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Is it okay for people with lichen sclerosis to have intercourse?

Is it okay for people with lichen sclerosis to have intercourse?

Yes: The problem is not infectious. However, it sometimes makes the vulvar skin susceptible to small lacerations. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


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Is it ok to have sex with someone with jock itch?

Is it ok to have sex with someone with jock itch?

Yes: You will come into contact with the fungus causing the jock itch, just as you would if you shared a bathroom floor with someone who had athlete's foot. However, that kind of fungus is very common anyway, and coming into contact with it doesn't mean you'll get an infection from it. If you do, it's easy enough to treat. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have unprotected sex with someone who has Zoon's balanitis? Is it possible for me, a lady, to catch it?

Is it safe to have unprotected sex with someone who has Zoon's balanitis? Is it possible for me, a lady, to catch it?

Zoon's balanitis?: Zoon's balanitis, is an autoimmune disease, and in some cases poor higene, the best is to have circumcision. topical hydrocortisone valerate 0.2% cream, and 0.1% tacrolimus ointment. Compliance is important to avoid recurrence of symptoms. Sexual transition is unusual. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone with epilepsy to have seizures even with medication an occasional one is it cureable or a lifetime condition?

Is it possible for someone with epilepsy to have seizures even with medication an occasional one is it cureable or a lifetime condition?

Seizures: Seizure disorders can be caused by multiple problems and can be very complex to treat. Many times it requires multiple meds in order to bring seizures under control, depending on the condition that causes them. The same is the truth with their duration. Some resolve early in life, some are transient and others may last a lifetime. ...Read more

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It is possible that a man with multiple sclerosis have children?

It is possible that a man with multiple sclerosis have children?

Yes.: Male fertility does not appear to be impaired in ms, although some men may have problems with impotence or ejaculatory dysfunction that interfere with conception. These problems are amenable to a variety of therapeutic strategies, including medication for erectile dysfunction, artificial insemination, and electronic ejaculatory stimulation. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have prostatitis for 2 years even with treatment?

Is it unusual to have prostatitis for 2 years even with treatment?

Unfortunately no: Chronic proststatitis can continue for many years in spite of treatment, especially chronic non-bacterial prostatitis. Also if infectious prostatic stones are present. Such stones need to be removed, usually by agressive transurethral resection, otherwise infection can not be irradicated. Interstitial cystitis can sometimes be confused with chronic prostatitis. ...Read more

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Is it risky to have sex with a guy who doesn't get check ups but baths daily?

Is it risky to have sex with a guy who doesn't get check ups but baths daily?

Yes: There is always a risk with anyone you do not know very well when it pertains to sex. Have your partner use protection for your safety. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have sex with some one with hepatitis and not catch it?

Is it possible to have sex with some one with hepatitis and not catch it?

Yes, but why chance?: Repeated exposure increases your risk (its like rolling the dice again & again). Different kinds of hepatitis virus are more or less effectively transmitted sexually. Having the male partner wear a condom is some protection, but really...Why take the chance until your partner is treated & the virus eradicated? If you have been exposed, get blood test to see if you got it, can transmit it to others. ...Read more

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Why is out ok for cancer patients to get help with chronic pain with narcotics for a long timebut not people with chronic painful diseases? A Dr posted that on here one

Why is out ok for cancer patients to get help with chronic pain with narcotics for a long timebut not people with chronic painful diseases? A Dr posted that on here one

Because they : generally have a more life-threatening disease with less chance of chronic addiction and all the side effects of narcotics, and doctors are probably less likely to be scrutinized by state medical boards ...Read more

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Is it okay to drive if you have multiple sclerosis?

Is it okay to drive if you have multiple sclerosis?

