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Vaginal burning since child birth 2 years now?

Vaginal burning since child birth 2 years now?

Hormones?: It sounds like you make have an estrogen deficiency. Find a good OB/GYN doctor that can will check your hormones for you. ...Read more

Sexual Assault (Definition)

Sexual assault is a crime in which the victim has received unwanted touches (or worse bodily contact) on sexual parts of his or her body, or the victim has been touched by sexual parts of the attacker's body. State and federal laws have detailed legal ...Read more


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Had unprotected sex 5 days into new birth control pack. Been on birth control for 2 years. Chance of being pregnant?

Had unprotected sex 5 days into new birth control pack. Been on birth control for 2 years. Chance of being pregnant?

Oral contraceptives: Taken as directed, oral contraceptives are very effective at preventing unwanted pregnancy. You would be protected continuously. However, oral contraceptives do not protect you against STDs. Please practice safe sex. STDs can damage your body. ...Read more

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17. Female. forced into sex but not assaulted. Unprotected sex. I've been on birth control for three years. Three days late on period. Idkhowtotellmom?

17. Female. forced into sex but not assaulted. Unprotected sex. I've been on birth control for three years. Three days late on period. Idkhowtotellmom?

Tell an adult: So sorry you had to go through such a traumatic event. Please seek medical attention asap, so you can get tested for STDs (most counties have free STD Clinics) and referred for counseling (most counties have rape crisis centers with free counseling). Just because you were not physically assaulted, if you were forced to have sex - you were sexually assaulted. U can call 1.800.656.HOPE. Take Care ...Read more

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Haven't had a menstrual cycle since november 2013, negative pregnancy tests...Stopped taking birth control pills in november as well... What's wrong?

Haven't had a menstrual cycle since november 2013, negative pregnancy tests...Stopped taking birth control pills in november as well... What's wrong?

Delayed period: You may need to be "jumpstarted" by a gyn md with a medication containing the hormone Progesterone to find out why this is occurring. If that fails the md will conduct other testing to find out why. ...Read more

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Had protected sex 3 weeks ago, on birth control, have had 2 periods since, took Plan B after in case. Having symptoms of pregnancy. Pregnant or stress?

Had protected sex 3 weeks ago, on birth control, have had 2 periods since, took Plan B after in case. Having symptoms of pregnancy. Pregnant or stress?

Take a test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Seems very unlikely since you used condoms and birth control. It is not necessary to use Plan B when you are on birth control. ...Read more

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Been on orsythia (generic for avaine) since november 2014 just got switched to Avaine birth control this month.am i still 100% protected to have sex?

Been on orsythia (generic for avaine) since november 2014  just got switched to Avaine birth control this month.am i still 100% protected to have sex?

Life is not 100%: A woman using oral birth control pills can be 100% sure that she is NOT 100% protected from getting pregnant unless she never has sex with a fertile guy. If she has sex, no birth control pill that is 100% effective. That being said, birth control pills are among the most effective if taken correctly. She can also have the guy use condoms to avoid certain STD's and perhaps avoid some vaginal odors. ...Read more

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Had abortion 11/14 bleed only for a week nothing since. Had sex 11/29. Took 90 seasonique and depo shot 12/11 will it terminate pregnancy?

Had abortion 11/14 bleed only for a week nothing since. Had sex 11/29. Took 90 seasonique and depo shot 12/11 will it terminate pregnancy?

No: Birth control will not terminate a pregnancy ever. If you are pregnant again.. u will need to decide wither to keep or terminate.. sorry to say... fertility after an abortion returns quickly and within 2 weeks sometimes. ...Read more

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38 yr. Marriage. One child. Extremely infrequent intercourse. Very painful sex w/blood. Gynecologist states episiotomy to blame. Any options for me?

38 yr. Marriage. One child. Extremely infrequent intercourse. Very painful sex w/blood. Gynecologist states episiotomy to blame. Any options for me?

Assuming it is not: From atrophic vaginitis which means vaginal thinning due to lack of estrogen in the vaginal tissue - that can cause all of your symptoms, and can be treated with low dose vaginal estrogen like Estrace (estradiol) cream, if it is really from episiotomy which is possible but not likely, the episiotomy can be redone with a minor surgery, you should go for a 2nd opinion before u would have that type of surgery. ...Read more

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Has 2 kids, 3x miscarriage.Had status epilepticus n addisonian crisis last year. On cortef (hydrocortisone). Trying to conceive but failed. Any related causes

Has 2 kids, 3x miscarriage.Had status epilepticus n addisonian crisis last year. On cortef (hydrocortisone). Trying to conceive but failed. Any related causes

Depends: It depends upon whether your low cortisol levels were from adrenal or pituitary causes. If it was pituitary, you may have other hormonal abnormalities that interfere with conception. If it was your adrenal glands, and you're receiving appropriate replacement, you should return to whatever fertility you had prior to your acute episode. Check w/your doctors and have your partner checked. ...Read more

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Stress incontinence @ 22? history of UTI since childhood. On 750 mg depakote. Gotten worse since being on it...Answers please!

