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Stds In Pregnancy
Expiration dates on condoms are a recommended time to use before a chance of breaking not that they wont protect you from STDs or pregnancy after date?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Condoms: According to planned parenthood even with proper use of condoms 2 women per 100 become pregnant. With improper use of condoms that number rises to 15 per 100 women. Not all condoms protect against std's - ie. Natural lambskin. Additionally, there are some std's like herpes that still effect skin at base of condom (unprotected skin). ...Read more
If a condom is used but it's passed the expiration date...what risks are involved? It did not break. Std or pregnancy risk? What should I do now?
Get checked for STD: The risks of using a condom pass the expiration date are the same risks as have unprotected sexual intercourse. A condom passed the expiration date may or may not provide protection from sexually transmitted disease (STD). Condoms do provide good protection for pregnancy. Even prior to expiration date, condoms are only ~60% effective as birth control. Get checked for STD. Use more reliable BC ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having cramps and I've been bleeding (a little) and its not close to my time of the month. Could this be an std or pregnancy?
When you go to the doctors and get STD and pregnancy testings do they tell you the results of the STD test there? Or they call you in a few days?
STD Testing: It all depends on the test. In general most stds are not diagnosed the same day. There is usually a way to meet or communicate lab results at another time. ...Read more
I tested negative for STDs and pregnancy. Yet I'm experiencing frequent urination and breakthrough bleeding, what could be the problem?
Many answers.: Your symptoms could be from any number of issues. The frequent urination could be anything from an overactive bladder to interstitial cystitis to diabetes. The breakthrough bleeding is fairly common on oral contraceptives and may be imiprovtime on the medication or change to a monophasic pill (one with only one hormone dose, rather than changing from week to week. ...Read more
Excessive, odorless, milky white discharge for only 1 day a week before period, now period is a day late. Std or pregnancy? I get checked frequently.
Sex on last day of period. Next 2 days after having heavy clear discharge. Should I be worried about std's or pregnancy?
Sure: Any person who has sex should be worried about STD's or pregnancy unless: one or both people are no longer fertile (or never were fertile), and both people are currently clear of STD's and do not have any other sexual partners under any circumstances. That usually means being married, settled down, and living happily... ...Read more
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