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B-Wise User Anonymous 23 September 2019 15:43

My boyfriend and I had intercourse and it was until he had finished that we had realized that the condom was broken my period had jus finished a day ago so I took a plan b pill it's a week later and I have started to bleed /spotting. Any help to why this happened?

B-Wise User Anonymous 23 September 2019 00:46

Hii my body gets itchy and the head i don't know whats happening

B-Wise User Anonymous 22 September 2019 14:37

Can you have STD when you don't have Sex At all?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 September 2019 09:26

Hi there, thank you for your question. Yes, you can get an STI from oral sex, you can find out more here https://bwisehealth.com/article/can-i-get-an-sti-from-oral-sex



B-Wise User Anonymous 22 September 2019 13:54

Can a cervix get damaged during sexual intercause?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 September 2019 09:27

Hi if you have rough sex often it is possible to cause damage 



B-Wise User Anonymous 22 September 2019 11:44

Is oral sex safe? Won't I get infected when I try it out with my partner?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 September 2019 09:28

Hi find out the dangers of oral sex here https://bwisehealth.com/article/can-i-get-an-sti-from-oral-sex



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 September 2019 08:59

Is it normal to be addicted to sex when you're 19 years old

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 September 2019 10:10

Hi thank you for your question. Wanting to have sex often is normal although remember to use a condom everytime you have sex 



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 September 2019 08:49

Can I use weight loss pills when I'm on my periods?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 September 2019 10:11

Hi there, it should not be a problem but it would be best that you speak to the doctor that gave you the weight loss pills 



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 September 2019 19:28

Good day I started takeing arvs on the 3rd of this month and yesterday I had unprotected sex am I at risk of infecting my partner as he is hiv negative and does it harm my health as well in any way please advice.

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 September 2019 10:12

Hi there, thank you for your question. Yes, it would be best that your partner gets tested.



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 September 2019 16:51

Hi. I tasted HIV positive 2017 August I then started taking ARV'S. The problem is my partner doesn't want us to use protection. Can he be infected while taking my ARV's correctly and I'm afraid telling him about my status. Thank you!

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 September 2019 10:16

Hi there, yes it is possible to infect your partner. It would be best that you disclose your status if you are having unprotected sex 



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 September 2019 15:23

Hi. Iâ??ve started using famynor pills last month. Iâ??ve been reading comments that people still got pregnant while using it. I also read that cinnamon and milk boost fertility. So I just slept with my boyfriend without using protection. Can I take an emergency pills while on the pill and having drank cinnamon and milk,?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 September 2019 10:17

Hi there, yes you can still take the emergency contraceptive



B-Wise User Ncedokajusty 19 September 2019 18:36

I have constant headaches,is it possible that I have depression?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 September 2019 10:49

Hi there, thank you for your question. It is possible that you may be experiencing migraines, it would be best that you visit the local clinic and get checked.



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 September 2019 18:31

Hi. ever since i got diabetes i lost weight now im struggling to gain weight.which healthy food to eat to gain weight?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 September 2019 10:55

HI there, thank you for your question. It would be good to take a supplement such as enure and dont skip out on meals.



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 September 2019 14:24

Hi I have been using injection to prevent pregnancy.. Now I what a bady.what can I do to remove the injection in my body?

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 September 2019 16:29

Hi there, thank you for your question. There is much you can do to remove the injection from your body, the injection will leave your body on its own you just have to give it time.



B-Wise User Kato 19 September 2019 14:23

Hi I have been using injection to prevent pregnancy.. Now I what a bady.what can I do to remove the injection in my body?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 September 2019 11:05

Hi there, thank you for your question. There is no way of taking the contraceptive out of your body. It will wear out on its own, you need to give it time.



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 September 2019 11:51

Hi am a girl of 25 in age. In 2013 i had abotion and after that i used two months injection for prevention and after two months i had irregular menstruation it was bleeding very strong for two weeks and i prevented for 4 months after that i stop. In 2015 my menstruation circle started to change again it can come another months other it wont in 2016 i didnt mence for 8 months. In 2017 i wanted to start a family but failling to concieve. I went to see a doctor they gave me a pill of fertomids i used for three months but couldnot concieve i went to another doctor they give me the pill that i use for five days no positive results even after that. Now its 2019 still looking for a child nothing in july i mence but August and now in september i havent. So i want to know what could be causing that problem.

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 September 2019 10:21

Hi there, it would seem that you may need help by a gyne it would be best that you visit one so you can get the correct treatment based on what the problem may be



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 September 2019 22:28

Hi just wanted to know where can I get a prep pills as the clinic can't help us.thnks

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 September 2019 13:00

Hi there, thank you for your question you can find the nearest clinic that offers PrEP on this link https://myprep.co.za



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 September 2019 09:05

Hi...I just need to know that ..its really normal to have breakthrough bleeding or apotting well you are on nuristerate injection..?

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 September 2019 16:47

Hi there, thank you for your question. Yes it is normal when you first start using  the contraceptive although if this continues often it would be best that you visit the clinic as soon as possible and get checked by a nurse or a doctor.



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 September 2019 12:47

I gave birth around February before that i had abnormal periods but after i gave birth i menstruated for a period of 4months and they stopped, what could be the problem?

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 13:20

HI there, thank you for your question. It is normal for your periods to stop after birth but they should come back to normal. It would be best that you visit your gyne as soon as possible 



B-Wise User Nkhesani 17 September 2019 09:55

What is Hpv

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 10:19

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can find your answer here https://bwisehealth.com/article/what-is-hpv



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 September 2019 20:09

My younger sister recently started ARVs. plus another pills to prevent TB. but she is nausea, she usually. collapse and always tired. please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 10:31

Hi there, thank you for your question. Your sister should only take medication that the doctor has prescribed for her. It would be best that you visit the local doctor as soon as possible as there may be another problem and she can be treated and given the correct medication . 



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 September 2019 18:51

I was involved in a car accident while driving alone meaning no other cars involved I was discharged and doctors didn't prescribe xrays and m worried Bcz I have little back pain when kneel down.secondly how do it apply for road fund accident. Thank you

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 10:40

Hi, thank you for your question. Sorry to hear about your accident, it would be best that you visit the local clinic as soon as possible. You would have to go to road accident fund to apply, you also need to take the case number that you filed a case at the police station. You can find out more info on this link https://www.raf.co.za/Pages/Default.aspx



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 September 2019 18:36

I got a HIV self test from the street they were handing out to the public. It came out positive so what I would like to know is, is it 100% accurate?

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 11:16

Hi there, thank you for your question. Self-testing kits are 99% correct, it would be best that you visit the clinic and get tested again. If you are positive you will get the treatment that you need and you can come back to bwise and ask an expert any other questions that you may have.



B-Wise User Post T 16 September 2019 18:06

I am always coughing and I just want to know what is the problem

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 12:57

Hi thank you for your question, the coughing can be caused by a throat infection. It would be best that you visit the local clinic to get checked and get the right treatment 



B-Wise User Post T 16 September 2019 18:02

How to be a male nurse

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 10:42

Hi thank you for your question. To be a male nurse you would have to follow the normal procedure to apply for nursing.  



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 September 2019 15:10

Hi, I have been on ARVs for two years and since then I've been loosing weight, what can I use to gain back my weight?

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 11:30

Hello, thank you for your question. It is normal to lose weight although , you would need to take a supplement to pick up weight again such as ensure, or you can eat a lot of fruit and veg with proteins and make sure that you don’t miss out on any meals during the day.  



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 September 2019 10:52

I have been smooking for a long period of time and i have a problem with my lungs is getting worse what can you recommend?

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 10:13

Good morning. Smoking affects your lungs, and can even lead to the development of serious damage and even cancer. Please see your health care provider for advice on how to stop, and for management of your lung condition.



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 September 2019 16:34

Pls I want to ask if there is anything I can use or do to fall pregnant immediately after I stop taking Petogen birth control injection after 3 year

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 10:15

Hi there. Petogen, also known as Depo Provera, is an injectable contraceptive and may take a few months for it to completely work out of your system before regaining your fertility again. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can take to speed up the process, but you will have to wait until you see a regular menstrual cycle



B-Wise User Mpho Musengi 13 September 2019 18:21

How can I lose weight naturally and how must I exercise to maintain lost weight

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 20:42

Hi there, this article could help you https://bwisehealth.com/article/get-into-shape-for-summer-move-your-body



B-Wise User 0606463901 13 September 2019 17:20

1.What I should do?. My hearing is not good any more. Sometimes my ears doesn't function very well. 2. How can I clean my ears?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 20:40

Hi there, this article could help you https://bwisehealth.com/article/current-affairs-ear-care-testing-your-hearing-on-your-phone



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 September 2019 17:19

1.What I should do?. My hearing is not good any more. Sometimes my ears doesn't function very well. 2. How can I clean my ears?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 20:40

Hi there, this article could help you https://bwisehealth.com/article/current-affairs-ear-care-testing-your-hearing-on-your-phone



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 September 2019 16:48

What kind of food people should eat to be safety

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 20:44

Hi there, this is how you can eat and stay well https://bwisehealth.com/article/eat-well-to-stay-well-healthy-food-healthy-life



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 September 2019 15:30

My boy had an infection but he didn't tell me about it,I wanna know how I can get help

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 20:48

Hi there, you can get help and support here https://bwisehealth.com/article/help-support-infectious-diseases



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 September 2019 15:09

Hi I found out that I'm HIV positive after 3years and I have lost a lot of height so if I start taking my ARVs would I be able to go back to my usual body or I won't please can u explain it to me thank you

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 11:30

Hello, thank you for your question. It is normal to lose weight although , you would need to take a supplement to pick up weight again such as ensure, or you can eat a lot of fruit and veg with proteins and make sure that you don’t miss out on any meals during the day.  



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 September 2019 12:10

Hi. My partner and I are both HIV positive and we always have unprotected sex. I have recently seen that i am having abnormal vaginal bleeding, could this be because of the unprotected sex and also what other dangers are we facing apart from STI's and Pregnancy?

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 13:51

Hi there, thank you for your question . It is important to go to your health care provider for an examination and exclusion of pregnancy. Your health care provider will be able to assess you and give appropriate treatment



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 September 2019 10:33

When i go to the toilet i pass blood

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 20:54

Dear Anonymous. There are many reasons that blood can appear in urine and poop. Blood in poop can be cause by an irritation when moving the bowels or straining very hard. Blood in urine is usually a sign that there may be an infection. It may be a bladder infection usually called a Urinary tract infection (UTI) or a sign of an STI. It would be best for you to visit a clinic near you so they can do an examination. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you. You can also read our article Urinary tract infections



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 September 2019 22:49

I ejaculated blood during sex with my partner, what could be the course? Please help I am so confused....

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:01

Hi there, please visit your local clinic a doctor nurse will run tests and tell what's wrong. You can find your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Mkgugushe 12 September 2019 22:45

Ngikhathazekile, ngithe ngizohlal ngisocansini no umuntu engithandana naye ngayithola ngichama igazi. Ngabe kwenziwa yin?

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 September 2019 19:29

Sawubona, Siyonga umbuzo wakho, kungabangwa izizathu eziningi ukuthe uphume igazi nawuchama. Kudingeka kuthi uye emtholamphilo oseduze nawe kuze uthole usizo. Thola umtholamphilo useduze nawe la https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/?lang=zulu




B-Wise User Anonymous 12 September 2019 21:49

hi,im hiv positive and on treatment,i notice that im loosing weight.is there a possibility of the meds not respondind.im worried

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:04

Hi there, thank you for your question. There are many different reasons why you may be losing weight even though you are on ARVs. Some people lose weight because they have another medical condition like TB. To see if you have any symptoms, you can take a look at our article All you need to know about TB. What you eat (and how much you eat) can also affect your weight, so it’s important that you eat healthy food and don’t skip meals. This can help you gain your weight back. Check out our article Eat this, not that: good food rules to live by to find out more. Back pains can have many different causes. It would be best to visit your local clinic so that you can be examined and find exactly what is causing the back pains, and get advice from a nurse or dietitian who will help you with your weight problem. You can use our Clinic Finder  to help you find a clinic near you. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 September 2019 18:59

Hi.my body is very sore if I press my skin hard I fell a deep pain inside could this be any sickness?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:13

Hi there, please your local clinic a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong and prescribe medication for you 



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 September 2019 18:42

Hi I have been on my periods for more than 16 days is it normal

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:09

Hi there, this article could help you https://bwisehealth.com/article/when-your-period-signals-a-problem-menstrual-problems-that-may-need-medical-attention



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 September 2019 17:36

Hi.... I have been sterilized 7 years ago at a goverment hospital.... Think am pregnant not sure how many days im late with my period but its between 12 and more im 31 years old... Feeling very tired having abdominal pain... Headaches and nausia... Is it possible that i can be pregnant

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:27

Hi there, please visit your local clinic and request a pregnancy test, this is the only way to find out if you are pregnant or not 



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 September 2019 15:29

Hi I have a problem of eastrush I used to take pills for prevention then I realise that evrymonth I had to have eastrush I went to the Docter got treated then I stopped using pills then use injection and am still experiencing the same problem what should I do because I've been in clinic and went to the Docter can you please help me

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:39

Hi there, you can find other clinics around you here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Mafloza 12 September 2019 15:23

Hi I would lyk to remain anonymous I work 12 hours and when am off i sleep more than 17hours and when I woke up all feel dizzy wanting to sleep again what should I do to sleep normal hours?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:24

Hi there, this article could help you https://bwisehealth.com/article/finding-it-hard-to-fall-asleep



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 September 2019 12:05

Good day Am worried because my periods are 35days late and took home pregnancy test when I was 2 weeks late and got negative results so I've being experiencing lot of mood swing and tender breast and I stopped using pills 2-3 months ago should I be worried?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:31

Hi there, check out this article https://bwisehealth.com/article/when-your-period-signals-a-problem-menstrual-problems-that-may-need-medical-attention



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 September 2019 08:25

I am 4 months pregnant and I was given iron supplements (folic and ferrous) by a doctor. However, recently I throw up every time I take them. Is it normal or I should consult with the doctor?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:22

Hi there, please consult with a doctor or nurse, they will be able to tell you what's wrong. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 22:33

I have a problem with discharge, it's thick and does not stink.like every day I have it, and I will have to wipe it and check out myself frequently..what could be the problem?

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 September 2019 10:05

Hi there, thank you for your question. Discharge can be caused by a few things depending on what the problem is. It is best that you go to your local clinic to get checked by a doctor a nurse so they will tell you what the problem may be and they will give you the right treatment. You can use our clinic finder to help you find a clinic near you 



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 20:20

Hi, can I pls have relationship expert...

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 September 2019 09:54

Hi there, you can ask your question here and we will send it to one of our experts



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 20:18

I have a problem it's happens one day I was in club and drinking and I lady came and kissed me and a day after I had sensation in my mouth and day after that I had a little sore in my lips, when those goes I stayed days and I had another cold sore near lips and that sore came with sensations all over my body even in head my eyes were always watery and I was having a runny nose and sneezing a lot after that I had started expiriencing a sharp pain in my penis and it went on which Idk were it's coming from and it was the almost 3weeks without a sore and immediately when the pain healed I had a small bump on my groin what could be the problem

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 September 2019 10:02

Hi there, Its best that you visit your local clinic and speak to your doctor about the sores on your mouth or small bump on your groin, they will be able to tell you what wrong and prescribe correct medication for you. You can Find and Rate your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 20:11

Hi one day it happened I was drunk an I end up in sex worker's I did have sex and we had a protected sex, but problem started day after that I had tingling sensation all over my body ND field achy muscle and started to have diarrhea it went on for week until I decided to go to doctor and doctor said I need vitamins and he gave me multivitamin and I had raise temperature on my body that day, it went onto and diarrhea stopped but muscle ache continued ND tingling sensation after a week a started to have night sweats, and I was burping and yawning a lot.... Day after that I also had bruises on my left arm later that day I had also sore throat that did last for 3 days with achy muscles and those symptoms stop after two weeks but the tingling sensation still is the now is 4 months what could be wrong

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 September 2019 09:51

Hi there, please visit your local clinic a doctor or nurse will do tests and tell you what's wrong and also prescribe the correct medication for you. You can Find and Rate your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/ 



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 20:06

I have a problem with dischagers,I have a lot of them,more especially when i am about to go to my periods,they are irritating and they cause me to have a rush in my private part.I sometimes feel cuts in my pritate part.After sex it become worse.And if i could walk for a long distance my womb will be so painful the pain also goes to my knees.

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 September 2019 09:53

Hi there, you can learn more about vaginal discharges here https://bwisehealth.com/article/-i-have-a-discharge-do-i-have-an-sti-



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 18:50

Hi I'm HIV positive I'm taking my treatment but the problem I'm losing weight what can I do I'm so stressed

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:21

Hi there, it’s best that you go to your nearest clinic for further counselling. The counsellors at the clinic are well trained to provide you with most of the answers to your fears/concerns. The doctor or nurse will also give you more information before they start you on treatment. To answer your question, yes, most pills have side effects - but the side effects are not always serious, and they usually get better within a few days or weeks. Well done on the big, important decision you’ve taken about your health.



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 18:46

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and I want to terminate the pregnancy. Is it still safe to have an abortion and if so , until when?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:57

Hi there, learn about Termination of pregnancy, here  https://bwisehealth.com/article/termination-of-pregnancy-the-facts



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 18:44

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and I want to terminate

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 September 2019 09:45

Hi there, learn about Termination of Pregnancy here https://bwisehealth.com/article/termination-of-pregnancy-the-facts



B-Wise User matimesam 11 September 2019 18:44

Hi. I sometimes experience a sharp pain on my right upper waist. I also have a kind of stiff painfull muscles at the back of my thighs in the morning especially when I look down without bending. I was stabbed with a sharp object believed to be a knife in 1998 at the back of my neck. That time after the stabbing my legs felt numb but with time I recovered. I've been and still an active sportsman(soccer) now coaching but this is really bothering me. Do you suggest something that can help? Sam

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 12:53

Hi Sam thank you for your question. There may be a serious problem that is causing the pain and numbness , it would be best that you visit a specialist at the local hospital to get checked so you can get the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 18:43

My mom passed away in July so even today I still don't believe that she's gone and I have a lot of stress. Please help me!

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:38

Hi there, this article is for you https://bwisehealth.com/article/grieving-the-loss-of-a-parent



B-Wise User Lawy 11 September 2019 18:43

Hi HI I have lost my family members ..we were six in my family I am the only one who is left with siblings from my brothers and sisters .I Am scared or I do not want to talk about my lost .I take care of my family at the same time I am gay openely . Divorced . But what affect me most is that I do not know that I am okay by being alone or loss of my brothers and sister's. I feel I am not leaving my life fully but leaving to impress and support my family .

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 22:01

Hi there, this article is for you https://bwisehealth.com/article/grief-it-s-a-normal-response-to-loss



B-Wise User MamaBoka 11 September 2019 18:40

Hi I've been on prevention since April this year and im using pills so they gave me vaginal tablet for infection i was asking if it can affect my prevention and the prevention cannot be effective?

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 13:00

Hi thank you for your question. No it will not affect your prevention pills .



