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Can STDs have effects on pregnancy?

Can STDs have effects on pregnancy?

Absolutely!: Especially signifiant risks to the developing fetus. Of course, these serious infections can affect the baby in tremendous ways - even causing spontaneous abortion, death of the fetus or newborn and lifelong serious medical issues. Hpv can cause cancer -especially head and neck cancers when transferred from mom. Chlamydia causes pneumonia in newborns. Hiv can be transferred to the fetus, etc... ...Read more

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Do most men have sex with women on womens' periods?

Do most men have sex with women on womens' periods?

Probably not: No harm or reason not to if both partners enjoy it, in spite of the blood. However most men prefer to wait until the menstrual flow has stopped. ...Read more

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What are the effects of gonorrhea on postmenopausal women and women with their tubes tied?

What are the effects of gonorrhea on postmenopausal women and women with their tubes tied?

Still serious: Because your tubes are tied, you can't become infertile. But that's the only difference. The infection can still get up into the uterus and maybe part of your tubes (depending on where exactly they were tied), causing fever and pain. Gonorrea bacteria can get in the blood, causing systemic infection with a kind of arthritis and even life-threatening heart infections. Don't take it lightly! ...Read more

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Can woman have sex on their periods?

Can woman have sex on their periods?

Yes: Mechanically this is not a problem. There is a mess so you might need a non-precious sheet underneath. And some women feel yucky and awkward at this time. But some feel heightened sensation. This is a good time for careful sensitivity and interpersonal discussion about how to proceed. ...Read more

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Do health consequences result from gonorrhea on postmenopausal women/ women with their tubes tied? If so, what are they?

Do health consequences result from gonorrhea on postmenopausal women/ women with their tubes tied? If so, what are they?

See below: Same as a postmenopausea women without tubes tied. Vaginits or vaginosis, uti, skin infections, vaginal discharge, concommitant infection with chlamydia etc etc. See you physician. Also at risk for other std's so have it checked out. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia couse cysts on female overies?

Can chlamydia  couse cysts on female overies?

Not likely: Ovarian cysts are the result of preparing and shedding an egg. They can occur due to hormonal irregularities. Rarely, there can be a growth such as dermoid cyst in the ovary. Cysts are not the result of an infection. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/ovari. ...Read more

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Do STDs effect men similarly to women?

Do STDs effect men similarly to women?

No: The male reproductive organs are external and there is no connection from the exterior of the body to the inside such as is provided by the female cervix which literally provides an access point for infection to ascend into the peritoneal cavity, the inside of the abdomen. Infection there can potentially cause much more damage. ...Read more

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What are chances for getting std/ HIV from one and only unprotected sex ( men with women vaginal)?

What are chances for getting std/ HIV from one and only unprotected sex ( men with women vaginal)?

Unprotected sex: Chances of getting std/hiv from just one episode of unprotected sex are much greater than if you never had unprotected sex. Plus, it places your future partners at greater risk, too. Of course, this assumes that you know nothing about your partner's status. You can't catch something that your partner doesn't have but that implies an element of trust. Just in case, wear a condom each/every time. ...Read more

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Do women ovulate on the pill?

Do women ovulate on the pill?

They don't.: The pill suppresses ovulation. When one is on the pill, their body receives a 'higher than normal' amount of estrogen (from the pills), and this acts as a negative feedback signal to stop the body from producing and releasing eggs (ovulation). ...Read more

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Can pregnant women put laptop on belly?

Can pregnant women put laptop on belly?

Not recoomended: Due to weight of the laptop and the heat generated from the laptop, but ask your OB please. ...Read more

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Do all men get pregnancy symptoms while their partners are pregnant?

Do all men get pregnancy symptoms while their partners are pregnant?

Couvade syndrome: Also called sympathetic pregnancy. Any macho - expectant fathers can have pregnancy symptoms too. Although men may not talk about it much, these symptoms are not uncommon. However, most of men are usually somewhat peripheral during pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more

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16, sexually active, rash/bumps on vagina, only one sex partner. ?

16, sexually active, rash/bumps on vagina, only one sex partner. ?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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Could men give women trichomoniasis?

Could men give women trichomoniasis?

Yes: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease from a parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis. Most often women become infected by penis to vaginal contact or vaginal to vaginal contact. It reportedly can infect the mouth & anus but can NOT survive in those areas. ...Read more

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Why women get cramps on their period?

Why women get cramps on their period?

Uterine contractions: The uterine musculature contracts to "eject" the deteriorating endometrium which makes up the bulk of your period. ...Read more

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Performed one-time vaginal oral sex on HPV positive woman. She has history of abnormal pap (non cancer) with this HPV. My chances of HPV contraction?

Performed one-time vaginal oral sex on HPV positive woman. She has history of abnormal pap (non cancer) with this HPV.  My chances of HPV contraction?

Possible: There are various subtypes of the HPV virus and they can be transferred by oral sex. The probability depends on how active her disease is at present. If her diagnosis was well in the past and her recent paps are normal, there would be less chance. ...Read more

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Boils on the lips of vagina.Never had sex.?

Boils on the lips of vagina.Never had sex.?

Vulvar Bumps: The vulvar skin and other hairy area of your body suffer similar conditions. Acne, psoriasis, clogged hair follicles and glands can cause trouble in your genital area. These are not caused by sexual activity. Hormonal changes, hygiene practices , allergies and genetics can all be causing the changes. Consult with you gynecologist. ...Read more

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Why do women have outbreaks of herpes and genital warts when taking birth control?

Why do women have outbreaks of herpes and genital warts when taking birth control?

Not related: Birth control pills don't/shouldn't affect one's immune system. Stress, lack of sleep, changes in life stressors, these things are definitely associated with increased outbreaks of herpes and warts. Herpes and warts are both viruses (hsv and hpv) and thus our body's ability to fight them is affected by what's going on in our life. I definitely see pts with life stressors experience outbreaks. ...Read more

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