spread by moms to babies in utero. ...Read more

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Can UTI be sexually trasmitted?

Can UTI be sexually trasmitted?

Not usually: But it can be sexually-associated. Most utis have nothing to do with sex, but women who have sex are more likely to get them. Hygiene practices, anatomic anomalies, and bad luck can all contribute. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis type-c be sexually transmitted while menstruating?

Can hepatitis type-c be sexually transmitted while menstruating?

Uncommonly, but yes: Any blood borne disease can be spread more easily during menstruation and blood exposure. Hep c can be spread sexually, but more commonly by direct inoculation, e.g. Iv or nasal drug use, tainted transfusion, or tattoo, etc. ...Read more

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Can sickle cell be transmitted sexually?

Can sickle cell be transmitted sexually?

No: Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder, not an acquired condition. It is not contagious, and your partner will not contract this disorder through sex. If you are referring to the heritability of sickle cell disease, yes the offspring of a coupling between two people with sickle cell disease or trait can have sickle cell disease. Ss x ss =100%, ss x sb = 50%, sb x sb =25%, ss x bb = all trait. ...Read more

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What are the ways Lyme disease can be transmitted?

Deer ticks only: Deer tick bites only. No person to person transmission except a pregnant woman who is infected can transmit it through the placenta to the fetus. ...Read more

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Is a sexually transmitted infection the same as a sexually transmitted disease?

Is a sexually transmitted infection the same as a sexually transmitted disease?

Yes: Doctors go back and forth on the preferred politically correct terminology, but they're the same thing. ...Read more