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Non Sexual Sources Of Infection
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
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
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
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
Whats the procedure of getting tested for different types of stds? Especially those which has a symptom of penile discharge.
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
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
What is the etiologic agent, mode of transmission, source of infection, and period of communicable of emphysema?
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
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
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
How can a non bacterial infection of throat which is around voice box and not visible be identified? Ie any fungal or other type of infections?, thank
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
Burning sensation in rectum. Having chronic non bacterial prostatitis. Is it a early sign of cancer or inflammation?
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