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Dr. Heidi Fowler
151 Doctors shared insights

Sexual Health Issues (Overview)

"sexual health issues" references a broad range of topics that can occur in the male and female population, and range from adolescence to the geriatric population. Medical issues can include erectile dysfunction in males, and dyspareunia in females. A variety of medical specialists may encounter these issues including primary care/urologists/gynecologists.


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What is the definition or description of: sexual health issues?

What is the definition or description of: sexual health issues?

Broad question: "sexual health issues" references a broad range of topics that can occur in the male and female population, and range from adolescence to the geriatric population. Medical issues can include erectile dysfunction in males, and dyspareunia in females. A variety of medical specialists may encounter these issues including primary care/urologists/gynecologists. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
151 Doctors shared insights

Sexual Health Issues (Overview)

"sexual health issues" references a broad range of topics that can occur in the male and female population, and range from adolescence to the geriatric population. Medical issues can include erectile dysfunction in males, and dyspareunia in females. A variety of medical specialists may encounter these issues including primary care/urologists/gynecologists.


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What are some of the symptoms of women's sexual health issues related to diabetes?

What are some of the symptoms of women's sexual health issues related to diabetes?

Decreased libido: The biggest sexual concerns of women with diabetes include decreased libido and increased risk of uti's and yeast infections, which can make intercourse painful. Good glucose control will decrease these risks as well as frequent checkups for diabetes and well woman exams. ...Read more

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I'm going to get married soon and I have a few sexual health issues. I have weak erections and premature ejaculation problems and short erections?

I'm going to get married soon and I have a few sexual health issues. I have weak erections and premature ejaculation problems and short erections?

Prep for a med eval: I recommend getting an eval from your doctor. Before your appt gather some info to share with your doc. 1. Is your erection harder in the morning or when masturbating? 2. Does premature ejaculation also occur with masturbating? This can help inform your doc. Finally, if this is interfering with your relationship, consider exploring this issue in couples counseling. ...Read more

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What happens during sexual health checks?

What happens during sexual health checks?

Depends: It depends on the doctor. There may be questions about your medical history and social history, a physical exam of the heart, lungs, abdomen, maybe the whole body. A genital exam will probably be included. For women, there may be a speculum exam to look into the vagina, swab vagina and cervix for a Pap smear, and check for infection. The doctor may also internally feel pelvic muscles, ovaries, and uterus. Sometimes, there's also a rectal exam to feel inside the anus and rectum. ...Read more

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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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Practice, as sex improves through practice and communication
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Exercise, as having a better body image will improve your desire
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Want the hottest sexual health sites online?

Want the hottest sexual health sites online?

Try google: Enter sexually explicit terms and sites will appear. However be warned that sites may lock onto you and you can get unwanted spam and phishing emails. ...Read more

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Teen sexual health site?

Teen sexual health site?

Iwannaknow: Iwannaknow. Com separates fact from myth and is a good resource for teens. ...Read more

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Teen sexual health problems.?

Teen sexual health problems.?

Question?: If you are asking whether teens may have problems with their sexual health, the answer is yes. Seek help. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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What consists a sexual health screaning?

What consists a sexual health screaning?

See answer: In general, a sexual health screening consists first of being asked questions about your health, sexual history and practices and then followed by an appropriate physical exam with attention to the genital areas and including a pelvic exam in women. Based on history and exam, appropriate std testing will be done (blood tests, pap smear, fluid cultures). ...Read more

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Do spinal ijections affect sexual health?

Probably not: The injection probably does not however the reason for taking the injections ie herniated disc may interfere with intrecourse by causing pain. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Do tomatoes have any effect one someone's sexual health?

Do tomatoes have any effect one someone's sexual health?

Here are some...: The red-producing Lycopene of tomatoes has been studied and suggested to have some benefit to prostate health but not in a conclusive mode. As to sexual health, it is even more uncertain. To know more on general & sexual health, go to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html & http://www. Formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Thereby you gain insight on how to live a realistic happy life ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want lots of sexual health advice?

What do you advise if I want lots of sexual health advice?

Therapy or...: For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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How does menopause affect a woman's overall sexual health?

How does menopause affect a woman's overall sexual health?

Good news & bad: The good news is that there are no more worries about unintended pregnancy. The bad news is the declining hormone production that can cause vaginal dryness and pain with intercourse as well as a decrease in sexual desire if untreated. ...Read more

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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do some form of vigorous exercise everyday
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Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
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Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
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Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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Could 4 years of prostatitis have affected my sexual health?

Possibly: After 4 years of having prostatitis, it has now become chronic prostatitis. This is much more difficult to treat due to the chronicity of the problem. Due to pain, discomfort, pressure, etc., from the chroinic prostatitis, sexual health can definitely be affected. ...Read more

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Is too much of masturbating for more than 6yrs cause any problem in my sexual health. I'm 23yrs old men.

No.: There is no direct effect of masturbation on health. And there is no upper limit on age. One may generally masturbate without limit. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Second time I have experienced vaginal itching - last time it went away in a couple of days, never had any issues with my sexual health before.?

Second time I have experienced vaginal itching - last time it went away in a couple of days, never had any issues with my sexual health before.?

Maybe vag infection?: It most likely is a vaginal infection that needs evaluation by the MD. If it is external itching first make sure that you haven't been using any harsh soaps or douches in the area. Also prolonged use of perfumed mini-pads can also be a culprit. ...Read more

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Recent vaginal itching, never had issues with my sexual health before, second time this has happened, last time it went away after a couple of days?

Recent vaginal itching, never had issues with my sexual health before, second time this has happened, last time it went away after a couple of days?

Go see your doc: Lots of different things can cause itching... May be as simple as needing to wash externally after every urination to prevent discharge from drying/ irritating skin, may be something that medicine would help with like yeast or bv... May be a skin problem... If not resolved in a few days go check it out ...Read more

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How will aging affect sexual health?

How will aging affect sexual health?

Doesn't have to: Sexual health can be affected by many factors, and aging is only one. Medications can decrease libido as can stress, fatigue, and illness. Good communication and taking the time to nourish the relationship with your partner maintains sexual health. If you have concerns and more questions, it is helpful to speak to your physician and /or a mental health counselor with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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How can I achieve optimal sexual health?

Optimize health by:-: Regular physical exercise or Yoga 4 - 5 times/week. Don't smoke or indulge in recreational drugs. Healthy diet with plenty of fiber, vegetables & grain without excessive calories, protein, fat or salt. Drink plenty of water and avoid excessive alcohol intake. Get plenty of sleep & avoid getting over-tired as well as too much stress. Avoid being a "workaholic" & take vacations. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Dr. Thomas Namey
494 Doctors shared insights

Sexual Health (Definition)

Sexual health usually refers to birth control and condom use to prevent pregnancy and the spread ...Read more