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I am 70 years old, not sexually active, post menopause (age 50) and have a brownish discharge. Should I go to urgent care or my primary doctor?

I am 70 years old, not sexually active, post menopause (age 50) and have a brownish discharge. Should I go to urgent care or my primary doctor?

Go see ur pcp : Postmenopausal bleeding or spotting is not normal and should be evaluated it is not an emergency so I would not recommend going to an urgent care center or ER. See your PCP or someone with expertise in Gyn and assessment of postmenopausal spotting or discharge. ...Read more

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What exactly is the healthy age range to be sexually active?

What exactly is the healthy age range to be sexually active?

Any adult age: Sexual activity is a serious issue with many aspects that might not be uppermost in the minds of younger people. A mature outlook is important. Generally 18 years is a reasonable cut off point. Below this age, judgement is suspect even though the anatomy and lust are there. After that most are mature enough to engage in the full spectrum of sexual activity. ...Read more

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32 years old sexually active. Been feeling weak and shake is it normal?

32 years old sexually active. Been feeling weak and shake is it normal?

Not really: You are feeling weak and shaking. You may have an infection or some underlying medical illness, so get a dr. to examine you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 23-year-old son and tells me that he is secreting pus with his urine. He is sexually active. . .?

What to do if I have a 23-year-old son and tells me that he is secreting pus with his urine. He is sexually active. . .?

Buy him condoms: He's too big for you to lecture him. He wants to be loved, not scolded. And have him get to his physician to determine whether this is a discharge from a sexually trnasmitted disease, or whether this is white blood cells in the urine from some cause that the physician must determine. Congratulations on being a parent of a young man who actually comes to you for advice. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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What could a painful erection and dark colored semen? It is in a man over the age of 50 who is not very sexually active it that helps at all

What could a painful erection and dark colored semen? It is in a man over the age of 50 who is not very sexually active it that helps at all

See your doc: Consistent pain with erection isn't normal, neither is consistent discoloration. Suggest you see your doc about it, he/she may recommend you see a urologist or get further testing as well. ...Read more

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LMP-may 4-10. Expected O may 18-23, unexpected bleeding("medium")occurred may 23-june 1. What does this mean? 22 years old, sexually active, 2 kids

LMP-may 4-10. Expected O may 18-23, unexpected bleeding("medium")occurred may 23-june 1. What does this mean? 22 years old, sexually active, 2 kids

An off cycle: If I follow you correctly you had some unexpected bleeding. If this is a one time problem it usually corrects itself over the next cycle. Consider starting birth control to provide you with better cycle regulation. There are so many great options available. ...Read more

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What is the percentage chance of a 39yr old almost 40 of conceiving during pullout method .has not been sexually active for years... usually my breas?

What is the percentage chance of a 39yr old almost 40 of conceiving during pullout method .has not been sexually active for years... usually my breas?

It depends upon: It depends upon the time of the month of your menstrual cycle. Very high risk for pregnancy if you are ovulating. The pull out method is not a reliable form of birth control as a pre cum has viable sperm. At a minimum consider using condoms as a barrier to prevent pregnancy and STD transmission. Consider choosing a reliable form of contraception such as birth control pills, injection or IUD ...Read more

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Is it normal not to be sexually active at the age of 28?

Is it normal not to be sexually active at the age of 28?

Female Sexuality: It is normal in as far as your choice is fine. While sex activity is a normal and good part of the human experience it comes to us in different ways. If you want to be sexually active then ask your girlfriends what they do or how they meet sexual partners.

If you are embarrassed then let's get you some information. I often recommend the female sexuality manifesto: "our bodies our selves". ...Read more

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What's the probability of an 88-year-old man still being sexually active?

What's the probability of an 88-year-old man still being sexually active?

High Hefner is 87: And still sexually, so an 88 yo can be but most likely mr. Hefner and the 88 yo are using medications like viagra (sildenafil) or one of the newer ones. ...Read more

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I am married at age 23yrs. But I am just sexually active for 2yrs. Altogether only 3-4 months,after that no relation. Should I get papsmeartest?

I am married at age 23yrs. But I am just sexually active for 2yrs. Altogether only 3-4 months,after that no relation. Should I get papsmeartest?

You are at low: Risk for cervical cancer with little sexual activity. But the main idea is to start being screened for cervical cancer about 3 years after the onset of sexual activity. The HPV virus, if contracted, is not expected to cause cervical cellular changes for several years. So when it has been 3 years since sexual activity onset, I would recommend a Pap smear. Hope this helps. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Sexually active on 11/23 late cycle this month what I'm having i bled heavy for 2 days &since day 3 been from old blood to new blood what's wrong?

Sexually active on 11/23 late cycle this month what I'm having i bled heavy for 2 days &since day 3 been from old blood to new blood what's wrong?

Depoprovera: Your profile shows that you are on Depoprovera. Irregular bleeding on Depo is very normal and expected. If you are not satisfied with the bleeding patterns from Depo then you may want to consider an IUD like Skyla or Mirena (levonorgestrel) or an implant like Nexplanon. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 17 years old and male. Is being sexually active holding me bavk from growing anymore In any way? Can anything in my diet push me to grow more?

Hi, I'm 17 years old and male. Is being sexually active holding me bavk from growing anymore In any way? Can anything in my diet push me to grow more?

Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & and remaining physically active. Nothing you eat or drink will add inches. Sexual activity has no effect. Most males are finished growing by 17.A xray of your wrist/hand could be studied for growth centers. If closed, you are finished, if open you couldgrow more. ...Read more

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Ii have been sexually active since the age of 16. Ii am now 21. Should II be getting smear tests? When II called to book one they said not till im 25.