B-Wise User Thato76 11 September 2019 18:40

I feel the pain on my panis every morning when I woke up. What might be a problem

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 September 2019 09:30

Hi there, please visit your local clinic a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong and give you the correct medication 



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 18:38

I have been feeling negative when am alone but arpund people l pretend, I tell them am going. I think that am depressed but in denial,i can spent a night crying and wake up happy. Small things affect me. I can spent two days without eat and the three eat so much that l have the throw up

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 22:07

Hi there, it seems like you are going through a difficult time, it would be best for you to go to your local clinic and speak to a psychologist or a counsellor.



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 18:38

I have pains on my wrist,my joints and lower back it's been almost a month now.

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:42

Hi there, please visit your local clinic a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 18:36

Hi, on 2016 I used the 2 months injection contraceptive for a year and it's been 2 years now free from contraceptives but I am not having my periods. I went to the clinic and they told me to just wait eventually they'll come but it's been full 2 years...I now want a child, what can I do?

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 13:03

Hi there, thank you for your question. In this case you will have to visit a gyne to get checked and they will give you the best treatment



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 18:36

I have sore in my vagina what can be the cause and how can I treat them any medicine I can take

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 22:16

Hi there, If the pimples continue and you are having sexual contact of any kind, visit the nearest clinic to be tested and treated for an STI. Also, remember to ask your partner to also visit the clinic. To avoid STIs remember to wear a condom during sex or during sexual contact.




B-Wise User Anonymous 11 September 2019 13:05

I had sexual intercourse with my partner on the day after my period ended and we did not use protection. I got emergency contraception last week Monday(before 72 hours) expired. And now I have been bleeding since Monday, and its not just spotting, but it is also not like normal period bleeding. Should I be worried?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 September 2019 21:36

Hi there, please visit your local clinic, a doctor or nurse will able to tell you what's wrong 



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 September 2019 18:45

I have sever abdominal pains (through out the month, especially during sexual intercourse) I have been to a gynaecologist and he did some tests and found nothing wrong. He then suggested that I take birth control pills but nothing changed. Please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 13:52

 Please return to the gynecologist or go for a second opinion examination. Your symptoms suggest that an ultrasound/sonar may be able to identify something that was initially missed.



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 September 2019 18:42

I feel like everything is happening so fast and sometines i feel like these somethimg wrong with me and I'm always trying ti be positive but sometimes i just feel like tjo

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 13:10

Hi there, thank you for your question. It seems as though you may be stressed , this can help https://bwisehealth.com/article/is-it-stress-or-something-else



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 September 2019 16:22

I've been diagnosed with HIV a week ago, before that I have always tested negative, My partner is positive as well and he's not on ARTs, He's not sick or showing any sign of illness, whilst on the other hand I got sick 4 weeks after I got exposed to the virus, am I the weakest link, and does this mean I'm more prone to getting more illnesses regardless of being on ARTs? Why is he not sick and why is it me who got sick immediately after being infected?

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 10:26

Hi there. What you experienced may be symptoms of sero-conversion (the infection integrating with your body). Some people experience this like it is just a minor cold or flu, while others experience it with more severe symptoms. This does not mean your body is not going to react to the treatment. If you start ART and continue taking it correctly, you will not be more prone to get sick at all. We should not compare our systems with each other; some people are slow progressors, while others progress faster with the disease.



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 September 2019 15:34

I was recently exposed to HIV by having sex with a person who's status I don't know.We did use a Condom But it broke and I had a cut on my penis. Week later I had a lymph node on my groin. I have tested negative At 10 week but I am worried that since the widow period is 12 weeks the my be a chance of being positive.

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 13:06

Hi there, thank you for your question. HIV takes longer to show in men than in women thats why it would be best to test often 



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 September 2019 18:40

I feel like there is something wrong with me or my mind, I'm always thinking negative, I'm defensive, I feel I don't know my self and most of the time I'm not happy with my life. This affects my relationship and I get worried. I wanna change, I tried changing but I always go back to my usual self. I just want to understand myself better, know myself, live a happy positive life, instead of overthinking things all the time.

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 September 2019 10:42

Hi there, it sounds like you are stressed out! This is how you manage stress https://bwisehealth.com/article/how-to-manage-your-stress 

We all have times when we feel down or tired, and that’s OK. But if you would like to feel happier read this article https://bwisehealth.com/article/how-to-be-happier



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 September 2019 12:50

Am HIV I was on arvs treatment n I was always ill now it been 3 months since I have taken them n I feel energetic n am even gaining weight

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 September 2019 10:37

Hi there, well done on taking treatment!



B-Wise User Scalo 6 September 2019 20:42

Is good to have sex with out protection???

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 September 2019 18:53

Hi thank you for your question. No of you have unprotected sex you and your partner are at risk of getting STIS, HIv or unplanned pregnancies 



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 September 2019 19:49

Hi I would like to ask, I was 5 weeks and couple of days pregnant, I went to a hospital for termination. I'm 22 days now since I have done it is it OK to have unsafe sex with my partner won't he be affected?

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 September 2019 09:52

Hi there, thank you for your question. Yes you can have sex again, although remember to always wear a condom to protect yourself and your partner against HIV, STIs and unplanned pregnancies. 



B-Wise User Mabuyiza1 6 September 2019 13:28

Hellow I would like to know if I have a wound and now I have this pain in my leg up I have invelaphi what do I do know to help myself

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 September 2019 18:56

Hi thank you for your question. It would be best that you visit the local clinic as soon as possible so you can get checked and you will be given the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 September 2019 12:58

I missed my périodes not ready to be à mom what can i do

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 September 2019 09:23

Hi thank you for your question . You can find your answers here https://bwisehealth.com/article/what-to-do-if-you-have-unprotected-sex



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 September 2019 12:48

me and my friend want to get tested because we are thinking of having sex

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 September 2019 18:58

That is great you should get tested before you and your partner have sex



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 September 2019 10:50

hello m using Microval Pill on Friday I started to have injection of depo but m still using pills corse I did have unprotected sex at Friday late so m going to fall pregnant?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 September 2019 09:26

Hi thank you for your question. It is possible as you are taking more than one contraceptive. By taking more than one it can confuse your body. It would be best that you take a home pregnancy test. 



B-Wise User Scalo 5 September 2019 09:18

What people mast do to have healthy life

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 September 2019 09:21

Hi thank you for your question. You  can check out our healthy living section https://bwisehealth.com/category/healthy-living



B-Wise User Scalo 4 September 2019 17:16

What is STI

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 September 2019 18:55

Hi there. Thank you for your question you can get your answers here https://bwisehealth.com/article/what-is-an-sti



B-Wise User Anonymous 4 September 2019 11:05

hello m using Microval Pill on Friday I started to have injection of depo but m still using pills corse I did have unprotected sex at Friday late so m going to fall pregnant?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 September 2019 09:26

Hi thank you for your question. It is possible as you are taking more than one contraceptive. By taking more than one it can confuse your body. It would be best that you take a home pregnancy test. 



B-Wise User Scalo 3 September 2019 18:48

What is the result of STI

B-Wise Expert Expert 4 September 2019 09:30

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can find your answers here What is an STI?



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 September 2019 17:58

I'm struggling with pin worms 4 abt a month I hv tried drinking mebanzaole tabs ut they dnt go away. I even tried treatment 4 my son wud 6 but his stopped but im stil getting wormy like feeling in my anus

B-Wise Expert Expert 4 September 2019 12:31

Good day. I would really advise that you see your health care provider regarding this matter. A proper consultation is needed, so that proper management can be planned with you.



B-Wise User Snira2010 3 September 2019 11:34

What kind of treatment can help a person that has TB

B-Wise Expert Expert 4 September 2019 10:19

Hi thank you for your question. You can find your answers here Is there a cure or vaccine for TB? 



B-Wise User Scalo 2 September 2019 20:05

Someone have HIV can have sex with someone else ??

B-Wise Expert Expert 4 September 2019 10:28

Hi thank you for your question. Yes, you can have sex with someone if you are HIV positive but remember you always need to use a condom for protection. It would also be a good idea to tell the person you are having sex with about your status if you feel comfortable telling them that. You can find out more about dating when you are HIV positive here https://bwisehealth.com/article/dating-when-youre-hiv-positive



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 September 2019 19:54

Can laxatives affect the efectiveness of nur interate contraceptive injection?

B-Wise Expert Expert 4 September 2019 10:13

HI thank you for your question. No, a laxative will not affect your contraceptive. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 September 2019 11:27

Hi I hv been on arv 4 five months now and im experiencing serious back pains is that normal n what can I do to take da pain away

B-Wise Expert Expert 4 September 2019 10:11

HI there, thank you or your question. It would be best that you revisit the doctor and get checked as there could be another reason you are experiencing the back pain.



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 September 2019 09:17

How long to get another hiv test if you tested before

B-Wise Expert Expert 4 September 2019 09:35

Hi thank you for your question. If you test once, you will then need to test after 3 months then after  6 again. 



B-Wise User Scalo 1 September 2019 14:24

What happens when I have tb

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 September 2019 16:37

Hi there, learn about TB here https://bwisehealth.com/category/tb



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 September 2019 12:30

I have a slight bleeding and I also feel dizzy and have backache an headache

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 September 2019 16:55

Hi there, please visit your local clinic a nurse or doctor will be able to tell you what's wrong 



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 August 2019 10:24

Hello i got a shot for nur insterate birth control injection,after 8 days i drink detox tea.i would like to know if the tea could have an effect on injection (if thei njection would still be active or not?

B-Wise Expert Expert 2 September 2019 11:37

Hi there. Drinking detox tea should not affect your injectable contraceptive method at all, and it should be active by now in your system, since we always recommend you wait or use additional barrier contraceptives like condoms during the first 7 days after starting your contraceptive method. Remember that the contraceptive method only prevents pregnancies, and additional use of condoms is always advised to protect against STIs, including HIV.



B-Wise User Anonymous 28 August 2019 18:29

By Am 24 years young lady I was rapped and I immediately rushed to clinic they gave me pep medication...after 10 days as I continued drinking I slept with my husband..so I want to ask if he could be infected if those guys who raped me were infected? Please help am stressing....

B-Wise Expert Expert 2 September 2019 11:36

PEP ( Post Exposure Prophylaxis) is HIV prevention medication, which is taken for 28 days after the exposure to HIV. We always advise that you use protection such as condoms, should you engage in sexual activity while on treatment, and for at least 6 weeks after the initial exposure. Please be safe, and ask your partner to to see a health care worker within 72hrs after your own consensual sexual encounter, and receive the necessary treatment.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 August 2019 20:55

Disadvantages of stopping art treatment and tb treatment

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 August 2019 15:10

Hi there, check out our TB section to learn about TB https://bwisehealth.com/category/tb



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 August 2019 17:11

What causes urinary tract infection in a women?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 August 2019 15:14

Hi there, click here to learn more https://bwisehealth.com/article/urinary-tract-infections-whats-the-lowdown



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 August 2019 14:49

Hi.I have small sores and blisters on the area around my anus and also in my vulva.They are not painful but they are itchy.

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 August 2019 15:18

Hi thank you for your question. It would be best that you get tested for STIs as it is possible that you may have an STI. It would be best that you visit the local clinic as soon as possible and get the right treatment.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 August 2019 10:31

I have been drinking pep medication, I'm supposed to drink it in the morning and in the evening at 7:30. If I forget to drink at 7:30 in the evening and drink it at 8:30 in the same evening would it have an impact?

B-Wise Expert Expert 2 September 2019 11:36

Hey there. PEP ( Post Exposure Prophylaxis) is HIV prevention medication, which is taken for 28 days after the exposure to HIV. The medication works best if you take it around the same time everyday, however, missing a dose by an hour or two will not have a negative effect on you. Especially if this is not a regular pattern of changing times. But if you do forget again, drink it as soon as you remember, it will still work to decrease the chances of acquiring HIV from the initial exposure. Remember, PEP is for post exposure of 1 incident. 




B-Wise User Anonymous 27 August 2019 00:13

At the clinic, a lady was bleeding from being attacked and she asked me to take a picture of her. her phone had some dried and moist blood. I touched that phone, with my finger that I have a cut on. Can I get hiv from this? I'm super stressed.

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 August 2019 15:26

Hi there, this is how people get HIV https://bwisehealth.com/article/how-do-you-get-hiv

It is best for you to go get tested for HIV, this will help know if you are positive or negative. This is why testing is so important https://bwisehealth.com/article/why-is-it-important-to-test-for-hiv



B-Wise User Anonymous 26 August 2019 21:22

Hi I've just recently found out that I'm pregnant and I'm afraid to tell my parents as it will really disappoint them and they are very strict, I don't know what to do. I don't want to do an abortion but I think it might be best if I do, I'm really confused please help.

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 August 2019 16:00

Hi there, this is how you can talk to your parents about important things https://bwisehealth.com/article/how-to-talk-to-your-parents-or-caregivers-about-important-things



B-Wise User Anonymous 26 August 2019 18:04

Hi I think I have a problem like disease like asthma sometimes I found it hard for me to breath, I feel dehydrated ad too thirsty even if I drink water its helps me for only 2-3 mins after that mins I feel thirsty and I will have a very strong headache where I found it hard for me to do something What do u think this thing may be caused by what?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 August 2019 16:10

Hi there, learn about asthma here https://bwisehealth.com/article/asthma-411



B-Wise User Anonymous 26 August 2019 17:14

Hi, recently I've been getting headaches everytime i switch the light on at night and my eyes hurt a little bit when I'm looking at a bright screen. Should i be worried?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 August 2019 16:08

Hi there, this article might help you https://bwisehealth.com/article/ears-and-eyes-are-yours-working



B-Wise User Anonymous 26 August 2019 11:17

hi,iam in abet now for my education.were do I get help from with my studies,homeworks,projects and assessment?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 August 2019 16:06

Hi there, visit http://abet.co.za/ to learn more!



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 August 2019 21:20

hello...have sour throat for days now what would be a cause of it

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 August 2019 15:58

Hi there, a sore throat can we caused by different things. Its best for you to visit your local clinic a doctor or nurse will run test and tell you what's wrong 



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 August 2019 20:59

Hi, I always get honey all the time, I can't even go a day without getting honey even I'm at school this thing happen to me and its time of it, I can't control my self What can I do to prevent this?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 September 2019 16:52

Hi there, this article could help you https://bwisehealth.com/article/are-you-an-emotional-eater



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 August 2019 14:00

Hy, since I started dating I haven't done pap smear and I feel like doing it but I'm afraid because people says its painful Its true that its painful? I smell bad in my viginer I don't knw what's the problem so guys what you might think the problem is?

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 August 2019 11:04

Hi, thank you for your question. To get a pap smear in South Africa, you need to be 25 years and older first, some people may experience it to be painful while others may not feel pain. You can check out this article to find out how you should take care of your vagina How to keep your vagina healthy 



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 August 2019 09:38

is it safe to try anal sex or anal masturbation?, because me and my partner we wanna try it out

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 August 2019 10:34

HI thank you for your question, you can find your answer here Anal sex: Your questions answered



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 August 2019 20:03

Hello I have just been to clinic to get cure for STI and I got injected and given some pills so since then I started having pain on my vagina mouth and the discharge is confusing, I'm having clouted discharge and it seems so greenish, what may be the problem now, or is it vagina yeast infection

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 August 2019 10:26

Hi thank you for your question. It seems as though you may have an infection, you would have to go back to the clinic and get checked again so they can give you the right medication for the infection 



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 August 2019 12:49

Hi i have a huge pimple on my vagina lips. Please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 August 2019 13:29

Hi thank you for your question. There are a few reasons why this may happen, such as: Hygiene, ingrown hair or even an STI. it would be best  that you clean out that area 



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 August 2019 10:27

Morning, I recently found out that my partner has been positive for over 8 years ,and in that 8 years we have 2 kids one is 8 years and the other is 18 months. The problem that I have is when I test for HIV the result are always negative what may be the course of this,I had about the testing called eliser/ Eliza where is is done and how impotent is it for me to do it. Thank you

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 August 2019 11:40

Hi thank you for your question. Your partner's viral load is most probably low especially if your partner is taking ARVs. If you are negative it is important that you start taking Prep, you can find out about PrEP here What is Prep?



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 August 2019 10:20

Is it compulsory for an HIV patient to also take TB treatment? After discovering that I was infected with HIV ,they also gave me TB treatment. This was without any test of the TB whatsoever

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 August 2019 11:59

Hi thank you for your question. If you have HIV, there is a higher chance of you getting TB as your immune system is weak, that’s why you were given TB treatment to keep you safe .



B-Wise User Madzi 23 August 2019 10:18

What are the causes of joints pains especially the back and headache

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 August 2019 12:10

Hi thank you for your question, There can be different reasons as to why you are experiencing that pain. It would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor and get the right treatment. 



B-Wise User Kamvalethu#10 22 August 2019 13:45

Hey , What are symptoms of cervical cancer ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 August 2019 12:53

Hi thank you for your question. Some of the symptoms include :

Blood spots or light bleeding between or following periods.

Menstrual bleeding that is longer and heavier than usual.

Bleeding after intercourse

Increased vaginal discharge.

Pain during sexual intercourse.



B-Wise User Anonymous 22 August 2019 12:33

Hi I have a child who is 9month old and has a sound when he is breathing,hè is not breast feeding I use a formula is there sometime wrong about him or what??? Some say it must be a formula or asma...what are the symptoms of it ??please help thank you in advance

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 August 2019 10:31

Hi thank you for your question, If you mean what are the symptoms of asthma you can find out here https://bwisehealth.com/article/asthma-411

You can also contact mumconnect on *134*550# for any questions about your babies health.



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 August 2019 20:25

Hey What are signs and symptoms of migraine and what may cause it?

B-Wise Expert Expert 22 August 2019 11:50

Hi thank you for your question .  A migraine is a type of headache that tends to range from moderate to very severe throbbing pain at the front or the side of the head. It can continue for days and is accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, seeing spots of flashing lights, sensitive to sounds and light etc. Migraines can be caused by stress, extreme tiredness, extreme emotions and poor sleeping patterns.



B-Wise User Mandisa94 21 August 2019 15:28

Safety measures on lesbians sex

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 August 2019 13:08

Hi thank you for your question. It would be best to use dental dams when giving oral sex to prevent STI's and if you are using sex toys you can learn more about the safety of sex toys here https://bwisehealth.com/article/sex-toys-the-dos-and-donts



B-Wise User Mandisa94 21 August 2019 15:22

How is it safe to share sex toys?

B-Wise Expert Expert 22 August 2019 10:54

Hi, thank you for your question. You can find your answers here Sex toys – the do’s and don’ts



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 August 2019 08:33

Hi I'm hiv positive and I already started my treatment last my problem is my boyfriend he doesn't want to get tested n when we have sex he want unprotected sex everyday its really makes worry because if I told him that we should use a condom he get I don't know what to do anymore because I love him and I don't wanna push away

B-Wise Expert Expert 22 August 2019 11:06

Hi thank you for your question. It may be possible that your partner may not know the importance of testing. You can share this article with him Why is it important to test for HIV? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 August 2019 08:01

My boyfriend and I used condom for peneration during sex but there was a time where I rubbed my vagina against his penis and the head of this penis was touching the entrance of my vagina, no condom was used during the rubbing against each other. Is this an hiv exposure?

