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Std Symptoms And Cures
Diagnosed with urethritis but tested negative for UTI and stds. What other possible causes/treatments?
Ureaplasma or viral: Non-specific urethritis (NSU). These organisms are notoriously difficult to identify. Discuss with your Dr., ureaplasma respond to Erythromycin type of antibiotics. Viral urethritis is treated symptomatically. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can relieve the burning sensation. Probiotics e.g live culture yogurt or lactobacillus may help ...Read more
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
I have tested positive for strep b, with some cervix inflammation and no yeast, though all my symptoms suggest a yeast infection. Any ideas?
Smelly discharge, UTI symptoms, sore throat. Could it be from my new birth control? Or are they all symptoms of gonorrhea or chlamydia?
BV: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal complaint in women affecting 29% of women in the U.S. BV is referred to as nonspecific vaginitis and is a condition that can produce vaginal discharge that results from an overgrowth of certain kinds of bacteria in the vagina. BV is not dangerous, but it can cause disturbing symptoms of odor, discharge and itching. Rx is antibiotics-vaginal or PO. ...Read more
Bacterial infections: Are generally treated with oral antibiotics for 10-14 days . Depends on severity or nature of bacteria, some may require combination antibiotics orally or by injections. Some will clear in a few days and others, much, much longer especially those with complications - it takes weeks or months! early treatment , diagnosis & close follow up highly recommended. ...Read more
Nothing or .....: You could have UTI or std without any symptoms. So high index of suspicion is needed. The usual symptoms for UTI are pain in the bladder area, burning when urinating, frequency, or fever/chills with backpain may suggest kidney infection. For std - there are many kinds - but look for discharge (other than white in color), odor, unusual irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as non pregnant: Trichomonads are parasites the cause lots of irritation and discharge in the vagina. The discharge is examined under the microscope showing the ameba-like, tail wagging microorganism. The discharge may be abundant and yellowish . See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment options are there for non bacterial urethritis? STD negative. Treating me for UTI but no relief. Bad pain at tip of penis when pee/ejac
Eat after meds: I'm assuming that you're probably taking doxycycline, since it's the usual first choice antibiotic for lyme disease. Doxy capsules can irritate the esophagus if they get stuck on the way down. To prevent this, eat bread or another bland solid food (not milk or dairy) right after taking doxy to push the pills down. If you've already irritated your esophagus you may need to see your doc to get meds. ...Read more
I get conflicting info ;can chronic bacterial prostatitis cause problems w/partner thru sex?I was treated w/antibiotics but symptoms are now chronic
No risk, but...: ...chronic bacterial prostatitis is rare at your age. Is the diagnosis certain? Nonbacterial prostatitis far more common, or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (same symptoms, easily confused with prostatitis). None of these is sexually transmitted and none risky for sex partners. However, sometimes nongonococcal urethritis is misdiagnosed as prostatitis. NGU is an STD and can be harmful for partners ...Read more
17 y.o rarely sexually active girl w/ all symptoms of yeast infection except smell. Diagnosed with BV but no BV symptoms. Recurrent for past 3 months.
Recheck: If symptoms are not resolving - this warrants reassessment. ...Read more
Double check: Make sure the infection is cleared with another urine analysis and culture. This is the most common cause of persistent symptoms. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) helps with acute symptoms but it is not for chronic use. It is possible with a severe infection that there is significant bladder inflammation that takes a while to resolve but i would bet persistent infection with a bacteria resistant to original antibiotic. ...Read more
Amoebiasis: Of the 10% to 20% of people who become symptomatic from e. Histolytica infection it is usually mild with loose stool, abdominal pain & cramping. In more serious cases of dysentery there is bloody diarrhea, fever & abdominal pain. There are cases where it has spread to the liver, lungs & brain. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: "Approximately 50 to 75 percent of women with BV have no symptoms. Those with symptoms often note an unpleasant, "fishy smelling" vaginal discharge that is more noticeable after sexual intercourse. Vaginal discharge that is off-white and thin may also be present.Some patients have itching. Pain during urination or sex, redness, and swelling are not typical." See dr to know. ...Read more
UTI is finished but still symptoms are available.
what should i do?
Can there be other diseases with these symptoms?(i don't have diabetes )
Other possibilities: The answer depends on the symptoms. Urinary frequency give you a different list of possibilities than pain with urination, or discharge. UTIs are not as common in men as they are in women. STDs can give similar symptoms. All antibiotics do not treat all problems and if you were treated for a UTI but really have an STD you may need a different medication.Be evaluated for the appropriate treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are common neurological symptoms for seronegative antiphospholipid syndrome and once treated do these symptoms go away?
Yes and no!: First, all acla are of not the same significance, since the igm anticardiolipin ab is more likely to cause blood vessel blockage than the igg, which is worse than the iga! second, if a mini-stroke has occured, there may be complete resolution. If a major stroke has occurred then resolution will be incomlete at best. Individuals with antiphospholipid syndrome should be anticoagulated. ...Read more
Mouth,skin&genitals: Male yeast infection is not not that common in men with intact immune symptoms, it can happen in any part of body but more common in mouth, skin and genitalia oral yeast is called thrush and in skin can cause rash penile yeast infectionis irritation, itching, and soreness of head of penis and may show white blisters and redness.It may also cause burning durind urination and it is called balanitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can htlv have the same symptoms as hiv? Cannot get a diagnoses. Terrible symptoms for 4 months following oral sex. also confirmed hhv6 infection.
HTLV is unlikely: As in my previous reply, HTLV is not known to be transmitted by oral sex. You don't say your symptoms, but apparently you think they are similar to ARS (acute HIV infection). If so, probably your symptoms are not due to any infection at all from that exposure. If related to that event, I would think about an anxiety reaction, not an infection. Almost certainly not HTLV. ...Read more