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Men Receiving Enemas
Are non penetrative sex practices risky for contracting leprosy? E.g.: female (active) to male (passive) masturbation without condom, fellatio.
Maybe, but low risk: Any personal contact (kissing, skin contact, etc) can transmit leprosy. This includes sex, both penetrating and non penetrating, but probably no more often than other contact. Fortunately, leprosy is quite hard to transmit. Most household and sexual contacts (e.g. spouses) never catch it themselves. I suggest you discuss it with the doctor or clinic caring for the person with leprosy. ...Read more
Self pleasure: Yes, of course. The only real risk would be trauma if not careful and the rare event that the ax toy gets lost in the rectum. ...Read more
Does anyone have experience with using the subq testosterone pellet testopel in treating their hypogonadal pts?
No evidence it does: There is no evidence that it promotes prostate health. ...Read more
Unknown: There are no good long term studies looking at the safety of testosterone or clomiphene in men. However, clomiphene works in a more "natural" way to increase testosterone levels, and therefore may be safer. You should always do multiple baseline tests for testosterone, and have clear cut symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency before starting either medication. ...Read more
94yo /c obstruction d/t impaction. Not a surgical candidate. Receiving oral laxatives, enemas. Now with copious copremesis. Prognosis?
73 year old male with PSA 20, Gleason 7, prostate adenocarcinoma
Choice of surgery or radiation with hormone therapy
Which do I choose?
Prostate: Ask your doctor for the names of several patients who have done these procedures and speak w/them. They will give you personal responses to each procedure which can help you w/decision making. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Male HPV. 3 female partners. Stances on contacting these former partners? Vaginal AND oral-only partners? Trust they are already getting proper care?
Probably no need: There is no need to inform them. Since 90% of all people get HPV, and at any time 30-50% of sexually active persons are infected, your partners are at no higher risk because you have been diagnosed. If any of your partners is quite recent (in the past 6 months) and if you have genital warts, tell them so they can be on the lookout for warts. Otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more
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Partial anal penetration with no ejaculation no condom with circumsised men hiv risk for the women ?
Protection needed: What you describe could be a risk for a sexually transmitted disease, including HIV. Mucous membranes do not have 'protection' since they are moist, unlike skin say on the back of your hand that is tough and dry. So a penis inserted into an anal opening is technically a risk. Sorry to say. You should get information on having safe sex -it's highly advised. Women are at higher risk than men for HIV ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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