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 August 2019 11:14

HI thank you for your question. If you are unsure it would be best that you get tested as soon as possible



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 August 2019 17:38

Hey I lost my mom last year so it was a rough time and i was using sleeping pills to sleep until I feel fine then last month I lost my grandfather and i find it hard to accept it.im always having back pain and headech buh on one side so i want to know what coursing the pain?

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 August 2019 11:11

Hi there, thank you for your question. Sorry to hear about your loss, it must have been difficult for you to experience but what you are experiencing is normal to loss, you can read this article for more info Grief: it's a normal response to loss

Although the headaches and back pains are not normal it would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked so you can get the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 August 2019 16:43

I have developed blisters outside my vagina, right where my butt meets the vagina. I haven't had sex for 3 years now. I tested for HIV when I found out that my husband was cheating. The results came back negative. I tested again after 6 months, still negative.

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 August 2019 11:05

Hi thank you for your question. It would be best that you get tested for STIs as it is possible that you may have an STI. It would be best that you visit the local clinic as soon as possible and get the right treatment.



B-Wise User Cebelihle 1 18 August 2019 22:10

What happens on my body when i masturbate??

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 August 2019 07:10

Hi there, learn more here https://bwisehealth.com/article/masturbation-and-orgasm-touch-play



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 August 2019 16:43

Hi guys....I have some question to asked .. Ammh it is good to have sex with someone after you had an nur-istrate injection the same day ... You being injected.. Or they will be some illness after that..!

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 August 2019 20:44

Nur Isterate is an injectable contraceptive. Having sexual intercourse after using any contraceptive method will not cause any illness. It is however strongly recommended that you use other methods, such as condoms for at least 7 days after starting a new contraceptive method, to ensure prevention of unwanted pregnancies. Remember that contraceptives only prevent unwanted pregnancies, and the consistent use of condoms is always recommended to prevent STIs, including HIV.




B-Wise User Anonymous 18 August 2019 11:43

I just found out that I am HIV+ a month ago and started my Arv treatment right away, it's been about 3 weeks taking treatment and 2 days aga I started itching. Could this be side effects of the treatment? Do I stop taking treatment or will it eventually go away? Am very concerned because my whole body itches mainly at night

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 August 2019 20:40

Hi there. It is very good that you now know your HIV status, and have also started treatment. Some people may experience temporary symptoms like itching, as a side effect of the medication, while others is due to another condition unrelated to the medication. Please visit your health care provider for an assessment of this symptom you are now experiencing. Please do not stop taking your medication, unless advised by your health care provider, and they can provide you with alternative treatment. It is most likely that your symptom can easily be treated, and it will go away in time.




B-Wise User Anonymous 15 August 2019 21:59

Sign's of prostate Cancer how can see that you have it ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 16 August 2019 18:38

Hi there, click here to learn more https://bwisehealth.com/article/sexual-and-reproductive-health-tips-for-men



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 August 2019 21:52

Sign's of prostate Cancer

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 August 2019 07:12

Hi there,learn more here https://bwisehealth.com/article/sexual-and-reproductive-health-tips-for-men



B-Wise User Fiddeh matun 15 August 2019 15:08

Hi, am fiddeh 23years old, I have used the three month implant twice, I stopped it on 20th may this year ofwhich I was to go for another injection since it was its expiry date, I received my periods the following months June, July and on 1st August.. Now I have developed some changes in my body;craving, lack of hapetite, and harshness in my face... I'm I pregnant? Please help I really need a baby, my fisrt daughter is 3years old now

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 August 2019 20:02

Hi there, the best way to find out if you pregnant or not is to get a pregnancy test. You can get a this done at your local clinic for free. Click here to locate your local clinic https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 August 2019 09:15

Hey i want to know if you i have done abortion then get injected petogen same day and you sleep with someone after 9days is there any possibility to be pregnant?

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 August 2019 20:39

Hi there. After having an abortion, the pregnancy hormone still stays in your body for a week or two before completely disappearing again. This may be one of the reasons why your pregnancy test is still positive after 9 days after the abortion. It is also recommended that you use other contraceptive methods (such as condoms) for at least 7 days after starting a new contraceptive method, to make sure the contraceptive methods is fully active.




B-Wise User Blessing19 14 August 2019 17:13

Is there a cure for vitiligo

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 August 2019 09:22

If there, the is no cure, but anyone with vitiligo can visit s a dermatologist  to try and control it



B-Wise User Anonymous 14 August 2019 13:58

Hi Iâ??m 25 yrs old and I have been experiencing cramps on my right side of my pelvic area. When I eat the pain goes away. I missed my period and I did a scan but no baby was visible. Iâ??m confused please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 August 2019 20:10

Hi there, please visit your local clinic, a doctor or a nurse will run tests and tell you wants wrong. Click here to find your local clinic https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Nabuzale sarah 14 August 2019 09:32

Iam 25years I had stayed for two years without having sex but early this month I experienced signs of having my periods but on the 13 of this month I had sex ......can I get pregnant?

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 August 2019 10:16

Hi there, the best way to know if you are pregnant or not is to get a pregnancy test. Please visit your local clinic and ask a doctor or nurse for a pregnancy test, you can find your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 14 August 2019 08:25

hi, every time me and my girlfriend have sex I ejaculate within few minutes after penetration, how do I stop this premature ejaculation?

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 August 2019 10:12

Hi there, this is a difficult but good question. How we feel inside is often connected to premature ejaculation; especially if you feeling nervous, under pressure or stressed out. You can try to stop premature ejaculation by distracting yourself with non-sexual thoughts or wearing thicker condoms. But don't use more than one condom at a time, because that will make the condom break. It's best to talk with your partner about how you are feeling but if you don't feel comfortable then talk to a doctor, nurse or counsellor. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 August 2019 19:05

Hi I am a 24 year old girl in distress I just did two HIV test which had one line then after 10min there both showed a very faint line could I be HIV positive?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 August 2019 09:09

Hi there, well done for taking an HIV test. Please visit your local clinic and ask a doctor or nurse for an HIV test, this is am more accurate why to find out if you are negative or positive. Click here to locate a clinic https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 August 2019 17:32

HY I'M A 20 YEAR OLD FEMALE WHOM GOT PREGNANT IN 2017 THEN GOT A BABY SON ...HE IS NOW 1 YEAR 8 MONTHS...I THEN STARTED USING DEPO VERA IN DECEMBER...THE SAME YEAR THAT I DELIVERED. ...THEY INJECTED ME IN HOSPITAL AFTER DELIVERY. ...SO I CONTINUED INJECTING IT THE WHOLE OF 2018 UNTIL DECEMBER 2018 ...I WAS HAVING PROBLEMS OF HEAVY BLEEDING WHICH LASTED ABOUT THREE WEEKS EVEN A MONTH...SO THE PROBLEM OF BLEEDING PROCEEDED EVEN AFTER I STOPPED INJECTING..BUT IT WAS NOT THAT MUCH BAD ANYMORE...SO YESTERDAY I HAD UNPROTECTED SEX AND MY MAN RELEASED SPERMS INSIDE...BEFORE HAVING SEX I NOTICED SLIGHT BLEEDING BUT IGNORED IT...I THEN HAD SEX...IS IT POSSIBLE THAT I GET PREGNANT AFTER QUITTING DEPO VERA FOR SIX MONTHS THEN UNPROTECTED SEX...NOW I'M HAVING MUCH CLEAR DISCHARGE WITH BLLOD...IS IT STI OR I'M PREGNANT

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 August 2019 07:16

Hi there, its best you to your local clinic, a doctor or nurse will run test and tell you what wrong. You can find your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 August 2019 15:16

Hi please tell me what is the course of low blood as I suspect to have low blood cells as recently I accidentally cut my self with a sharp object bt only few blood showed not even a drop bt very few blood and very light in colour

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 August 2019 09:23

Hi there, many things cause low blood, called anaemia. The most common cause is a lack of iron.




B-Wise User Morongoaangie 12 August 2019 15:22

Can u be pregnant when u have an implant??

B-Wise Expert Expert 13 August 2019 09:21

Hi, thank you for your question. It is possible to get pregnant as a contraceptive is not 100% safe. Remember, to always use dual protection - condom and contraceptive to help reduce the chances of you getting pregnant 



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 August 2019 16:46

Hi I'm 18 years i had unprotected sex and during that sexual intercourse i realised that there are some red things cuming from my vigina which looks like discharge but they are like a rubber when you hold them. They look like pieces of meat. I don't know which first step to take. Help me any idea. Can it be an STI?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 August 2019 12:31

Hi thank you for your question. It is possible that you may have an STI,  or an infection. It would be best that you visit the local clinic as soon as possible to get checked and tested by a doctor or nurse. 



B-Wise User Macmillan 9 August 2019 08:56

Hi I have been masturbating for quite sometime, even twice a day. Now when having sex with my wife it difficult for me to ejaculate. I can't feel the sensation I used to in order to ejaculate. I think I'm used to my hand more now than her V. I tried not masturbating for a week and had intercourse with her but still I can't ejaculate. This is starting to cause stress on me and last time we had sex I could only get erection for maybe few minutes and then it will fall. Please could you advise what to do in this case as this is frustrating me and my partner

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 August 2019 12:48

Hi thank you for your question.  That must be a difficult situation for you and your partner. Sex shouldn't be rushed, you can try foreplay for a longer period of time. If this had been happening for a long time you can visit a counsellor at the local clinic to advise you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 8 August 2019 19:06

Hii. Me and my partner we were both treated for STIs. After we were good recently every time we had sex he get rush on his penis. And he suspect me that I have a problem, when it started I eated pills of piles nxt time it was my day of prevention bt on the third time I didn't eat anything

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 August 2019 12:40

Hi thank you for your question. There can be different causes of a rash on the penis, such as hygiene, tight underwear it would be best that your partner goes to get checked at the local clinic and he will receive the right treatment. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 7 August 2019 09:28

Good morning.my patner is hiv positive nd I'm not. we use condom but sometimes it bust. so which other method can i use to protect myself? Are there pills dat I can take not to get infected?

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 August 2019 11:38

Hi there, thank you for your question. Yes, you can use PrEP to protect you from getting infected by the virus but remember to always use a condom when you have sex as it protects you against unplanned pregnancies, STIS and HIV. You can find out more about PrEP here https://myprep.co.za



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 August 2019 23:07

Hi is it possible to fall pregnant if you have unprotected sex but you use nur isterate?

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 August 2019 11:46

Hi there, thank you for your question. Remember using a contraceptive does not protect you 100% against unplanned pregnancies there is still a possibility of getting pregnant. If you had unprotected sex it would be best to take a home pregnancy test. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 August 2019 16:42

What will happen if your fallopian tube is damaged ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 August 2019 10:44

Hi thank you for your question. If your fallopian tube is damaged a person may experience difficulty getting pregnant  



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 August 2019 16:41

What causes kidneys to be painful in such a way that you can even walk well

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 August 2019 11:00

Hi, thank you for your question. You may be experiencing kidney stones that may be causing the pain or you may have a kidney infection. It would be best that you visit your local clinic so you can get tested and treated 



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 August 2019 16:38

Debo is it that dangerous for people who are 22 years old?

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 August 2019 09:37

Hi, thank you for your question. Please can you tell us what you mean by Debo?



B-Wise User Lulo 5 August 2019 22:33

What courses Post Natal Depression?

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 August 2019 11:53

Hi, thank you for your question. Postnatal depression happens to women who have given birth. After giving birth there is a drop of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone that may cause postnatal depression as well as being overwhelmed by emotions of having a new baby. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 August 2019 20:39

Is that possible if your partner Aids or hiv results is negative and yours is positive?

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 August 2019 12:10

Hi, thank you for your question. Yes it is possible especially if you are using condoms and if you are taking your ARVs everyday 



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 August 2019 17:50

Good Evening. I've got this problem that's been bothering me, My vagina Itches badly and very sensitive even my Labia and my discharge has increased and it is odourless ,but it is creamy and thick, I also have sharp stinging pains when I have sexual intercourse, and I have so much pain during sex. I last tested negative for any STD's nor STI's .. Is there anyone who can help me or give me any Answer as to what could be the cause of the symptoms i'm experiencing. Thank You.

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 August 2019 12:00

Hi there, thank you for your question. You may be experiencing a yeast infection, you can find out more about yeast infections here What is vaginal thrush or a yeast infection?



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 August 2019 15:52

How can u prevent rush on ur vagina?

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 August 2019 12:17

Hi, thank you for your question. The best way to prevent a rash on your vagina would be to take care of your vagina and always wear a condom when you having sex to prevent unplanned pregnancies, STIs and HIV . You can get more info here https://bwisehealth.com/article/how-to-keep-your-vagina-healthy



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 August 2019 15:49

What are the causes of asthma? What can you do to prevent it?

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 August 2019 11:57

Hi there, thank you for your question. Asthma can be cause by different things around the persons environment such as irritants such as cigarette smoke, chemicals, mold, dust. Some people are born with asthma as well. The best way to prevent asthma would be to stay away from areas that may cause you to struggle when you breath. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 4 August 2019 19:16

What does it mean when a female has rush on her private part?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 August 2019 09:19

Hi, thank you for your question. It is possible that it may be an infection or an STI. It would be best that you visit your local clinic as soon as possible and get checked by a nurse or a doctor and they will give you the right treatment. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 4 August 2019 09:48

What happens to genitals when you have sex whilst the female is menstruating?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 August 2019 09:21

Hi thank you for your question. Having sex when a girl is menstruating cause put both partners at risk of getting an infection, it may also be painful for the female.



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 August 2019 20:24

My mother is 71yrs she pass urine frequently,we've been to the Doctor twice they said she has an overactive bladder,she's been given antibiotics,citro soda nd vesicare bt it's not getting better it's been a month would like to find out what can I give her.

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 August 2019 09:37

Hi there, thank you for your question. She may need to go for an operation if you are looking for a cure but if not it would be best that she limits how much liquid she drinks and carry on taking her antibiotics that the doctor had given her 



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 August 2019 19:39

Wat can I do to loose my weight

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 August 2019 09:24

Hi, thank you for your question. You can find your answers here Get Fit



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 August 2019 15:20

Can ababy affected if you breastfeeding and mix with formula milk

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 August 2019 09:43

Hi thank you for your question. You can contact mumconnect to get your answers  by dialing  *134*550# 



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 August 2019 14:48

Is hepatitis B curable ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 August 2019 09:47

Hi there, thank you for your question. Yes it is curable, it would be best that you visit the local clinic to get checked and tested 



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 August 2019 21:38

Is green watery poop ok in a 6 months baby?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 August 2019 11:21

Hi thank you for your question. Yes, this is normal, for more information on your babies health you can contact mumconnect *134*550#



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 August 2019 14:25

Will taking an antibiotic affect my birth control shot?

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 August 2019 12:07

  HI thank you for your question. Antibiotics may effect your contraceptive and you may have a chance. You can speak to your nurse at the clinic about what antibiotic you can take that will not affect you contraceptive. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 August 2019 08:01

Morning, My periods came on the last day of the month (30 June) and crossed over to july (first week of july) .My period is usually 4-5 days. This july month the periods did not come , I thought since they crossed over then they will come on month end again...but today is the 2nd of August and Iâ??m still waiting on them.Iâ??m experiencing all my period signs like tender breasts , cramps etc but they still havenâ??t arrived . I am starting to panic , and no I am not on any contraceptive

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 August 2019 12:13

Hi there. If you are sexually active, it would be best to go to the clinic to check for pregnancy. Should it not be pregnancy, your health care worker will be able to assist you with medication that will regulate your cycle again, which you may need to take for three months or so.



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 August 2019 23:20

Hi,i am 29 years old and tested hiv positive at 16 weeks of pregnancy i then started treatment immediately.i gave birth through c sestion due to my status and formula feeding,my son was on treatment from birth but he tested positive at 6weeks now i want to know if there is a chance that he can ever be hiv negative?

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 August 2019 08:56

Hi there. Please find out from your health care provider what kind of test was done on your baby. Your baby is what we call an exposed baby, due to your status, so if the test done was an HIV ELISA, it will come out positive, because of your own antibodies (soldiers). The best test recommended for new born’s and babies under 18months is an HIV PCR, which directly tests the actual virus in the baby. Only if a confirmed PCR is positive, will your baby be considered infected.



B-Wise User Anonymous 31 July 2019 15:27

Hi, I seem to have some sort of lumps that's not that much bigger than that of a rice grain that kind of look like small cuts under my clitoris hood and I would like to know if I should be worried as I am experiencing symptoms related to a yeast infection

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 August 2019 11:51

Hi there, thank you for your question. It may be possible that you may have an STI. If you want to know about the symptoms of a yeast infection click here What is vaginal thrush or a yeast infection?



B-Wise User Anonymous 31 July 2019 12:20

I have pain on my chest sometimes when it comes I cnt breath I though its a heart attack pls help

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 August 2019 12:24

Hi there, thank you for your question. It would be best that you visit the hospital as soon as possible to get checked and get the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 30 July 2019 21:15

I dont know how to phrase my question, but I just wanna know that what could be the if I constantly have chest pain and come and go. I checked tb but still is not it.

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 August 2019 12:05

Hi thank you for your question. Chest pains can be dangerous as it can be caused by different reasons. It would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor so you can get the right treatment. 



B-Wise User charityngobeni 30 July 2019 12:18

what are sti

B-Wise Expert Expert 30 July 2019 13:30

Hi there, you can learn more about STIs here https://bwisehealth.com/category/sti



B-Wise User Anonymous 30 July 2019 10:31

What is meant by transactional sex? Is it better than prostitution?

B-Wise Expert Expert 31 July 2019 09:46

Hi there, you can learn more about transactional sex here https://bwisehealth.com/article/is-someone-offering-you-gifts-or-money-for-sex



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 July 2019 23:48

Is it possible to be on your periods while you are pragnanet

B-Wise Expert Expert 31 July 2019 19:01

Hi there,  yes it is possible to have some bleeding during pregnancy, however I would suggest going to your local clinic if you do experience bleeding during pregnancy as it might indicate a miscarriage. 

 



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 July 2019 12:35

I Have Started Using Primolut Pills To Regulate My Periods. I Wanted To Know If The Side Effects Include Hardening And Soreness Of The Nipples In The First Few Days.

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 August 2019 11:56

Hi thank you for your question. Yes this is a normal side effect that you are experiencing.



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 July 2019 11:44

I have a problem of drinking too much because of depression, what can I do to avoid these problems? ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 July 2019 19:20

Hi there, click here to get help https://bwisehealth.com/article/help-support-mental-health-substance-abuse

You can also learn more about depression here https://bwisehealth.com/article/live-chat-can-exams-cause-stress-anxiety-and-depression





B-Wise User Anonymous 29 July 2019 11:29

Can the morning after pill work when I'm ovulating if taken within five hours of unprotected sex?

B-Wise Expert Expert 31 July 2019 18:58

Hi there, yes the morning after pill can still work.  Emergency contraception should be taken within 120 hours of unprotected sex otherwise it does not work, but the sooner it is taken the better it will work. 




B-Wise User Anonymous 29 July 2019 10:42

What are the symptoms of stomach ulcer. I have been having a hard consuming acidic food as it turns to make my stomach hurt.

