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How does female fertility change with age?

I am planning to marry my girlfriend who is four years older than me. I’m 25 and she’s 29. Is there anything I should know about potential problems with our sexual life or her ability to bear a child?  

I have green fluid coming out of my penis. Is it gonorrhea? Or is it another STD?

I have green fluid coming out of my penis. Is it gonorrhea? Or is it another STD? Every time I go to the bathroom it hurts. I’ve never had an STD so I don’t know what this is.

What is PID and how is it treated?

What is PID? How do you get treated for PID, and how long do the symptoms continue after being treated?

Every time I ejaculate, this chunky sperm comes out, then the pain either subsides or goes away for a few days or even months. What’s wrong?

Over the past year, I’ve had some really awful pain in my right testicle. I’ve been treated with Bactrim, but that doesn’t seem to work. Every time I ejaculate, this really chunky sperm comes out and the pain either subsides or goes away for a few days or even months. How can I get rid of this pain?

How do you know if you have chlamydia? Are chlamydia and AIDS related?

How do you know if you have chlamydia? Could you have AIDS if you have chlamydia? If you leave chlamydia untreated can you get HIV?

Do STDs cause urethritis? What is urethritis? How do you get it? How do you cure it?

My husband started having discharge from his penis last week, and he thought I gave him an STD even though he’s been my only partner for the last two years. I went to the doctor and was tested for various diseases. All the tests were negative. The doctor gave me a shot of penicillin and four pills to take just in case my husband had something wrong. When my husband found out I was negative, he went to the ER and they diagnosed him with urethritis. They gave him a shot and a prescription and told him not to have sex for two weeks. The pharmacist said the medicine was for a bacterial infection of the urethra and that the ER should have been be more specific about whether they diagnosed him with an STD. What is urethritis? How do you get it?

Could an STD cause really sharp pains in the lower part of my stomach?

I’m experiencing sharp pains in the lower part of my stomach. I’m having problems bending or taking deep breaths, and I also have very painful urination. It seems like my vagina is inflamed too. My boyfriend and I have both been tested and are negative for STDs. What could this be?

Can bacterial vaginosis cause infertility?

I was just diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and I’m wondering if it can cause infertility...especially if you have it for a long time and don’t get it treated. I had discomfort for almost a year before my doctor identified it. Right now I’m 21 and not ready for kids, but I’d like to have them sometime in the future.

Is cunnilingus the cause of my wife’s PID diagnosis?

Can my wife acquire pelvic inflammation through saliva during cunnilingus? On two occasions, she had symptoms of pain and burning feeling in her fallopian tubes and the doctor diagnosed PID for which she took antibiotics. Is cunnilingus the cause?

My vagina is itchy and white with some kind of mucous. What should I do?

About three days ago, my private parts started to get very itchy. When I looked at my vagina with a hand mirror, it looked like the opening to my vagina was white with some kind of mucous. What should I do? Will this influence my relationship with my husband of two years? Will I still be able to get pregnant?