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I was seeing a guy for a few months and before him I didn't have a smell. But after awhile and us sleeping together I got a fishy smell and a discharge keeps happening through the day. The smell is strong and smells like fish and the discharge happens out of no and I'm afraid people smell it on me when it happens. I don't have a family doctor.
Hi, and thanks for your question While it’s not possible to diagnose what is going on over the internet it sounds very much like you may have something called Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). BV is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI) but rather an imbalance of the healthy bacteria that normally lives in the vagina. When these bacteria get out of balance, symptoms can occur. These symptoms... Read Full Answer
Hello, According to several official resources a new HIV strain has been recently discovered. It's HIV group M subtype L. Does the 4th generation tests in British Columbia catch this strain? https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/06/health/hiv-new-strain-discovered/index.html https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health/New-HIV-Strain-564641321.html
Hi, and thanks for your question The 4th Generation HIV test that we use for HIV testing in British Columbia is an antibody test. This means it tests for the antibody that is present in an individual’s blood when they have been exposed to the virus. These antibodies are not specific to a particular strain of HIV. Antibodies can be detected reliably 3 months or more after exposure to HIV,... Read Full Answer
Where can I get an abortion in Coquitlam
Hi there, thanks for your question Here are links for four reputable abortion providers in Vancouver/Lower Mainland: BC Women's Hospital CARE Program Everywoman's Health Centre Elizabeth Bagshaw Clinic Willow Clinic Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more questions or concerns. Health Nurse
I'm 35 years old and have been trying to conceive for about 6 months. I don't have a GP and would like to have a pap and pelvic exam done to confirm that I'm healthy, it's been over 5 years since my last. Is it appropriate to go to the local options for sexual health clinic in Kitimat for this? Can they refer me to a doctor here if I need one? Or is there a better option for finding a local doctor for fertility concerns? Thank you for your help.
Hi, and thank you for your question Yes, the local Options for Sexual Health Clinic in Kitimat can absolutely see you for a PAP screen and pelvic exam. I’ve linked the contact information page for the Kitimat Clinic here. I don’t have any specific information about connecting with a family doctor or fertility specialist in your area, however the nurses and physicians at the Opt clinic should... Read Full Answer
I recently had unprotected sex and immediately after I was sore. Within 5-10 hours a developed a thicker yellowish/green discharge and it became uncomfortable to urinate. I’m wondering if it’s possible to have symptoms of an STD this early? And can an std be passed from my fingers to a mans genetalia? Thank you.
Hi, and thank you for your question It would be pretty unusual to develop symptoms of an STI that quickly after possibly being exposed. A very likely culprit of the soreness you felt might have been due to friction and not enough lubrication during insertive sex. Sometimes adding some extra lubricant can really help with comfort and with preventing damage to the skin such as small tears.... Read Full Answer