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Is STD or STI treatable?

Is STD  or STI treatable?

Yes: Stds are all treatable...For now. However, we're now at the point where there's only one antibiotic left that still treats gonorrhea, with nothing else on the horizon. So don't throw away your condoms! ...Read more

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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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Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Probably not: Neither PID nor any other health problem has ever been documented in the sex partners of men with NGU not due to chlamydia or M. genitalium. Does your partner have PID, or are you just worried concerned about it? If the latter, my advice is to not worry. If PID is suspected, she of course should see her doctor or perhaps an NHS GUM clinic. Otherwise nothing need be done. ...Read more

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Is ic a sexually transmitted disease/infection (std/sti)? 

Is ic a sexually transmitted disease/infection (std/sti)? 

No: Interstitial cystitis is an inflammatory condition wherein the bladder is deficient in a 'slime layer' that protects the lining from irritating substances in the urine. Almost like a 'diaper rash' on the inside. It can be managed and treated with dietary changes, oral medications and sometimes infusions of medicine into the bladder. ...Read more

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Is urethritis a std?

Yes, almost always: With very rare exceptions, urethritis is an STD. (But not if you are not sexualy active; in that case, urethritis of course cannot be an STD.) The 3 main causes of urethritis are gonorrhea, chlamydia, and nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). If you think you have urethritis, or have symptoms (discharge of pus or mucus, sometimes with painful urination) see a doctor ASAP for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is cervicitis sexually transmitted?

Is cervicitis sexually transmitted?

Not necessarily: Cervicitis is simply an inflammation of the cervix. It could be inflammed for many different reasons. Std's are some causes. There are more benign causes of cervicitis though that are not sexually transmitted. If concerned, see your pcp or gyn physician. ...Read more

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Is sexually transmitted infections possible without having real sex?

Is sexually transmitted infections possible without having real sex?

Yes: Any exchange of bodily fluids can increase your risks of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (i.e. Oral sex). Certain viruses out there are dna virues (herpes, hpv, etc.), which means once you have it, you have it for life; we can treat them...But we cannot cure them. If you've had an intimate encounter with a high-risk individual, play it safe and see your doctor so you don't lose sleep. ...Read more

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What other way than sexually is ureaplasma (mycoplasma) contracted?

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Contact: Transmission of ureaplasma is by contact; however, it can lay dormant and not cause symptoms for a prolonged amount of time after acquisition. ...Read more

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Is tuberculous epididymitis sexually transmitted?

Is tuberculous epididymitis sexually transmitted?

No: Tuberculosis can affect any part of the body (though it usually affects the lungs) including the epididymis and testes. Tuberculosis is transmitted via inhalation of infected respiratory droplets. ...Read more

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Is prostatitis an std?

Is prostatitis an std?

Sometimes: Sometimes yes, and sometimes its a more common bacteria such as e. Coli or klebsiella. There are other causes as well and prostatitis may be acute or chronic. Consult your doctor for more info on a specific case. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch any STDs doing anal sex(no condom) even if both partners are STDs free?

Are you sure?: If ? 100% std free, no you should not get an std with anal intercourse. You can get more yeast infections and uti's if proper hygiene is not followed. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial std. Is cephalexin good treatment for an STD like gonorrhea?

I have a bacterial std. Is cephalexin good treatment for an STD like gonorrhea?

GC resistant to CEPH: Cephalexin is not used these days for treatment of gonorrhea. You need to be checked and treated by your doctor or a clinic.You need to be examined and culture taken for gonorrhea and chlamydia or dna probe test done on discharge or urine test 2014 guidelines for treating gonorrhea one injection of ceftraxone250mgm or 400mgmof Cefixime orally and 2 grms of azithromycine as it will treat chlamydia. ...Read more

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Is bacterial vaginosis sexually transmitted?

Is bacterial vaginosis sexually transmitted?

No: Bacterial vaginosis or BV is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is simply a shift or alteration in the normal vaginal flora causing irritation, vaginal discharge, or foul odor. Antibiotics are given to treat bv. ...Read more

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Std risk from genital grinding from women. No condom. No pen. No ejacul. Thailand; HIV subtype e or other STD possible? Two weeks ago. Testing needed?

Std risk from genital grinding from women. No condom. No pen. No ejacul. Thailand; HIV subtype e or other STD possible? Two weeks ago. Testing needed?

STI: If there was any skin to skin where a possibility of bodily fluids could have been exchanged then there is a possibility of sexually transmitted infection ...Read more

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1 sex partner.After initial sexual encounter fishy rectal odor, lip tingling. Tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia= negative?Fishy odor due to herpes?

1 sex partner.After initial sexual encounter fishy rectal odor, lip tingling. Tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia= negative?Fishy odor due to herpes?

Bacterial vaginosis: The fishy odor is usually due to an infection that is a mixture of many different bacteria, the common name is bacterial vaginosis, also call it bv. The causes are many, bringing bacteria from the rectum to the vagina. It is not classified as a std, but it can be transferred from one partner to the other. Women can develop this with out being sexually active, hence not a true std. ...Read more

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more