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 August 2019 12:03

Hi there, thank you for your question. Some of the symptoms of s stomach ulcers include pain in the stomach, weight loss, not wanting to eat because of pain, nausea or vomiting and/or burping or acid reflux. It would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked by a healthcare practitioner and they will give you the right treatment. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 July 2019 10:33

I would like not to state my name, but im a 22 year old guy, from Mpumalanga. Me and a friend had a crazy night, so we decided that we go get ourself a prostitute, this was on Saturday morning 5oclock approximately. He had sex first with her(me and my friend) his condom breaked and she wiped her vagina with a damp cloth(she wiped his semen out of her vagina). Then it was my turn. After we had sex I took of the condom, and the same cloth she used to wipe her vagina, she wiped my penis (on my penis head)with it but not with much force. I went to go wash (bath)over 2 to 3 hours after this occured? But what I need is,is there a high chance that I might have contracted the HIV virus, I'm really scared and I know I made a stupid decision, and I would like to receive advice as soon as possible thank you.

B-Wise Expert Expert 31 July 2019 18:52

Hi, thank you for sending in your question.  I can tell that you are very stressed, I want to reassure you that it is not the end of the world, and that you will be alright regardless of what happens.   Unfortunately the answer is that there is always a chance of getting HIV through sexual fluids (semen or from the vagina), if the other person has HIV.  In this situation if either your male friend or the female sex worker had HIV then there is a chance that you could get it.  The chance is very low, so I don’t want you to beat yourself up about it, most likely you did not get HIV from this one encounter.  However I would recommend that you get an HIV test in about 6 weeks time.  If this ever happens again I would suggest taking post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) immediately or as soon as possible afterwards.  PEP is ARV tablets which you take for a month and can prevent you from getting HIV if you had sexual contact with someone with HIV.  PEP unfortunately does not work if it is taken more than 72 hours after the contact, so you are too late now.  PEP works best if it is taken as soon as possible (in the first few hours).

 

For the future I would suggest either knowing the HIV status of your sexual partners, using condoms, not wiping with the same cloth, taking PEP immediately afterwards, or using PrEP, which is pre-exposure prophylaxis.  PrEP is 1 tablet which you take everyday for at least a week before you have sexual contact with someone with HIV or of unknown HIV status.  You can take PrEP for as long as you want, a few months or a few years.  In order to get PEP or PrEP you need to go to a doctor or a nurse at your local clinic and ask them about it.  You will need to have a blood test and an HIV test done before you take them.  Please remember that PrEP only prevents HIV and not other STIs and pregnancy, so condoms are always advised.  And also remember that no prevention methods are 100% effective but they are up to 99% effective if used correctly.  

The good news I have for you is that, your risk is very low after just this one encounter, but if you do happen to become HIV positive it really is not the end of the world.  We have extremely good treatment for HIV which means that you would only need to take 1 tablet a day and you will never get AIDS and you can live a completely normal life with normal life expectancy (i.e. you will not die any sooner than you would have, and you will not get any other illnesses because of the HIV), as long as you take that 1 tablet a day and your HIV viral load is suppressed.  If people take their ARVs everyday and have a suppressed viral load it also means that they will not transmit HIV to their sexual partner. 

So please do go in to your local clinic to get tested for HIV and start treatment as soon as possible if you are positive.  If you are negative please look into all the options available in order to stay negative.  If you are feeling very stressed and need to talk to someone please go to your local clinic or call someone for help.  If you have any other questions or need help, you are welcome to call our Right to Care HIV helpline on 0829576698.   You can send a please call me and we will call you back free of charge.  I wish you all the best. 




B-Wise User Anonymous 29 July 2019 10:16

Morning I need to know, I have a small pain that keeps coming and going on my right hand sided testicle and it affects my right hand leg as well. It does come and go but from yesterday it's been non stop and I am afraid after checking on the effects on google which says it might be cancer. Is there anything i can take that can help perhaps besides clinic

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 August 2019 08:58

Hi there. There may be several reasons why you are experiencing the pain in your genitals, such as occasional twisting of your testicle, or a sprain etc. Google is not always the best way to self-diagnose. Please don’t be afraid to visit your clinic for a proper assessment, so that they are able to treat you correctly, based on the assessment. I do not recommend self-medication at this point, since this is a recurring pain. But don’t panic, it is definitely not necessarily cancer.



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 July 2019 08:17

Good Morning... I have a 19 year old sister who is HIV POSITIVE i soon found out she is pregnant she has been hiding it for 4 months now... What do we need to do to prevent her baby from being infected and what can i do to guide her and monitor her through out her pregnancy

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 July 2019 09:54

Hi there, thank you for your question. You a great sibling for getting help for your sister! You can find your answer here What do I do if I'm HIV positive and find out I am pregnant? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 28 July 2019 20:44

Hello, I wanted to find out if I can go check my iron level at the clinic. It was very low last year so I wanted to find out if it has changed or not and what I can do to change it.

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 July 2019 21:49

Hi thank you for your question.  Yes you can get your iron tester at your local clinic 



B-Wise User Anonymous 28 July 2019 19:23

I have been masturbating since i was 8 years old now im 16 years old.My pennus did not grow during my puberty. 1.Will my pennus grow while im still masturbating or without masturbating

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 July 2019 09:50

Hi there, thank you for your question. Masturbation does not affect the growth of your penis. You can find out more about masturbation here Am I masturbating too much? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 28 July 2019 15:43

Hey how does microval HY-AN prevention pills work ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 31 July 2019 18:55

Hi there,  Microval and HY-AN are progestogen only contraception pills.  Progesterone is a hormone which develops the endometrium (lining) of the uterus (womb) and prevents further ovulation, so these tablets must be taken every day without any breaks (and usually at the same time every day).  Once the tablets are stopped, the endometrial lining will deteriorate and bleeding will occur and then the ovulation cycle will start again.  Microval and HY-AN are mainly used as contraceptive methods in the post partum period (after a lady has given birth) as they do not interfere with breastfeeding.  The combined oral contraceptive pills should not be taken in the first 6 months after giving birth as they can interfere with breastfeeding.  Other post-partum contraception options include intrauterine devices such as the copper T or Minerva and progestogen only injections such as depo provera.   None of these methods of contraception prevent against STIs and HIV.





B-Wise User Anonymous 27 July 2019 22:41

Hey what causes enffections that most female go through it and what are the signs and prevention?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 July 2019 11:37

Hi there, thank you for your interesting question. Females can be exposed to STI's, HIV and other infections. You can check out our Girls body guide  to get all the answers you need 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 July 2019 20:25

What can one take to deal with depression

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 July 2019 11:34

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can get your answers here Feeling sad all the time? You could be depressed 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 July 2019 20:20

Hey, what are major causes of migraine and pain in nick vessels

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 July 2019 09:42

Good day . Thank you for your question, there are different causes of a migraine, it would be best that you visit the hospital and get checked so you can get the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 July 2019 17:44

Hi I wanted to know if a person can fell pregnant using prevention (neustrate)

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 July 2019 11:31

HI there, thank you for your question. Remember using a contraceptive is not 100% safe that means there still is a possibility of you falling pregnant.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 July 2019 17:20

I need urgent help about where around Durban (hospital) is abortion done for free more like public hospitals

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 July 2019 17:28

Hi you can use our clinic finder to find a clinic that does about around your area



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 July 2019 16:25

I'm addicted to musturbating and I don't know how to stop , what should I do ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 July 2019 11:42

Hi thank you for your question. You can find your answer here Am I masturbating too much? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 July 2019 12:43

How to seek attention from you boyfriend, but it mustnâ??t be obvious

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 July 2019 11:48

Hi there, thank you for your question. You should talk to your boyfriend about how you feel. Communication is key in a relationship.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 July 2019 12:41

If I like my boyfriends best friend what do I do

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 July 2019 11:53

Hi there, you should tell your boyfriend how you feel and that you have feelings for someone else 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 July 2019 12:40

I need advice because the guy I have a crush on said he does not feel like dating this term but I really like him

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 July 2019 11:43

Hi thank you for your question. It may be that your crush needs time, you should try being his friend first rather than more than friends 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 July 2019 12:37

My boyfriend was angry at me all because my friend told him I don't like him anymore ,so I'm not sure whether I should break up with him or not cause he has a problem with me talking to other boys but I don't have a problem with him talking to other girls ,I still like him but at the same time I like his best friend so I don't know what to do nowð?¤?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 July 2019 11:45

Hi thank you for your question. You should try telling your boyfriend how you actually feel and maybe a break up would be a good idea considering you have feelings for someone else 



B-Wise User makaIma 26 July 2019 20:26

Hi, my 3-year old daughter had a problem sleeping, she was jumpy(twitching) every night in her sleep, it was like having seizures but then at the hospital blood tests were done and were normal and she was not diagnosed with anything and this thing carried on untill someone advised me to give her warm milk with honey every night before sleep and since then she's sleeping very well so now I want to know if it's safe to give her that milk everday and what could be the problem with her sleeping disorder. Thank you

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 July 2019 11:51

Hi thank you for your question. Yes it is safe to give her milk with honey every night, milk. Although try not giving her sweets late in the afternoon and avoid sweet things 



B-Wise User Anonymous 26 July 2019 17:51

how do i know if I have depression?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 July 2019 11:24

Hi thank you for your question . You can find your answers here https://bwisehealth.com/article/grief-and-depression-whats-the-difference



B-Wise User Anonymous 26 July 2019 12:43

I was using Depo Provera as a method of contraception for almost 6 years, since March 2013 to December 2018. i just want to know when is my fertility will come back to normal as I'm currently having no period for 6 years.

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 July 2019 09:48

Hi thank you for your question. It would be difficult to say as you need to be checked by a gynecologist, they will check you and give you the right treatment that you need. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 26 July 2019 09:04

My periods came on the 1st of July. I had unprotected sex on the 13,14 and 15 of July. Apparently those days are my ovulation days. On the 16th of July I took the morning after pill.But had unprotected sex on the same evening.on the 22 of July I did a pregnancy test it was negative. But lately I feel funny. Is there a possibility I can be pregnant

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 July 2019 12:03

Hi there, thank you for your question. Remember the pill is not 100% safe, there is still a possibility of getting pregnant. Please take a home pregnancy test to be sure.



B-Wise User Meechy 25 July 2019 23:12

How does social anxiety disorder affect my life?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 July 2019 11:47

Hi thank you for your question. Social anxiety can affect your social life, meaning that you may not want to be around crowds and people. You may want to be alone and being around other people may make you feel uncomfortable 



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 July 2019 22:33

Hi i have painful scrotums,my scrotum bag is losse and painful, pain at the tip of my penis when I urinate my urine is burning I also have piles,even during sex I ejaculate fast not like the way I used to what could be a problem?

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 July 2019 11:52

Hi there, thank you for your question. You will need to go visit the doctor at your local clinic as soon as possible as you may have an STI or an infection that you need immediate treatment for.



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 July 2019 16:53

Dear What are the symptoms of HIV superinfection and how long they take to show? If you're superinfected does it mean you're gonna die?

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 July 2019 11:51

Hi, thank you for your question. HIV superinfection means when a person is re-infected with the virus and will then start to show symptoms of the virus once again. It depends when the re-infection had taken place as well as how weak the person immune system is, the person will then start showing symptoms sooner than later. It would be best to visit the doctor at the local clinic and get ARV’s. 



B-Wise User Nomaxesibe 24 July 2019 21:31

Hi I took my son for his 6weeks visit to the clinic and they told me to stop using nevirapine and gave me Ilvitrim suspension. I wish to know the difference and whether is it safe for me to breatfeed.

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 July 2019 10:17

Hi thank you for your question. You can contact mum connect to get your answer *134*550# 



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 July 2019 14:33

For the past 2weeks I was feeling the pain in my womb and after some days I start having viginal problem like First day I woke up in the morning and my pant was full of blood.I thought I was on my period but not.The next day there was water coming from my vagina ..What must be the problem?

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 July 2019 12:05

Hi thank you for your question, that can be a concerning problem. You need to go to the doctor as soon as possible so you can get checked and treated.



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 July 2019 13:50

Hey I am HIV positive and I've got problem with viral load I take medication on time but viral load always high. What should I do??

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 July 2019 10:39

Hi, thank you for your question. Remember you have to take your medication regularly on a daily basis to ensure that your viral load goes down 



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 July 2019 12:20

Sometimes I urinate drops of blood, when ever I urinate, but I have been In a clinic and done urinary test, but the problem seems not to stop, what would be the cause of my situation

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 July 2019 10:34

Hi there, thank you for your question. It seems as though you may have an infection that is causing you to urinate blood. Its best that you go back to the clinic and get checked again and its important that you tell the doctor exactly what is happening 



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 July 2019 11:34

When you insert an implant after how long can you start lifting heavy objects

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 July 2019 12:07

Hi thank you for your question. You need to wait at least a week before you can start lifting heavy objects.



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 July 2019 21:54

I've been coughing for more than 3 weeks now. And today I tasted blood in my mouth when I coughed. Blood didn't come out physically but I tasted it in my mouth. Could I have TB or it's something else?

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 July 2019 14:54

Hi there, thank you for your question. It is possible that you may have TB. It is best that you visit the local clinic to get tested as soon as possible 



B-Wise User 2ly_Madonsela 23 July 2019 17:26

I've been experiencing back pains ever since I had a C-section , should I be worried? I wanna know what could be the cause

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 July 2019 14:43

Hi there, thank you for your question. Back pains can be due to a number of different things, such as problems with your spine, muscles, kidneys etc.  It is unlikely that it is due to your c-section however it is possible, it also depends when you had the c-section.  I suggest you go to your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor 



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 July 2019 17:23

Hey I would like to know what is the cause of womb infection because I've been experiencing from time to time.

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 July 2019 14:42

Hi there, thank you for your question. There are different types of infections that can infect the womb/uterus.  Most infections are due to sexually transmitted infections, this would mean that you and your partner require assessment and treatment. It would be best that you visit your local clinic and get tested  



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 July 2019 14:26

Somethings have been coming out of my boob Like it has blood So I want to know what happening

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 July 2019 14:18

Hi there, thank you for your question. That can be dangerous, it would be best that you visit your local clinic and get tested by a nurse or a doctor 



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 July 2019 13:02

hello...what cause a woman to miss periods

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 July 2019 14:17

Hi thank you for your question. There can be different reasons why you may miss your periods such as using a contraceptive, hormones or even pregnancy. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 July 2019 10:46

I have a boyfriend who's HIV+ and I'm negative. He's viral load is undetectable and he takes his pills religiously. I want to know if it's possible to have children with him without getting infected?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 July 2019 11:00

Hi thank you for your question, you can get your answers here If I'm HIV positive, can I have kids?



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 July 2019 10:43

Hi. I take good care of my virgina but in the past 6 months I've had itchy rash like things. Sometimes they red, itchy and painful and sometimes they just fine. What could this be?

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 July 2019 14:12

Hi there, thank you for your question. You may have an infection or you may have an STI, it would be best that you visit your local clinic as soon as possible to get checked by a nurse or a doctor.



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 July 2019 00:32

Hi I seem to have have a problem during sexual intercourse....I never enjoy sex What can be the problem and also what's the solution concerning this

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 July 2019 10:39

Hi there, thank you for your question. Sex was meant to something that you enjoy. There are many differences as to why you may not be enjoying sex such as having experienced a traumatic event, or a past bad sexual experience. In order to find out what the problem maybe you can talk to a counselor at your local clinic. 



B-Wise User Nomaxesibe 22 July 2019 09:45

Hi. I am hiv+ and I am breastfeeding. Why is it important for me to exclusivly breasefeed my baby. Also, since I have started with breastfeeding, can I change to using formula as I am a student and the baby will stay with my mother. Thank you!

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 July 2019 09:03

Hi there, thank you for your question. It is important that you feed your baby exclusively because if another person breastfeeds your baby there is a possibility of the baby getting an infection. Yes, you can change to formula 



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 July 2019 15:50

I have been on arv for the past 16 years i missed my dosage for 14 days i have undectactable viral i m worried i might develop drug resistance

B-Wise Expert Expert 22 July 2019 12:11

Hi there. You have been taking treatment for a very long time; that is really commendable. I am sure there is a valid reason why you missed your medication for 14 days. I would advise that you go and see your health care worker as soon as possible, so that you can be re-initiated, and when necessary, for tests to be conducted to see if the stopping affected the virus in any way.



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 July 2019 22:18

hi i've been found out that am HIV POSIVIVE on feb and started my medication right away, at 1st they made me sick i would vomit and get dizzy but now am ok, ever sisnce i tested positive i did not go back to the clinic for further check ups but i stil take my ARVS. what is it that will happen to me

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 July 2019 09:20

Hi there, thank you for your question. You need to go back to the clinic and talk to the health practitioner about the side effects that you are experiencing so they can give you medication that can help you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 July 2019 09:17

Hello, I'm 23 years old and I've been having sex for over 4 years now but I never enjoyed it. What could be the problem? And what is the solution to this problem... Thanks in advance.

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 July 2019 09:17

Hi there, thank you for your question. Its important to know that sex is something pleasurable that you and your partner should be enjoying sex.

It is possible that you and your partner may not be doing things that both of you can enjoy. Pleasure during sex can also be about feeling close and turned on by your partner, so it also helps to make sure you trust them, and explore different ways to do foreplay. Relax, take all the time you need and have fun!



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 July 2019 20:31

What is VMMC

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 July 2019 22:06

Hi there, VMMC means Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, you can learn more here https://bwisehealth.com/article/mmc-all-the-facts-about-medical-male-circumcision-exposed



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 July 2019 09:17

What are the sti cmplication?

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 July 2019 14:08

Hi there, you can learn more about STIs here https://bwisehealth.com/category/sti



B-Wise User Nomaxesibe 16 July 2019 17:21

Hey I am newly diagnosed and I sometimes forget to take my treatment at exactly the same time. Is it ok if an hour late to take my treatment or should I just not take it and take it the following date. Thanks

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 July 2019 19:35

Hi thank you for your question. As long as you are taking your medication every day, it would be good if you try to take it every day at the same time.



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 July 2019 15:37

Hi, I just find out i am HIV Positive few weeks ago and i am about to start with my treatment, the Dr Told me that my Viral load is 330 and my CD4 Count is 860. I am a bit Nervous, because i don't know what it means and again can i wait for few months before i start with my treatment?

B-Wise Expert Expert 22 July 2019 12:09

Hi there, it is very good that you now know your status, and it is now strongly recommended to start treatment as soon as possible, and not to wait before starting treatment. You are still healthy, and the aim is to keep you that way. Starting treatment early makes sure that you are vitally suppressed, and therefore not at risk of getting opportunistic infections. Don’t be nervous. Get on treatment, and stay on treatment so that you can continue a normal healthy life.



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 July 2019 00:26

Hy if u sleep with and you are on your periods and u used unprotected sex are I'm gonna get pregnant?

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 July 2019 19:30

Hi there, thank you for your question, it may be difficult to get pregnant although there is a higher possibility of you getting an STI or other infections.



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 July 2019 22:04

Does early ejaculation cured ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 July 2019 09:04

Hi there, this is a difficult but good question. How we feel inside is often connected to early ejaculation; especially if you feeling nervous, under pressure or stressed out. You can try to stop early ejaculation by distracting yourself with non-sexual thoughts or wearing thicker condoms. But don't use more than one condom at a time, because that will make the condom break. It's best to talk with your partner about how you are feeling but if you don't feel comfortable then talk to a doctor, nurse or counsellor. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 July 2019 19:28

If i go to bed with my girlfriend i produce quickly maybe 1 minute it's done.I asked other people they say it's early ejaculation, I'm worried every time if i met my girl. Can i get cured? Please help.

