Expert Q & A Answers About reproductive health
My son is engaged to a 20-year-old young woman. She was in a car accident and in a coma for 60 days. She’s finally awake and is doing well mentally, but she’s paralyzed from the waist down. They are planning to get married as soon as she gets her strength and health back. She is a darling girl and we are so lucky to still have her with us, but I am wondering about her chances of having children and how her paralysis will affect their sexual relations? My son loves her very dearly and is willing to do whatever it takes to make her happy. I would appreciate it if you could help educate me on some of the things that they might face as a married couple. Thank you so much.
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? 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?
My boyfriend has been diagnosed with chlamydia. How serious is chlamydia, and can I catch it through foreplay or can you only get it through unprotected sex? Can it be cured?
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?
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?
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?
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.
Does flavored lubricant weaken condoms? The lubricant I bought is water-based and contains sugar...will it make the condoms less effective in protecting against pregnancy? Also, could the sugar in the lubricant cause an infection for my girlfriend? Thanks for your help and advice.