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Could men give women trichomoniasis?

Could men give women trichomoniasis?

Yes: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease from a parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis. Most often women become infected by penis to vaginal contact or vaginal to vaginal contact. It reportedly can infect the mouth & anus but can NOT survive in those areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Do STDs effect men similarly to women?

Do STDs effect men similarly to women?

No: The male reproductive organs are external and there is no connection from the exterior of the body to the inside such as is provided by the female cervix which literally provides an access point for infection to ascend into the peritoneal cavity, the inside of the abdomen. Infection there can potentially cause much more damage. ...Read more

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Are more men or women vegetarian?

Are more men or women vegetarian?

Vegetarians: In US about 59 % women & 41 % men. According to a Huffington Post article about 79% of vegans are women. http://www.toprntobsn.com/veganism/ ...Read more

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Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

HPV is ubiquitous: I doubt it. Remember hat nearly all of us were exposed to one of the strains of hpv by age 26. Most strains do not cause cancer. But anyone who worries can now be screened. ...Read more

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Can women in their thirties have osteopenia?

Can women in their thirties have osteopenia?

Yes: Poor calcium intake, multiple pregnancies, smoking, alcohol intake, and premature ovarian failure may cause osteopenia earlier than usual. ...Read more

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Do women age40 have higher estrogen levels than teen girls?

Do women age40 have higher estrogen levels than teen girls?

Varies: Estrogen levels vary between women and they vary all the time within the same women. There is a generally accepted range based on the time of the menstrual cycle. Women 12 year old woman have higher peak estrogen levels than 40 year old woman and vice versa. So that is a difficult question to answer and may not be as important as why levels change. ...Read more

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Does HIV/AIDS affect men and women differently?

Does HIV/AIDS affect men and women differently?

Not really: Apart from the obvious -- for example, men can't transmit it across the placenta or through breast-feeding -- there really isn't much of anything. ...Read more

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Can men who use tribulus terrestris make women pregnant quickly?

Can men who use tribulus terrestris make women pregnant quickly?

No: Studies have shown that this plant-related substance does not increase testosterone levels and therefore will not effect potency. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Yes to both: Thyroid dysfunction --- either too much thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) --- can disrupt the male or female reproductive system by causing changes in sex hormones as well as prolactin. Alterations in sex hormones (testosterone in men, and estrogen in women) and prolactin, can in turn, lead to sexual dysfunction, including abnormal periods, and sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

About equal: In a reproductive clinic it is most common to find contributory factors on both the male and female side of the subfertility problem. Testing is more exhaustive for women and most initial therapy includes treating the woman in some way. Ivf/icsi, for example is used to treat severe male factor, even if the woman is "normal", and that therapy involves extensive manipulation of the woman's system. ...Read more

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Can women get prostate enlargement?

Can women get prostate enlargement?

No: No, women do not have a prostate. Women may experience lower urinary tract voiding symptoms which can be evaluated and (in many cases) treated depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Do young men experience erectile dysfunction?

Do young men experience erectile dysfunction?

Yes: Yes, all males can experience erectile dysfunction. This is a multifactorial condition that can occur in any age group for various reasons. If this is a new finding or if the patient is very young, it would be appropriate to see your physician for a general workup as there may be physiological condition that may be treatable and correct the problem. ...Read more

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Does asthma affect women or men more?

Does asthma affect women or men more?

Yes: Yes women. According to the cdc, the prevalence of asthma in women is 9.3% and men 7.0%. Women are more likely to die from an acute asthma attack than men. In 2007, 2, 173 women died while 1, 274 men died due to asthma. The rate of asthma deaths seems to be decreasing since 2000. ...Read more

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Are high testosterone men attracted to feminine or masculine females?

Unknown: Interesting question, but I know of no studies that have looked to answer this question. Testosterone increases male libido, but I doubt that it changes ones sexual preferences. ...Read more

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Who can catch chlamydia faster, men or women?

Who can catch chlamydia faster, men or women?

Same: This disease is easy and rapid to transmit. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more