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Sex Abstinence

Sex abstinence is when you do not have sex due to religious, medical, legal, or social reasons. It protects people from unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

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Can pain caused due to SIBO discourage one from having sex?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife was diagnosed with SIBO a few months back. We changed our diet to compensate, and now she is on antibiotics. The pain in the gut is persistent. She does CrossFit twice weekly and wall climbs at the gym. But says the pain discourages her from having sex. Any ideas?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. So we need to consider a partial response for the treatment. We should also rule out other causes of abdominal pain. What is the exact site of pain? Is it upper abdomen, lower abdomen, or generalized? Is there any vaginal discharge, burning and ...  Read Full »

Sex after abortion cause pregnancy

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a vacuum abortion in the first trimester three days ago and just had sexual intercourse two days later. Currently, I am on my last day of antibiotics given by the hospital and will start on Microgynon tomorrow. I am afraid of getting pregnant again. Do I have to immediat...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you just had an abortion, there is no chance of pregnancy because there is no ovulation happening during this period. So relax and do not worry. You need not take any medication, but be very careful next time.   Read Full »

Is there a potential cure for HPV on the horizon?

Query: Hello doctor, How common is HPV in our country?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cervical cancer is the name of the¬†disease caused by HPV (human papillomavirus) and this is leading cancer in women of our country and the second most common cancer worldwide. This means its frequency is very high here. The women at risk are 15 years of age and above....  Read Full »

How to care for a cut in the frenulum?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a cut on my frenulum during intercourse nine months ago. It was hurting initially, but I felt better after a few days. I had intercourse again, and the cut got reopened. I took a break for two weeks from intercourse, and it felt better. Then again, the cut reopened on masturbation. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The minimum number of days for abstinence from any sexual activity is 28 days and preferably six weeks if it is recurrent. So, unless you have diabetes, you should give proper time to heal. I suggest you continue applying antibiotic ointment as before and maintain ...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation during sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had urinal infection two weeks back. At that time the pus cells were 55. Then, I got treated and the pus cells became three. After four days, the urine culture result shows the growth of Enterococcus. The doctor advised Utinift SR 100 mg 1-0-1 for five days. I have only two more tabl...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Burning is common after urinary infection and this is the reason they advise to abstain from sex while on treatment. If you are having burning during sex then please avoid sex for a couple of weeks. Your partner should also receive full antibiotic course. After that,...  Read Full »

How can I assist my husband, who has a poor sex drive?

Query: Hello doctor, I am becoming very frustrated with my sex life. My husband and I have been married for three years. We did not have sex until marriage. Although, we did many things while we dated that indicated our sex drives were on the same page. My husband is very much an overthinker. He started ge...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Yes, you are right. Every individual is different, so there is a difference in people's sexual desires and needs. Now as you already said, you people discussed it many times, so I want to know, what are the reas...  Read Full »

Is it normal for me to have decreased sexual desire after marriage?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old female, married a few days back. I do not have an interest in sex. So I have misunderstandings with my husband. Please suggest some medicines to increase my sexual desire.  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.What are the reasons for lack of interest in sex life? So that I can suggest the treatment plan accordingly.  Read Full »

How to deal with burning pee after intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, After intercourse, I had to deal with burning pee. And although it has reduced stinging now. It still is there. And also. My periods ended like four days back, so I wanted to know if I should still take the pill if I had unprotected sex but he did not ejaculate in me.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From day 1 to 10 of the period it is the safe period. There is no chance of pregnancy as there is no ovulation happening during this period. So you need not take any medication. So relax and do not worry. These symptoms could be because of some urinary infection. Ple...  Read Full »

I took Gelusil for a few days while on HIV post-exposure prophylaxis. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, Does Gelusil affect the efficacy of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) post-exposure prophylaxis? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Syrup Gelusil (Magnesium hydroxide and Aluminum hydroxide) does not affect the efficacy of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) prophylaxis. Please revert in case of further queries. Thank you.  Read Full »

Can I have sex after 13 days of hernia surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,I had hiatal hernia surgery and Nissen fundoplication 13 days ago. I did not have sex with my girlfriend for the past 13 days. Would it be fine to make love now? I know that having orgasm put some muscle tension over the abdomen. Will it cause any damage to the stitch?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I understand your concern. I would not recommend you to go for sex for at least four to six weeks after surgery. You may, however, go for foreplay that does not involve any vigorous pleasure activities. I know this is disheartening, but th...  Read Full »

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