Unprotected Sex

Unprotected sex is the act of having sexual intercourse without using protection in the form of a condom. It is considered unsafe due to the risk of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) it carries.

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Are the itchy bumps on my labia minora indicative of warts or herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex about four months ago. Recently, I discovered some bumps on my labia minora that are somewhat itchy. I believe it might be herpes or warts. It does not burn when I pee, just feel slight discomfort. I hope the picture helps.  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bumps do not typically look like warts or herpes. Vagina has a lot of glands to keep it moist, it is likely that some gland ducts got blocked and are giving you bumps. Do not worry, they will go off gradually. Just wash the area with warm water and non perfumed gent...  Read Full »

Are frequent urination and tender nipples signs of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my Mirena IUD a month back. I had unprotected sex with my fiance about 3 or 4 times after I got the green signal from my Gynecologist that the IUD was in its proper place (after two weeks or so). I am afraid that I might be pregnant. I am experiencing constant peeing and tender ...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have got your Mirena inserted within one week of your periods, your Mirena should be working properly providing contraception. If the insertion is after the first week, then there could be chances of pregnancy. Get a pregnancy test done to rule out speculations. ...  Read Full »

I took emergency contraceptive pills after unprotected sex. Am I safe?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had unprotected sex. I took Plan B (72 hours) pill almost right after, four hours later. I consulted with the pharmacist on the phone but she sounded careless and told me it was safe to use. I am too young. The main question is I do not know if I should even call this vaginal sex...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Plan B is an emergency contraceptive to be taken in case of male ejaculation inside vagina. If you have already taken the medicine, nothing much can be done right now. I hope you have attained menarche, so then you should get your periods in the next two weeks. The next...  Read Full »

What tests should be taken before having unprotected sex with lesbian partner?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to ask some questions that I am sort of afraid to ask my gynecologist because I am not sure if she is tolerant of homosexual people and that is holding me back. I would like to know what kind of health tests should I run to make sure I can safely have unprotected sex with...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Homosexuality is a choice of self-identity of sexuality, which does not need to be judged. It is always fine to ask questions. You are conscious about your health and that is commendable. Firstly, you need to rule out diseases like HIV, hepatitis B and C (HBsAg, anti-H...  Read Full »

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