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Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Does medical care involving prevention of STD's require parental consent? Wouldn't a teen who has ignorant parents have a right to safe sex?
Depends: Many states exempt sex related care from parental notification. It is often easiest to obtain in many clinics operated for that purpose. If/when you go to a regular private office or use a parents insurance to access care, they would find out about visits eventually when the insurance paperwork came through documenting payment for services. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any advice for personal vaginal care? (Texture,scent,color,hair removal) prefer natural methods of care&treatment. Not concerned about an infection.
No Treatment Here: Unfortunately i doubt that any ethical physician would have a list of 'anti-aging' products. This money making marketing scheme, known as snake oil and other common euphemisms , is not medicine nor is anything i can think of, something a real doctor would advocate for. The rest of your question is so broad as to be unanswerable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
From a medical perspective, is it enough to ask new partner about prior STD testing, or must both partners get new complete 11-disease STD panels?
Ideally, yes, but...: The world or environment is not perfect. Even so, there is still no guaranty since internal environments of individuals widely vary from time to time along their path of life. So, delving into some understanding of life reality could immensely help as detailed in articles in Beasics for Life Reality.. in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. More? Seek counseling timely. ...Read more
Am I allowed to ask questions for some medical research I'm working on, or is this site only for medical advice?
Research: I think u can as long as it is health related but confirm with admin. ...Read more
Several:: Nsaids such as ibuprofen, Naproxen are helpful for some women. A nice prescription medication called Ponstel (mefenamic acid) is very effective for many pts with dysmenorrhea pain. Birth control pills are first line treatment for this as well, and may provide significant relief of your pain. If no relief with these agents, then sonogram and possibly laparoscopy may be indicated to look for endometriosis. ...Read more
There is no term!: It would have to be invented. That said, it would have been taboo decades ago, it requires as any sex act never be forced and requires mutual consent. It must be mutually arrived at, and if uncomfortable or painful, it should be stopped! this is true for any and all sexual interactions! ...Read more
Do birth control pills offer any protection from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?
Is it common practice for gynolcologists to withhold a birth control prescription if the patient hasn't received an anual exam?
Board requirements: The various state medical boards have the ability to restrict or revoke the license of any practitioner. Failing to have a reasonably current history and physical on any patient using long term meds has led to many such restrictions. If you are not interested I following the protocol of your doc, go somewhere else. Condoms are available at many dollar stores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
no cure but control: Most people with hepatitis b actually clear it with their own immune systems, but if there is evidence of chronic inflammation in the liver, there are medical treatments that can bring this under control. Talk to a physician who specializes in hepatology (usually a gastroenterologist). ...Read more
Type 2 bipolar. Breastfeeding. Not on medication. Looking for natural management methods. Currently taking 1g of omega 3 a day. Any other advice?
Is there any vaccination or preventive measures against bacterial meningitis should I go overseas?
Meningitis: The risk of contacting meningitis as an adult is minimal. In a third world country be much more concerned with malaria, and other mosquito born diseases. For third world countries check with an infectious disease specialist for vaccination reccomendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a minor need parental consent to get medical care related to sexual health? For example getting a vaccine or getting medication.
Varies: Many states like mine,Texas, consider parental consent a barrier to a treatment for sexually transmitted disease, pregnancy, birth control and similar needs.These are exempted specifically from parental consent rules. However, when a minor uses their parents insurance to access any of these services parental notification will eventually occur as insurance EOB documents reach them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What birth control pill isn't recommended for people with a family history of breast cancer? Are any safe?
Varies: Depends who in your family had breast cancer. So make sure to get a detailed list of family members their relation to you and age at which they were diagnosed. Bring this info to your primary care provider to discuss. In the meantime , use condoms, they will also help to protect you from various infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a good treatment for chafed, or sweaty worker ass? Real question, pardon my method of word placement.
I'm a college student with non-stop hw, papers, research and fb additiction. Any professional advice?
Facebook addiction: College is a time to develop your face-to-face social skills, though facebook's helpful. You are at your sexual peak, your learning peak, and your athletic peak. Set a maximum time -- i suggest 30 minutes per day -- after which you will get back to work. If this fails, some physicians will offer cognitive-behavioral therapy, others a low dose of a ssri. Cbt's liberation & great; good luck. ...Read more