Ii have been sexually active since the age of 16. Ii am now 21. Should II be getting smear tests? When II called to book one they said not till im 25.

Now is good: Most offices start checking with onset of sexual activity so you can be checked for STDs which can affect fertility. Definitely get screened at 21 if you're sexually active. Once you've been screened with normal smears & (-)hpv tests; then your doc can help you decide how often to be checked. I do have pts who need treatment for high-grade pap smears in their teens. Call again or switch offices. ...Read more

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I'm a 24-year old male why do I have small bumps in my private area and I haven't been sexually active for years.?

I'm a 24-year old male why do I have small bumps in my private area and I haven't been sexually active for years.?

Genital Lesions: The reason we develop bumps or skin lesions in the private area is due to many possible causes. In a male with your age, with previous sexual activity, having a std is a concern. Your bumps can be benign lesion or it be a sign of a std, skin allergies, or a fungal infection where the treatment can be simple and curative. I recommend you see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Hello, im 28 years old and ttc. Husband said he has been sexually active 10 years and not empragnated any of his partners, is he infertile?

Hello, im 28 years old and ttc. Husband said he has been sexually active 10 years and not empragnated any of his partners, is he infertile?

Maybe (not) . . .: If he's had unprotected sex for 10yrs w/o fathering any children, then he might be infertile (or very lucky) but that also depends upon how many times/partners during this decade. The Easiest way to find out is semen or sperm analysis. His family doc can order this test (well, maybe not in the philippines but at least here in the states). And since you're ttc, ask your OB or family doc about folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 20 yrs old years old and I am sexually active with my boyfriend. The last time I had sex was maybe 3 weeks ago?

What do you suggest if I am 20 yrs old years old and I am sexually active with my boyfriend. The last time I had sex was maybe 3 weeks ago?

That's fine: Love's beautiful, though it brings both joy and sorrow to every adult. Love responsibly and safely, and be sure you use birth control until you are sure you are ready to be a mother. If there's something more specific, please send us your question again. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old and my erection weakened. I had a really strong erection and I've been sexually active for 4 years. Can it be too much sex?

I'm 19 years old and my erection weakened. I had a really strong erection and I've been sexually active for 4 years. Can it be too much sex?

No: Too much sex will not weaken your erection, unless you're having it so frequently that you're still in a refractory period. Common causes of erectile dysfunction in otherwise healthy young me include anxiety and depression. If you have normal erections during masturbation, that makes it more likely that the cause is psychological. ...Read more

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How can I get harder erections at 16 years old? I've noticed my erections are getting weak how can I avoid this because I'm sexually active right now.

How can I get harder erections at 16 years old? I've noticed my erections are getting weak how can I avoid this because I'm sexually active right now.

Performance anxiety?: Easy question, "hard" answer. Your erections are dependent on the amount of blood flowing into the venous sinus' of the penis AND the brain stimuli/desire. If you are exhausted, anxious, worried about how "hard things can be" well, erections will not be "easy". By the way, forget about all the men's magazine pill remedies for this, they simply don't work. ...Read more

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20yr old sexually active for 2 yrs. Had pelvic 8 months ago for pain. Was normal. Have had 4 more partners and pain is pretty constant now. What wrong?

20yr old sexually active for 2 yrs. Had pelvic 8 months ago for pain. Was normal. Have had 4 more partners and pain is pretty constant now. What wrong?

It depends. . .: You mentioned that you had a pelvic done 8 months ago. Did your physician do comprehensive std testing? Have you ever had pelvic or abdominal surgery? With pelvic pain, one must consider pelvic inflammatory disease, scarring undiagnosed std, endometriosis, and adhesions. Certainly, you are placing yourself at increased risk of std with multiple partners – please use protection. ...Read more

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For the last several months, I have noticed a strong fishy odor when I pee. I haven't been sexually active in about 5 years. I am a 41yr old female?

For the last several months, I have noticed a strong fishy odor when I pee.  I haven't been sexually active in about 5 years.  I am a 41yr old female?

Drink more water: 6-8 cups of water a day is recommended. Urine should be a pale lemon yellow. If odor is still a problem, some basic blood and urine tests should be done. ...Read more

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Can a 15-year-old get a pap smear if she is sexually active?

Can a 15-year-old get a pap smear if she is sexually active?

Yes: You can. However, it really is not recommended and not needed. The papsmear screens for cervical cancer. However, there are many false positives (tests looks abnormal when it is really fine) and that leads to unnecessary and potentially harmful biopsies and surgeries on the cervix. That is why papsmears are usually not done at an early age. Better to get the hpv vaccine or tested for infections. ...Read more

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I'm 28 years old, female, sexually active, and I suddenly have no sex drive?

I'm 28 years old, female, sexually active, and I suddenly have no sex drive?

What else has change: Loss of sex drive (libido) can be due to psychological causes, physiological causes or both. What's changed in your life? New job? New city? New home? New debt? Money problems? New partner? Loss of partner? Fighting w/partner? Friends & family don't approve of partner? Depression? Excess alcohol, tobacco or other drugs? Weight change? Recent illness? New medication or supplement? Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Can i have a pap smear even if I'm only 20 yrs old but have been sexually active?

Can i have a pap smear even if I'm only 20 yrs old but have been sexually active?

PAP: Absolutely, you really need to have one done. The PAP smear is a test where a brush is used to collect cells from the surface of the cervix. These cells are examined by a pathologist and cytology technologist who look for atypical or malignant cells. A PAP smear can save your life. See you doctor. ...Read more