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Having Sex With Open Wound Is It Safe
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more
Is it ok to take amoxicillin after 2 weeks of c section
Or is it ok to use Neosporin on my little wound that open after c section but not infected ?
Do not self treat: If you feel your c section wound is infected it is very important that you see your doctor urgently to determine if medication is needed. It is important to address wound infections early before they get too bad. Do not treat on your own. Amoxicillin is safe for use but not a great choice for a c section wound infection. ...Read more
No: But you should ask your ob, i tell my pts no , as the cervical os is not closed yet and you could get an infection and if you had an epsiotomy it could tear the stitches but ask your OB and follow your ob's advice. ...Read more
After confirmation: it is recommended that you see your doctor in 1 to 2 weeks after your abortion you ensure that the procedure has been completed and you are no longer pregnant. Until you go to that appointment and confirm this, I would avoid intercourse, especially if you are still having bleeding, which would mean that your cervix is still open and susceptible to infection. ...Read more
Is anal douching with diluted Dettols before anal sex a good idea to keep my inside clean and disinfected? Could it be harmful? Is there any risk?
I have a cold sore that never broke open, is nearly healed. treated with valtrex, (valacyclovir) but I kissed someone/had oral sex. What is risk for partner?
Difficult to tell..: We cannot predict the probability of an infection with a sore. IF it was present even though was not opened if the virus is contained in it there is always a possibility of giving it to the other person. If what is left is just a scar then it means it is not actively contagious. ...Read more
Use protection: The risk of contracting from an infected partner depends on a number of factors, including type of sex, anal, vaginal, or oral (in decreasing order of risk, but all carry risk). Transmission can occur with one exposure, and there are biological factors that increase risk (other STDs, viral load, and inflammation, just to name a few). Condoms are not 100%, but they are highly effective. Take care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO NO NO NO NO NO !!: Did you ask your doctor that?, u shouldn't even be asking that here! esp at your age, I am shocked that your doctor did not tell you that ! but you should ask him or her, but I do not allow my pateints to have sex after a cerclage, because that could put you into premature labor or cause you to get premature rupture of membrances which is just as bad or worse !, you are high risk ! ...Read more
I had sex with a person that has gental herpes but no open sores, the condom broke, I washed very well am I still at a high risk of contracting it?
Low risk: In monogamous couples in whom one person has genital herpes due to HSV2, who have unprotected sex 2-3 times a week (and no sex during outbreaks), the transmission chance averages about once for every 1,000 exposures. That's roughly your risk from this single event. It's even lower if partner's herpes is HSV1. No exam or testing is needed if no symptoms (genital sores, pain) in the nest 7-10 days. ...Read more
Herpes/intercourse: First of all, if know you have herpes, you should never have unprotected sex (use a condom). This applies to both genital as well as oral sex. Transmission of the herpes virus is a constant risk, even if there is not an active, open sore. So, in this sense, the harm would be transmission of the virus to your partner. Since there are various strains of the virus, you could super-infect a partner. ...Read more
Can I have penetrating sex and/or oral sex with a cervix cerclage? And if I do not orgasm during penetrating sex, is it safer than oral sex when I do?
Cerclage stitch: A cerclage is often done with a type of suture called Prolene. It is very sharp like chicken wire. I think your partner would find vaginal penetration very unpleasant. Typically there are no restrictions regarding other sexual activity in patients with a cerclage. You will have to get clearance from your doctor if their are unique circumstances regarding your specific pregnancy. ...Read more
Is clitoral stimulation safe 3 weeks post op with hysterectomy? My main concern is, is it safe to use lubrication or saliva with oral sex.
Is it normal to have a bad odour after sexual intercourse with only the same partner and having a copper IUD inserted I have no vaginal infection?
Is it safe to unprotected sex with my partner during menstruation and when is the safe period thanks ?
Depends: Depends what you mean by safe. For std's? No. For pregnancy? If your cycles are regular (every 28 days), then in general you won't be fertile during your menses. But, it still is wise to use condoms or other birth control all the time, especially of your cycles aren't 100% regular. ...Read more
When is it safe to have sex with my girlfriend after she had an ovary removed because of a large cyst via open surgery?
Is oral sex or fingering 100% safe from pregnancy if don't get fingered after he ejaculates? I try to be very cautious? Is this cautious enough?
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