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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Cervicitis (Definition)

inflammation of the cervix. ...Read more


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Can cervicitis happen only to those with sexual contact?

Can cervicitis happen only to those with sexual contact?

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

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Should I stop having sexual intercourse while I have cervicitis?

Should I stop having sexual intercourse while I have cervicitis?

Yes: Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix. It may also be caused by an infection. Most of the time it is asymptomatic. Sexual intercourse may delay the healing or aggaravate an ongoing inflammation from trauma to the cervix while having sex. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cervicitis. How long should I abstain from having sexual intercourse?

I was diagnosed with cervicitis. How long should I abstain from having sexual intercourse?

No abstinence needed: Cervicitis is a nonspecific inflammation of the cervix. It is usually not due to any type of infection. It also does not need to be treated as long as there were no signs of infection and cultures are negative. Therefore, no abstinence needed. ...Read more

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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 more

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Is displasia sexually transmitted?

Is displasia sexually transmitted?

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

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Can heretic whitlow be sexually transmitted?

Can heretic whitlow be sexually transmitted?

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 more

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Can you tell me is aids sexually transmitted?

Can you tell me is aids sexually transmitted?

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 more

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Can you get chlymidia without it being sexually transmitted?

Can you get chlymidia without it being sexually transmitted?

Not common: Chlamydia doesn't survive for long outside the human body. It is almost always a sexually transmitted infection. Many Chlamydia infections are asymptomatic for years. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How else can you get herpes other than sexually transmitted?

How else can you get herpes other than sexually transmitted?

See below: Herpes simplex i causes cold sores and is spread from kissing. Herpes simplex ii is spread by genital contact. Type i can be spread to the genitals by orogenital contact as can type ii be spread to the lips. ...Read more

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What are other forms of getting herpes besides sexually transmitted?

What are other forms of getting herpes besides sexually transmitted?

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

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Please help? Is the sexually transmitted desease herpes a dangerous one?

Please help? Is the sexually transmitted desease herpes a dangerous one?

In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant mortality (deaths) or morbidity (health related hardships). ...Read more

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Is herpes always sexually transmitted and can it affect children under ten?

Is herpes always sexually transmitted and can it affect children under ten?

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 more

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Can Ebola be sexually transmitted by someone who was exposed, before any symptoms are showing?

Can Ebola be sexually transmitted by someone who was exposed, before any symptoms are showing?

Ebola: See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25501666. Know of no cases of transmission by any route before becoming symptomatic. ...Read more

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Are boils sexually transmitted?

Are boils sexually transmitted?

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 more

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Is HPV only sexually transmitted?

Is HPV only sexually transmitted?

HPV: Nope. Not at all. Hpv is transmitted skin to skin. So even just touching someone with warts can transmit this virus. ...Read more

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Are carbuncles and boils sexually transmitted ?

Are carbuncles and boils sexually transmitted ?

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 more

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Is tuberculous epididymitis sexually transmitted?

Is tuberculous epididymitis sexually transmitted?

No: Tuberculosis can affect any part of the body (though it usually affects the lungs) including the epididymis and testes. Tuberculosis is transmitted via inhalation of infected respiratory droplets. ...Read more

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Can woman pass sexually transmitted disesses to each other?

Can woman pass sexually transmitted disesses to each other?

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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Can there be cancers that are sexually transmitted?

Can there be cancers that are sexually transmitted?

Not the cancer: A handful of cancers are associated with viral infections that can be contagious (hpv, hiv, htlv-1) but not the cancer itself. Be safe and use common sense when you do it, please. ...Read more

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