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What's the best way to remain STD and pregnancy free?

What's the best way to remain STD and pregnancy free?

Abstinence: Short of not having any sex, then practicing safe sex by using birth control, along with condoms and hopefully knowing the person you are having sex with does not have any std's. Avoid oral sex if you are not sure of any std's too. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How good are condoms in preventing STDs and pregnancy?

How good are condoms in preventing STDs and pregnancy?

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

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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?

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?

Bleeding: For the pregnancy question, there is a definite way to find out! For the STD question a PCP would be the best option to find out. But essentially, the tincture of time is best to answer these questions. I do wish I could be more of a help. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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Why does my doctor need to screen me for STDs during pregnancy?

Why does my doctor need to screen me for STDs during pregnancy?

Fetal infection: Screening is necessary because some of these infections can be transmitted to the fetus and can cause serious complications. At the same time, transmission can be prevented if treated early. ...Read more

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I tested negative for STDs and pregnancy. Yet I'm experiencing frequent urination and breakthrough bleeding, what could be the problem?

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

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Sex on last day of period. Next 2 days after having heavy clear discharge. Should I be worried about std's or pregnancy?

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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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.

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.

Pregnant?: Get a home urine test strip kit and use it. If the discharge persists go and see a doctor. Obviously you are having unprotected sex and if you are at all concerned about STDs you should be tested thoroughly. Good luck, and be careful. ...Read more