Stress incontinence @ 22? history of  UTI since childhood. On 750 mg depakote. Gotten worse since being on it...Answers please!

Need to see urologis: You need to see your doctor or a urologist, you may have an infection again and may need to be trated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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A young pregnant women die during pregnancy. she was fit but had a headache/placental tear went to ER and given medicine & died @7months. im scared?

A young pregnant women die during pregnancy. she was fit but had a headache/placental tear went to ER and given medicine & died @7months. im scared?

Either a headache: or a placental tear can be dangerous but serious consequences are rare if you have proper prenatal care and go to a hospital that has greater than a level one nursery and in-house obstetrics and anesthesia. ...Read more

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Cf would be evident if it existed in my 14 mo old right? He's had periods of vomiting w/out illness, constant resp infect, coughing. All since birth.

Cf would be evident if it existed in my 14 mo old right? He's had periods of vomiting w/out illness, constant resp infect, coughing. All since birth.

Workup/M.D. visit: CF is one possible cause of frequent respiratory infections and a sweat chloride test is used to help diagnose CF in addition, there are many forms of immunodeficiency which can cause frequent infections. I also would suggest a chest xray to view the thorax. Reflux and possible aspiration into the lungs is another possibility. Records can be reviewed by prmg/pediatr resp @8582599689. ...Read more

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For 2 months, I have been taking 18 month expired birth control pills. Was I fully protected from pregnancy while Taking them?

For 2 months, I have been taking 18 month expired birth control pills. Was I fully protected from pregnancy while Taking them?

Possibly not: Although some medication maybe used after the expiration date, oral contraceptives may not be as effective. Get a new prescription. In the interim use an additional back up such as condom. ...Read more

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My father aged 86 , admitted to hospital due to breath lesness. Diagnoised pneumonia. Treatment continuing since 11 days in intensive care. Three days?

My father aged 86 , admitted to hospital due to breath lesness. Diagnoised pneumonia. Treatment continuing since 11 days in intensive care. Three days?

Pneumonia. : Pneumonia in an older patient, with medical conditions or without, can be serious and can require intense treatments. Antibiotics. IV fluids. Oxygen. Blood pressure support. Recovery can take a very long time. ...Read more

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I was raped while drunk. On birth control for 3 weeks, missed a few pills. He didn't use condom but didn't ejaculate. What is my risk of pregnancy?

Possible: You need to be evaluated. You also need to be assessed for sexually transmitted disease. Lastly, don't ignore the emotional turmoil this will cause-get counseling. Also, even if you were intoxicated, you do not lose your right to say no, consider calling the police. ...Read more

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If u have progressed to aids would your antibody test be negative? It's been 12 yrs since rape and I got tested neg would it be accurate after so long

If u have progressed to aids would your antibody test be negative? It's been 12 yrs since rape and I got tested neg would it be accurate after so long

AIDS is NOT likely : If I am understanding your question correctly, it is unlikely for you to have AIDS if HIV testing is negative after 12 years since the rape. See your doctor for a discussion about your concerns. ...Read more

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I made an appointment2have pap smear&talked2doc ahead of time(triggers my rape)&still didn't go n.It's been 6.5yrs since last exam&i don't know what2do?

I made an appointment2have pap smear&talked2doc ahead of time(triggers my rape)&still didn't go n.It's been 6.5yrs since last exam&i don't know what2do?

Difficult situation: You're doing the right thing talking ahead of time. Work with a therapist if you haven't already. Getting past the trigger will be difficult but make sure you don't neglect your own health. Self care is very important in any type of posttraumatic stress recovery. When you go, have a support person with you and find an empathic doctor. Your friends will know one. ...Read more

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What if you get raped living in a developing country?

What if you get raped living in a developing country?

Rape: If raped in a developing country, the help provided would depend on the medical system available to you in that country. Or, if you're in the military or civil service, what medical care comes through those systems. These situations may differ markedly. Many who are raped (both males & females) do not tell about their experiences. This could result in higher risk of ptsd later. ...Read more

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Has anyone started cutting themselves after being raped?

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Has anyone started cutting themselves after being raped?

