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Hospitalized Since Birth Sexual Health
Had period 1/20-1/25 started birth control 1/26 had unprotected sex 2/4 bleeding again. Is this normal?
Condom, both is best: Birth control pills are very helpful in not getting pregnant, but even if you use them properly you still need to use a condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections. Using both is optimal. See checklists in healthtap on having safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unprotected sex with azithromicin and birth control? Been on it for years , and no ejaculstion? Scary risk?
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
34wks pregnant w/3rd child, had copper IUD for birth control after 2nd, had too many issues. Any suggestions on good birth control that's not an iud?
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
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
I'm 32 and have engaged in unprotected sex with 9 men (2 long term boyfriends). All but two were one time encounters. I'm now engaged to be married and worried sick about HIV/AIDS. Our pre marital conseling covers HIV testing. I honestly had
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 unprotected sex 5 days into new birth control pack. Been on birth control for 2 years. Chance of being pregnant?
Taking low-dose birth control pill, have had 2 normal "periods" since my last sexual encounter during late July, should i be worried about pregnancy?
No: If you had two periods since your last episode of sex, you are not pregnant. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
High sex drive lesbian, in a 6yr relationship, patient but has been depresed&frusterated, no sex life even after talking wit partner, are feelings normal?
Had sex on b control with azithromicin tablets and birth control.. Would those increase ovulation right away, risking pregnancy?
Male here. Had unprotected oral sex with new gf. She had sex partners before; I haven't. Her STD status unknown. I'm scared of STDs! Advice?
Some thoughts...: How is a guy who fears STD's going to manage sexual activities with a new girl who's had other partners? Possible choices: do not engage in sexual activities until after the wedding (yes, it is normal not to have premarital sexual activities); go with her to her doctor to get her checked and to review test results; have sex, be scared, but get oneself checked each month for 4 consecutive months. ...Read more
Marriage issues. No sex or intimacy in 8 years. Her needs are met, mine aren't. She refuses counseling. I don't want divorce bc of kids but can't take?
Marriage trouble: How do you know her needs are met? There are many marriage counselors out there, and one of the best is Mort Fertel. He has been through an extraordinary stress of multiple deaths of children, and drew on his life experience to help others. Start with his newsletter. He'll take you through it step by step, especially with a spouse who refuses counseling, doesn't think it's necessary, google him ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm sexually active, use protection, not on birth control & very irregular. Last time had my period 4-5 months ago, only spotting since then. Normal?
No: This needs to be evaluated and cycles need to be regulated. ...Read more
I'm having all pregnancy symptoms and had unprotected sex since a month of taking the Depo-Provera shot.could I be that 1% who get pregnant on birth control?
Reading Instructions: They are not truly pregnancy symptoms, but hormone level symptoms. If you read the instructions or information that came with your prescription you would have learned that many females on DEPO get this side effect of feeling they have become pregnant. This is NORMAL for DEPO and you may need to redefine what you think are 'pregnancy' symptoms as what they really are: something else. ...Read more
Had sex the day before ovulation, used condom, plan b, previously on birth control for a year been off 3 months, and smokes. Chances of being pregnent?
Why?: Are you asking the age old question can a female get pregnant without sperm? Or without an egg? In your story you said a condom was used. This effectively prevents pregnancy. In your story you took plan b. This effective prevents pregnancy. Why are you worrying? You cannot be pregnant. ...Read more
Haven't had a menstrual cycle since november 2013, negative pregnancy tests...Stopped taking birth control pills in november as well... What's wrong?
Doesn't have to: Sexual health can be affected by many factors, and aging is only one. Medications can decrease libido as can stress, fatigue, and illness. Good communication and taking the time to nourish the relationship with your partner maintains sexual health. If you have concerns and more questions, it is helpful to speak to your physician and /or a mental health counselor with expertise in this area. ...Read more
Here are some...: The red-producing Lycopene of tomatoes has been studied and suggested to have some benefit to prostate health but not in a conclusive mode. As to sexual health, it is even more uncertain. To know more on general & sexual health, go to articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html & http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to live a realistic happy life ...Read more
Possibly: After 4 years of having prostatitis, it has now become chronic prostatitis. This is much more difficult to treat due to the chronicity of the problem. Due to pain, discomfort, pressure, etc., from the chroinic prostatitis, sexual health can definitely be affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Only if you were to glue them to your penis and let the glue harden. Did you hear that from a friend or on the internet? Don't believe any medical information you read on the internet, except on healthtap. ...Read more
In complex ways. : This is a complex question but certainly a man's reproductive sexual health changes with age and hormonal status. Following puberty, healthy men establish baseline levels of testosterone, fertility, erectile function, and libido. These characteristics can diminish with time, and can decrease further with comorbid conditions such as diabetes or vascular disease. ...Read more
HIV through cunnilingus. The sexual health centres in Australia states its negligible risk and not to worry. Please help?
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
Plz let me know if usage of minoxidal 5% n finastride1 mg has any affects o sexual health. If i stop this medication will i loose t regrown hair?
Yes: Yes they can affect sexual function, so if you notice new issues, may be related. Yes if you stop medication your hair will likely return to what it was before. ...Read more
I will get married in. 2mnths please advice best food n exercise for my sexual health. Also anything for wedding night to stand long in bed.Thanks?
Congratulations: On this wonderful step. Eat plenty of protein and avoid sugar, grease and extra salt; exercise hard with aerobic (so you'll be lean) and resistance (so you'll be muscular) training. The gym people will guide you. If premature ejaculation is a grave concern, visit with your physician now about possible rx; regardless real love & good communication should make this wonderful. ...Read more
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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