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 July 2019 09:06

Hi there,  how we feel inside is often connected to early ejaculation; especially if you feeling nervous, under pressure or stressed out. You can try to stop early ejaculation by distracting yourself with non-sexual thoughts or wearing thicker condoms. But don't use more than one condom at a time, because that will make the condom break. It's best to talk with your partner about how you are feeling but if you don't feel comfortable then talk to a doctor, nurse or counsellor. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 July 2019 16:33

Hi, we are planning a family. My last injection nur-estirate was 8 April 2019 I still have not started my period is this normal or is something wrong? When will i start getting my period i was on the injection for 5 years.

B-Wise Expert Expert 22 July 2019 12:07

Hi there, injectable contraceptives May take a few months to work out of your system before your cycle normalizes again. This can take anything from 3 months to about 9 months. So you should not worry at this stage. 



B-Wise User STEVE 15 July 2019 13:34

Hi,I am a teenager and I am going through puberty, my attitude towards my family changes all the time How can I try change it?

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 July 2019 19:17

Hi there, thank you for your question. Going through puberty can be a difficult stage in your life, it would be best that you try to talk about your feelings and emotions before things get out of hand.



B-Wise User Anonymous 14 July 2019 19:32

Hi,my prevention was on April but I missed it and I had unprotected sex on 4 may then again on July this month is the any chances of getting pregnant

B-Wise User Anonymous 13 July 2019 17:07

Hello...I have a problem.... I don't feelings for sex anymore ...I don't cum during sex....I don't know what's wrong wit me..please help.

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 July 2019 09:17

Hi there, thank you for your question. It may be possible that you have experienced a traumatic event or you may not be turned on by your partner. It would be best that you seek counseling at your local clinic to get further assistance. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 July 2019 09:51

Hi. Am a 23year old . I did TOP 3weeks ago. The bleeding stopped after a week or so . But now am having problems with urinating when I pass urine it's painful and burning and when I whipe there's a Lil blood. What could be the problem?am scared

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 July 2019 19:56

Hi , thank you for your question. That can be concerning, it would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked and you can get the right treatment



B-Wise User VictorT 13 July 2019 09:51

Can girls get pregnant at age of 13

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 July 2019 19:54

Hi, thank you for your question. It is possible for a 13-year-old to get pregnant 



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 July 2019 08:40

I dnt know wat to do I had an unprotected sex bt I do have implant so I want to KNW do I stand a chance of getting pregnant?

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 July 2019 19:51

Hi, thank you for your question. There is a low chance of getting pregnant although it is still possible to get pregnant. It would be best that you get a home pregnancy test to check if you are pregnant.



B-Wise Expert Expert 14 July 2019 19:51

Hi, thank you for your question. There is a low chance of getting pregnant although it is still possible to get pregnant. It would be best that you get a home pregnancy test to check if you are pregnant.



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 July 2019 14:51

is it a bad thing for a teenage boy to perform masturbation,I mean what are the side effects?

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 July 2019 15:50

Hi, thank you for your question. You can find your answers here Am I masturbating too much?



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 July 2019 12:19

Hi... Im experiencing lower abdomen pain very sharp one, I can hardly stand up for a minute, back pain is killing me and headache it is relieved when i pass stool(pale one)

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 July 2019 15:48

Hi there, thank you for your question. Abdominal pain can be caused by many different reasons it would be best that you visit your local clinic as soon as possible and get checked.



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 July 2019 17:15

Hi how do i know i have anxiety,depression or obsession And how do i deal with them

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 July 2019 15:46

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can find out about anxiety and depressions here https://bwisehealth.com/category/mental-health-toolbox



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 July 2019 12:31

I feel a burning sensation in the upper left of my back and it is also itchy. Can this be attributed to HIV?AIDS symptoms

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 July 2019 12:47

Hi yes, it is a symptom. You can use aqueous cream to help sooth the itchiness 



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 July 2019 12:26

is itching a sign of hiv

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 July 2019 12:46

Hi, thank you for your question, yes itchiness of the skin is a symptom of HIV



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 July 2019 20:00

Am having a bad smelling in my vagina but its not discharge what could be the cause?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 July 2019 10:17

Hi there, thank you for your question. It is important to take care of your vagina to keep it clean and healthy. You can check out this article to find out how How to keep your vagina healthy



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 July 2019 00:20

How do you go away from an addiction

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 July 2019 13:37

Hi, thank you for your question. You can find your answers here The reality of addiction 



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 July 2019 22:25

Hy there,last month 14 june i had to take nur-istrate injection but i didn't go for it. Then on 25 and 26 that month i got my period that lasted for two days. Then on 30 that month i had an unprotected sex with my boyfriend. So is there any chance that i could be pregnant? Am so streest

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 July 2019 10:37

Hi there, thank you for your question. Remember using a contraceptive does not protect you 100% from pregnancy. It is possible to get pregnant, it would be best that you take a home pregnancy test. 



B-Wise User Twala mboneni 8 July 2019 21:47

Challenges that youth are facing

B-Wise User manawa 8 July 2019 13:54

What causes arthritis and is it curable?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 July 2019 14:11

Hi thank you for your question .Arthritis is the inflammation of joints such as knees, ankles, fingers etc.  Arthritis can be caused by many different things such as infections, chronic illnesses or wear and tear.  The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis which usually occurs in older people, or rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disease which can affect the joints of younger people.  Different types of arthritis can be treated in different ways, some can be cured, but some cannot.  



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 July 2019 20:47

what causes waist pains after having sex in teenage boy of 27 years?

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 July 2019 11:53

Hi there, thank you for your question, it is possible that it is the position that you are trying that may cause pains. Maybe try another position, to avoid pains.



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 July 2019 12:50

Hi. My question is - how chances of getting HIV are if you accident put the dick inside to person that infected but one time and put the condom afterwards?

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 July 2019 11:56

Hi thank you for your question. It would be best that you visit your local clinic and get tested for both STIs and HIV.



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 July 2019 12:12

Hi.i've been using nurstrate injection for over a year.i missed my injection date and had uprotected sex.are there changes of pragnancy there?

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 July 2019 14:31

Hi there, thank you for your question. Remember using a contraceptive only does not protect you 100% from pregnancy. It is possible for you to get pregnant, it would be best that you take a home pregnancy test if you feel that you may be pregnant.



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 July 2019 23:51

How does one treat a vaginal yeast infection which comes once every month?

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 July 2019 12:58

Hi there, learn more here https://bwisehealth.com/article/what-is-vaginal-thrush-or-a-yeast-infection



B-Wise User help 5 July 2019 23:22

what can i do to treat STI without the help of a clinic just by myself?

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 July 2019 13:08

Hi there , learn more here https://bwisehealth.com/category/sti



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 July 2019 11:25

Two week back I had a open wound between my anus and vigils but I used an ointment for wound and I went away after a week or so. 3 days before my periods which is 6 days back my labia majora( one side) was very painful as time went on the pain subsided. But my anus started getting itchy but as time went by it became very painful. When I sit down or walk the pain is severe. Iâ??m not sexually active. Please helpð??­

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 July 2019 14:56

Hi there, thank you for your question, it is possible that the wound may have an infection or it may not have healed properly. It would be best that you visit your local doctor so they can check and tell you what the problem is and they will give you the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 July 2019 12:48

I have stomach cramps what could it be

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 July 2019 14:28

Hi thank you for your question. Stomach cramps can be cause by many different things such as the food you eat, gas, upset stomach. If you continue to have constant stomach pains it would be best that you visit your local clinic and speak to a nurse or a doctor as it may be a more serious matter.



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 July 2019 12:39

Hey I recently did my blood pressure reading. I had a reading of 162/90. Apparently that's stage 2 Hypertension. How can I reduce my blood pressure to healthy levels in an efficient way?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 July 2019 14:08

Hi thank you for your question.  Blood pressure should be less than 130/100, so your reading was a bit high.  This can sometimes be due to stress.  In order to decrease your BP to a healthy level clinicians recommend: 1. eating a healthy balanced diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and less unrefined carbohydrates.

 2. Stop smoking or no smoking

3. Regular exercise: at least 30 minutes brisk walking, 3-5 times per week.

4. Weight loss to a BMI between 19 and 25, and 5. Reduce stress.  Then recheck your blood pressure after a few months.  If your blood pressure remains elevated then you should see a doctor or nurse at your local clinic 



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 July 2019 16:15

Hello it is health for me to Drink Clipa Actin pills while on treatment? And please advice me on what to drink to gain weight

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 July 2019 14:04

Hi there, thank you for your question. Cipla actin  is an antihistamine called cyproheptadine hydrochloride.  It is supposed to be used to treat allergies, however one of the side effects is weight gain or increased appetite so some people take it to help them gain weight. It is always safer to discuss any medication you are taking with your doctor or nurse , and it is safer to try to eat a healthy diet in order to gain weight.  Some people use vitamin Bco tablets to help them gain weight, but please discuss this with your nurse or doctor at your local clinic.



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 July 2019 15:34

I had an abortion 3 months ago l am having thin watery discharge that wets my pants every day but it doesn't smell .l HV to change pant l am even using panty liners sometimes.when l wake up a lot of discharge comes and feels like period .and before my periods l have smelly discharge

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 July 2019 08:45

Hi there, thank you for your question. You may have an infection that is causing so much discharge, it would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor and they will give you the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 July 2019 13:31

Is it possible to have a baby with my partner when am positive and his negative without infecting him

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 July 2019 08:50

Hi there, learn more here https://bwisehealth.com/search?keyword=hiv



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 July 2019 11:41

what is STI's and can I see some pics

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 July 2019 09:42

Hi there, learn more https://bwisehealth.com/category/sti



B-Wise User Anonymous 30 June 2019 18:41

Mahala

B-Wise User Anonymous 30 June 2019 17:55

M a male i want to know i have this urge that forces me to mastubate i tried to quit many times and i would like to know what makes me to mastubate and how to stop

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 July 2019 14:28

Hi , thank you for your question, you can get your answers here Am I masturbating too much?



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 June 2019 16:08

Hi is there any pills that can be bought from chemist to clean up the STI

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 July 2019 11:06

Hi there, thank you for your question. There are different types of STI’s that can effect different parts of your body, that’s why you would have to visit a doctor to get checked and get the right treatment. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 June 2019 08:56

Hy I'm 23 years lady,two weeks back I did HIV testing and they were negative and now when I test they come back positive,what are my chances of dying?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 July 2019 11:09

Hi there, thank you for your question. It would be difficult to determine your chances of dying as that depends on different factors such as how long the virus has been in your blood, your CD4 count, as well as if you are taking ARV's. Remember by taking your ARV's this gives you a chance to live a longer life.



B-Wise User makaIma 28 June 2019 11:58

My 3 years old girl doesn't sleep well at night she's jumpy and nervous and has febrile seizures but when she's awake she's fine. What could be the problem and this happens every 4 minutes

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 July 2019 11:19

Hi there, thank you for your question. This can be serious and your baby may have to be put on treatment. It would be best that you visit your pediatrician as soon as possible 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 June 2019 22:13

Can you screen for HIV and the results came out positive then went for confirmatory then came negative how is that possible

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 June 2019 10:59

HI thank you for your question. Remember a screening and a confirmatory is different: One is to check they possibility of you having the virus and the other is the actual test 



B-Wise User Ano 27 June 2019 19:04

Hi, what cause on to vomit everytime travelling with car and what is the treatment

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 June 2019 10:45

HI Ano, thank you for your question. This may be caused by the motion of the car that may upset the tummy. It would be best that you avoid eating just before you travel or avoid eating while you travel.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 June 2019 18:40

Hi wanna ask something were can I find a support group for hiv people around Alberton

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 June 2019 10:13

Hi thank you for your question. You can call lovelife and they will direct you to a support group PLZ CAL ME to 0833231023.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 June 2019 15:56

hi I think I have a problem with my cemen it seem like it has no sperm it is so thick in such a way that its like a rubber like so am confused bcz I don't know what's the problem BT I WS fine before I circumcised

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 June 2019 11:23

Hi thank you for your question. That can be concerning, it would be best  that you go to your clinic and get checked out and get the right treatment that you need.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 June 2019 09:15

Hello i am hiv positive and my boyfriend is hiv negative we have a child together how come i did not infect him because we been having unprotected sex he goes for regular check up but he is still hiv negative how is that possible?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 July 2019 10:46

Hi, thank you for your question.  you don’t mention if you are on Antiretrovirals (ARVs) or not. If you are on ARVs and your viral load is undetectable (less than 200), then we know that U=U- Undetectable=Untransmittable which means you cant pass on HIV to your partner. There are many couples in this situation who elect not to use condoms and it is perfectly ok as long as you make sure that your viral load remains undetectable by taking your ARVs and have your viral load checked regularly. If you are not on ARVs or your Viral load is not undetectable then I would suggest you visit your healthcare provider ASAP to get your viral load undetectable. In the meantime, you should be using condoms until you can get your viral load undetectable.



B-Wise User Ice queen 27 June 2019 09:05

My ears are painful and there is a fluid coming out (ubomvu) can that be a symptom of hiv?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 July 2019 10:49

Hi, thank you for your question. Discharging ears can happen to anyone. However, especially if the ears are discharging for a long time or don’t respond to treatment, it could be a sign of HIV infection. It would be best that you visit your local clinic and talk to the  local healthcare provider for treatment for your ears and it is a good idea to have an HIV test done too at the same time.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 June 2019 09:02

Hello i am hiv positive and my boyfriend is hiv negative we have a child together how come i did not infect him because we been having unprotected sex he goes for regular check up but he is still hiv negative how is that possible?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 July 2019 10:45

Hi, thank you for your question.  you don’t mention if you are on Antiretrovirals (ARVs) or not. If you are on ARVs and your viral load is undetectable (less than 200), then we know that U=U- Undetectable=Untransmittable which means you cant pass on HIV to your partner. There are many couples in this situation who elect not to use condoms and it is perfectly ok as long as you make sure that your viral load remains undetectable by taking your ARVs and have your viral load checked regularly. If you are not on ARVs or your Viral load is not undetectable then I would suggest you visit your healthcare provider ASAP to get your viral load undetectable. In the meantime, you should be using condoms until you can get your viral load undetectable.



B-Wise User Mphoandrew 26 June 2019 15:43

Hi, gud afternoon, I really wana dat, if a HIV positive, nd drinking Arv, wat a de after effects of dat medication, especially wen it cum to huv sex, like u not setisfying ur woman in bed, u ejaculate early before her, wat is de problem, nd hw can I get help or assistance regarding dis prbm, pls

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 June 2019 11:39

Hi thank you for your question. Early ejaculation can be caused by many different things such as stress, depression or even relationship problems. Talk to your partner on works for the two of you, try foreplay or try new things. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 June 2019 21:58

Good evening What makes a HIV+ person lives for more than 26 years without taking arvs. I was infected at an early age found out when I was 22yrs. Abstained and condomised where possible.at 27 I got married that is when I asked the man above to save my wife and kids from this desease.17yrs later they all HIV- but me. Over the years I have had serious issues like shingles (ibhande) around my waist twice, have painful limbs, terrible headaches and muscle aches,lost weight from 96kg to 87kg though most was concentrated on stomach. Also diabetic though managing. I have opted not to take arvs when informed at 22 cause years later I saw what they did to Nkosi Johnson it felt like he was in pain and didn't want to live anymore therefore didn't wanna leave like that, told myself that when it's time let me obey. I fear of dieying what risk do I have continue living this way or start taking?

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 June 2019 09:45

Hi there, thank you for sharing your story with us. Taking ARV’s helps you to live a healthy and longer life. It is your choice on whether you wish to take the mediation or not. If you would like to know more information on HIV or ARV’s you can read our HIV section https://bwisehealth.com/category/hiv



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 June 2019 15:15

Good day A day after unprotected sex wth my husband I took antibiotics Are there any chances of getting pregnant

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 June 2019 09:18

Hi, thank you for your question. Yes, it is still possible to get pregnant. If you feel you may be pregnant it would be best that you take a home pregnancy test  



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 June 2019 14:45

Can I get leucocytes treatment more than 3times and will it still work??

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 July 2019 12:40

Hi there, please visit your local clinic a nurse or doctor will be able to give you the correct medication 



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 June 2019 20:36

Hi, I am 22 years old and I haven't been on normal periods for almost 7 years now. I once went to a doctor regarding this problem, the doctor took my blood for testing and the results were that I had imbalance of hormones ( I had too much insulin ). The doctor then gave me pills which I took for three months after that I went for blood tests and my hormones were balanced but still no periods. The doctor then suggested that I take contraceptive pills, I did but I only saw blood for a day and it was few spots. I later stopped using them because they started to make me sick. The doctor then relocated to another town, I haven't seen another doctor. I don't know what else to do. What can I do?

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 June 2019 15:53

Hi there thank you for your question. It seems as though you have been experiencing this for a long time. The best thing for you to do now would be to see a gynecologist who will do an intense checkup and will tell you exactly what may the problem. You will be able to find a gynecologist at your local hospital.



B-Wise User Libo 24 June 2019 19:19

I on nur-isterate I spot almost every 3 days my I use pantiliners but I always have period pains more especially when I have worked hard what could be wrong with me When I have sex with my boyfriend I cum bloodð??­ð??­ð??­ð??­

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 June 2019 15:14

Hi there, thank you for your question. What you are experiencing is not normal, it can be a serious infection or you may have internal bleeding. It would be best that you visit your local clinic as soon as possible and get checked by a nurse or a doctor and get the right treatment. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 June 2019 14:46

How long can a man discover hiv ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 June 2019 15:25

Hi there thank you for your question. You will get your HIV results as soon as you take the test 



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 June 2019 12:34

What can I do ,if my boyfriend doesn't want to use a condom

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 June 2019 15:24

Hi there, thank you for your question. You may want to talk to your boyfriend about why wearing condoms is a good idea, or you can show him this article Get yourself a condom – it’s still your best protection! 



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 June 2019 12:05

How long a man can get tasted after having unprotected sex?

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 June 2019 12:15

Hi there, thank you for your question. You need to go to your clinic as soon as possible to get tested for HIV and STI’s, so that you can get the right treatment if you need it.



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 June 2019 11:37

Can the app help me access Community Based Organisations?

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 June 2019 11:50

Hi, thank you for your question. You can go to the She Conquers website to access different community based organizations  http://sheconquerssa.co.za



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 June 2019 11:10

How long to get tested after having unprotected sex to a guy(man)?

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 June 2019 12:15

Hi there, thank you for your question. You need to go to your clinic as soon as possible to get tested for HIV and STI’s, so that you can get the right treatment if you need it.



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 June 2019 00:22

If I have shortage of breath what can cause it?

