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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible For People On Dialysis To Continue Being Sexually Active

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Is it possible for people on dialysis to continue being sexually active?

Is it possible for people on dialysis to continue being sexually active?

Yes: Patients receiving dialysis can be sexually active. However, the problems that cause renal failure (high BP, diabetes, and CV disease), renal failure itself, and medications required often affect desire for sex and the ability to respond normally to have erections, vaginal lubrication or orgasm. If heart is ok (check with doctor) try it and see if problems. Viagra (sildenafil) may help erections for men. ...Read more

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I am just starting to be sexually active. How long will sex continue to hurt and when will it become pleasurable?

I am just starting to be sexually active. How long will sex continue to hurt and when will it become pleasurable?

Variable: If you and your partner are proceeding gradually enough that enough natural vaginal lubrication develops before intercourse, it should not hurt. You may need to experiment on your own to learn what your body enjoys, and then share this with your partner so that you enjoy sex also. ...Read more

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When are uterine fibroids a concern? I was told I have a "small fibroid" after an MRI of the midsection. But i continue to sometimes have bleeding / spotting after my cycle and i very frequently have sharp pelvic pain. I am 33 and am not sexually active.

When are uterine fibroids a concern? I was told I have a "small fibroid" after an MRI of the midsection. But i continue to sometimes have bleeding / spotting after my cycle and i very frequently have sharp pelvic pain. I am 33 and am not sexually active.

If you have symptoms: Uterine fibroids can cause heavy bleeding during your menstrual cycle. This can lead to low blood counts (or anemia). The fibroids can also get big and push on the bladder, colon or pelvic bones. The pressure or bulk can cause you to have to urinate frequently (urinary frequency/urgency) and to wake up to urinate (nocturia). The pressure can cause bloating/constipation or pelvic or back pain. ...Read more

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What changes occur to a womens body when sexually active?

What changes occur to a womens body when sexually active?

Nothing specific: As you age and you hormone levels change, there will be noticeable changes in your body - unless you conceive. Teh sexual activity itself will not induce any specific changes in your body beyond what one might expect from the actual sexual activity (some tearing of the hymen can occur, you risk for urinary bladder infections can increase, and of course the risk for std's is present). ...Read more

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What exactly is the healthy age range to be sexually active?

What exactly is the healthy age range to be sexually active?

Any adult age: Sexual activity is a serious issue with many aspects that might not be uppermost in the minds of younger people. A mature outlook is important. Generally 18 years is a reasonable cut off point. Below this age, judgement is suspect even though the anatomy and lust are there. After that most are mature enough to engage in the full spectrum of sexual activity. ...Read more

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Can someone who is permanently in a wheelchair be sexually active?

Can someone who is permanently in a wheelchair be sexually active?

Yes: Sexual activity is available to those in wheelchairs. Talk to your doctor who can help you with the details. Do not be embarrassed to speak to your doctor about this. Most doctors that i know want to help. ...Read more

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I'm due november 30, 2013 around what days could I have been sexually active?

I'm due november 30, 2013 around what days could I have been sexually active?

Calculation: Based on an obstetrical wheel for estimated date of conception, you may have conceived approximately march 9, 2013. Remember, though, that last menstrual period calculation of due date has approximately two weeks error built in. If your due date was estimated by early ultrasound (10-12 weeks), then this date of conception is pretty accurate. ...Read more

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