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How can my partner and I stop the transmission of pelvic inflammatory disease?

How can my partner and I stop the transmission of pelvic inflammatory disease?

Condoms: While not 100% effective, condoms reduce the risk. The pelvic dam, a rarely used artificial barrier, is even more effective. ...Read more

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Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more


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Hi,I suffer from herpes.My partner and I want to have sex.What's the percentage of the medication to prevent passing on the disease.

Hi,I suffer from herpes.My partner and I want to have sex.What's the percentage of the medication to prevent passing on the disease.

50%, also use condom: Presumably you mean genital herpes. If due to HSV2, treatment (valacyclovir or acyclovir) will reduce transmission chance by about 50-60%. Nearly 100% protection if you also use condoms and avoid sex during outbreaks. If HSV1, transmission risk is much lower, maybe no treatment needed. Discuss with your doctor, or visit one of UK's excellent NHS GUM clinics for expert, lifestyle-sensitive care. ...Read more

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What can I take on my body to decrease feeling of itching as i suffer from hepatitis a?

What can I take on my body to decrease feeling of itching as i suffer from hepatitis a?

Nothing topical: You might try some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills - available otc. The itching is from bile salts, and a topical will not work. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has a slight sedating property and does decrease the annoyance. ...Read more

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Can someone carry STD (gono) without testing for the disease i also tested negative howver, i had the symptoms of gorno and the medicine cleared it up. Is it possible my girlfriend is a carrier and can still pass the germs howver weaken they are

Can  someone carry STD (gono) without testing for the disease i also tested negative howver, i had the symptoms of gorno and the medicine cleared it up.  Is it possible my girlfriend is a carrier and can still pass the germs howver weaken they are

Gonorrhea : Gonorrhea does not have a carrier state. A test always has the possibility of giving a false negative result. This is something to consider. Also you may have had another type of infection that was treated with the antibiotics you were given. Please use condoms to protect yourself in the future. ...Read more

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Yesterday i start bleeding through the porosity of the head of my penis, can you please tell me why? And how can cure the problem?

Yesterday i start bleeding through the porosity of the head of my penis, can you please tell me why? And how can cure  the problem?

Go to doctor: You may just have a simple UTI or something else but the only who can tell you after looking at things is your doctor. We can't diagnose here without examining you and looking at urine or labs. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I change the alkalinity of my vagina and my partners penis to prevent infections?

How can I change the alkalinity of my vagina and my partners penis to prevent infections?

RePhresh: Or boric acid capsules [you can buy these pre-made or do-it-yourself cheaply with boric acid and empty pill capsules, which you can get at the health food store or on-line]. Be well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of newborn eye damage from chlamydia and can I prevent them in my baby?

What are the symptoms of newborn eye damage from chlamydia and can I prevent them in my baby?

Conjunctivitis: The most common form of chlamydial eye damage to a newborn infant is conjunctivitis, and it's treated with Erythromycin opthalmic ointment at time of birth. Premature birth, increase risk of fetal loss, abruption of the placenta and other congenital afflictions are of more concern in a woman with chlamydial infection during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I stimulate myself with my shower hose. Is this bad for me? Will it cause any sort of infertility in the future?

I stimulate myself with my shower hose. Is this bad for me? Will it cause any sort of infertility in the future?

No: As long as the pressure is not high enough to cause injury you should be fine. Want to avoid water getting up into vagina as this can disturb the normal bacterial balance there and lead to irritation and imbalance of the normal bacteria/fugi that live there as well as the normal acid/base balance in your vagina. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I can't stop chewing the inside of my mouth and I have peridontal disease is this dangerous with heart disease the cause if my dads death?

I can't stop chewing the inside of my mouth and I have peridontal disease is this dangerous with heart disease  the cause if my dads death?

Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease should not be taken lightly. New studies have indicated increased problems with many vital organs, including your heart. Have it treated. You are young and you need a healthy mouth to live a healthy life. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease my chance of acquiring diabetes type 2 and cardiovascular disease?

What can I do to decrease my chance of acquiring diabetes type 2 and cardiovascular disease?

Eat Right!: Some of it's genetic, but a lot of it you can control by eating in a healthy way. Limit sugar intake drastically, including fructose and other forms of it - it's everywhere, but you can definitely enjoy eating without it! stay away from white processed carbs as much as possible, including rice and pasta - these things release sugar into the bloodstream quickly and have little nutritional value. ...Read more

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I have pelvic inflammatory disease on my left ovary. Is surgery the best way to stop it?

If in doubt: If it is severe, you may need surgery. When in doubt, it never hurts to seek a second opinion before having a procedure such as surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the stress of exams..I'm in pharmacy collage in my 4th year and the exsams are killing me..Can you help me please ?

What can I do to reduce the stress of exams..I'm in pharmacy collage in my 4th year and the exsams are killing me..Can you help me please ?

Tune in & tap: Stress is often a function of overreacting to the situation with distressing thoughts. Practice dropping the thoughts and taking slow deep breaths as best you can. Stress can also be eased by tapping with your fingers at the following locations: forehead, under eyes, under nose, under bottom lip, and upper chest. This is referred to as energy tapping. ...Read more

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Both of my optic nerve in my eyes use to be swollen, i was wondering if i can start any kind of birth control or will the swell again?

Both of my optic nerve in my eyes use to be swollen, i was wondering if i can start any kind of birth control or will the swell again?

Depends on cause: Discuss this very important question with the md (neurologist) who treated you during this time. I presume you had increased intracranial pressure which can be caused by many things, including oral contraceptives. The optic nerve edema can result in irreversible vision damage, so it is important not to precipitate this problem again. ...Read more

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What can a woman do to expand her vaginal opening? What can a woman do to expand her vaginal opening? Shrinkage and tightening has developed from years of sexual inactivity. Im in my 50'sand would like to enjoy intercourse again.

What can a woman do to expand her vaginal opening? What can a woman do to expand her vaginal opening? Shrinkage and tightening has developed from years of sexual inactivity. Im in my 50'sand would like to enjoy intercourse again.

Vaginal dilator tx: I agree with dr gilmore's answer about the use of topical estrogen therapy, and would like to add the suggestion of vaginal dilator therapy. Your gynecologist can order a set of vaginal dilators, that begin at a very tiny diameter, and are inserted into the vagina nightly, and gradually increasing sizes are utilized to ultimately attain a more pliable vaginal introitus, to be able to have intercou. ...Read more

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I have a family history of gastric/stomach cancers. What can I do to decrease my chances of coming down with this deadly disease. ?

I have a family history of gastric/stomach cancers. What can I do to decrease my chances of coming down with this deadly disease. ?

Family history: How significant is your family history? How old was your family member diagnosed with stomach cancer. In certain familial gastric cancer syndrome -patient can be presented with gastric cancer at early age- like 20's even younger. In that case, serial endoscopy is needed and ultimately prophylactic surgery is needed. In non familial cancer-no clear guideline in screening. Avoid processed food, , . ...Read more

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid) (Definition)

A general term for infection of the uterus lining, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. ...Read more