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What happens during sexual health checks?

What happens during sexual health checks?

Depends: Depends on the doctor. There may be questions about your medical history and social history. A physical exam, heart, lungs, abdomen... whole body. Genitals exam. For women a speculum exam to look into vagina swab vagina and cervix for pap and check infection. Internally feel pelvic muscles, ovaries, uterus. Sometimes a rectal exam to feel inside anus and rectum. ...Read more

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Sexual Health (Definition)

Sexual health usually refers to birth control and condom use to prevent pregnancy and the spread ...Read more


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Want the hottest sexual health sites online?

Want the hottest sexual health sites online?

Try google: Enter sexually explicit terms and sites will appear. However be warned that sites may lock onto you and you can get unwanted spam and phishing emails. ...Read more

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What is a teen sexual health clinic?

Prevention: It is a clinic designed to promote health in teenagers and prevent high risk behaviours such as drinking, drug use, sexual activity. They treat sexually transmitted infections and offer information on birth control. ...Read more

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Do almonds and raisins help to boost erection and improve sexual health?

Do almonds and raisins help to boost erection and improve sexual health?

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

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How might a mans reproductive sexual health change at different periods in his life?

How might a mans reproductive sexual health change at different periods in his life?

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

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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. ?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 ?

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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I am worried about my sexual health. I am 19, first started having sex at 16, and could go for hours. Now i'm soft all the time, and and i'm worried.

Seek a urologist: It's not normal for a 19 yo to have difficulty with erection. I suggest you seek an evaluation and opinion of a board certified urologist. Your primary doctor can guide you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I achieve optimal sexual health?

Optimize health by:-: Regular physical exercise or Yoga 4 - 5 times/week. Don't smoke or indulge in recreational drugs. Healthy diet with plenty of fiber, vegetables & grain without excessive calories, protein, fat or salt. Drink plenty of water and avoid excessive alcohol intake. Get plenty of sleep & avoid getting over-tired as well as too much stress. Avoid being a "workaholic" & take vacations. ...Read more

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What disorders always affect sexual health?

What disorders always affect sexual health?

Many...: --- poor lifestyle with overindulgence and obsession is the number one, with diabetes, iatrogenic disorders from drugs notably those for depression, diseases of nerve system, obesity, long-term use of opiate-related pain medication, etc. to follow. More on male sexual health, go to articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions.html. More? Contact me.... ...Read more

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How i can improve my sexual health ? Thanks

How i can improve my sexual health ? Thanks

Sexual health: Sexual health requires good hygiene and the practice of safe sex in moderation. One must also be psychologically healthy and stable in his or her attitude regarding sexual matters. ...Read more

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What happens in a full sexual health check?

Several things!: In a female, a sexual history and a history of the menstrual cycle. Examination of the external and internal genitalia. A pap smear every few years as dictated by age and sexual activity. Palpation of ovaries. Blood tests as indicated. ...Read more

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Why is it important to have your sexual health checked frequently?

Why is it important to have your sexual health checked frequently?

Not necessary if...: Since many STI-infected are free of their related symptoms & one with multiple sexual partners are prone to be in the high-risk category of catching STD, it is unnecessary to be checked for STD if being asymptomatic in monogamy. But, it is always good for general health & sex life to practice healthy lifestyle without overindulgence. More? To http://www.formefirst.com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions.html ...Read more

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What consists a sexual health screaning?

What consists a sexual health screaning?

See answer: In general, a sexual health screening consists first of being asked questions about your health, sexual history and practices and then followed by an appropriate physical exam with attention to the genital areas and including a pelvic exam in women. Based on history and exam, appropriate std testing will be done (blood tests, pap smear, fluid cultures). ...Read more