Why not?: If disease well controlled, and you do not have seizures, intellectual loss, severe fatigue, sleep disorder, or loss of leg or arm function, seems no rationale to Prohibit normal activities. Outcomes differ, but most ms patients should be able to drive. ...Read more

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Depression hello these questions are for research I am doing and it would be nice if you could kindly answer them for me :) 1 do you see more males or females with depression? 2 is it true that with vitamins one can prevent depression? 3 is it easy to see

Depression hello these questions are for research I am doing and it would be nice if you could kindly answer them for me :)
1 do you see more males or females with depression?
2 is it true that with vitamins one can prevent depression?
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You : You are very lucky that dr kardener gave you such great info for your paper. I will just add a little bit more data. In the United States women attempt suicide 2 to 3 times more often than men. However in the united stated the rate of completed suicides is 4 times higher in men than in women. The highest suicide risk in this country is for men aged 85 and older. Dr. Kardener already explained the reason that men have a higher completed suicide rate - they chose more aggressive means to kill themselves. ...Read more

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I have more than one past trauma, and I can not enjoy sex with my partner! it is painful as well! what is the solution?

I have more than one past trauma, and I can not enjoy sex with my partner! it is painful as well! what is the solution?

Therapy: You need to seek out therapy to help you cope with the past trauma. You can learn the coping skills you need and move on in a healthy way with your life Tragedy and trauma strikes all. It is how you deal with it that will keep you healthy ...Read more

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What happens if a parent had syphilis is it possible for their children to also have it?

What happens if a parent had syphilis is it possible for their children to also have it?

Yes: Untreated syphilis can be passed to a newborn at any stage of pregnancy, but is more likely transferred if it is acquired for the first time during pregnancy. It is standard practice for OBs and hospitals to test for this STD during pregnancy or during labor. It can be treated prior to or after delivery with good result for the newborn.Cured parents do not transfer the germ ...Read more

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If your partner was diagnosed with HPV, my understanding is that it is fairly certain that you also have HPV. Do I now remain a carrier for life?

If your partner was diagnosed with HPV, my understanding is that it is fairly certain that you also have HPV. Do I now remain a carrier for life?

Probably not: HPV DNA often persists in tissues, but the actual frequency isn't known. However, the immune system suppressive active viral infection within a year or two, and most people never have another problem, even if DNA persists. For practical purposes, the infection is cured. Most people with HPV are not "carriers for life". You'll probably never have a problem and won't infect future partners. ...Read more

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This is an educational question.I don't have HIV/AIDS, nor do I know anyone who does.However, it seems to be unusual in that people can have it for a very long time. Are there any other viruses or bacteria that can be chronic other than some Heps?

This is an educational question.I don't have HIV/AIDS, nor do I know anyone who does.However, it seems to be unusual in that people can have it for a very long time. Are there any other viruses or bacteria that can be chronic other than some Heps?

Yes, many: There are many chronic viral infections. HIV isn't unusual at all in this regard. A few that come to mine are Ebstein Barr virus (EBV), the cause of infectious mononucleosis; cytomegalovirus (CMV); varicella zoster virus (VZV), the cause of chickepox and shingles; human T lymphotropic virus (HTLV); and probably a hundred others that haven't yet been identifed or named. ...Read more

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Is having vaginal thrush can lead to infertility if you don't cure it until a few month? Just now cure it with cream given from a doctor.

Is having vaginal thrush can lead to infertility if you don't cure it until a few month? Just now cure it with cream given from a doctor.

In severe cases: theoretically vaginal candidiasis (or thrush) you can have severe ascending infection up the fallopian tubes which can cause scarring and potentially block passage of the ovum, or scarring of the uterine lining. But it is not common for that to happen with yeast infections. ...Read more

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How safe is it for a person with severe mitral regurgitation to have sex?

How safe is it for a person with severe mitral regurgitation to have sex?

Ask your physician: Mitral regurgitation can greatly diminish your exercise tolerance in daily life, but it is very unlikely to cause you to die suddenly by doing something that's less of a strain on your heart than running to catch the bus. You're under a physician' care, i trust. Part of your care as a whole person is not developing "cardiac neurosis" -- over-limiting your healthy activities with loved ones. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people with hemophilia to have dental treatment?

Is it possible for people with hemophilia to have dental treatment?

Yes: A person with hemophilia can and should have routine preventive and comprehensive dental care. If surgical intervention is planned or a procedure where bleeding is anticipated, your dentist and/or surgeon will or should consult with your hematologist to discuss the planned treatment and options for minimizing the risk of excessive or prolonged bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Harris
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Lichen Sclerosus (Definition)

A condition characterized by itchy, pale, fragile patches of skin, typically found around the external ...Read more