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 June 2019 08:54

Hi there this could be cause by different medical conditions, please visit your local clinic a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's and give you the correct medication. You can find your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 June 2019 22:02

How could a person escape porn addiction

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 June 2019 08:42

Hi there, Are you worried you may be addicted to porn? Talk to a trusted adult like a counsellor or social worker, who will keep your information private. Lifeline (0861 322 322) can also help. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 June 2019 17:30

When does menopause begin,cause i have not seen my periods for 4 mnths now.And can alcohol make you sick,cause everytime i take alcohol i develop diarrehoa and i vomit blood

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 June 2019 08:48

Hi, menopause usually starts between age 45 and 55, but every now and again it can happen earlier, even in your 30s. But there are other reasons why people miss their periods, like stress, pregnancy, weight loss, or issues in their reproductive systems. It’s important to go to a doctor and they can help you find out what the reason is for you. The same goes for the alcohol issue – yes alcohol can make you sick and affect your stomach or make you vomit, but if you are vomiting blood, that means there is something wrong, and a healthcare worker needs to check you out to find out what the issue is. You can find your closest clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 22 June 2019 22:45

Is the contraceptive injection effective after taking a laxative?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 June 2019 11:06

Hi there, read this article to learn more https://bwisehealth.com/article/what-is-detoxing-is-it-safe



B-Wise User Anonymous 22 June 2019 19:59

I am an atlete. I took a break of 2 months without oarticipating nor training. Ever since I got back, I get headache during the training everyday. What might be the cause and how do I stop it?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 June 2019 11:05

Hi there, please visit your local clinic a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong and give you the correct medication



B-Wise User Anonymous 22 June 2019 16:25

Self love, how do you start? And continue

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 June 2019 11:28

Hi there, this is how you can love yourself https://bwisehealth.com/article/ways-to-love-yourself



B-Wise User Anonymous 22 June 2019 13:05

Hey its been a month now since I have lower abdominal pains on my leften side and it comes strongly sometimes faint and my period is late this month.I thought I was pregnant but no I'm not I bought a home pregnancy test and it came negative. So what could be the problem with me?Do I have some kind of infections or something? Please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 June 2019 11:17

Hi there, it would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor and they will give you the treatment you need. 



B-Wise User Jim 22 June 2019 11:56

Hi my name is Thami.. Just wanted to know what happen if I miss hiv dose at 10:00 then realise at 00:00 that I didn't take my meds?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 June 2019 19:54

It is very important for you to have in place mechanisms in place to remind you of when you need to take your medication, such as setting your phone alarm, and always keeping a pill in your bag or wallet, in case you are not yet home when your alarm reminder alerts you. Taking the medication at the same time is important, and helps you not to develop resistance to your medication. However, if you forget to take your pill at your scheduled time, it is important to take the pill as soon as you remember, even if it is 2 hours later. This however should not become a habit, since you will be increasing your chances of developing resistance to your medication if not taking them at the same time.



B-Wise User Nomvelo2001 22 June 2019 08:04

Hi I crave for papers, tissues,cement as well as soil. I eat this everyday, I don't have control over these cravings. I can finish up 2quire in two days. I would spend 3 hours a day inhaling the smell of dishwasher soap liquid and jick, sometimes I even attempt drinking it. I was told I don't have enough iron in my body, but I've done so many blood transfusions but still I crave for dirt please help me.

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 June 2019 08:09

Hi there, you can get help and support here https://bwisehealth.com/article/help-support-your-body-sexual-health



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 June 2019 18:08

I have been using Hy-An contraceptives since February and I haven't had my period since then. What could be the cause and how can I get them? Do I need to change the contraceptives that I'm using?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 June 2019 19:57

Hi there,  Hy-An contraceptive pills are hormonal contraceptive pills. One of the side effects of this pill is irregular menstrual periods, and in some people, complete stop of menstruation. This particular contraceptive pill only has one hormone, and the risk of pregnancy still exists. It is best if you go to your health care provider, so that they may exclude pregnancy, and if not pregnant, should put you on a different type of contraceptive, which is more effective. It is important to stress that some long-term hormonal contraceptives, such as contraceptive loop or implant may stop your periods. There is nothing wrong with stopped periods due to contraceptive use, and this will not affect your body or future fertility in anyway.



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 June 2019 08:26

Can red lips be a sign a person is infected with Hiv?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 June 2019 10:53

Hi there, you can learn more about HIV on our HIV section here https://bwisehealth.com/category/hiv



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 June 2019 08:06

Can an HIV positive woman become pregnant and not infect her HIV negative partner even when the partner is not on PreP? NB,the couple has always been having safe sex.

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 June 2019 11:37

Hi there, HIV transmission can be prevented or significantly reduced by always using condoms correctly during all sexual encounters. Transmission can also be significantly reduced if the HIV positive person is on treatment, and taking the treatment consistently, which results in undetectable viral load.



B-Wise User Esihle Afeni 20 June 2019 11:46

Ihave treated an STI the last few years I had LAP then later I found out I had herpes so I treated and I no longer have symptoms bt now ihave Avery unbearable pain in my lower abdomen I went to the clinic thy always give me antibiotics and am worried I requested a letter to be able to see a gynecologist at the hospital and they said it's nothing crs ishould finish my pills it just an infection bt am worried, is there a place where ican go and get a scan or something coz at times my discharge is too thick and not normal

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 June 2019 19:51

Hi there. I am sorry to hear of your health challenges. I would strongly advise that you ask your health care provider to do tests on your discharge, and possibly also do a Pap smear, to exclude any signs of cervical cancer, and then refer you to a gynae if it is needed, so that you are properly assessed and managed, especially if your symptoms do not get resolved with the treatment they are providing you with.



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 June 2019 21:52

Hey there. What makes your vigina itchy and irritates it after sex even when you use condoms and you are well lubrucated? I don't use flavoured condoms and lubs and the irritation and itchiness lasts for weeks

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 June 2019 11:14

Hi there, it would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor and they will give you the treatment you need. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 June 2019 10:38

On Monday i started to see a brown fluid coming out from my vagina...what could be wrong with me?

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 June 2019 07:29

Hi there, these are different types of vaginal discharges that need medical attention https://bwisehealth.com/article/-i-have-a-discharge-do-i-have-an-sti- 



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 June 2019 00:38

I live in pretoria east were can i go for termanation of pregnancy. Clinic please

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 June 2019 09:18

Hi there, Tshwane District Hospital offers TOP. You can also learn more about termination of pregnancy here https://bwisehealth.com/article/termination-of-pregnancy-the-facts



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 June 2019 10:08

But before I used depo injection so I wondering what could be the cause of rash in my boyfriend's penis please help we're worried

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 June 2019 11:18

Hi there, please visit your local clinic with you boyfriend, a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong. Click here to find your local clinic https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 June 2019 10:06

So I recently had unprotected sex with my boyfriend 5 days ago and he called me and said he has rash on his penis and the rash is itchy I'm on pill birth control but bef

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 June 2019 11:23

Hi there, please visit your local clinic with you boyfriend, a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong. Click here to find your local clinic https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 June 2019 18:05

I found pink pills written H 128 in my fiancé â??s backpack. We also just found out that his motherâ??s baby was HIV positive when she gave birth in 2015 and I went to test but found Iâ??m negative. Also we just got a baby in January this year and we are both Negative. Can you please advice me about this H 128 pill

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 June 2019 19:50

Hi there. It is very important that you have good communication with your partner in a relationship. Talk and ask each other questions that may be worrying you, so that you can come up with healthy solutions together. Talk to your partner about their HIV status, and about what treatment they are on. This will help you plan better how to keep you safe, and have safe sexual encounters. When a person is on Antiretroviral therapy, and are taking their medication consistently, and have an undetected viral load, the chances of them infecting their sexual partner is very low. But talk about these things, so that you are able to support them while they are on treatment, and you are able to be safe, is very important.




B-Wise User Anonymous 17 June 2019 16:36

I have a muscle pull at night that causes my right hand to stop working

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 June 2019 11:06

Hi there, please visit your local clinic, a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong. You can find and rate your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 June 2019 14:23

Hi,i'm a virgin and I have a boyfriend we recently started dating this year and we are planning to have sex but before I met him he had multiple partners before so i'm afraid whether to have sex with him without asking him to go test for HIV or not and I'm afraid if I ask him he will get crossed and think that I don't trust him,so what should I do with this issue?

B-Wise Expert Expert 16 June 2019 21:25

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can find your answer here Dating when you’re HIV-positive 



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 June 2019 15:42

Hi, I recently came across pills in my husband's backpack that are long, pink and are written 128 and H on the other side. Could they PEP treatment?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 June 2019 19:49

Hi there. It is very important that you have good communication with your partner in a relationship. Talk and ask each other questions that may be worrying you, so that you can come up with healthy solutions together. Talk to your partner about their HIV status, and about what treatment they are on. This will help you plan better how to keep you safe, and have safe sexual encounters. When a person is on Antiretroviral therapy, and are taking their medication consistently, and have an undetected viral load, the chances of them infecting their sexual partner is very low. But talk about these things, so that you are able to support them while they are on treatment, and you are able to be safe, is very important.




B-Wise User Anonymous 15 June 2019 08:52

What are the chances for a person to be infected with STI's, when had a home abortion?

B-Wise Expert Expert 16 June 2019 21:22

Hi , if you had unprotected sex you can be exposed to an STI. Having a home abortion is dangerous and unsafe, it would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked.



B-Wise User Dudley Dominic Lockie 14 June 2019 15:32

What's the chance too have an STI if I have unprotected sex

B-Wise Expert Expert 16 June 2019 21:21

Hi thank you for your question. You can get an STI after the first time of having unprotected sex



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 June 2019 12:57

How do you live a healthy life while youre an addolocent?

B-Wise Expert Expert 16 June 2019 21:18

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can get all your answers here Healthy Living 



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 June 2019 11:17

Is it possible for abortion to be completed without bleeding, and what to do if you had all the symptoms including diarrhea.... But no bleeding? Was using cytotec

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 June 2019 10:40

Hi there, thank you for your question. It would be best that you visit the local doctor so they can check you up and tell you what the problem may be as bleeding should occur after a few days or even immediately 



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 June 2019 17:42

Hi,what to do if you take abortion pills, today it's the second without bleeding

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 June 2019 20:10

Hi thank you for your question. It takes up to 3 days to experience bleeding 



B-Wise User Unknown120612 12 June 2019 13:02

WERE WAS HIV AND AIDS WAS ORIGIN AND WHO CREATED IT AND HOW TO PREVENT IT..

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 June 2019 21:22

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can find your answers here https://bwisehealth.com/category/hiv



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 June 2019 11:05

what are the symptoms of cervic cancer

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 June 2019 21:49

Hi there, thank you for your question. Some of the symptoms include Blood spots or light bleeding after periods.

Menstrual bleeding is longer and heavier than usual.

Bleeding after sex 

A lot of vaginal discharge.

Pain during sex




B-Wise User Anonymous 12 June 2019 10:44

I'm a 21 year old girl yesterday I found out that I'm HIV positive and it became a shock to me , I started taking treatment and I act like everything is fine but when am alone everything just becomes dark ..I feel like I'm loosing my mind

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 June 2019 11:29

Hi there, thank you for your question. Well done for getting tested for HIV. It may be a shock to you now, that's normal and you may have a lot of questions on your mind. You can find all your answers to those questions here https://bwisehealth.com/category/hiv 



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 June 2019 23:30

Hello can you get HIV through oral sex?

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 June 2019 21:27

Hi there, thank you for your question. No, although you can get an STI from oral sex



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 June 2019 22:10

Hi i'd like to ask if should I be worried few weeks ago i went to the clinic because i had a discharge that wasn't white or normal then the gave me pills and injected me but few days passed i saw the discharge coming out again n what confuse me is that i haven't made sex since i was infected

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 June 2019 11:23

Hi there, thank you for your question. It may be possible that the medication is not helping you. It would be best that you visit your clinic again and let the nurse or doctor know.



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 June 2019 21:22

I'm a lesbian so my question is can i get infected for doing Oral sex?

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 June 2019 21:29

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can get an STI from oral sex, you can find out how here   Can I get an STI from oral sex? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 June 2019 21:20

Can you get infected for doing Oral sex?

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 June 2019 21:31

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can find your answer here Can I get an STI from oral sex?



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 June 2019 17:41

How to stop loving someone's

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 June 2019 21:41

Hi, thank you for your question. If you need help dealing with a break up you can check out this article How to deal with a breakup



B-Wise User Matibaby 11 June 2019 17:10

Is sterilization a permanently, can't one redo the whole process

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 June 2019 21:47

Hi there thank you for your question. It isnt possible to reverse the process depending on what type of surgery a person had. It would be best for you to visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor. They will check you and give you the right treatment.



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 June 2019 12:24

hey just found out that am hiv positive and am so scared that i will die and am so afraid to tell my family that am positive because am afraid they will jugde me..i started taking my treatment i really dont know i feel am even scare to hang out with my friends cos i feel like they will jugde me because of my status will i ever live a normal life again please help am feeling so lost and alone

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 June 2019 22:29

Hi there, thank you for your question. Well done for getting tested! You can find all your answers here If I'm HIV positive, what does this mean for my future? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 June 2019 08:32

Hey i have a problem with my toddler shes been having a runny tummy . the problem is she has nappy rash now ive been using the bum cream but it does not go away . what else can i use ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 June 2019 22:34

Hi there, you can dial *134*550# to contact mumconnect to get all the answers to help you and your toddler 



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 June 2019 20:15

I've been having problems with my stomach i can't eat full meal. My stomach becomes painful what should i eat.

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 June 2019 22:35

Hi, you may want to try eating fiber or eating healthy as you may have an upset stomach.



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 June 2019 19:54

Hi I dont get regular periods. I am worried about my situation. I could go three months without periods then get it for one month and then it stops again. Please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 June 2019 21:42

Hi there, thank you for your question. There can be many reasons why you have an irregular period such as hormones, using a contraceptive or even changing a contraceptive. It would be best for you to visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor. They will check you and give you the right treatment.



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 June 2019 19:12

Hi if your husband cheated and had sex without a condom do I need to be afraid of getting hiv after having sex without knowing.

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 June 2019 22:26

Hi there, thank you for your question. Yes you will need to get tested for HIV and STI's as well



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 June 2019 19:10

I get pain in my ears and it pain and swollen what can it be

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 June 2019 22:25

Hi there, thank you for your question. It is possible that you may have an infection in your ear. It would be best for you to visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor. They will check you and give you the right treatment.



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 June 2019 17:56

Good evening Is it safe to have sex with your boyfriend while you are on your periods?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 June 2019 22:23

Hi there, thank you for your question. Yes it is possible to have sex when you have your period. Remember to always wear a condom to protect yourself and your partner against STI's and unplanned pregnancies  



B-Wise User Kgopiso 10 June 2019 13:12

Oh wt do you do to alleviate unemployment?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 17:10

Hi you can check out the She Conquers campaign to get your answers http://sheconquerssa.co.za



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 June 2019 12:52

I'm living wth hiv but my partner is negetive n w hv 2 kids so was asking how possbl is tht cz h does his testing every after 3month?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 17:11

Hi there, thank you for your question. It is possible because your cd4 count is low 



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 June 2019 12:41

I have never been on birth control pills before but I find it hard to concieve. I've been trying for 5 years now without success

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 17:12

Hi there, thank you for your question. If would be best that you visit your gynecologist so you can get checked and they will be able to tell you what the problem may be  



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 June 2019 10:28

Lets say you have a scar or a wound and you decide to play with your boyfriends penis and he ejaculate on your scar will you get infected?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 17:16

Hey there, if your wound is open and fresh it would be possible to get infected 



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 June 2019 13:57

I had a needle prick with an HIv person's about two months ago and I have since been having dark spots on my legs that looks like eczema I took the test after 4 weeks which was negative and took another one again after 8 weeks together with an ellisa also which is negative but I have been stressed and this spots are not making it easy. Please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 17:17

Hi there, please visit your local clinic, a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong and also give you the correct medication. You can find and rate your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 17:17

Hi there, thank you for your question, It would be best that you visit your local clinic and a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what the cause of your spots are 



B-Wise User Anonymous 8 June 2019 12:35

How possible is it to become pregnant after having sex a day after your periods?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 07:50

Hi thank you for your question. Yes, you can get pregnant after your period



B-Wise User Anonymous 7 June 2019 13:37

I want to know if you found out that u HIV positive after 6 months window period, can someone you have sex with can get infected within 3 week or they still safe?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 16:56

Hi, thank you for your question. If you find out that you are HIV positive you have unprotected sex, your partner can get infected after having unprotected sex just one time 



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 June 2019 22:35

Does overheating after taking your medicine count as a sytomp

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 16:44

Hi there, thank you for your question. Overheating may be a sign of a fever. You may want to visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor.



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 June 2019 20:45

Hi, I've started the birth control for regulation of acne, before I was using antibiotics that worked very well, but now these birth control pills are making my face break. Is this normal? And after how long will my skin start clearing?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 16:42

Hi there, thank you for your question. It would be best that you talk to your doctor about changing your contraceptive as the current on my not be best for you. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 June 2019 13:45

Good day, I get a burning sensation everytime my partner ejaculates. Could I be having an STI or I'm allergic to semen?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 07:47

Hi there, please visit your local clinic, a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong and give you correct medication



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 June 2019 10:30

Hello my name is karabo and I have a problem of coughing with no blood issues but when I sneeze or have a runny nose I bleed so am scared to go test and not sure what's my issue

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 07:43

Hi Karabo, please visit your local clinic a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong and give you the correct medication



B-Wise User BucieB 4 June 2019 16:51

What behavior can prevent Hive Infections

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 June 2019 08:53

Hi there, The best way to stay safe and be smart when it comes to HIV is to:

  1. Choose not to have sex (abstain)
  2. Be safe and wear a condom if you have sex
  3. Take an HIV-test if you think you may have caught HIV in some way.


Learn more here https://bwisehealth.com/article/hiv-aids-get-smart-know-the-facts




B-Wise User Anonymous 4 June 2019 16:51

What behavior can prevent Hive Infections

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 June 2019 08:52

Hi there, The best way to stay safe and be smart when it comes to HIV is to:

  1. Choose not to have sex (abstain)
  2. Be safe and wear a condom if you have sex
  3. Take an HIV-test if you think you may have caught HIV in some way.


Learn more here https://bwisehealth.com/article/hiv-aids-get-smart-know-the-facts



B-Wise User Nokulunga97 4 June 2019 14:00

How can you see an HIV positive person?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 June 2019 07:42

Hi there, you can’t tell if someone has HIV just by looking at them. Learn more here  https://bwisehealth.com/article/can-you-tell-that-someone-is-hiv-positive-just-by-looking-at-them



B-Wise User Ndalo1407 4 June 2019 12:05

What are the signs of Diabetes

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 June 2019 08:47

Hi there, click here https://bwisehealth.com/category/diabetes to learn about Diabetes 



B-Wise User Anonymous 4 June 2019 12:05

What are the signs of Diabetes

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 June 2019 08:46

Hi there, click here https://bwisehealth.com/category/diabetes to learn about Diabetes



B-Wise User KesaolebogaSous 3 June 2019 10:47

Good Morning... I'm constantly experiencing a heavy headache each and everyday I drink painkillers and enough water... can it be overthinking or stress??

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 June 2019 08:44

Hi there, please visit your local clinic, a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong and give you the correct medication



B-Wise User Mohamed 31 May 2019 15:30

Good day, I have a problem with my stomach now a while. I get extreme cramps and my stomach seem to be swelling. I was told that I have irritable bowel syndrome. Can you please assist

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 June 2019 08:39

Hi there, please visit your local clinic, they will run tests and give you the correct medication. You can find and rate your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 30 May 2019 21:33

How does one know she allergic to latex condoms?

