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Is Cervicitis Sexually Transmitted
No: While having multiple sexual partners represents a risk factor, sexual contact is not necessary in order to develop cervicitis. After menarche, there is frequently bacterial overgrowth in the vagina that can lead to acute and chronic inflammation. The majority of women have some degree of chronic cervicitis. ...Read more
I have pcos for 3yrs. Last sunday i was diagnosed w/ cervicitis. I had no sexual contact with my fiance since he is overseas. What could be the cause?
Cervicitis: Cervicitis need not be always due to an infectious agent; often, hormonal variations can cause the otherwise well lubricated cervical os and upper vagina to undergo changes in texture, thickness, and moisture content. Give your gynecologist a call to explain his findings and, given your history of pcos, recommend a treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPV is an STD: Cervical dysplasia (abnormal 'pre-cancer' cells of cervix) are usually caused by hpv (human papilloma virus) which is sexually transmitted. Gardisil (hpv vaccine) was developed to prevent transmission of hpv and thus prevent dysplasia and cervical cancer. A series of 3 gardisil injections is recommended to be fully immunized against hpv. Vaccine is for age 9yo--26 yo , now available for males. ...Read more
Whitlow = Herpes: Yes, herpetic whitlow is herpes and is transmitted by direct contact with herpes lesions (whether oral or genital). It is a highly contagious but treatable condition. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment with possible antivirals (such as Valacyclovir). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The most efficient means of transmission is unprotected receptive anal intercourse with an infected partner (~1% chance per event). All exchange of body fluids is risky, but even before effective treatment, only a minority of husbands who were positive infected their wives. This is no reason for complacency, and i hope you will always love safely. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many types: There are, for the general public to know, 8 general classifications for herpes. Type !/i are sexually spread yes. But chicken pox, a herpes virus isn't. Epstein barr and CMV are also herpes viruses..And not spread sexually. Kaposi sarcoma is also this family. Not sexually transmitted. Contact, respiratory droplets and immune host responses are involved in the discussion. ...Read more
Site matters: Newborns can acquire herpes during their transit thru a contaminated birth canal.When it happens it can trigger a devastating encephalitis or death.The germ can also cause cold sores that can affect people at almost any age.The herpes type can be the same or differ from the one most often thought of as a STI. Any genital herpes in kids should be considered sexual abuse unless proven otherwise ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abscess Contact: Direct contact may spread some types of skin infections. An abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red. Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/abscess#1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No,just contact: Sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis, gonorrhea/chlamydia, require intimate genital or oral contact between an infected person and a non-infected person. In contrast, transmitting the bacteria that causes carbuncles and boils no not rely on direct genital contact.- merely by touching the boil or its purulent drainage, can transmit the bacteria that causes the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure!: Any human of any gender can pass a contagious disease to another human of any gender. It depends on where the germs are, and what kind of human-human contact there is. The germs are equal-opportunity, non-discriminating little critters (they infect persons regardless of gender, race, economic status, religious affiliation, etc... ). ...Read more
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