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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Use Accutane While Sexually Active

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My boyfriend took accutane and we are sexually active together. Could he be causing my constant urinary tract infections?

My boyfriend took accutane and we are sexually active together. Could he be causing my constant urinary tract infections?

Yes he could: Accutane has nothing to do with it however. The physical act of having intercourse is a common cause of UTI's in women. This is because of the anatomy of women. Bacteria can get in the opening to the bladder easily. It is important to practice good sexual hygiene, namely emptying the bladder soon after intercourse, wiping always front to back, no douching. If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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I haven't been very sexually active but recently did have safe sex 5 days ago. I noticed I spotted blood then and im still now. Should I be worried? Ty

I haven't been very sexually active but recently did have safe sex 5 days ago. I noticed I spotted blood then and im still now. Should I be worried? Ty

Spotting: 30 year old lady with concern about spotting. Unknown what part of your menstrual cycle this is occurring in, only in the context of safe sex 5 days ago. Your past medical history of syncope, vertigo, weakness could point to a cardiovascular or thyroid abnormality and I think you need a full exam regardless and your OB/GYN can discuss spotting in context of menstrual cycle. Learn about cycle. ...Read more

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If I am sexually active, but safe, how often should I get tested for stds?

If I am sexually active, but safe, how often should I get tested for stds?

Not usually: If you are truly safe and have no physical or functional symptoms, there should be no reason for you to need an std evaluation at any particular interval.
Knowing your partner, limiting your number of partners, regular self exams and listening to your body, should be your guidelines. ...Read more

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If I received the first Gardasil vaccination before I was sexually active, should I get Gardasil 9 to be safe even though I am sexually active? I am abstinent at the moment and have been for over 3 years

If I received the first Gardasil vaccination before I was sexually active, should I get Gardasil 9 to be safe even though I am sexually active? I am abstinent at the moment and have been for over 3 years

Possibly, but: Gardasil 9 covers 5 HPV types not present in the Quadrivalent vaccine. These serotypes may account for 20% of cervical cancer. YOUR individual risk of getting cervical cancer from these 5 types is VERY low. The incidence of CIN 1-3 is about 5 out of 1000 pap tests. 20% x. 005 = A 1 in 1000 chance of your getting cervical cancer from these 5 serotypes. Gardasil 9 is approved up to age 26. ...Read more

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My period was on time, but only one day. I'm sexually active but never unprotected. What could cause this? Am I safe?

My period was on time, but only one day. I'm sexually active but never unprotected. What could cause this? Am I safe?

Pregnant or not??: If you're really protected then as the saying goes you are really protected. The problem is that nobody is perfect (tho we do try) and no system devised by the human mind is perfect either. So we have backups. The best tests for pregnancy testing are accurate 5 days after egg implants in uterine wall. Good luck. ...Read more

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My bf always wears a condom&pulls out before he ejaculates. Obviously pregnancy is always a factor if sexually active, but how safe am I doing this?

My bf always wears a condom&pulls out before he ejaculates. Obviously pregnancy is always a factor if sexually active, but how safe am I doing this?

Condom Efficacy: Consistent & correct use of condoms has a 98 % rate of efficacy in preventing pregnancy. However, condoms are not always used consistently or properly which can lead to a first-year efficacy rate for pregnancy protection of 85 to 86 %. ...Read more

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How affective are condoms? I'll be more sexually active soon and am not on birth control but I will ALWAYS use condoms. Is this safe? Or bad idea?

How affective are condoms? I'll be more sexually active soon and am not on birth control but I will ALWAYS use condoms. Is this safe? Or bad idea?

Efficacy: With proper application technique & consistent (100%) use of condoms for each episode of vaginal intercourse there is a 2%/ year pregnancy rate. With an average degree of compliance there is a 15%/ year pregnancy rate. It never hurts to have double protection. ...Read more

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My first and only genital herpes break out was over five years ago. Is it safe to be sexually active without passing it to my partner w/o protection?

My first and only genital herpes break out was over five years ago. Is it safe to be sexually active without passing it to my partner w/o protection?

Herpes: You are most likely not very contagious. But the newest information about herpes is that you can still shed virus and be contagious at times that are impossible to predict even when you have no sores.

All sexually active adults should know their herpes status since 90% of those with herpes do not have sores or outbreaks. ...Read more

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Reoccurring utis, on keflex. Currently have really bad thrush. Fluconzl didn't help. Sexually active never got tested, should I? Always had safe sex!

Reoccurring utis, on keflex. Currently have really bad thrush. Fluconzl didn't help. Sexually active never got tested, should I? Always had safe sex!

Thrush: Lot of women get vaginitis when they take an antibiotic. When taking one eat yogurt with live cultures and take a probiotic to reduce chance of getting a vaginitis. Also take baths rather than showers. ...Read more

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As a 33 year old sexually active male, is it safe for me to get the HPV vaccine? (i understand it won't be covered by insurance)

As a 33 year old sexually active male, is it safe for me to get the HPV vaccine? (i understand it won't be covered by insurance)

Yes: And not a bad idea. It will help protect both you and potentially your sexual partners from a virus, some strains of which cause cancer. ...Read more

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Why do my pelvic exams hurt so much? I am a 19 year old female, sexually active but safe, and on the nuvaring. I was diagnosed with PID about two months ago and was treated, but once symptoms started to show again I scheduled another appointment. I had ne