B-Wise Expert Expert 31 May 2019 10:58

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can get more info on this article I’m allergic to latex condoms. What can I use?



B-Wise User Ano 30 May 2019 21:29

Greetings, what is vaginismus , what causes it and what are the treatment options for it.

B-Wise Expert Expert 31 May 2019 11:31

Hi there, thank you for your question. Vaginismus is a condition involving a muscle spasm in the pelvic floor muscles. It can make it painful, difficult, or impossible to have sex or even use a tampon. There can be different reasons as to why this can happen such as fear, relationship problems or a traumatic life experience. You need to visit a local doctor to get checked and treated. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 30 May 2019 21:06

Hi im a young girl who is going through a lot i live with my granparents and my sibilings when im around them i dont feel safe not because im scared of them Hell no its just that i dont fell safe around older people cause i was raped and treath me that if i tell someone they will kill me

B-Wise Expert Expert 31 May 2019 11:02

Hi, thank you for your question. It sounds as though you are having a really hard time, especially when you don't feel safe. Rape is a hard thing to deal with, you can get more info on rape on this article What to do if you or someone you know was raped. If you are afraid to talk to anyone just yet, when you are ready you can talk to a counsellor at your local clinic who will keep things private and will help you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 28 May 2019 11:39

I have a sore like wart on my penis. What could be the cause and what is the best treatment.

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 May 2019 08:57

Hi thank you for your question. It would be best that you visit your local clinic and get tested by a nurse or a doctor. They will be able to check what the wart is and what caused it and they will be able to give you the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 May 2019 15:46

Good Day, I am 27 years of age, I would like to ask if is it normal to be on your period and experience period pains for 5 days? What are the remedies can one use to get rid of the pains?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 May 2019 09:48

Hi there, thank you for your question. Yes, it is possible to experience period pains for 5 days or more. You can try using a hot water bottle, taking a warm bath and even exercise can help ease the pain 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 May 2019 13:48

Hello, Iâ??m hiv positive & stopped taking treatment months ago as it was leaving me feeling sick, drowsy & weak last year. Now I want to go back on the treatment as I understand how important it is, can I simply take my current medication or itâ??s necessary for me to visit a doctor?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 May 2019 09:44

Hi there, thank you for your question. Yes it would be best that you revisit your local doctor and get checked as your viral load may have changed. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 May 2019 13:13

I feel itchy on the mouth of vaginawhen I'm bathing what causes this?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 May 2019 09:51

Hi thank you for your question. It is possible that you may be having a bath with water that may be too hot. Remember your vagina is a sensitive part of your body and you need to treat it with care. If you continue to experience itchiness even after you bath it would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor and they will give you the treatment you need. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 May 2019 13:08

Can be changes to your body after using flagly pills?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 May 2019 12:04

Hi thank you for your question. Metronidazole (commonly known brand name is Flagyl) is a type of antibiotic which is used to treat different types of infections. It is taken for a short period of time, as prescribed. Common side effects include nausea, abdominal cramps, headaches etc. These are also very temporary, and can be avoided if medication is taken under strict instructions provided by the health worker. These antibiotics do not have a permanent effect on the body, and do not cause changes to the body.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 May 2019 12:32

Hi after urinating when I wipe I have yellowish discharge is it normal or what can I use to stop it?

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 12:46

Hi thank you for your question. Having yellowish discharge may be a sign of an infection or an STI. It would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor to get the right treatment. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 May 2019 09:12

Hi I always feel pain whenever I have sex what causes that?

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 11:01

Hi there, thank you for your question. Feeling pain during sex may be caused by the lack of lubrication. You and your partner can try using lube or even try foreplay before you have sex, that can increase in the lubrication. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 26 May 2019 22:29

What is mmc

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 11:10

Hi there, thank you for your question you can check out this article to get all your answers MMC: All the facts about medical male circumcision exposed



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 May 2019 17:17

How to reduce chicken pox in the body

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 11:13

Hi thank you for your question. The best way to be protected against chicken pox would be to get vaccinated against chicken pox



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 May 2019 21:21

Hi have been living with HIV for 23yrs been on ARV'S for 18yrs nd my viral load is undetectable, my partner is also living with HIV for six yrs has been taking for six yrs nd his viral load is also undetectable, we'be been intimate without using protection for five yes,would like to know if the is a chance of reinfecting each other.

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 May 2019 09:34

Hi there. It is really great to hear that both you and your partner are doing so well on treatment and looking after yourselves so well. As long as you continue taking your medication and keeping your viral loads undetectable, there is no chance of re-infecting one another. This of course absolutely depends on both of you not involving a third sexual partner, who may definitely put both of you at risk again for re-infection



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 May 2019 13:50

Am 21 years old 5 months pregnant with my first born I think am depressed am even having suicide thoghts my baby daddy does not care about me anymore he spends weeks without asking me how am coping

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 13:12

Hi, sounds like things are tough at the moment. Sorry to hear your baby daddy is not there for you. Is there anyone else in your life who you can trust and talk to about your problems? Turn to the people who you know care about you. The fact that you’re feeling suicidal means it’s also important for you to talk to a professional – a social worker or a psychologist. If you can’t find one, ask a trusted adult in your life like a teacher or family member if they can help you. It’s important that someone knows how you are feeling. If you can’t talk to anyone in your life, you can call Lifeline on  0861 322 322 or SADAG  on 0800 567 567 and they can give you help and support. And if you are really feeling like you might hurt yourself, go to your closest hospital emergency room. The most important thing now is for you to take care of your own and your baby’s wellbeing.

 



B-Wise User Thabram 23 May 2019 10:52

Good day I'm currently on tb treatment and I've recently started having a sore throat but the coughing has subsided. Should I be worried?

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 11:45

Hi thank you for your question. You can speak to your doctor to give you something to help with the coughing 



B-Wise User Anonymous 22 May 2019 10:19

Hi please hide my identity, my friend is hiv nd her boyfriend is hiv neg is possible for them to go the clinic and ask for prep to protect her boyfriend?

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 11:59

Hi, thank you for your question. Yes it is possible if you friends boyfriends tests that he is HIV negative it is possible for him to get Prep 



B-Wise User Axe 21 May 2019 16:57

Hi I'm 19 years old...May I ask that why everyday after drinking tea I get thirsty for water

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 12:01

HI there, thank you for your question. Tea is made with hot water that is why you may get thirsty for normal tap water 



B-Wise User 208528272ukzn@gmail.com 21 May 2019 14:23

How does one get to participate on PrEP, and why is the target young girls and women, not including males and boys whom i also believe are at risk?

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 12:04

HI there thank you for your question, Prep target is not just for women and young girls. Prep targets both males and females. You can go to the Prep website to find out how you can get involved https://myprep.co.za/



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 May 2019 09:34

Iam a 18 year old girl who is sexually active , I have pimples on my private part , and I even have them when I'm not even on my periods , I don't know what causes them and it gets me worried , I think it's an STI of some sort

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 12:34

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can find your answer here https://bwisehealth.com/category/sti



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 May 2019 20:20

I am a girl who loves people and smilling . The problem is that inside me i am full of anger. As i was growing up , my dad used to abuse me and my mom . My mom and i had a difficult time . My mom separated with my dad when my sister bought my mom a house because we lived in a shack . Now my dad wants to be part of my life again . I pretended to be fine all those years but now it is traumatizing me and i cant focus nor study at all . It has been years that i have been trying to hide my pain and anger . Please help or advice me on how to go forward

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 12:19

Hi there, thank you for your question. Sorry to hear about your situation, it seems that you are going through a difficult time. If you are experiencing a lot of anger problems you can read this article to help you control your anger https://bwisehealth.com/article/i-cant-control-my-anger-help There is help out there to help you deal with your situation, you can go to your local clinic and get help from a counselor or if you can’t cope speak to a healthcare worker at your local clinic or call:

Childline on 08000 555 55

Lifeline on 0861 322 322



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 May 2019 13:21

What is the reason for being tired, i am hiv positive. What can i use to feel better?

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 12:13

Hi there, thank you for your question. Being tired is a symptom of HIV, you can speak to your local doctor and tell them your symptoms so you can get the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 May 2019 13:04

I always feel pain whenever I have sex is it normal or not?

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 11:02

Hi there, thank you for your question. Feeling pain during sex may be caused by the lack of lubrication. You and your partner can try using lube or even try foreplay before you have sex, that can increase in the lubrication. 



B-Wise User VanessaPhindi 20 May 2019 12:58

Hi, I started using Minerva 35, for my skin. My skin is breaking out, should I stop using this contraceptive or is this normal before clearing my skin again?

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 12:31

HI there, thank you for your question. It would be best to talk to your doctor about changing your contraceptive and give you one that would work best for you 



B-Wise User Nkanyiso 20 May 2019 00:17

Hi since afta birth my periods was mixed up so recently like 2 months full iv been goin on ma periods twice a month den ds month on Thursday dey started bt i went 2days den now das nthing on ma pads idk wats hpng n inside ma tummy i feel strange movements like as if da baby is kicking so idk how is it possible dat m pregnant cz i did it its said negative idk if its wrong m confused pls hlp

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 May 2019 11:04

Hi there, please visit your local clinic a doctor will be able to tell you what's wrong and give you the correct medication 



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 May 2019 09:43

Hi, I am 29 years old and had 3 miscarriages my recent 1 was on the 8th of April I was 26 weeks, I would like to know if I can be able to conceive again without any difficulties and what precautionary measures should I take

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 May 2019 08:11

Hi there, you need to see a gynecologist, they will be able to assist you.



B-Wise User Azile 17 May 2019 18:42

What if I had unprotected sex, then after a day rush started growing on my penis,what happened then

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 May 2019 08:09

Hi there, please visit your local clinic a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong and give you correct medication. You can find and rate your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Ntsz Afkly 17 May 2019 13:40

why people always make fun of my colour it's so painful when i walk people laugh at me all the time

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 May 2019 10:33

Hi there, this sounds like you are being bullied, please report this to a trusted adult. You can also read this article to understand what it means to be different https://bwisehealth.com/article/the-perks-of-being-a-chakalaka



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 May 2019 13:15

Good day Please help I've been having heart Palpitation for quite some time now and recently my right side of the body gets tired in the way that i cant even hold my phone with my right hand (it feels like something is shoking me) and i have rash all over my body and this terrible headache that won't go away,what are these signs for please help.i tested for Hiv im negative and Diabetes they said my suger level is normal. Thank you

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 May 2019 10:42

Hi there, please visit your local clinic, a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong and give you correct medication. You can find and rate your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 May 2019 12:00

Hi...can you pass HIV if you doing oral sex and on treatment?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 May 2019 10:34

Hi there, read this article to learn more https://bwisehealth.com/article/can-i-get-an-sti-from-oral-sex



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 May 2019 11:40

I have this small papules on my penis glands, I went for STI tests I was negative for stIs ,so the doctor said I should never worry because normally they disappear on their own,but now its been a year there is no change the papules are still there, I am also beginning to lose interest in sex . What can I do to remove them?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 May 2019 10:39

Hi there, please go back to your local clinic, a doctor or nurse will be able to assist you and give you the correct medication. You can find and rate your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 May 2019 11:16

I have been in a relationship n was abused emotional n now that I ended the relationship but I still love him n I feel bed that I left him n I feel like I won't find happiness anymore

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 May 2019 10:36

Hi there, this is how you can deal with a break up https://bwisehealth.com/article/how-to-deal-with-a-breakup



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 May 2019 14:58

Hi, im hiv positive with undetectable viral load. Im breastfeeding my new born but had to go to the clinic to get my meds, so her pumped milk finished so they gave my baby formula and water. So now what are the chances of my baby catching the virus? And should I stop breastfeeding her nd continue with formula? Or theres nothing to worry about as it happened ones

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 May 2019 09:36

Hi there. If your viral load is undetectable, and this was a once off incident, there should not really be a problem to worry about. You can continue with the exclusive breastfeeding. This however should not be a regular occurrence.



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 May 2019 14:28

If I do a pregnancy test and get a positive results when should I go to the clinic

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 May 2019 10:54

Hi there, you can go immediately. Click here to learn about pregnancy  https://bwisehealth.com/article/what-to-expect-from-pregnancy



B-Wise User Duduzile Msomi 13 May 2019 09:42

Doing TOP is it immoral?

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 10:22

Hi there, learn about TOP here https://bwisehealth.com/article/termination-of-pregnancy-the-facts



B-Wise User neleh 12 May 2019 16:27

i just found out that im HIV positive and pregnant and i was 5months pregnant at that does that means my baby will be affected too? because me and my partner were having alot unprotected sext before

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 May 2019 20:03

Hi thank you for your question. It is possible that your baby may be HIV positive if you just found out now that you are HIV positive. You can visit your local healthcare professional and they will be able to advice you based on your CD4 count .



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 May 2019 21:25

Hey...I have this question to ask, what could be the cause of this pain on my side of the vagina

B-Wise Expert Expert 13 May 2019 10:31

Hi thank you for your question, there can be many different reasons why you are experiencing pain. It would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked by a doctor or a nurse.



B-Wise User Nkomo 11 May 2019 16:03

How can I deal with my friends when they always call me using bad names ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 13 May 2019 10:35

Hi thank you for your question. This is called bullying even if it is your friends, you can check out these articles to get your answers https://bwisehealth.com/category/your-peeps



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 May 2019 10:39

I have just started taking the injection contraceptive. And I want to stop because of the side effects. I only took one and I don't want to go back for the next one. How will this affect me and what are the side effects of me taking one injection?

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 09:29

Hi thank you for your question, if you want to stop your contraceptive it would be best that you speak to your doctor or nurse about the side effects that you are experiencing so they can give you another contraceptive with less side effects. By stopping your contraceptive means that there is a high chance of you getting pregnant. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 May 2019 18:00

Hi everytime when finishing having sex i feel some pains on my testes so i want to know what causes that pains

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 09:31

Hi thank you for your question , that can be a concern. It would be best that you talk to your nurse or doctor about it so they can check what the problem may be. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 May 2019 16:54

Can I ask that is it normal to have your cycle twice a month

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 09:41

Hi thank you for your question, yes it is possible especially if you using a contraceptive or you may have changed your contraceptive. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 May 2019 11:32

Hie l had sex with someone without protection 7 months back, now lm feeling l must get tested were can l go Im in mogale city muldersdrift

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 09:44

Hi there, thank you for your question. Well done for making the decision to get tested! Yes you can go to any clinic near you to get tested or you can find a clinic near you using the clinic finder https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Brian@1989 9 May 2019 08:10

Hi Just a generous question, can my girlfriend been affected by hiv then when i test i text negative for a year now i have been doing rapid test

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 May 2019 12:21

Hi, thank you for your question. It would be best that you and your girlfriend go to the local clinic to get tested. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 7 May 2019 14:45

Can a person who had a stroke make baby's

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 10:01

Hi thank you for your question, yes it is possible to still have kids.




B-Wise User Anonymous 7 May 2019 08:31

Can I fall pregnant whilst on chemo treatment and immediately started insulin

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 10:09

Hi, thank you for your question. Yes it is possible to get pregnant 



B-Wise User Adele 6 May 2019 15:06

Hi i have been for a long time on 3 months injection and off for 3 months im 46 is it gone or is it coming back

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 10:11

Hi thank you for your question, it is possible that your period may still come back, although if you are concerned it would be best that you visit your local clinic and speak to a nurse



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 May 2019 13:50

where can I get PrEp pills and do I have to pay for them?

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 10:13

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can find your answers here https://www.myprep.co.za/



B-Wise User Quinton77 6 May 2019 12:43

Test

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 May 2019 21:03

How can we help you 



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 May 2019 16:31

hi what causes a vagina to have a bad odor even after bathing and a clapping sound when closing and opening your legs

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 10:16

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can find your answer by readying this article How to keep your vagina healthy



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 May 2019 09:18

What are the symptoms of diabetes

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 May 2019 12:27

Hi there, learn more about diabetes here https://bwisehealth.com/article/what-is-diabetes



B-Wise User Anonymous 4 May 2019 18:50

My period ended after 3 days on 9 April 2019, I had unprotected sex on 13 April 2019 and took norlevo pills an hour after, could I be pregnant? I'm experiencing cramps and stomach ulcers

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 May 2019 12:49

Hi there, please visit your local clinic and ask for a pregnant test. This is the best way to know if you are pregnant or not.



B-Wise User VanessaPhindi 4 May 2019 09:55

Hi, I was using the Zoely contraceptives for skin purposes and I had to stop because it gave me severe blisters. Now my Doctor has prescribed with Minerva(also for the purpose of my acne), I read the little pamphlet inside and I was wondering when do I exactly start taking this pill? Because it is said to start with the white pills. Will I take them before my periods (next month) or should I start them so that I can get my period?

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 10:18

Hi there, you start taking the contraceptive the day you start your period 



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 May 2019 22:37

Hello,am 5weeks pregnant and am also HIV positive will my baby be infected

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 10:23

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can read this article to get your answer What do I do if I'm HIV positive and find out I am pregnant?



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 May 2019 20:50

Hello. Me and my partner we are sexually active in our relationship and I wanted to ask what can I do to stop the bad odour coming from my vagina?

B-Wise Expert Expert 4 May 2019 09:07

Hi there, this is how you can keep your vagina healthy https://bwisehealth.com/article/how-to-keep-your-vagina-healthy



B-Wise User �rêêçê 2 May 2019 16:13

Your smoking and you luv to smoke but you parents don't want you to Smoke what do you do?

B-Wise Expert Expert 13 May 2019 09:51

Hi there, thank you for your question. There’s a reason why your parents want you to stop smoking, smoking can be dangerous for you. You can check out these smoking articles to get a better understanding https://bwisehealth.com/search?keyword=smoking



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 May 2019 13:32

A friend of mine wants to join but he wants to know if you cover any homosexual content first since he is homosexual

B-Wise Expert Expert 2 May 2019 13:43

Hi there, you can share this article with your friend https://bwisehealth.com/article/what-does-lgbtqia-mean



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 May 2019 12:44

Hello I need help with understanding this, I had an hiv test done at 24 weeks, I thought that means 6 months. Is there much difference with the 24 weeks when compared to 6 months hiv window period? Thank you

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 May 2019 21:02

Hi thank you for your question. Yes, it may take up to 6 months for the virus to show up in the blood stream, that's why you have to go for the 3 month test and the 6 month test 



B-Wise User Anonymous 30 April 2019 15:01

Hi, my last lmp was on 10.03.2019 until 16.03.19. I have sex btwn the 17.03.2019 and 23.03.2019 with my my partner and had sex again on 30.03.2019 with another guy. Iâ??m pregnant, now iâ??m not sure who the father is

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 May 2019 20:59

Hi thank you for your question.  There is a 50/50 chance of both partners, as anyone one of them may be the father of your child. The pull out method does not always work, you can find out more about the pull out method here https://bwisehealth.com/article/the-pull-out-method-as-a-contraceptive-method-why-it-doesn-t-work You are going to have to do a paternity test at the clinic to find out who the father may be although you will need to tell both partners that they will have to come to the clinic to do the test. 



