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Are infection rates for chlamydia similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for chlamydia similar for men and women?

More women diagnosed: Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection. There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men. This may not reflect the true incidence rates. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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What meds recommended for a UTI in women?

What meds recommended for a UTI in women?

Depends...: UTI is extremly common in woman ( due to anatomy- short urethra) Most common bacteria is E colli. Antiobiotics prescibed " empiricly - most common are Nitrfurantoin and Fluoroquinons . Treatmen is best decided basaed on microbial cluture of urine. Some bacterias may be resistant and choice is based on antibiotics sensitivity. Different choices in rare UTI's vs. Reccurent. Also if pregnant or age. ...Read more

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Zithromax treatment for BV in women?

Zithromax treatment for BV in women?

No: That's not the appropriate treatment for bv. Bv is usually treated with Metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more

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Are infection rates for syphilis similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for syphilis similar for men and women?

Equal opportunity: The infection frequency of this shared disease depends on the sexual habits of the infected individual. Overall, the germ is passed easily to either sex. ...Read more

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Are infection rates for genital warts similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for genital warts similar for men and women?

Yes: It amy be more difficult to eradicate warts in women although prescription cream is more effective in women for external warts. ...Read more

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What are some of the antibiotics for treating uti's in males.

What are some of the antibiotics for treating uti's in males.

Same as females:: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds; cipro; sometimes penicillin (if culture result known); keflex. Others sometimes used. All depend on resistance patterns of organisms in your region. ...Read more

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Are treatments the same for vaginal and anal chlamydia for a woman?

Are treatments the same for vaginal and anal chlamydia for a woman?

Yes: The treatment is basically the same and partner treatment is just as important. ...Read more

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Are there any good home treatment for pregnant woman with urinary tract infection?

Are there any good home treatment for pregnant woman with urinary tract infection?

Beware: If you are pregnant and have a UTI I would recommend that you receive antibiotics prescribed by your physician. Untreated UTI can lead to infectious complications to your baby that can cause premature labor/birth. ...Read more

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What are some at home remedies for a bladder / UTI infection?

What are some at home remedies for a bladder / UTI infection?

Temporary measures: Home remedies may tide you over until seen by fp. Plenty of fluids, especially cranberry juice (not "cocktail") to acidify urine & prevent bacterial attachment to cells; avoid oj as it makes urine more alkaline & favors bacterial growth. Otc urinary analgesics help but interfere with urine dipstick tests & may mask blood in urine. See fp for eval & tx soon. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for HPV in older women?

Is there a treatment for HPV in older women?

Same as younger: The few strains that produce visible warts are treated the same at any age.Non-wart strains have no treatment.Women were doing pap smears to monitor the potential cancer association of those strains for decades before we understood the link to various HPV strains.There is now a vaccine that can help avoid HPV if given before you are exposed but it doesn't "treat"anything. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for gonorrhea in a girl?

What are the treatments for gonorrhea in a girl?

Antibiotics: Gonorrhea is actually a very weak bacteria that is easy to kill, which will die in the face of most antibiotics. The cdc recommendation is an intramuscular injection of ceftriaxone, a third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. There are many alternative regimens that are also effective. ...Read more

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Need sex drive back. Any medications help this. Are treatments different for men and for women?

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Need sex drive back. Any medications help this. Are treatments different for men and for women?

Testosterone, maybe: Regardless of who lost his/her sex drive, the evaluation is similar: first evaluate your relationship. Second, consider external stressors, eg money, family, friends, work, etc. Third, consider substance use, eg tobacco, alcohol & illicit materials. Fourth, any new medications? Fifth, evaluate his/her health: depression, diabetes, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, heart disease, low t, etc. ...Read more

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What's testosterone used for in women?

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What's testosterone used for in women?

Same as in men: Low testosterone levels in men and women can be returned to normal by testosterone supplementation in order to improve mood, thinking/memory, bone strength, sex drive plus erectile function in men. Testosterone supplementation can help increase muscle & decrease fat in those who also exercise & eat properly. Testosterone has similar risks in both men & women including heart attack & stroke, etc. ...Read more

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What are the recommended fertility test for women and first things for women to do?

What are the recommended fertility test for women and first things for women to do?

Sperm count: Keep a good menstrual chart for your doctor to review. Just to make sure you ovulate regularly. Semenalysis should be the first test because it is cheaper than any tests you are going to have. ...Read more

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What are recommended health screenings for women in their 30s?

What are recommended health screenings for women in their 30s?

Several: The most common health screens for women in their 30's are pap smears, hpv testing, breast exams, BP checks and pelvic exams. Other tests are ordered for women at high risk. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for urinary tract infections in men?

Are there  any new treatments for urinary tract infections in men?

Not really: Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) as an antibiotic is often used as a first line antibioticmore often rather than sulfonamides, trimethoprim-sulfa, Amoxicillin or nitrofurantoin.. Lasers are used to treat bladder stones or many obstructive conditions if they are resonsible in causing utis. Ultrasound bladder scanners are used to diagnosed post-void residuals rather TAH using a catheter. Thats about it. ...Read more

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Dr's. What is the normal number for estrogen in women who are 35 to 36 years?

Dr's. What is the normal number for estrogen in women who are 35 to 36 years?

No real normal. : Estrogen levels in premenopausal women vary widely depending on where you are in the menstrual cycle. There is not a true "normal" number which is why it is rarely tested. It is not a very useful test in premenopausal women. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more