Why do my pelvic exams hurt so much? I am a 19 year old female, sexually active but safe, and on the nuvaring. I was diagnosed with PID about two months ago and was treated, but once symptoms started to show again I scheduled another appointment. I had ne

Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, gynecological exams aren't necessarily very comfortable for anyone! That being said, pid can make your cervix and uterus extra sensitive thus making the exam extremely painful. Actually, one of the symptoms of pid is a very painful exam - so don't think that every exam will feel like that! This should resolve once the infection is treated. One of the other most common reasons for pain with exam is that your muscles around the opening of your vagina might be very tense. Since your first experience with an exam was during pid, you may be unconsciously tensing your muscles from the memory of how bad it hurt before. By practicing relaxation techniques such as breathing deeply or trying to relax your legs in the stirrups during the exam may help with the discomfort. Also, discuss this with your doctor. You are not the first, nor the last woman to have this exact problem. Your doctor may have other helpful suggestions to make your exams more comfortable. ...Read more

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Reoccurring utis, on keflex. Currently have really bad thrush. 1 Tablet didn't help. Sexually active never got tested for stds, always had safe sex.?

Reoccurring utis, on keflex. Currently have really bad thrush. 1 Tablet didn't help. Sexually active never got tested for stds, always had safe sex.?

Culture urine: Keflex isn't the best antibiotic for a UTI. Its possible that the bacteria causing the infection is resistant to Keflex. A urine culture will tell you what the organism is and what antibiotics will treat it. Taking a Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or Macrobid just after each episode of intercourse will stop frequent UTIs in most women. Thrush is hard to get rid of. It may take several weeks of treatment... ...Read more

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I was wondering what could be wrong with me?! I am over a month late on my period. I took 5 pregnancy test just to be on the safe side. All negative. I have two children 3 and 5. I am sexually active and not on birth control. My appt is mon but I was jus

I was wondering what could be wrong with me?! I am over a month late on my period. I took 5 pregnancy test just to be on the safe side. All negative. I have two children 3 and 5. I am sexually active and not on birth control. My appt is mon but I was jus

Several causes: There are several causes for delayed cycle and negative pregnancy test. Glad to see that you made an appointment as it is difficult to know what may be the cause without an evaluation. This may require blood work or possibly a pelvic ultrasound. Most of the time, the delay is because of benign reasons. ...Read more

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Sexually active, I use a condom every time. Chances of me contracting hiv? Also, had sex with a genital herpes female. Says only 1 outbreak Am I safe

Sexually active, I use a condom every time. Chances of me contracting hiv? Also, had sex with a genital herpes female. Says only 1 outbreak Am I safe

Safe enough, but...: Have sex with only one person. Also, one can get HIV through sex only if the other person has it, so just check with the other person. If worried about herpes, which can infect an uninfected person on the areas not covered by a condom, the infected partner can talk with a doctor about preventive drugs. But, if both partners are already infected with both Herpes types, it's late for prevention. ...Read more

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Yes I been sexually active?

???????????: This public site is not a chat room. Your questions are not linked. If you are trying to clarify a previous question there is no way we can link it to this statement. To get the most from this site, each submission should contain background information and ask a related question. This statement does neither. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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How can I be more sexually active?

How can I be more sexually active?

Know thyself...: "Know thyself and to thyself be true." The first step is self gratification in the absence of a partner until you develop a relationship with someone in which you desire to "share bodily fluids". Most people are more than "blow up dolls" for tension relief and have feelings and activities/interests that they want to share with a partner. ...Read more

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Can my gyno tell if I'm sexually active?

Can my gyno tell if I'm sexually active?

No they can't: Girls are born with a hymen that blocks part of the vagina. It is a thin membrane. It is often broken with a first sexual encounter, but can break for other reasons, such as an impact from a bike seat. Your gynecologist can tell if this membrane is still there, but not why. Unless you have caught a disease, such as warts, your gynecologist cannot tell by looking if you are active. ...Read more

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I'm 16 days late and I'm sexually active?

I'm 16 days late and I'm sexually active?

Test accuracy: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first missed period. If you do not start your cycle as you normally would, either repeat the test or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to be sexually active at the age of 28?

Is it normal not to be sexually active at the age of 28?

Female Sexuality: It is normal in as far as your choice is fine. While sex activity is a normal and good part of the human experience it comes to us in different ways. If you want to be sexually active then ask your girlfriends what they do or how they meet sexual partners.

If you are embarrassed then let's get you some information. I often recommend the female sexuality manifesto: "our bodies our selves". ...Read more

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What are signs that your child is sexually active already?

What are signs that your child is sexually active already?

Not many: Other than pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases, it is pretty difficult to tell if a patient is having sex unless they choose to share that information with you. ...Read more

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Is there any problem if a person becomes sexually active before 18?

Is there any problem if a person becomes sexually active before 18?

Sure, the problems: Are the same as after 18: unwanted pregnancy, emotional conflicts, and sexually transmitted diseases. The same. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Why doesn't sex always feel pleasurably to me? I've bearly started being sexually active.

Why doesn't sex always feel pleasurably to me? I've bearly started being sexually active.

It varies: Your sexual response can vary according to your general health, your gynecological health and your emotional health. Having the right attitude and feelings about your partner and intimacy is very important. ...Read more

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How often should a sexually active female have a checkup?

How often should a sexually active female have a checkup?

Every year: A pap smear is recommended on yearly basis. You are also in the age group (under 26 y/o) that should receive the papilloma virus immunization. Make sure you are checked regularly! Thank you for asking this good question. ...Read more