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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Pain During Sex (Definition)

For both men and women, pain can occur in the pelvic area during or soon after sexual intercourse. It can happen at any time during sex -- for example, at the time of penetration, erection, or ejaculation -- or after sexual activity. Eventually, ongoing pain may cause a person to lose interest in any sexual activity. The medical term ...Read more


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I have bacterial vaginosis. I kept smelling a fishy smell in my shorts the day after sex. Could my partner tell that it smelled bad during sex?

I have bacterial vaginosis. I kept smelling a fishy smell in my shorts the day after sex.  Could my partner tell that it smelled bad during sex?

Possibly: The fishy smell is common with bacterial vaginosis. Intercourse can also cause a similar odor. ...Read more

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I am a female of age 29.I was diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and i was going to start the medical treatment today. Last night while i and my partner were having a sexual intercourse the condom broke. I am on my ovulation period. Can I use the emergen

I am a female of age 29.I was diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and i was going to start the medical treatment today. Last night while i and my partner were having a sexual intercourse the condom broke. I am on my ovulation period.
Can I use the emergen

Emergency contracept: Yes there are several products available to be taken within 48 hours of possible pregnancy to attempt to prevent this. Plan b, preven, or ulipristol (which can be effective up to 5 days after intercourse). Emergen is actually a vitamin supplement which is not likely to prevent pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis be transferred through sexual intercourse?

Can bacterial vaginosis be transferred through sexual intercourse?

Most likely: The ethiology of bacterial vaginosis is not fully understood. It is an imbalace between normal vaginal bacteria and harmful bacteria. Any woman can get bv. It is not clear what sexual activity does in the development of bv. Woman who never been sexually active can get bv. Activities which upset the balance of the vag.Bact. Increase the risk, such as new sex parthner, mult. Partners, douching. ...Read more

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Could a tilted uterus cause vaginal burning and pain during sex I have never had an underlying STD just bacterial vaginitis and yeast infection?

Could a tilted uterus cause vaginal burning and pain during sex I have never had an underlying STD just bacterial vaginitis and yeast infection?

See answer: ~20% of females born in the U.S. Have a tipped/tilted uterus which simply means that the uterus is not in a normal up and down placement but tipped forward or back in comparison to where it should be aligned. Though usually asymptomatic, it may be associated with pain during sex or menstruation. Vaginal burning unassociated with sex would not be a typical symptom. Gynecologist can provide answer. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor in november and found out I have bacterial vaginosis. I have been on pills twice and a cream once how long will this last?

I went to the doctor in november and found out I have bacterial vaginosis. I have been on pills twice and a cream once how long will this last?

It should have been : Gone months ago, please see your gyn or another gyn forvaginal cultures for many different bacteria as you may have a less common type, and an ultrasound to make sure you do not have a problem with the endometrium that could be causing it. ...Read more

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Why should women avoid having sex during bacterial vaginosis treatment?

Why should women avoid having sex during bacterial vaginosis treatment?

See below: So that you do not infect your partner who in turn can reinfect you after you complete treatment. ...Read more

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What is a good way to have sex with bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy?

When ready: Typically BV is pretty readily treated and in and off itself should not cause any problems with sex. Many people wait until the end of the 1 week antibiotic treatment to have sex, but following that it shouldn't be different than any other sex during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex on the last day of taking metronidazole. Whats the cahnges of me being reinfected with bacterial vaginosis?

I had unprotected sex on the last day of taking metronidazole. Whats the cahnges of me being reinfected with bacterial vaginosis?

Vaginosis: It may depend on the status of your partner. He could be the one who is infecting you ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

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


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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

Bacterial vaginosis is a condition where the inside of the vagina is infected with an overgrowth of bacteria, causing an unpleasant odor, ...Read more


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