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Stds In Pregnancy
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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