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I have been tested for stds and they came back negative. I noticed from googling that there is a bacteria called mycoplasma genitalium. I had some symptoms and am wondering if this might be the cause. How do i get tested for mycoplasma genetalium? Do i have to ask the physician?
Hi, and thank you for your question Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterium that can be sexually transmitted and in some instances can cause urethral symptoms in men, but often is asymptomatic. Many individuals carry this bacteria around normally and suffer no symptoms or harm from it, so we typically don’t test for it routinely. There are many things that can cause urethral symptoms in men... Read Full Answer
Hi, My partner and I are deciding whether or not unprotected sex might be an option for us. We are both up to date on usual STI tests and I use a copper IUD as contraceptive. However, in the past we have both had unprotected sex so technically speaking, we could have been exposed to HPV. Knowing this, should I change how regularly I get my Pap test done? For that matter, does having multiple partners change how frequently you should get pap smears? Thanks!
Hi, and thanks for your question You do not need to increase or change how frequently you get PAP screening done. The BC Cancer Agency sets these guidelines based on the current research and best practice. Their recommendation currently is for screening every 3 years after the age of 25. If they find anything unusual or atypical on a PAP test, they will make a recommendation for more frequent... Read Full Answer
I squaished a mosquito without getting the blood on my hands and washed my hands with just water and i hold my penis fora a long time is it okk?
Hi, and thanks for your question I am not entirely sure what your concern is related to, however I can say that with regards to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) which is what our site specializes in, there is no concern or risk to you. Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more questions or concerns. Health Nurse
I’m inquiring about birth control, I’m 16. I’m in a long distance relationship and have been for over a year, we’re both very happy together. We visit each other every few months, and as you could guess we do have sex when the time comes and always use protection. We’re both paranoid because we’re so far away from each other. So for next time we will be spending a few weeks together and I wanted to inquire about having extra protection. The issue is my mom doesn’t feel great about me taking it...
Hi there, thank you for your question It’s great that you’re thinking about birth control as an added layer of protection for when you are together with your boyfriend. Even if you do decide to move ahead with some form of hormonal birth control, I encourage you to consider continuing to use condoms as an extra measure against sexually transmitted infections. You do not need permission... Read Full Answer