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Is it normal to have mucus in your vagina?, it doesn't have a smell but it is cloudy white, is that normal?
Not normal, get care: Any new or abnormal vaginal discharge should be medically evaluated. There are many possible causes, but at your age (22), STDs (chlamydia, gonorrrhea, etc) are high on the list if sexually active. And these apparently on your mind based on the topic tags you chose. STD also fits with your description of "mucus". See a doctor or clinic ASAP for exam and testing. Good luck. ...Read more
Periods might be a: little irregular. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it normal when your body is cold for my pee to be colder that what it normally is. Also my penis is quite cold. Is it normal?
Likely normal: As long as everything is functioning properly, it sounds normal. When you are cold overall, your body tries to pull heat from the areas farthest from your heart, which is why your hands and feet typically get cold first. Since the penis is sticking out from the body, it can also become cold too. Now if you are having pain, discoloration, or anything else unusual, certainly see a physician. ...Read more
Rarely if ever: Chickenpox will confer lifelong immunity with the first infection. There are few cases when this may not be permanent, like those with immune disorders or after bone marrow transplant . There are many rash producing illnesses that mimic chickenpox & these probably account for what many think as a first or repeat case. ...Read more
Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or gray hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage eyes. ...Read more
BV in pregnancy: Vaginal physiology fluctuates a lot during pregnancy. I wouldn't say it is "normal" to get BV, but it may be fairly frequent. BV involves overgrowth of vaginal bacteria, but the causes of that overgrowth are not understood well. STDs are more common in women with BV: since you're pregnant, you probably have been tested for STD, but check with your doctor to be sure. Follow doc's treatment advice. ...Read more
Yes: For some reason seperation anxiety is a normal part of development. It seems to be begin when the baby's motor development increases to the point where the baby is able to leave mom independently through walking and crawling. It is almost as if the baby is nervous about leaving mom's protection and reacts shyly. It does pass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, very often: Azithromycin is one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics, especially for skin or respiratory infections like bronchitis or sinusitis. It is also used for chlamydia and gonorrhea, but most prescriptions are for other infections. Single dose treatment is the rule for STDs, but multiple dose prescriptions are usually for non STD problems. (If you're checking up on someone, better to just ask!) ...Read more
Not sure: I assume that you mean semen and not sperm. Sperm are the little microscopic tadpole looking buggers that swim around. If you think he has chunky sperm then you would have to be looking at it under a microscope. Following ejaculation the semen does thicken and then after about 30-60 minutes it liquifies. He could get a semen analysis to check it out. ...Read more
No: Keratotomy means incision into the cornea. The most common form is lasik or prk, in which a laser enters the cornea and reshapes it. Astigmatism can be corrected with astigmatic keratotomy (ak). These are elective procedures and do not need to be performed. Certain conditions of the cornea can be treated with a keratectomy - removal of some or all of the cornea (corneal transplant). ...Read more