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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

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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I have a bacterial std. Is cephalexin good treatment for an STD like gonorrhea?

I have a bacterial std. Is cephalexin good treatment for an STD like gonorrhea?

GC resistant to CEPH: Cephalexin is not used these days for treatment of gonorrhea. You need to be checked and treated by your doctor or a clinic.You need to be examined and culture taken for gonorrhea and chlamydia or dna probe test done on discharge or urine test 2014 guidelines for treating gonorrhea one injection of ceftraxone250mgm or 400mgmof Cefixime orally and 2 grms of azithromycine as it will treat chlamydia. ...Read more

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Is STD or STI treatable?

Is STD  or STI treatable?

Yes: Stds are all treatable...For now. However, we're now at the point where there's only one antibiotic left that still treats gonorrhea, with nothing else on the horizon. So don't throw away your condoms! ...Read more

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Is a vaginal pimple an std?

Is a vaginal pimple an std?

Possibly....: It may not be a pimple.... If you have had unprotected contact you should be seen by your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis an std?

No : Folliculitis is caused by a mild, superficial bacterial infection. It is not a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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What is an anal chlamydia infection like?

What is an anal chlamydia infection like?

Rectal symptoms: Rectal pain, pain on defecation, and rectal bleeding or discharge. Remember that some anal chlamydia, especially in gay men, is due to a type of chlamydia called lymphogranuloma venereum (lgv), which requires a longer course of treatment than standard chlamydia. Not all labs can tell the difference. ...Read more

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Is HPV and STD or its an STI?

Is HPV and STD or its an STI?

STD = STI: There is no difference between STD and STI. Some STD specialists and other doctors prefer one term or the other, but they mean the same thing. All genital HPV infections are sexually acquired; call it whichever you like. ...Read more

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Is thrush an std?

Is thrush an std?

Technically not: Sexually transmitted infections don't come out of the blue, somebody who has them have to give them to somebody. Thrush can occur spontaneously. Once you have it, though, a ping-pong effect may come into action. ...Read more

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Is penis dermatitis an std.

Is penis dermatitis an std.

Not usually: needs to be seen but most STD's are actual lesions not dry skin, ulcers, or discharge from the opening. I would see urologist or dermatologist for answers. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch an STI from oral sex?

Yes: Yes you can get herpes, chlamydia, gon , many stds from oral sex, the way to prevent that is to make sure your partner does not have anything by asking him or her, and if you are worried make them go to the doc to get cultures, blood work to r/o stds, your own fault if you do not do that first before having oral sex, or if they won't then tell them no oral sex. ...Read more

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Is prostatitis an std?

Is prostatitis an std?

Sometimes: Sometimes yes, and sometimes its a more common bacteria such as e. Coli or klebsiella. There are other causes as well and prostatitis may be acute or chronic. Consult your doctor for more info on a specific case. ...Read more

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Is urethritis an std? What bacteria or virus would that be?

Is urethritis an std?  What bacteria or virus would that be?

Maybe: The term refers to inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube which runs from the bladder and carries urine out. This can be due to stds, but there are many non-sexually associated conditions in which urethritis may occur. When it is std, usually gonorrhea or non-gonococcal urethritis (variety of bugs). ...Read more

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Is it possible to know which partner transmitted an std?

Difficult: This is very difficult unless the partner also has the std and they have been tested or are willing to test. And even this is not always certain. Partners can be silent carriers of std's. Truthfullness and promiscuity do not always go hand in hand! ...Read more

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Besides an STD why might a vagina be itchy?

Candida: The most common condition of the vagina, more common then stds, is candida - a fungal infection which likes the moistness and especially which might like the environment if you are taking an antibiotic for infection elsewhere in the body or have diabetes. Check with your gynecologist especially if there is discharge or discomfort. ...Read more

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Is herpes is an STD ?

Is herpes is an STD ?

Yes: Genital herpes is almost always a sexually transmitted infection. Oral herpes can either be an STD but can also be transmitted other ways. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is urethritis a std?

Yes, almost always: With very rare exceptions, urethritis is an STD. (But not if you are not sexualy active; in that case, urethritis of course cannot be an STD.) The 3 main causes of urethritis are gonorrhea, chlamydia, and nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). If you think you have urethritis, or have symptoms (discharge of pus or mucus, sometimes with painful urination) see a doctor ASAP for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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If neither partner has an STD could you get an STD from anal sex ?

If neither partner has an STD could you get an STD from anal sex ?

Not really, but...: The direct answer is no: if neither partner is infected, nothing can be transmitted to the other one. However, normal bacteria in the rectum can infect a man's urethra, causing discharge and painful urination like gonorrhea or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). Also, minor injury to the anus or rectum can cause symptoms similar to those of some STDs. ...Read more

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Male discharge: could it be a sign of STI or std?

Male discharge: could it be a sign of STI or std?

Yes: Male discharges are not common, and need to be evaluated for uti's, including std's. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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