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Is Ovarian Cancer A Sexually Transmitted Disease
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Yes: The transmission of a sexually transmitted disease is independent from the fact of a woman having cervical cancer. Most cervical cancers are caused by hpv (human papilloma virus), and are considered a sexually transmitted disease, but there are many other diseases that are transmitted sexually. ...Read more
Too many to cover: There are more than a dozen separate illnesses that can be passed through sexual contact. Some are more prevalent than others and some produce major problems and some only a few. If you have a question about a specific std, please start over with any relevant information and specify the type you are interested in. Questions are not linked. ...Read more
Define virgin!: It seems that the youth want to redefine "virgin" to somehow allow a variety of partner sexual contact. To me any partner sex act excludes the label. In fact, any contact of an infected person's oral or genital secretions with the oral or genital regions of another can pass disease. ...Read more
Antibiotics: The only sexually transmitted diseases that can be cured are caused by bacteria or parasites and can be treated with antibiotics. The drug depends on the disease. Std's caused by viruses cannot be curred with medication. Your body's immune system must clear them. Existing drugs will only otherwise suppress their effects. ...Read more
STD's: Immaturity and a sense of invincibility.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could be or not: You need to see your gyn or a gyn for evaluation. ...Read more
UTI versus STD:
A good medical provider that you trust should be safe to discuss all of your concerns and your recent history...Including your sexual history.
But, along with the urine culture that must be happening, the provider can also test for common stds that can also cause the symptoms of a uti. ...Read more
I"m 16yr old boy, 2yrs back I had wore my sister's, mom's, aunt's USED bras. Now will anyone of us get sexually transmitted disease, AIDS, or other diseases?
Yes: Absolutely right.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sounds like a UTI: Burning with urination, an increase in frequency and urgency and foul smelling urine typically represents a urinary tract infection (uti). The best management is to see your md for a course of antibiotics. If the symptoms recur, then referral to a urologist might be indicated to search for a cause. ...Read more
Get tested...: Get tested and get an exam by your physician. You can't tell for sure by guessing, 'googling' or asking on a question board. See your doc and get tested. Then follow that up with recurrent and consistent medical care for guidance and testing as long as you are sexually active... ...Read more
Never used protection, and so I am afraid I might have a sexually transmitted disease what to do?
Time for a visit: It would be reasonable to set up a visit with your doc or OBGYN and share your concerns with them. There are in excess of 2 dozen infections that can be transmitted sexually, some common and some rare. The only way to know is to have a good evaluation done with proper testing. ...Read more
Testing: You did not list symptoms or exposure history. Even if you did, you need a local evaluation to confirm or exclude this collection of diagnoses. Only with a review of exposure history, exam and testing can this be answered with confidence. ...Read more
Not uisually: But that means that your partner is also monogamous (something that is hard to guarantee - no pun intended), and that they did not bring an std into the relationship from prior activities. ...Read more
STD: Your question is rather unclear. What symptoms do you have and what disease do you suspect. There may be circumstances in which men may not display overt symptoms of some illnesses, but need to know what you are worried about. Rephrase question. ...Read more
What are the odds of transmitting an sexually transmitted disease if there is not an outbreak occuring and proper protection is used?
Depends what STD: You are talking about, but many stds can have no symptoms, using protection makes you less likely but that is no gurantee. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on which std one has. Some STDs like gonorrhea are caused by bacteria and treated with antibiotics. Others like herpes and HIV are caused by viruses and treated with anti-viral therapy. The treatment will be specific to the disease. If you think you have an std, you need to see your doc to be tested and treated right away. All one's partners should be treated, too. ...Read more
Yes: Doctors go back and forth on the preferred politically correct terminology, but they're the same thing. ...Read more
Word games: The words describe the same thing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my sexually-transmitted disease?
Nothing special: Any family doctor or ob/gyn can evaluate and treat std infections. ...Read more
Is there a difference between a sexually transmitted infection and a sexually transmitted disease?
Former causes Latter: A sexually transmitted disease is the manifestation of a sexually transmitted infection. The infection causes the signs, symptoms, and short and long term effects of disease. The disease is named for the agent that causes the infection. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Is it plausible that bed bugs could spread sexually transmitted disease's since it feasts on human blood?
Plausible not likely: No recorded cases that I know of. Not for bed bugs or kissing bugs. Mosquitoes can transfer malaria from one human to another but I know of no cases of hiv/aids transmitted by this vector. That should be reassuring because both malaria & HIV are endemic to the same areas of tropical africa. Anyone else have information on this terrorfying scenario? ...Read more
This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more
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