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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,411 Doctors shared insights

Sexually Transmitted Infections (Overview)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are spread through sexual activity.


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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,411 Doctors shared insights

Sexually Transmitted Infections (Overview)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are spread through sexual activity.


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What are the symptoms of sexually transmitted infections in general?

What are the symptoms of sexually transmitted infections in general?

Numerous: Too diverse and complicated to go into in a brief paragraph. If you fear, however, that you may have been the unfortunate recipient of an std, go see a doctor, get tested extensively and in the future be very very careful. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Gena Kluwe Dr. Kluwe
6 other doctors agreed
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Sexually transmitted infections (Tip)

If you *think* you might have an std, do go get it checked out. Don't think it will go away. ...See more

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How long does it take for one to start showing neurologic signs of sexually transmitted infections?

How long does it take for one to start showing neurologic signs of sexually transmitted infections?

Usually years: Sexually transmitted infection known to have neurolgical manifestations such as syphilis and hiv, may take years to show their effects. If syphilis is treated early, this late effect will not occur, because the disease is cured. ...Read more

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Sexually transmitted infections (Tip)

Never presume someone does not have an std just because they say so. Always use protection. ...See 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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Some parabasalids can cause human infections? Trichomonas is the one that causes a sexually transmitted infection?

Some parabasalids can cause human infections? Trichomonas is the one that causes a sexually transmitted infection?

Yes to both: The parabasalids are currently divided into 10 orders.
The trichomonads have one group of 4-6 flagella, one of which is attached to the side of the cell and often forms an undulating membrane. Many are found in vertebrate hosts, including trichomonas vaginalis, which causes a sexually transmitted disease in humans. ...Read more

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Sexually transmitted infections (Tip)

If you have an std, you use protection not only to prevent spreading it, but also to avoid a 2nd one. ...See more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask your doctor about TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint), as it could cause ear pain
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Look for ear pain or ear drainage, as they are both signs of infection
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See a doctor if you think you have an ear infection
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What is the treatment for sexually transmitted infections?

For syphillis: And gonorrhea, high dose, parenteral penicillin; for clamydia, tetracyclines. Viral (hpv, genital herpes, hiv, hepatitis b, c, d), there is presetnly no treatment to eliminate, but for HIV and hepatitis, anti-virals control the virus, and prevent death. ...Read more

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How to prevent getting sexually transmitted infections? It will be my first time.

Barrier protection.: If you will have sex. Know your partners past. Been promiscuous? Important point. If you will have sex than a condom for the male is essential. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Sexually transmitted infections (Tip)

If you or your partner is diagnosed with an std, you both must be treated! ...See more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call your doctor if you have a fever or back pain
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well hydrated and to help flush the infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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Sexually transmitted infections and hiv==risk of catching any of them per partner if sex only once with him?

Sexually transmitted infections and hiv==risk of catching any of them per partner if sex only once with him?

Always a risk: Percentages have no meaning when it comes to an individual patient. You should be tested extensively, but more importantly, protect yourself and trust nobody when they profess to not having stds. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Romans Dr. Romans
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Sexually transmitted infections (Tip)

Both partners must be treated simultaneously for an std or it will be passed back & forth. ...See more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover your eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
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How can I avoid getting sexually transmitted infections during pregnancy?

How can I avoid getting sexually transmitted infections during pregnancy?

No sex OR Safe sex: Practice as safe of sex as you can. Condoms every time, less risky behaviors (i.e. Multiple partners, anal sex, unprotected sex, etc...) and protect yourself with condoms every time. Also get good prenatal care with usual testing for fetus and you, and get frequent std testing. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Sexually transmitted infections (Tip)

You must let your partner know about your std before sex, not after. ...See more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food, such as caffeine, citrus, alcohol, and spicy foods
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Take an over-the-counter urinary analgesic for pain and to soothe the bladder
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How are sexually transmitted infections originally found?

Not to scare you but: Death, dementia, disfigurement, pain, cancer, transmission to others!

sores, rashes, pain on urination...
If you think you have been exposed. Get checked. ...Read more

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Sexually transmitted infections (Tip)

Ask your partner about std history. You must be able to communicate to be safe. ...See more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics, as clostridium difficile infection is a common complication
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Stay out of hospitals as much as possible
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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What are the immediate effects of sexually transmitted infections?

What are the immediate effects of sexually transmitted infections?

There are none.: The scary part is, there are no "immediate" symptoms which is one of the reasons diseases can be spread unknowingly and damge can occir to the patient. Sometimes, it may take days or even months before people develop symptoms/effects. For women, early (not immediate) symptoms include vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, low-grade fevers, urinary symptoms and pain during sex. Infertility is possible. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
788 Doctors shared insights

Std (Definition)

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


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
9 Doctors shared insights

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