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What does it mean when a woman has chlamydia infections?

What does it mean when a woman has chlamydia infections?

STD: It means u have had sex with someone infected u will need antibiotic and partner will need to be treated. The health department will have to be notified and contact u to make sure ur partners are treated. U will need a test later to make sure ur cured. ...Read more

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Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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When a woman has chlamydia, what does it mean?

When a woman has chlamydia, what does it mean?

STD: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a type of bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. It is the most common bacterial STD in the US. There can be vaginal discharge or burning w/ urination but often w/o symptoms. Because it can lead to serious pelvic infection (PID) &silently damage fallopian tubes & affect fertility, sexually active women under age 25 should be screened. ...Read more

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When a woman has gonorrhea, what does it mean?

When a woman has gonorrhea, what does it mean?

STD: Gonorrhea is one of the sexually transmitted diseases. It needs to be treated with antibiotics. She also needs to be screened for other std's. The partner needs to be checked too. ...Read more

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When a woman has brucellosis, what does it mean?

When a woman has brucellosis, what does it mean?

It depends.: Brucellosis is a disease that chiefly affects livestock (cattle and goats), and can be transferred to humans if precautions are not taken (goggles, rubber gloves). If a woman is pregnant, the main treatment (tetracyclines) should be avoided since they can damage growing teeth and bones. Children also should avoid this treatment for the same reason. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman gets a lot of bacterial infections?

What does it mean when a woman gets a lot of bacterial infections?

Hard to comment: To get the most from this site you need to provide background material on the issue and ask a related question.You have not provided an indication on whether these infections occur in one place or many, respond to treatment or not, started this month or over many years, we cannot be very specific. A general answer would be that she is doing something or has a weakness that allows these to occur. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman has bruises?

What does it mean when a woman has bruises?

How many?: A few bruises can be a normal response to hard work or exercise. A lot of bruises could mean somebody is beating her up. In the absence of any injury, it could mean a blood disorder or even a malignancy. See your doctor if bruises are numerous and persistent/recurrent. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman has thyroid cancer?

What does it mean when a woman has thyroid cancer?

Gland in neck cancer: A malignant growth in the gland in the front of the neck. Cancer can spread and the thyroid needs to be removed. Sometimes there is just one or multiple cancers in the whole gland. Lymph nodes and further spread needs to be evaluated and appropriate therapy given. Overall thyroid cancer has high cure rates. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a person gets a lot of bacterial infections?

What exactly does it mean when a person gets a lot of bacterial infections?

Wrong pH: Recurrent BV is usually due to a vaginal basic ph. You treat the bacteria and the make the vaginal ph acidic with vinegar douching followed by probiotics by mouth. Consider probiotic tabs or danactive or activia yogurt orally. These have acidophillus that will colonize the vagina. ...Read more

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When a woman has periodontal disease, what does it mean?

When a woman has periodontal disease, what does it mean?

Gum & bone infection: Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth there are two types of gum disease:gingivitis is the milder form and effects only the gums, while periodontitis is more severe and spreads below the gums to damage the tissues and bone that support the teeth. It is the same for men and women. This requires periodontal treatment and maintenance. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a man has amyloidosis?

What does it mean when a man has amyloidosis?

Deposit of amyloid: Amyloid are types of protein that can be deposited in your body. These can occur secondary to a variety of illness and why this happened is still not completely understood. It depends what the locations of the amyloid are as to how the amyloid effects a person. What ever else teh man has may be related tothis diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman has goodpasture syndrome?

What does it mean when a woman has goodpasture syndrome?

Autoimmune disease: Antibodies float in blood that attack the kidney and lung tissues. These antibodies are made by the persons immune system when it recognizes some tissues as foreign. The end result is kidney failure and lung failure kind of like bad pneumonia with coughing up blood. It is not infectious. Treatment includes immune suppression to stop these antibodies and plasma exchange to remove antibodies. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman is most fertile? when I have white discharge.

What does it mean when a woman is most fertile? when I have white discharge.

Discharge: A woman's discharge goes from opaque and thick to clear and stretchy like egg whites at a woman's most fertile time when she is ovulating and most likely to become pregnant. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a pregnant woman has chills and goosebumps?

What does it mean when a pregnant woman has chills and goosebumps?

Hormone surges: During pregnancy the part of the brain called the hypothalamus is working "overtime" to send messages to the rest of the body to produce the necessary large quantity of hormones needed for the pregnancy. This secretion is "pulsed" and not sent in a continuous manner. The hypothalamus is notably also responsible for "temperature regulation", thus "chills & goosebumps", if no infection present. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone has vaginal discharge everyday?

What does it mean when someone has vaginal discharge everyday?

May be normal: It is normal to have some vaginal discharge. Depending on the cycle of your hormones, discharge maybe thick and white, or clear and sticky. Or any variation in between. If there are other symptoms such as vaginal itching / burning, spotting, painful urination; or, if the discharge is green or has a foul odor it may be time to visit your ob/gyn to have some vaginal cultures ordered. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a women is fertile?

What does it mean when a women is fertile?

Fertility: Fertility is when in your menstrual cycle you can become pregnant. This is the short window from ovulation to post ovulation time that sperm can impregnate an egg leading to pregnancy. ...Read more

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When a woman has costochondritis, what does it mean?

When a woman has costochondritis, what does it mean?

Inflammation: Costochondritis usually refers to an inflammation of the joint where the rib meets the sternum (breastbone). It manifests as chest wall pain and is typically treated with nsaids and rest. The key is having a doctor confirm the diagnosis and make sure they rule out other causes of chest pain. (cardiac, gerd, etc). ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if a woman has large ovaries?

What exactly does it mean if a woman has large ovaries?

Depends: If there is not a specific cyst or lesion on the ovaries, and they are just 'larger' than normal- it can be due to polycystic ovaries (which tend to be larger than 'normal'). But it doesn't necessarily suggest anything dangerous, like ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is mycoplasma hominis on a pap smear?

What does it mean if there is mycoplasma hominis on a pap smear?

Treatable infection: It is a treatable infection that if left untreated can have serious consequences. See the site below for more info. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/mycoplasma-hominis-eng.php. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more