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Is sexual activity one of the commonly recognized causes of urinary tract infections?

Is sexual activity one of the commonly recognized causes of urinary tract infections?

Yes: It's common for a woman to get a urinary tract infection shortly after she begins having intercourse. The anatomy and physics send the bacteria up the urethra into the bladder. It's a wonderful time, and remembering to drink plenty of water and empty the bladder often may not fit so well with the mood -- but try to remember. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Which are the causes of oral condiloma and papilloma besides sexual intercurses?

Which are the causes of oral condiloma and papilloma besides sexual intercurses?

Warts: HPV is transmitted from infected skin to skin or mucous membranes. Or by infected bodily fluids to such tissues. Sexual intercourse is not the only way HPVis acquired. ...Read more

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What are some non std causes of penile discharge?

What are some non std causes of penile discharge?

Nothing: Almost all penile discharge is due to an STD, usually gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonococcal urethritis. NGU is sometimes mistaken for a non-STD problem because no standard STD shows up on testing. But you only get it from sex. You and your sex partner(s) need treatment. Don't screw around with this; get care promptly. ...Read more

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Which are symtoms of a vaginal infection?

Which are symtoms of a vaginal infection?

The woman may: Have a vaginal discharge with a change in color, texture, odor or amount (over her normal baseline vaginal secretions) as well as problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling. If these occur then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of sexual transmitted infection?

An STD: Can make you sick. There are no advantages to having an std. ...Read more

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Whats the procedure of getting tested for different types of stds? Especially those which has a symptom of penile discharge.

Whats the procedure of getting tested for different types of stds? Especially those which has a symptom of penile discharge.

STD evaluation: The STD evaluation for med usually consists of a history and physical, blood tests, and cultures taken from urine or culture of discharge from your urethra (a tiny swab is inserted for this). ...Read more

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Could all kind of prostatitis(acute, chronic bacterial or chronic non bacterial) makes a prostate swell?

Could all kind of prostatitis(acute, chronic bacterial or chronic non bacterial) makes a prostate swell?

Yes: all of the states you mentioned can cause the prostate to enlarge. What of equal if not more importance is the degree of tenderness you experience especially during your rectal exam. Even though you are relatively young, as we get older the prostate can enlarge and cause urinary symptoms. ...Read more

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Which medicine and foods are good for the infection of hepatitis b?

Which medicine and foods are good for the infection of hepatitis b?

Food irrelevant: When you have acute hepatitis b, you don't take medications, and what you eat doesn't matter. When you have chronic hepatitis b, you take medications to suppress it, and what you eat still doesn't matter. What does matter is avoiding alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it possible that any health risks arise from absence of sexual desire / activity?

Is it possible that any health risks arise from absence of sexual desire / activity?

Depends on cause: If by choice eg self-imposed celibacy, then the main risk could on occasion be an enlarged prostate, but if from lack of testosterone, then you should also be checked for physical causes of that including sleep apnea at your age. If testosterone is low, this can lead to loss of muscle mass, possible osteoporosis, lack of motivational drive, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, enlargement of breastsand hot flashes.Best wishes for a merry christmas today and a happy and healthy new year. ...Read more

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Is there any other way of a getting trichomoniasis other than sex; example weak immune system from sinus infections, staph infections?

Is there any other way of a getting trichomoniasis other than sex; example weak immune system from sinus infections, staph infections?

See answer: Trichomoniasis, a parasite, is almost always passed on sexually. Trichomoniasis can also survive on infected objects like sheets, towels, underwear, and sex toys and can be transmitted by sharing them, though this mode of transmission is quite unusual. A weakened immune system may increase your susceptibility to this or any other STD. Although symptoms vary, most men and women are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Is mucopurulent cervicitis spread only through sex, or are there other ways as well?

Is mucopurulent cervicitis spread only through sex, or are there other ways as well?

Probably other ways: Sometimes it's due to gonorrhea or chlamydia, which are sexually-transmitted, but most often we don't have a clue why it happens since neither microbe can be cultured and antibiotics often don't help. ...Read more

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What makes secondary bacterial infection in the male gentiles from STD and what is secondary bacterial infection in the genatil of an std?

Question unclear: You may develop secondary uti, prostatitis, or other secondary infection if you have some obstruction of the urethra from either gonorrhea or ngu. You may have opportunistic infections secondary to hiv/aids, but would need more info on the type of std you are referring to in order to answer you appropriately. ...Read more

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Causes for penile lesions that are non sexually related?

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Causes for penile lesions that are non sexually related?

Here are some...: Those in foreskin are usually related with infection (usually fungus; rarely bacterial.) from poor topical hygiene; occasionally, psoriasis or lichen atrophicus may occur. Those for penile skin may be overactive sebaceous gland, mole, atopic dermatitis, etc. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of acquiring and std/hiv from unprotected sex?

What is the likelihood of acquiring and std/hiv from unprotected sex?

Difficult to answer: It depends on the risk factor of your partner. Does your partner have hiv? Does your partner have an std? How many sexual partners does your partner have? Does your partner use IV drugs like heroine. If you are worried get tested with your family doctor or gyn. ...Read more

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Are cysts an early sign of HIV or a kind of std?

Are cysts an early sign of HIV or a kind of std?

More info?: Cysts...I need more info. In general terms no "cycts" are classically associated with hiv. If your referring to herpes, shingles, warts or molluscum...Then to some degree yes. If your referring to kidney or liver cysts..Absolutely not. ...Read more

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What are some other causes For a Yeast infection? Instead of sex

What are some other causes For a Yeast infection? Instead of sex

Many: I am presuming you mean vaginal infection. Fungal infections can be of the skin, blood, organs etc. It can happen after antibiotic therapy, patients with Diabetics and in some cases excessive use to personal hygiene cleaners etc. Clothes can increase skin, in a warm humid climate. The list is long, suggest talk to you MD. Best of luck ...Read more

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Burning sensation in rectum. Having chronic non bacterial prostatitis. Is it a early sign of cancer or inflammation?

Burning sensation in rectum. Having chronic non bacterial prostatitis. Is it a early sign of cancer or inflammation?

Not Cancer!: Cancer of prostate does not occur under 30 years of age. So, I suspect your symptoms are due to Chronoic prostatitis which has little if anything to do with prostate Cancer. Your prostate doctor can guide and treat you further. ...Read more