Self induced pain: Self-induced pain to relieve mental or somatic pain is common. Apprarently one type of pain can block out another pain. Another reason is related to dissociation, derealization. Self induced pain helps some people get reconnected to reality and their own body. Rape is a traumatic event that can lead to mental anguish, depression, dissociation, etc. The post-traumatic stress syndrome is treatable. ...Read more

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Hello :) i would like to ask is there a situation where i doesn't know that i'm raped?

Hello :) i would like to ask is there a situation where i doesn't know that i'm raped?

Date rape drugs: If you were drugged and unconscious this could occur. The question is why are you concerned about this. Something must have prompted your inquiry. You might want to see a psychologist and discuss this. ...Read more

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What's the difference between molestation and rape?

What's the difference between molestation and rape?

Variously Defined: From http://womenslaw.Org "the term 'sexual assault' [what u refer 2as 'molestation, ' i believe] generally means unwanted sexual contact...Sexual contact against ur will, & without consent*. The legal definition varies by state, but sexual assault & domestic violence organizations consider any unwanted sexual activity 2 b sexual assault. This includes rape." [*if victim <18 yr this is irrelevant]. ...Read more

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How do I know if I was analy raped if I was under rohypnol?

How do I know if I was analy raped if I was under rohypnol?

ER: Sorry to hear that. Please go to the er immediately and have them do a rape evaluation of you. Time is of the essence. They can search for particles, hair, semen, skin cells, etc. You would also be suspicious if you have rectal pain or bleeding. This is a crime and you need to go to the hospital first and then have the police try to catch this person before it happens to someone else. ...Read more

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What's the official difference between molestation and rape?

What's the official difference between molestation and rape?

Both are crimes: Rape is forcible sexual intercourse, often under threat of physical injury. Often the victim is unable to consent or resist. Like being under influence of date rape drugs or physically overpowered, etc. Molestation involves a sexual act (which could be rape, but doesn't have to be) with someone beneath the age of legal consent. Both rape and molestation are crimes, and are traumatizing. ...Read more

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Legally, what is the difference between rape and molestation?

Legally, what is the difference between rape and molestation?

No consent : Rape is sex without consent vaginal or anal penetration .Molestation touching breast or genital without someone consent or permission that is simple explanation it does. Get complex ...Read more

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What could trigger thoughts and flashbacks of being raped at night?

What could trigger thoughts and flashbacks of being raped at night?

PTSD: If you were raped and are having flashbacks of that experience it could be that you are experiencing post traumatic stress syndrome. Seek help. ...Read more

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Could i feel if i were raped during night while slightly drunk or maybe drugged?

Maybe , maybe not: If you are concerned you may actually have been raped while intoxicated or perhaps drugged, i would recommend that you go to the emergency room and get evaluated. They can do a rape kit there and collect samples and send them in and get the police involved if necessary. Hopefully you were not. It's always best to be safe than sorry. They can also test for stds and explain to you any further testing that the be necessary as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is an orgasm uncontrollable? I was raped when i was younger and i think i had an orgasm, i would like to think it wasn't my fault. It's sick and wrong

Often it is.: Some women and men report that direct sexual stimulation can lead to orgasm and other evidence of sexual excitement even though they are psychologically repelled by what is going on. It certainly wasn't your fault. ...Read more

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Is alcohol a date rape drug?

Is alcohol a date rape drug?

Well . . .: Alcohol is technically not referred to as the "date rape drug" -- that would more often be things like rohypnol, xanax, (alprazolam) clonazepam, ghb, and ketamine. But if you're intoxicated enough with alcohol, all kinds of things could happen that you'd prefer not to experience. ...Read more

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Why is the date rape drug "rohypnol" produced?

Why is the date rape drug "rohypnol" produced?

Rohypnol: Is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with general properties similar to those of valium (diazepam). It is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia, as a pre-medication in surgical procedures and for inducing anaesthesia. It's not available in the United States. ...Read more

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I was raped and fell pregnant... And need support. Where do I go?

I was raped and fell pregnant... And need support. Where do I go?

Explore options: Many cities have excellent rape crisis centers who have counselors trained to handle such problems. Also the care pregnancy centers in many locations are a good source of counseling and support. ...Read more

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I was raped when I was little. Would that be a reason for infertility? Or what are the reason for infertility?

I was raped when I was little. Would that be a reason for infertility? Or what are the reason for infertility?

Complicated: It is impossible to answer this question without knowing your full medical history both present and past. If you have been trying to conceive for one year, you should see evaluation from your gynecologist. 1/3 of infertility is female factor, 1/3 is male factor, and 1/3 is completely unknown. ...Read more

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Rape (Definition)

Rape is the act of forcing sexual activity on someone else. It is usually conducted by men against women. Being raped may put a woman at risk of ...Read more