A small percentage of women who use Mirena ® experience all the symptoms you are reporting. Mirena ® tends to decrease a woman's menstrual flow in most women. 25% of women have no period after 1 year and 50% after 2 years. 25% have a period a few times a year. About 10% of women have spotting. The other 15% have their usual cycles or heavier cycles than they used to experience.
A lot of times the abdominal pain can be relieved with any of the popular over the counter medications. It is actually good that you spoke with your physician, that way you can be reassured that there is nothing physically wrong.
The difficult part when ladies have side effects after starting a new birth control is to decide when to stick with it or when to change. Many women are encouraged by their physician to continue medications like Mirena for at least a year because the side effects usually really do go away. Also the Mirena initially may be costly but after a few years it averages less than most other forms of birth control.
Staphylococcus aureus otherwise know as "staph" is found on everyone's skin. It is an opportunistic bacterium. This means that it can make you sick in the right setting. If a person has an open cut or wound especially moist dark areas like feet. It can infect that area. Which it causes infections of the skin them term used is cellulitis. In most cases this is treated easily with antibiotics. The best way to reduce infections is to of course wash your hands and the practice of basic hygiene. Staph is not a sexually transmitted disease.View Thread
Decrease desire is complex. Studies show that overall hysterectomy does not produce this but on an individual level there may be different variables that can predispose someone to these symptoms. It can range from how some women define themselves (not being able to have children or personal beliefs about surgeries) depression, low hormone levels, relationship with the partner and almost anything that can hinder the desire for sex in someone who craved sex more at one time in there life.
If your partner had a hysterectomy that involved removal of both ovaries this can affect her hormone levels. This can be associated with decrease in blood flow to the genitalia which can affect arousal. She may be suffering from low hormone or estrogen levels especially since her doctor recommended replacement. There are natural estrogens that she can try. They will not bring the levels in the blood as high. There is no data that show this will bring any benefit but it is worth a try.
Make sure your partner does not feel pressure to have sex or to orgasm during sex. Pressure can increase anxiety and decreased desire. Asking her when does she think she will be ready, what makes her want to have sex, what can you do for her? (Do not limit this to just sex even helping out around the house can increase desire. Is she well rested? Addressing some of these things can be helpful.
There are no specific risks of having anal sex as long as your partner is not infected with any STDs. Your doctor may have been alluding to the contraction of the human papillomavirus or HPV. This has been linked to cervical and anal diseases including cancer. There is no way to test you partner to see whether he or she has anal HPV. Even if your partner has admitted to ever having genital warts which is caused by HPV, this does not mean they carry the HPV type that causes cancer. However, getting anal disease from HPV has nothing to do with how long you have sex but with whom you have sex. If they have the HPV virus that can potentially lead to anal disease or cervical disease, then you can contract it if they are carrying the HPV type that puts you at risk for anal disease or cervical cancer. This is not also not gender specific. View Thread
Chlamydia is contracted from sexual contact which includes vaginal, oral, anal sex and touching discharge from infected genitalia and then touching your genitalia (some people call this fingering). Chlamydia can produce no to limited symptoms. If a person does have symptoms, they occur within a month of becoming infected.
The tests for Chlamydia are pretty accurate near 100%. Frequently healthcare providers may do an initial test with a microscope that shows inflammation and to decrease the possible spread of infection they will treat the patient. So you could ask your doctor if the test was confirmed. If confirmed, that means you had to have sexual contact with an infected person. If it is only one person then that is where you contracted it.View Thread
There are glands right at the opening of the vagina (just on the inner small lips) called the Bartholin gland. They can swell and become irritated. Sometimes the glands get blocked and form a cyst. Most cases resolve without any intervention. Some people feel relief with sitz baths (which is just soaking in the bath tube with warm water). Occasionally the gland can become infected from STDs like gonorrhea and Chlamydia but that only occurs if she has sex with an infected partner.View Thread
You can have a regular life. Just whenever you have an out break and most people do not have them often. That number can vary from 0-5. Yes you can become pregnant and deliver naturally (unless there is an active infection).
Think of it like a cold sore since it is the same type of virus causing the same type of sore just on the face. If someone has a cold sore, you don't kiss them. When it goes away, you kiss them. Same thing with sex. If it's there don't have sex.
Most people (all 45 million in the United States) live normal lives. .View Thread
You can start on the first Sunday of your period or the first day. This for you would have been January 8 or 9th (the Sunday). You can still start the pills. Since you are more than 5 days from the first day of your period you need to use back up. However, everyone should use back up called a condom to decrease chances of getting sexually transmitted diseases as well as unwanted pregnancy.View Thread
I have treated patients who were infected from months to a couple of years before treatment. Sometimes, in some women the symptoms may be subtle. Other times it may be very obvious something is wrong from a foul odor, to discharge, or itching. However, men tend not have any symptoms. Regardless, Trichomoniasis is an STD.View Thread
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