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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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If a woman has a yeast infection and has sex, could it harm the partner?

If a woman has a yeast infection and has sex, could it harm the partner?

It may normally no: Men do not get yeast infections normally but rarely it is possible especialy if they have a immunity problem like diabetes an hiv, but men should wash their genitalia with soap and water thoroghly as yeast can stay in the penis for 4to5 days. ...Read more

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Can a woman contract urethritis from giving oral sex to a man who already has it?

Can a woman contract urethritis from giving oral sex to a man who already has it?

Not possible, but...: STDs don't travel through the body. Infection occurs only at exposed sites, so there's no way you can get a genital infection from such an exposure. However, your throat can be infected by some causes of urethritis, especially gonorrhea. Both you and your partner should be avoiding sex entirely, oral or otherwise, until you both have been treated for this STD. You need both testing and treatment. ...Read more

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If a female has a vaginal yeast infection can the guy get it if she gives oral sex?

If a female has a vaginal yeast infection can the guy get it if she gives oral sex?

Unlikely: If a woman has a vaginal yeast infection, it is unlikly that a man will develop an infection regardless ot the type of sexual encounter. Most women have some yeast present vaginally. Yeast is considered an infection when a ph balance or change in balance of natrual flora leads to an overgrowth of yeast. ...Read more

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Can you give a person genital herpes if you never have an outbreak? What's the chances of a female having children if she has genital herpes?

Can you give a person genital herpes if you never have an outbreak? What's the chances of a female having children if she has genital herpes?

If you carry the: Herpes simplex virus then it can shed virus even when you don't have an outbreak. Having herpes simplex infection does not mean a woman can't have a baby - but the issue of potentially infecting the baby at birth needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Will I get genital herpes more often from a partner who has bad outbreaks?

Will I get genital herpes more often from a partner who has bad outbreaks?

Unclear: If you are asking whether your outbreaks will be more frequent because your partner's episodes are, the answer is not likely. The frequency of outbreaks appears to be primarily related to your own immune system. Once you get this virus it stays in your body the rest of your life, making its appearance periodically for reasons which are not always clear, but often involve stress. ...Read more

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How can a man have oral sex with a woman who has genital herpes?

Avoid if active: If there is an active outbreak you should avoid activity. As far as choices the man makes is up to that individual but avoiding while active outbreaks will help prevent further outbreak and exposure and transmission of the virus. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a man to contract a UTI if he receives oral sex from a partner with untreated bacterial pneumonia?

Is it possible for a man to contract a UTI if he receives oral sex from a partner with untreated bacterial pneumonia?

AnythingPossibleBut-: Unlikely. In fact I'd say very unlikely. It is possible to contract urethritis from someone whose mouth is infected with Chlamydia or Gonorrhea but untreated pneumonia? No. I'm trying to imagine someone "administering" oral sex while coughing a lot. Hmmmm, might be...interesting. But in any event, if you have any UTI symptoms, get it checked out. You might have gotten it some other way. ...Read more

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How can herpes be passed on from a woman to another woman? Is there a way to get genital herpes through oral sex if I have it and she does not?

How can herpes be passed on from a woman to another woman? Is there a way to get genital herpes through oral sex if I have it and she does not?

Depends on immunity: If immune to Herpes type 1 she should not be able to catch type 1 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If immune to type 2 she should not be able to catch type 2 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If NOT immune to type 1, she can catch type 1; if NOT immune to type 2, she can catch type 2; at locations where she is exposed. ...Read more

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Can a man who has anal chlamydia transmit chalmydia to a woman through vaginal or oral sex?

Can a man who has anal chlamydia transmit chalmydia to a woman through vaginal or oral sex?

Sure its only anal?: If the infection is truly only anal, it won't be spread through vaginal or oral sex, but its possible that an anal infection might go hand in hand w/ a genital infection simultaneously. The safest approach would be to get treated & abstain from sex until 1 week after completing treatment. At that point, condoms are still recommended as well as full std testing if not done already. Sexualhealth.Com. ...Read more

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Can a man get HPV by receiving just oral sex from a woman.

Can a man get HPV by receiving just oral sex from a woman.

HPV and Oral Sex: Not likely. As you have been taught previously, it is more likely that the women get hpv in this scenario than giving it. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a man to contract chlamydia by receiving oral sex from a woman?

How likely is it for a man to contract chlamydia by receiving oral sex from a woman?

Possible: In general, not likely. However, chlamydia can be found in the oral cavity due to oral sex with someone infected with chlamydia or from other contacts. I there is then oral sex and enough innoculation, the male can get urethral infection from the saliva and oral mucosa. ...Read more

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Does a woman have to have an outbreak of HPV for a man to get warts also, or to contract hpv?

Not necessarily: Unfortunately hpv in a woman can often be present without the women knowing it. Genital warts are usually painless, so you often don't have any symptoms from them. Furthermore in women it is difficult to actually see everywhere that the warts might be. On a related note if you're known to have hpv, don't forget about regular pap smears! ...Read more

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How else could you get genital herpes other than having sex with a partner who has it?

How else could you get genital herpes other than having sex with a partner who has it?

No other way: Your are always at risk of sheeding even if not having outbreak. Incubation period could be 2-12 days, in some cases up to 26 days. The only way to avoid std is by abstinence. Latex codom is just a barrier to prevent std, patient can still get or transmit std when wearing a condom. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract genital herpes from having a baby?

Is it possible to contract genital herpes from having a baby?

