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Doxycycline is used to treat infections caused by bacteria as it is an antibiotic. It is used as a treatment for pneumonia, acne, cholera, syphilis, and early Lyme disease. Red rashes, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting are its common side effects.

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Can I have unprotected sex with my boyfriend even if my vaginal infection is not cured completely?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with ureaplasma and I took tablet Doxycycline for a week. A year ago I took tablet Azithromycin twice for the same condition. Is it supposed to go away right after a week or do I have to wait? Also, what if I have unprotected sex with my boyfriend and he is negativ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Tablet Doxycycline is a good antibiotic and if taken for the whole course gives you protection from various vaginal infections. As you are feeling relieved from the symptoms that means the drug has acted well and you will get protection ev...  Read Full »

I have abdominal pain and light brown stool. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had upper abdominal pain and light brown stool for the last five months. These symptoms started after a two-month course of Doxycycline for a prostate infection. I also had a stomach bug right before these symptoms as well. I am currently taking Xifaxin. I have had a complete lab...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your case history and attached CT (computed tomography) scan report, endoscopy report with biopsy results, and your stool shape and color (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). 1) If I go back, there is a typical history of using th...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pain whenever I have sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I lost my virginity at 19, and I have had multiple partners since. Everytime I have sex, it is very painful, and it is like I am losing my virginity again. No matter how much prep I put in. I occasionally have a horrible smell from my vagina. It is like something fis...  Read Full »

Dr. Ridhi Narang

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern and will try to help you out. Let us go by your complains. So until now, you are having pain during sex. I would advise you to use lubricant jellies. You can use K-Y jelly or any other jelly. You need to get one blood test that is CA-125 (cance...  Read Full »

How can I identify Rocky Mountain spotted fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old woman. I have been experiencing some symptoms that seem really concerning, and I feel that it might be Rocky Mountain spotted fever. For the past three days, I have had a sudden onset of fever, headaches, and muscle aches, and I am not sure if I have been exposed to ...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I can understand your concerns. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii (R. rickettsii), which is carried by ticks. The bacteria are spread to humans. It presents as a petechial rash beginnin...  Read Full »

Will Doxycycline interfere with results of STD tests?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an STD test done five or six days after unprotected sex with a new partner. The tests came back negative, but I have learned that you should wait for different windows of time before getting tested for certain STDs. This was about seven months ago. Today, I went to my gynecolog...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understood your concern. As the incubation period of organism are different in every infection usually first test should be done after 10-15 days of exposure as your is done little early. But as you are not having any other sympto...  Read Full »

I took doxycycline for UTI. what are the side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sick with side effects from Doxycycline for two weeks. I had a UTI which has cleared. I have been to the doctor twice, they checked my urine, and there is no infection. I feel tired, have chills, I feel cold, have a back and joint pain. I do not have a fever. I have read t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you had a urine test, but there are different types of urine test like a dipstick, which is done at the office, a complete analysis, which is done in the laboratory and a urine culture. I am more interested in the last two. With all due respect ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing hallmarks of rosacea. Please suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I have thick skin pads on my cheeks, and the symptoms have all the hallmarks of rosacea, redness, itchiness, pain in sunlight, blushing, etc. I was becoming very self-conscious of my face and wondered if I could do anything to reduce the symptoms. It started almost 10 to 15 years ago, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it seems to be a manifestation of rosacea. Please send good quality photographs taken in natural light to confirm the diagnosis and to provide you the proper treatment.   Read Full »

I have burning sensation and redness in scrotum. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I am having a burning sensation and redness in my scrotum. I consulted two doctors from the same hospital. The doctor diagnosed it as scrotal dermatitis. The first doctor prescribed the following: Motimesh cream (to be applied at night) for 10 days, Abzorb dust...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your complaints and reviewed the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be red scrotum syndrome. It is a chronic disease characterized by redness and burning on the scrotum. If I was your treating doctor, I wo...  Read Full »

I am suffering from vaginal discomfort, including itching and runny, foul-smelling discharge. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from vaginal discomfort, including itchiness and discharge that is runny and smells bad. Itches in the vagina are very worse at night. Levonorgestrel was discontinued two months ago to try to get conceived. However, I took a recent prenatal blood test, human immunodeficiency vir...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send me your complete history. When have you taken sexually transmitted infection tests? You can have treatment if you only had a high vaginal swab recently. I suggest you take a tablet of Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily and a Metronidazole 400 mg eight hours f...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain on the left side of penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a slight pain on the left side of my penis near the base and a little on the left side of my testicles as well since last Thursday. Everything else is fine. It is just a strange pain. My fiancee was a little rough with me on Wednesday night and I thought maybe it was because of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. From your description, there is a possibility of epididymo-orchitis. I suggest taking a one-week course of an antibiotic such as Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily and a pain killer like Diclofenac 50 mg as and when needed, if there is a pain. If...  Read Full »

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