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Latest Questions

Hello, I have noticed I have a singular wart on my gential area but it does not bother me. I have had sexual intercourse but my partner is unaffected, should I be concerned?

A genital wart is caused by a virus.  Often they are visible but sometimes they are internal and are not visible. 

There are certain strains of the virus that are more serious than others in that they can progress to cause different types of cancers. 

Your primary health care provider or Corner Health can do testing to determine any risk. 

Gardisil is the vaccine that can prevent genital warts.

I had protected sex twice in a week. two weeks later I got my period, which was heavy and about 4-5 days. I'm expecting my period next week but I have 2 or 3 pregnancy symptoms. What's happening?

It is not clear from your description of the timing what is going on . If you do not get your period when expected it is recommended you get a pregnancy test. 

 

You can can schedule at Corner health or see you primary care provider 

Hi, I have a question about bcp. Im currently on Trinessa and I took a chipped pill on Dec 26th (the 3rd week 2nd day for me) and the chip is tiny I believe. I think it was chipped when I tried to get it out of the packaging. My last period is Dec. 4-10 and I did not have any sexual relations since Dec. 16 and will not have any until Jan 3. Should I worry about it? Should I use protection by Jan 4th? I am now on my sugar pills and I just got my period today (Jan 3rd). I think it should be okay but I’m not sure-I was worried that since I took a chipped pill (I’m sure I took at least 90% of it) that I will not be protected when I have unprotected relations even though I already got my period. I did not miss a pill at all and I probably took a little bit less of the pill on the third week (only 1 pill). So I was wondering if I need anything when I have relations or should I not worry and continue taking my bc as usual? I hope to hear you soon and thank you.

It sounds like you have had a period at the expected time.   If you continue taking a pill everyday in your new pack you will not be at risk for pregnancy due to the chipped pill last month. 

Hi! I want to know if there is any risk of contracting something or if I put my boyfriend's health in risk in some way. I had the flu and cough, during 3/4 days and during the 5th I was getting over the flu, but I gave my Bf a blow job, but now I’m concerned.

The flu and cough are spead from one person to another by breathing in the virus.  The flu virus would not be spread by a blow job. 

Stis can be spread during oral sex. 

If you have any concerns or further questions you should schedule an appointment at Corner health center or with your primary care provider.

I recently found out I have chlamydia. I have yet to be treated. But if I masturbate and don't wash my hands right after, can it still be spread to someone?

If the organism is alive it can be spread.

You need to get treated before the infection gets worse and spreads to others. 

What are the symptoms and how do you get tested for a urinary tract infection?

Typical urinary tract symptoms are pain or discomfort with urination, having urgency to need to go, blood in urine, bladder pressure.  

If you are concerned about possible infection you should see your health care provider or come to Corner Health Center. 
I had unprotected sex last November 16 and my period started November 5 and ended november 10. I expected my next period would be Dec 1, but missed it 1 week already. Within that week, I took 5 pregnancy tests and it was all negative. Can i get pregnant? Really need help i don't have any symptoms starting from the unprotected sex up until now.

 Any time you have unprotected sex you are at risk for pregnancy.   It is recommended that you go to your health care provider or Corner Health center for a reliable pregnancy test, (blood or urine) and further evaluation.  You can also discuss reliable types of birth control.  

There are other reasons why women miss their periods. 

Hello! What should I take into consideration, if my boyfriend and I want to take a pregnancy test, just to be sure, because I am currently on the pill?

It is recommended that you use first urine of the morning for testing as it is more concentrated. 

If your period is more than 2 weeks late it is recommended that you check a pregnancy test. 

If you are having difficulty taking the pill every day at the same time you may want to switch to a type of birth control that you don't have to worry about every day. 

See your health care provider or come to Corner Health Center. 

I had sex with my boyfriend, when we finished I went to pee and everything was normal. Some hours later, I had a stomachache, but didn’t bother, the next day, I still feel the pain like if I’m holding my pee for too long , is it normal? Should I be worried or something, is this normal?

You may have symptoms of a urinary tract infection.  If the symptoms continue you should see your health care provider or come to the Corner Health Center.

I'm a 27 year old woman and have been on the Depo since I was 15-16. I stopped having a period around 17 and loved it enough to take it for the next 10 years. Over the years I asked if I should take a break from the shot from various gynos and was told I was young and healthy, so I was fine. This past January I got a stress fracture in my right hip from working out (20 minute runs, twice a week) and spent the next 6 months or so getting back to normal. A new gyno finally ordered a bone density scan and I'm -2.3 on a -2.5-0 range (-2.5 = osteoporosis), otherwise known as osteopenia. They want to change birth control immediately and start me on Flosamax, a pretty scary drug with the potential for severe side effects like necrosis of the jaw. Who do I visit to get a second opinion? Are there any specialists out there for young women with bad bones?

You should schedule to see an endocrinologist for further assessment and information.  

U of M and St. Joe both have endocrinology specialists.  Your primary care provider may need to send a referral.  


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