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Can sexually transmitted infections cause long term health problems?

Can sexually transmitted infections cause long term health problems?

Sex Effects: Sexual transmitted diseases, if untreated, can cause long term health problems. Syphilis is a good example, which can cause heart, and nervous system disorders including dementia and insanity. Others like HIV can result in aids and death. Hepatitis can lead to liver cancer and death. Some infections can result in chronic fatigue, depression and other cancers like cervical and penile cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

STD is also known as Sexually transmitted disease. This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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What are the ways that people get a sexually transmitted disease/infection?

What are the ways that people get a sexually transmitted disease/infection?

Sexual contact: Depends on the infection - but often through oral, anal or vaginal sex. ...Read more

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Is a sexually transmitted infection the same as a sexually transmitted disease?

Is a sexually transmitted infection the same as a sexually transmitted disease?

Yes: Doctors go back and forth on the preferred politically correct terminology, but they're the same thing. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a sexually transmitted infection and a sexually transmitted disease?

Former causes Latter: A sexually transmitted disease is the manifestation of a sexually transmitted infection. The infection causes the signs, symptoms, and short and long term effects of disease. The disease is named for the agent that causes the infection. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hello i need to know if a urinary infection is the result of a sexually transmitted disease?

Hello i need to know if a urinary infection is the result of a sexually transmitted disease?

UTI versus STD: A good medical provider that you trust should be safe to discuss all of your concerns and your recent history...Including your sexual history. But, along with the urine culture that must be happening, the provider can also test for common stds that can also cause the symptoms of a uti. ...Read more

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Are there any sexually transmitted infections that a dude can have without knowing?

Are there any sexually transmitted infections that a dude can have without knowing?

Absolutely: Most infections have a period of time where you don't have symptoms. For example, with hiv, most patients don't have any symptoms right away. Weeks later, you may have some symptoms which resemble a generic viral illness. Bottom line is, you should get tested. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections is also known as Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more