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Doctor insights on: Should I Get Vasectomy If Allergic To Latex Condoms

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Vasectomy (Definition)

Tubes on both sides from testicle to prostate that carry sperm made by testicles are brought out through a small skin puncture in the scrotum and either cut, tied, burned or clamped. Simple procedure, cost effective and usually with minimal side effects. Low failure rate. Clinic procedure, done in office with local anesthetic to skin. Minimal down time. A very ...Read more


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Can I have a latex allergy and not react to latex condom?

Can I have a latex allergy and not react to latex condom?

Yes: But if you know you are allergic to latex condoms, you should not use them. There are other types of condoms made out of non latex material. ...Read more

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Apparently I have a severe latex allergy. So what condoms can I use if gay?

Natural ones: There are natural, and other condoms clearly labeled "do not contain latex". Just look carefully on the box. ...Read more

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If im allergic to comdom what should I use then?

Sheepskin: Sheepskin condoms can be used but are less effective for birth control. 2 methods of birth control are always recommended. ...Read more

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I might be allergic to condoms..Advice please?

I might be allergic to condoms..Advice please?

Avoid latex: condoms, or gloves, or any altex product, if in doubt see an allergist, use alternate material for condoms, non -latex condoms are available, bit expensive though, use vinyl gloves if need be, good luck ...Read more

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Alternative to condoms? I'm allergic to latex. Not concerned about pregnancy

Alternative to condoms? I'm allergic to latex. Not concerned about pregnancy

Latex free condoms: There are several latex free condoms on the market. These include lifestyles skyn and trogan naturals lambskin. These should be available in your local pharmacy or they can be purchased on amazon. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an actual allergy to latex condoms?

How do I know if I have an actual  allergy to latex condoms?

Testing: Both contact patvh testing and type 1 immediate testing need to be done. Any allergist cqn do these. ...Read more

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How can you test if I am allergic to spermicide?

How can you test if I am allergic to spermicide?

Patch test: If the symptoms did not start until at least 24 hours after the exposure, a skin patch test may be helpful in determining whether you are allergic to the spermicide or not. ...Read more

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Should I worry about pregnancy if use BCP,Male condoms,&Pull out?No condoms have leaked/broke.BF may not able to conceive due to 2 Undescended testis

Should I worry about pregnancy if use BCP,Male condoms,&Pull out?No condoms have leaked/broke.BF may not able to conceive due to 2 Undescended  testis

Birth control pills: Your birth control pills are the first line of defense against pregnancy. They are 99% effective with perfect use. Condoms are 98% effective in preventing pregnancy. The pull out method is the least effective. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I am not allergic to globes or balloons, is it possible to be allergic to condoms?

Condoms: It may still happen as condom friction on the mucosal membranes introduces latex under the surface more than just blowing a balloon. ...Read more

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How can you test if I am allergic or sensitive to spermicide?

How can you test if I am allergic or sensitive to spermicide?

Allergy patch test: Make an appointment to see an allergist and bring the spermicide as well as any barrier methods typically used for contraception. An allergist can review the ingredients and check for latex allergy. After hearing your health history, the course of the symptoms, there is scratch and patch allergy testing available to identify the offending agent. Also, this may lead to recommended agents. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to condoms but not due to a latex allergy?

Yes: Most codoms have a lubricant which you could be reacting to. Some condoms are latex free, try this type to see if they cause any problem. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are allergy to latex condoms without getting some rash?

How can you tell if you are allergy to latex condoms without getting some rash?

Different events: Allergies include not only rash but many other symptoms. Difficulty breathing, swelling of tissues are a few of the signs. ...Read more

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What if you're allergic to latex, but want safe sex? What can you do then?

What if you're allergic to latex, but want safe sex? What can you do then?

Here are resources: Good question: go to: www.Latexallergyresources.Org/consumer-products here are the products for contraception they list: durex (770-582-2222) – avanti femcap - fda-approved, latex-free contraceptive device lifestyles skyn large - made from polyisoprene reality trojan – supra the female health company (312-595-9123) - fc female condom. ...Read more

Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more


Latex (Definition)

1. The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air. 2. An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in paints, adhesives, and various synthetic rubber products. ...Read more