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I received a full sexual health screening and i'm clear for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV what step should I take next?

I received a full sexual health screening and i'm clear for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV what step should I take next?

Practice safe sex: Practice safe sex which incldes monogamous sex, avoid multiple sex partner, use condom if not sure to protect against stds. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: sexual health issues?

What is the definition or description of: sexual health issues?

Broad question: "sexual health issues" references a broad range of topics that can occur in the male and female population, and range from adolescence to the geriatric population. Medical issues can include erectile dysfunction in males, and dyspareunia in females. A variety of medical specialists may encounter these issues including primary care/urologists/gynecologists. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of women's sexual health issues related to diabetes?

What are some of the symptoms of women's sexual health issues related to diabetes?

Decreased libido: The biggest sexual concerns of women with diabetes include decreased libido and increased risk of uti's and yeast infections, which can make intercourse painful. Good glucose control will decrease these risks as well as frequent checkups for diabetes and well woman exams. ...Read more

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I'm going to get married soon and I have a few sexual health issues. I have weak erections and premature ejaculation problems and short erections?

I'm going to get married soon and I have a few sexual health issues. I have weak erections and premature ejaculation problems and short erections?

Prep for a med eval: I recommend getting an eval from your doctor. Before your appt gather some info to share with your doc. 1. Is your erection harder in the morning or when masturbating? 2. Does premature ejaculation also occur with masturbating? This can help inform your doc. Finally, if this is interfering with your relationship, consider exploring this issue in couples counseling. ...Read more

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Second time i have experienced vaginal itching - last time it went away in a couple of days, never had any issues with my sexual health before. ?

Second time i have experienced vaginal itching - last time it went away in a couple of days, never had any issues with my sexual health before. ?

Maybe vag infection?: It most likely is a vaginal infection that needs evaluation by the MD. If it is external itching first make sure that you haven't been using any harsh soaps or douches in the area. Also prolonged use of perfumed mini-pads can also be a culprit. ...Read more

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Recent vaginal itching, never had issues with my sexual health before, second time this has happened, last time it went away after a couple of days ?

Recent vaginal itching, never had issues with my sexual health before, second time this has happened, last time it went away after a couple of days ?

Go see your doc: Lots of different things can cause itching... May be as simple as needing to wash externally after every urination to prevent discharge from drying/ irritating skin, may be something that medicine would help with like yeast or bv... May be a skin problem... If not resolved in a few days go check it out ...Read more

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How can I achieve optimal sexual health?

Optimize health by:-: Regular physical exercise or Yoga 4 - 5 times/week. Don't smoke or indulge in recreational drugs. Healthy diet with plenty of fiber, vegetables & grain without excessive calories, protein, fat or salt. Drink plenty of water and avoid excessive alcohol intake. Get plenty of sleep & avoid getting over-tired as well as too much stress. Avoid being a "workaholic" & take vacations. ...Read more

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How i can improve my sexual health ? Thanks

Sexual health: Sexual health requires good hygiene and the practice of safe sex in moderation. One must also be psychologically healthy and stable in his or her attitude regarding sexual matters. ...Read more

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What happens in a full sexual health check?

What happens in a full sexual health check?

Several things!: In a female, a sexual history and a history of the menstrual cycle. Examination of the external and internal genitalia. A pap smear every few years as dictated by age and sexual activity. Palpation of ovaries. Blood tests as indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexual Health Issues (Definition)

"sexual health issues" references a broad range of topics that can occur in the male and female population, and range from adolescence to the geriatric population. Medical issues can include erectile dysfunction in males, and dyspareunia in females. A variety of medical specialists may encounter these ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Sexual Health (Definition)

Sexual health usually refers to birth control and condom use to prevent pregnancy and the spread ...Read more