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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, or oral sexual intercourse.

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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. Stephen Scholand
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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

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Tip)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Having one std increases the risk of having another std. See your hcp regularly & practice safe sex. ...See more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
Once
Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
Daily
Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
Daily
Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
Daily
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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 Diseases (Tip)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Aside from abstinence, condoms are your leading weapon against getting an std. ...See more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Drink at least 2L of water
Daily
Avoid irritating foods
Daily
Empty bladder 4-6 times per day
Daily
Empty bladder after intercourse
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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

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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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

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