No: If you have not previously had genital herpes your delivery of a baby is not going to give it to you. ...Read more

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If a woman has hsv2 genital herpes and their partner gives oral sex to them while not having an outbreak what are the chances of her partner gettin ?

? Percent: Not sure of a percent but absolutely yes you can transmit it to your partner. Hsv 2 can certainly cause oral infection, and just because you don't have lesions doesn't mean you aren't shedding the virus. I would advise against what he is doing for you. ...Read more

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How can herpes be passed on from a woman to another woman? Is there a way to get genital herpes through oral sex if I have it and she does not?

Depends on immunity: If immune to Herpes type 1 she should not be able to catch type 1 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If immune to type 2 she should not be able to catch type 2 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If NOT immune to type 1, she can catch type 1; if NOT immune to type 2, she can catch type 2; at locations where she is exposed. ...Read more

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To get genital herpes you have to touch the infected area? A woman has an infected area above vagina, not on it. So as long as I don't touch that spot I should be ok? She's been on meds for it for 4 years. No outbreak for 2 years.

Not true: People with herpes can spread it even if there is no outbreak or if you do not touch the outbreak area. Use condoms for better protection, but even they are not 100%. Read this from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-herpes.htm ...Read more

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I have HSV 1. If I perform oral sex on a woman and she becomes infected and then we have intercourse can I then get genital herpes?

I have HSV 1. If I perform oral sex on a woman and she becomes infected and then we have intercourse can I then get genital herpes?

No: Hsv 1 is generally considered to be the oral herpes, but as you note it can be transmitted to the genitals of your partner via oral sex. You can not infect yourself with your own herpes virus - and it can not be transmitted back to you from your partner. While your immune system is not able to rid you of the herpes virus, it is quite competent to prevent spread of the virus with-in your body. ...Read more

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Woman has genital herpes just above vagina. No outbreak when I saw her. On meds for 4 years and no outbreaks for 2. Can I get genital herpes by kissing her on lips or by sucking in her breasts?

Woman has genital herpes just above vagina. No outbreak when I saw her. On meds for 4 years and no outbreaks for 2. Can I get genital herpes by kissing her on lips or by sucking in her breasts?

Yes: Yes you can because she may have on lips also. Type 1 HSV most common genital herpes cause in USA women nowadays studies show. Valacyclovir decreases transmission 50 percent and risk of catching for partner goes up 10 percent each year sexually active. No sex if symptoms present or prodrome. Otherwise risk/reward praise her for her honesty and decide. ...Read more

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I had sex with a woman 3WEEKS LATER I get these small pimples on chest and have a genital herpes break out with a cold. could i have hiv.

I had sex with a woman 3WEEKS LATER I get these small pimples on chest and have a genital herpes break out with a cold. could i have hiv.

Not HIV: The rash of a new HIV infection is not pimple-like, and occurs along with fever, sore throat, lymph node enlargement, etc. Three weeks is too long for onset of new herpes and HIV doesn't cause cold symptoms like stuffy nose or cough. If you remain worried, visit the Public Health STD clinic at Harborview (which I used to direct) to check out your symptoms and herpes, and maybe HIV testing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get genital herpes if you and your partner didn t have it before?

Herpes: In order to get genital herpes, you have to be exposed/contacted at some time--current partner or a previous one. A blood test can check on your exposure and antibodies. ...Read more

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How likely am I to get genital herpes from my partner if we have protected sex and he's not having an outbreak?

How likely am I to get genital herpes from my partner if we have protected sex and he's not having an outbreak?

Still possible: It is possible to transmit herpes even when you aren't having an outbreak. Condoms help but don't completely protect you. The use of prophylactic antivirals such as valacyclovir has been shown to do a better job of both preventing outbreaks and transmission. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long can it be until a person can get genital herpes from oral sex? I've been with my partner for 5 years and just recently i was diagnosed

How long can it be until a person can get genital herpes from oral sex? I've been with my partner for 5 years and just recently i was diagnosed

Can be first time: A person with herpes can shed the virus (=be infectious) without open sores. Just need a receptive host with adequate break in immune defenses. ...Read more

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Will I get genital herpes more often from a partner who has bad outbreaks?

Unclear: If you are asking whether your outbreaks will be more frequent because your partner's episodes are, the answer is not likely. The frequency of outbreaks appears to be primarily related to your own immune system. Once you get this virus it stays in your body the rest of your life, making its appearance periodically for reasons which are not always clear, but often involve stress. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with genital herpes 2 days ago and only been with one partner. Yet he tests negative. How'd i get it ?

Sexual transmission: Herpes virus transmits via direct contact. You partner may also have had oral herpes that was transmitted to you via oral sex. There really is no other way to contract genital herpes--other than direct contact of someone who has lesions with your skin. However, when you are having a remission and have no ulcers you will not pass herpes to your partner. ...Read more

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What are chances of getting genital herpes from female if condom was used and partner had no outbreak?

What are chances of getting genital herpes from female if condom was used and partner had no outbreak?

Possible to get : Infected , as it is a virus infection even with condom which is not 100 % proof . How ever condom will protect in most of the times. Hpv virus may be present in exfoliate state , will not see warts . Eradication of virus in both is needed. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from having anal sex when neither partner has it?

Can you get genital herpes from having anal sex when neither partner has it?

Herpes is a: Viral infection, so if you are absolutely sure that neither partner has it, no. But you need to have blood tests to make sure that you or your partner never had infection, even if there are no open lesions now. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A condition that causes recurrent infections of the genitals, caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted from person to ...Read more