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Can syphilis be passed through unprotected sex when the infected person has no sore visible? Can it be passed through semen or bodily fluids ? Or is it direct contact with a rash or sore?

A person with syphilis can spread the infection during the first two stages of the disease. If you come in contact with an open sore (first stage) or skin rash (second stage), you can pick up the bacteria that cause the infection. If the bacteria enter your body through an opening such as the penis, anus, vagina, mouth or broken skin, you can get syphilis. Sometimes the sores are very small and may not be visible. If a person has had syphilis for more than two years (latent syphilis), it’s unlikely that he or she can spread the disease.

 

I'm 25.5, can I still come to the Corner Health Center?

Yes!  You can receive care through Corner Health Center until your 26th birthday.

 

I'm a student at EMU along with my best friend. My friend has been struggling with a lot lately and because of that her anxiety and depression has been consuming her. It's to a point where she's having extremely bad panic attacks nearly every night and thinks that everyone in her life is going to leave her. She doesn't trust the services provided here on campus (or talking to a professional in general) and I can't physically be there all the time to help her. I'm at a loss with what to do and I really just want to get her some help. What should I do?

You are in a very difficult situation.  Please have your best friend schedule an appointment at Corner Health.  We will do an assessment and assist her to get the treatment she needs. 

Call 734-484-3600.  

 

 

About a month ago the boy I was seeing gave me oral and fingered me, there was no penetration but I think he might have touch his fluids and rub them in my vagina, is there any chance that I might be pregnant? Lately I'm nauseous and tired. Should I take a pregnancy test? Please help!!

Yes, if he had sperm on his hands and penetrated your vagina there could be a chance you could get pregnant. 

Nausea and fatigue can be a sign of other things also.  You can come to the Corner to get a pregnancy test, see your regular health care provider or buy a test at the drug store.  

 

If I am under 18 and want to start hrt (hormone replacement therapy) do I need both parents permission or just one?

Each patient's individual situation is assessed .  Corner does prescribe Hormone Replacement Therapy without the consent of both parents depending on the circumstances 

 

I'm 25 and have a glossy skin colored bump on my labia. I've had it for as long as I can remember and have STD and STI screenings annually. I've had two STI's simultaneously in the past and that's it. My OB has never seemed to be concerned with it but I've also never raised the question, thinking she would mention it if she felt she needed to. I used to get UTI's and kidney infections a lot when I was younger and had one with each of my past pregnancies, but not this one. I had my first pap when I was 14 and it came back abnormal but it hurt too bad to do a second time. Since then I've only had 1 abnormal when I miscarried and was diagnosed with Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, the 2 STI's I mentioned. I took the meds, went back and it was all clear. This was between my first and second child. I also have very heavy but short lived menses. I'm a redhead, so I hear that's common for us. I guess I'm just worried it may be HPV; Being why I included my history. I don't think it's herpes as it's only the one and never goes away or ruptures or even hurts. Any advice would be appreciated. I also have a pic but i don't know if that's acceptable or appropriate.

The lesion you describe could be a skin tag or HPV.  It is best to make an appointment with you primary care provider or OB/GYN.  Also, you are still within the age to receive Gardisil to protect again the HPV strain that can cause cervical cancers. 

You can always schedule an appointment at Corner Health to discuss further. 

 

So I gave my boyfriend a blow job, got him off, and didn't clean everything up own there. He put it away, then awhile later we had unprotected sex. Could I be pregnant?

If you are not using any type of birth control you put yourself at risk for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections every time you have uprotected sex. 

Please call us to schedule an appointment to talk about birth control and to get a pregnancy test.   Or see your regular health care provider.  If you are 12 or older in the state of michigan you can be seen with out parent consent.  

 

My boyfriend has warts in his hands, but likes to finger me. What precautions should I take? Should I let him do it, or not? Please help me! I'm really worried about an STD.

There are many types of viruses that cause warts.  Warts on the hands commonly differ from genital warts. If the wart on a person's hand is caused by a type of human papiloma virus (HPV) that can also cause genital warts, then there is a chance that skin contact could cause genital warts.

To protect yourself against the human papilloma viruses that can cause cancers, we highly recommend Gardisil, the HPV vaccine. In addition, regular pap smears after the age of 21 will screen for abnormal cell changes of the cervix which can be caused by HPV. 

Schedule an appointment at Corner Health Center to further discuss this and get your vaccine or see your regular health care provider.

 

What are the steps that I should take to have safe sex and to not worry about STDs and pregnancy?

Condom use is recommended every time you have sex if you want to protect yourself from STIs (sexually transmitted infections, same as STDs, sexually transmitted diseases) .  This includes protection against Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Trichomoniasis, Hepatitis B and C, HPV and HIV/AIDS .

To prevent unplanned pregnancy there are many forms of birth control available. Please schedule an appointment at Corner Health or your health care provider to see what method is best for you.

In the state of Michigan you can receive sexual health services without parent consent if you are 12 years old or older. Corner also has condoms available for free at the front desk!  

 

Is there a way to know if I'm depressed or have anxiety issues? I am having some troubles and I don't feel like myself lately, but I am afraid to tell my parents. Also they are very closed minded and they won't let me go to a doctor. What can I do?

If you are over the age of 14 in the state of Michigan you do not need your parents consent to get mental health services. Please schedule an appointment at Corner health or your own health care provider to discuss your symptoms. 

If you are under 13, try telling your parents you aren't feeling well and would like to see a health care provider. 

While what you are feeling may be depression or anxiety there are other things that can cause people to not feel like themselves. 

 


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