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I use a pillow to masturbate every time. Gets washed once in 1-2 weeks and lays on the couch etc. Chance of std, infection? No symptoms just wondering

I use a pillow to masturbate every time. Gets washed once in 1-2 weeks and lays on the couch etc. Chance of std, infection? No symptoms just wondering

Poor Hygiene: You cannot give yourself an STD. These done just appear without exposure to a previously infected human sexually. But, hygiene that is poor leads to bacterial or yeast infections frequently. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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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


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What can cause an inflammed urethra no STD or infection and what symptoms can it cause?

What can cause an inflammed urethra no STD or infection and what symptoms can it cause?

Allergic reaction: Inflammation is typically due to some type of reaction, whether it be to an environmental allergen or an infection, or even the body's own immune system attacking itself. If infection has been ruled out, it could be an allergic reaction, there could be a foreign body there. Symptoms would be pain and pressure sensation combined. A urologist could put a camera in the urethra to check it out. ...Read more

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What can cause your urethral swelling without any type of STD or infection and what symptoms does the inflammation produce?

Could be from allerg: Allergic reaction, irritation from rubbing form intercourse, urethral prolapse, caruncle, rarely cancer, u need to see a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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If I am very susceptible to infections, fall ill easily or has low immunity.Is it likely that i will show symptoms of a STD 6 hours post exposure?

If I am very susceptible to infections, fall ill easily or has low immunity.Is it likely that i will show symptoms of a STD 6 hours post exposure?

No: Six hours is much too soon for an infection to develop after sexual activities, and be causing symptoms. People don't have to worry about symptoms arising, until 3 days or more have passed after the activities. ...Read more

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If i had a uterine infection (not std), would I have symptoms? If so, what?

If i had a uterine infection (not std), would I have symptoms? If so, what?

Many symptoms: Perhaps the most common symptoms from a uterine infection would be pain, bleeding and abnormal discharge. However, some uterine infections can be asymptomatic. That is why it is critical for women to have routine obgyn examinations. ...Read more

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Can anal sex give me and infection In my anus if so what are the symptoms not STD but infection ?

Can anal sex give me and infection In my anus if so what are the symptoms not STD but infection ?

STDs are possible: Receiving anal sex does risk STDs of anus and rectum, especially gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, and syphilis. The same precautions are necessary as for vaginal sex: uninfected partner, condoms, etc. Non-STD problems include anal fissures and trauma with bleeding. The main symptoms of all these (STD and other) are discharge or mucus from anus or on stool, pain, and sometimes bleeding. ...Read more

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I was treated for a yeast infection & symptoms went away. Is it still possible that it was a STD & not a yeast infection?

Without testing?: Untreated vaginal STDs become less symptomatic. And even asymptomatic. But they can prove dangerous and over time make a female infertile. If you could have an STD then you need testing. Infections do not clear on their own. Ever. ...Read more

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I am suffering from yeast infection symptoms for about a month on and off. I know it's not an std. What could be going on?

Original infection: Not treated to complettion or reinfected. See your dr. If you have only tried over the counter remedies or probiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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 are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more