B-Wise User King mlondo 30 April 2019 12:55

Uma usethandweni nomuntu wesmame kodwa uyamsaba ngoba kuthiwa uyaphoxana cela ukbuza ngingenzenjani

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 May 2019 08:13

Sawubona 

 

Kungabanzima ukucocisana nomuntu omthandaya. Kufuna ube nesibindi futhi uzethembe. Ungacala ngokuba umngani wakhe ukuze nazane kancane. Ungapheli amandla, sikufisela imhlanhla.

 

Ungathola ulwazi oluningi la https://bwisehealth.com/article/is-it-love-or-is-it-just-a-crush



B-Wise User PrudyNaty 30 April 2019 09:55

I had protected sex but now I'm not sure of my state right now, I am confused and my mind is not at ease Help me to understand, I have no symptoms of anything though

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 May 2019 12:22

Hi there, this is why testing for HIV is so important https://bwisehealth.com/article/should-i-get-tested-for-hiv



B-Wise User Anonymous 30 April 2019 09:36

I usually have stomach pain and abdominal pains... I don't know what's wrong with me

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 May 2019 12:19

Hi there, please visit your local clinic a doctor or nurse will run tests and tell you what's wrong. You can find and rate your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 30 April 2019 08:28

the first day of my last period was the 9th of march 2019 ,i had unprotected sex with my x boyfriend on the 15th of march,he used the pull out method,i then had unprotected sex with my current partner on the 31st of march and on the 1st of April,he came inside me in both occasions,i took the morning after pill later on the 2nd of April...i recently took a pregnancy test and it came out positive...who could be the father?

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 May 2019 20:58

Hi thank you for your question.  There is a 50/50 chance of both partners, as anyone one of them may be the father of your child. The pull out method does not always work, you can find out more about the pull out method here https://bwisehealth.com/article/the-pull-out-method-as-a-contraceptive-method-why-it-doesn-t-work You are going to have to do a paternity test at the clinic to find out who the father may be although you will need to tell both partners that they will have to come to the clinic to do the test. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 April 2019 23:08

I am struggling to stop drinking alcohol. I drink on weekends , I drink a full bottle of Jony walker. Then I get mad. Swear at people hit people. Smash cars. This problem started 15 years ago. Rehabilitation is not helping me

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 May 2019 07:33

Hi there, contact these organizations, they will be able to assist you https://bwisehealth.com/article/help-support-mental-health-substance-abuse



B-Wise User Itumeleng12 29 April 2019 22:05

Hey someone in my house has a runny nose how can i help her

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 May 2019 12:44

Hi there, a running nose can be caused by different illness. Please visit your local clinic a doctor or a nurse will be able to tell you what wrong and give her medication. Click here to locate your local clinic https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 April 2019 20:17

hi does musterbation have after effects

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 May 2019 07:30

Hi there, masturbation is safe, fun and natural. Learn more here https://bwisehealth.com/article/masturbation-and-orgasm-touch-play



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 April 2019 12:43

Hi my periods are just weird sometimes they are dark brown

B-Wise User Anonymous 29 April 2019 12:42

Last year I found out I had tb so I use the medication for a period of time but I stopped using it but continue to take my meds even though was no longer drinking the medication so the doctors said was ok n I've finished my meds so is it possible that I might still have tb?

B-Wise User VanessaPhindi 29 April 2019 10:51

Hi, I was using the Zoely contraceptives for skin purposes and I had to stop because it gave me severe blisters. Now my Doctor has prescribed with Minerva(also for the purpose of my acne), I read the little pamphlet inside and I was wondering when do I exactly start taking this pill? Because it is said to start with the white pills. Will I take them before my periods (next month) or should I start them so that I can get my period?

B-Wise User Anonymous 29 April 2019 10:36

I got the injection for candida infection but whenever I have sex the smelly discharges appear,what should I do

B-Wise User keith 29 April 2019 10:24

Drugs and substance abuse

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 18:22

Hi there, you can learn more here https://bwisehealth.com/category/drugs-and-alcohol



B-Wise User keith 29 April 2019 09:23

What is HPV? Causes and symptoms and treatment

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 May 2019 18:18

Hi there, read this article to learn more about HPV https://bwisehealth.com/article/what-is-hpv



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 April 2019 08:44

Ngayeka ukujovela mdr tb then now ngfuna ukubuyela ku treatment inkinga ema clinic abayitholi itb on my sputum n isfuba sam sibuhlungu ngyajuluka evn ebusuku ngyafa I need need help

B-Wise User Anonymous 29 April 2019 08:41

How can I check mdr tb besides sputum?

B-Wise User Anonymous 28 April 2019 22:49

Hi, I'm hiv positive with my partner so can we have a negative baby if we want to have one?

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 11:15

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can check out this article to get your answer If I'm HIV positive, can I have kids?



B-Wise User Anonymous 28 April 2019 20:11

Can one get pregnant even if he pulls out?

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 11:22

Hi thank you for your question, yes it is possible to get pregnant if a guy pulls out. You can find out more here The "pull-out method" as a contraceptive method: Why it doesn't work 



B-Wise User Anonymous 28 April 2019 16:50

I have small rash in the opening of my private part and m female last month I had a yeast infection I got a cream but the rush didn't go away and I sometimes feel pain when I have sex

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 11:25

Hi thank you for your question. It would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked by a doctor so you can get the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 28 April 2019 11:59

Dear expect I hope u will help me I am not ready to go tell my partner about my status we just met and he makes me happy well it's been a while I feel like this my previous relationship was bad I like this guy alot and I see future with him but he wants us to be intimate but not ready to open up to him I really don't know what to do,he listens,he makes me laugh his hugs are so warm he is supportive and he is everything I need in a man i really don't want to sound selfish but I just wish my status was not the problem please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 12:03

Hi thank you for your question. That is a very difficult situation to be in , but it is always important to start a relationship being honest with each other. You can read this article to find out more Dating when you’re HIV-positive 



B-Wise User Phiwa 28 April 2019 09:56

How can one correct an irregular menstrual cycle

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 12:07

Hi thank you for your question. A contraceptive can help regulate your period, although it would be best that you visit your local doctor and get checked so they can give you the right treatment.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 April 2019 21:33

Good evening iam 10 weeks pregnant last week I started seeing blackish discharge coming out of my vagina with blackish cloths should I be worried or is that normal the discharge has no smell and I don't feel any pains in my stomach am worried I don't wanna lose my baby what can I do I don't get time to go to the clinic because of work am only allowed to go during my appointment days so I don't know what to do am freaking out please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 April 2019 21:42

Hi thank you for your question ,this is not normal it would be best for you to go to the doctor as soon as possible 



B-Wise User LemonTice 26 April 2019 18:59

What causes pnemonia

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 12:30

Hi thank you for your question. Pneumonia is cause by an infection in the lungs, it can be a serious infection and it needs to be treated by an antibiotic.



B-Wise User Anonymous 26 April 2019 10:38

Hi Expert .I am 19 years old .I had sex for the first time on the 10th of December 2018,I saw the guy put on the condom. A few days later I started panicking ,because I had so many questions like "what if he pricked the condom and I didn't feel anything cause I was nervous as it was my first time .So I decided to go to the clinic on the 24th of December 2018 to test for pregnancy and HIV,it was negative ,but they told me to come back on the 14th of January 2019,I did so and it came back negative,then I decided I was gonna abstain till I meet the right guy and I did just that, so now I've been having running stomach and I started reading about the symptoms of HIV and Diarrhea is one of them and it got me scared so I woke up today in the morning and I went to the Clinic and they tested me and the results came out Negative .They told me to come back after 3months then from there after 6 months. It's getting me worried ,does that mean there's a chance i might be positive?or it's part of the procedure ?because after my first time I abstained till now and am still continuing.

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 12:25

Hi thank you for your question. It is normal for you to have such thoughts if it was your first time having sex. There's no need to stress as going to get tested after 3 months and 6 months is the normal procedure. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 April 2019 19:44

Hi... how long does ovulation take? And can i use follic acid to fall pregnant

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 12:33

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can check out this article to find your answers Menstruation Facts: What is your period? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 April 2019 10:47

good day every time i have sex with my boyfriend i bleed afterwards and i feel pain around my vagina and i have to pee then the pee will be burning and i feel some pain around my abdominal area....what could be the cause of that ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 12:51

Hi thank you for your question. This can happen when you have rough sex that can cause pain and intense burning when you pee. It would be best that you visit your local clinic so you can get treated



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 April 2019 14:33

Hi I just want to know is that is there any chance that I could give birth to a negative baby since I'm HIV positive n my CD4 is 343 and I have started my treatment on 29 weeks..?

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 13:00

Hi thank you for your question. It would be best for you to get checked at the local clinic and they can tell you if you can have a negative baby based on your results



B-Wise User Flower65 23 April 2019 16:51

Last year November I took a shot of Depo-Vera and when I was suppose to go back in January I didn't, so my question is will I get pregnant since I'm not getting my periods and after how long will the injection be off my system. Thank you

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 13:04

Hi thank you for your question. It takes about 3 months to get out of your system 




B-Wise User Beni 23 April 2019 10:27

How to stop yourself from being depressed

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 13:13

Hi thank you for your question. You cannot stop yourself from being depressed but you can get help if you are depressed. You can read this article if you are struggling with depression Feeling sad all the time? You could be depressed 



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 April 2019 10:26

How to stop yourself from making a baby at the age of 13

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 13:22

Hi thank you for your question. Using condoms every time you have sex and using a contraceptive can protect you from unplanned pregnancies. You can read this article to get more information Get yourself a condom – it’s still your best protection!



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 April 2019 00:03

What causes a dark discharge and abdominal pains

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 13:23

Hi thank you for your question. It is possible that you are getting your period



B-Wise User Anonymous 22 April 2019 15:35

If you gay and you HIV positive but the virus in lower than dicteded limit can you infact a negative partner of you?

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 April 2019 09:28

Hi thank you for your question, yes if you have unprotected sex you can infect your partner 



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 April 2019 22:10

Is ovulation before or after menstruation?

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 13:28

Hi thank you for question, ovulation happens before menstruation. You can read this article to get your facts about menstruation Menstruation Facts: What is your period?



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 April 2019 22:07

Can i get Pregnant if i have sex immediately after my periods?

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 13:29

Hi thank you for your question. Yes, you can get pregnant after your period



B-Wise User Prettygirl 20 April 2019 17:59

My 9month baby has been having loose stools for a week now...i tried sugar and salt water but she's not stopping..should I be worried?

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 April 2019 09:16

Hi thank you for your question. It would be best that you visit your local clinic as soon as possible as your baby may have an infection. You need to get the baby checked and get the right medication 



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 April 2019 10:35

how Is it possible for an HIV positive woman have unprotected sex with an unaffected man and not infect him?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 April 2019 12:29

Hi there, you can get HIV facts here https://bwisehealth.com/category/hiv



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 April 2019 10:27

What are the locations of HIV in a human body ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 April 2019 12:28

Hi there, you can learn about HIV in our HIV section https://bwisehealth.com/category/hiv



B-Wise User Flowers 18 April 2019 23:32

I'm having pain at the site of where my implant was inserted a few days ago (Monday). Is the pain normal?

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 13:50

Hi thank you for your question. No the pain is not normal , it would be best that you visit your clinic to get it checked out 



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 April 2019 18:21

Hi....I have started a tb treatment two days ago and I keep having this pain next to my right breast just under my armpit,which my doctor said was a symptom of tb after looking at my chest X-Ray..I just wanna know how long is this pain gonna last

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 April 2019 09:14

Hi, thank you for your question. If you continue to take your medication as the doctor had prescribed the pain should go away soon 



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 April 2019 20:56

Hey, I have been taking TB treatment from the 23 February 2019 and had no effects until two to three weeks ago when I threw up every morning before or 10 to 30 minutes after I took my pills which are Rifafour. Constantly have this burning pain from my chest to throat.what causes this I'm worried and in pain. I always feel nauseous.

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 April 2019 09:20

Hi, thank you for your question. Nausea and vomiting is a side effect of TB, although the chest pains and burning is not. Its best that you talk to your doctor about this pain so they can give you the right treatment. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 April 2019 18:49

Is it true that if a woman is pregnant she vomit? Is it every woman or some. Am seeing a big belly this stresses me cause I think am pregnant I did a pregnancy test and it said negative. Am worried about my belly

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 13:52

Hi thank you for your question, yes vomiting is a symptom of pregnancy although not all women experience this, if you are very concerned you can go to the doctor and a blood test to confirm if you are pregnant of not 



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 April 2019 18:00

Greetings, I'm 20 years old and last year November I got a shot of Depo Vera due to the scarcity of nurstrate. When I was suppose to go back for the shot in January I didn't and my worry is I haven't had my periods until now,will I get pregnant ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 April 2019 09:24

Hi thank you for your question. If you stop a contraceptive and you have unprotected sex it is possible to get pregnant. Remember to always use a condom to protect yourself and your partner against unplanned pregnancies, STI's and HIV.



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 April 2019 11:19

Is it possible to enlarge my penis...its not that long and I sometimes feel insecure...

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 13:56

Hi thank you for your question. You cannot enlarge your penis, you should be happy in your own skin and your private parts. You also shouldn't compare yourself with anyone else.



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 April 2019 11:17

Greetings I'm 19 years old and want to start preventing.But I'm not sure which method to use and which is effective?

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 April 2019 13:11

Hi there, you can learn about contraceptives here https://bwisehealth.com/article/different-kinds-of-contraceptives-and-family-planning-options-to-prevent-pregnancy



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 April 2019 10:48

Hello, im currently using a birth control (Depo)which i get a shot every 3 months,i believe im not suppose to be having my periods but i do get my periods so my question is will this affect me in any way or is it just one of the side effects

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 April 2019 13:54

Hi that is a concern , you are not supposed to be getting your periods. It would be best visiting your local doctor and talk to your doctor about it 



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 April 2019 23:22

Hi, how are you? I have been raped the past years and I can't heal,or be in relationship. Am always unhappy, frustrated. Can you please recommend me a psychologist or an organisation that helps

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 April 2019 10:31

Hi there you can find help and support here https://bwisehealth.com/article/help-support-relationships-family



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 April 2019 13:09

Hi. I am an HIV positive woman and my partner is HIV negative. I was told that the best way to prevent my partner from contracting my HIV, besides using condoms is taking Prep. I would like to know how effective is Prep and what the side effects are.

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 April 2019 10:40

Hi there, click here to learn about Prep https://www.myprep.co.za/



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 April 2019 13:03

I would like to know how to cure or get rid of genital warts in women and what causes genital warts.

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 April 2019 12:41

Hi there, Genital warts (or other warts) can be treated by a doctor. They can give you lotion to put on the warts, or they can burn or freeze them off. If you don't treat them, they could go away or stay the same, but they could also get worse. Learn more here https://bwisehealth.com/article/i-have-hpv-what-should-i-do-can-i-get-rid-of-it



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 April 2019 11:26

Hi. Last year I fell pregnant and had to perform an abortion. It started off rocky because I went to the black market places and go pills from there. I then went to a certified GP where he finished off the procedure . I have two questions regarding the above. Firstly what are the chances of me falling pregnant in future ? And ever since the procedure my libido is low. And intercourse has been uncomfortable. What would you suggest for it to go back to how it was before.

B-Wise Expert Expert 26 April 2019 09:46

Hi thank you for your question. It must have been a difficult situation for you. In order for you to know if you are able to have kids again it would be best to get checked by a doctor and they will be able to tell you. In order to increase your libido you need to enjoy your partner, try new things.



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 April 2019 00:50

Hi am sometimes feeling some unusual pains on my private parts am a male person at first I thought it was STIs or something then I got medication I was then fine but as time goes I started to feel the pains again sometimes.

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 April 2019 12:48

Hi there, you need to be checked by a doctor or nurse and they will be able to tell you what's wrong. You can find your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Lins 14 April 2019 10:57

Hy it's been 4months I have not yet went on my periods.. and am not pregnant I did tests and even last year I went to the clinic about my periods blood flowing too much non-stop than the gave me preventing pills to take when the take more than 7days only white pills I took not red. AlI don't prevent with anything and i don't have a kids can you please advise or tell me what to do

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 April 2019 22:30

Hi thank you for your question. It would be best that you visit your local clinic and tell the doctors this so they can do tests and give you the right treatement



B-Wise User Lwethu303 13 April 2019 15:22

Hi I was schooling last year doing my matric. I passed with Diploma .I want to upgrade my marks.I need help because I too a gap year due to financial problems at home

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 April 2019 10:35

Hi there, this is how you can pay for your studies https://bwisehealth.com/article/how-can-i-pay-for-my-studies



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 April 2019 14:16

Does tb treatment make you vomit?

B-Wise Expert Expert 13 April 2019 14:27

Hi thank you for your question. Yes, vomiting is a side effect of TB treatment you can talk to your local doctor to give you medication to stop the vomitting. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 April 2019 11:03

Can HIV killed people

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 April 2019 11:23

Hi thank you for your question. HIV is a deadly although if you take your medication every day you can live a normal life. You can click on this link to find out more about HIV https://bwisehealth.com/category/hiv



B-Wise User Bondi 11 April 2019 00:02

If the CD4 count is 344 for how many years has the virus been in the body?

B-Wise Expert Expert 16 April 2019 17:41

Excellent question. Unfortunately we cant tell how long the virus has been in the body from the CD4 count. You see everyone is different. Some peoples viruses are stronger than others and soma peoples immune systems are stronger than others. So everyone is different. What we can say is that with a  CD4 of 344 you should go onto antiretrovirals as soon as possible



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 April 2019 18:15

Can over thinking about HIV make you feel HIV positive because you had unprotected sex. While you may be not

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 April 2019 11:45

HI thank you for your question. Over thinking about HIV cannot make you get HIV, although if you had unprotected sex it would be best that you visit your local clinic and get tested.



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 April 2019 14:36

I haven't see my monthly period its been 5 month now I stop using contraception on the being of this year now I feel something moving in stomach but when I take a pregnant test still come back negative

B-Wise Expert Expert 12 April 2019 11:41

Hi thank you for your question. It would be best for you to visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor and they can do a blood test to find out what may be wrong and they will give you the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 April 2019 10:25

I got an miscarriage last year March then now I'm hardly to be pregnant again I've been trying to many time but its hard...what must I do?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 13:23

Hi thank you for your question. Sorry to hear about your miscarriage, it must have been difficult. The best thing would be to visit your local clinic and get checked by the doctor and they would advise you and give you treatment



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 April 2019 23:18

Am a mother of a 24 months baby girl since was teething she used to have blisters but now things have worsened the blisters are turning into really deep wounds I have taken her to the clinic and I was told to use tetmasol and E45 and gave her antibiotic with a brownish burning medicine the rash has worsen with all this products available and the baby cries painfully when she is being bathed or wearing clothers as she say the blisters hurt is there any possible thing I could do or maybe a clinic known dealing with kids with such rash

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 18:28

I am sorry to hear that your baby girl is in pain, I would suggest taking her back to a clinic or hospital to see a nurse or doctor as you are reporting that the rash has worsened even after giving her treatment. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 April 2019 23:11

am 24 suffering from acne for as long as i remember and I have been consulting clinic and given benzoyl and doxycline for 2 years now,now things are getting worse my face is painful i cannot even wash I cry when i even pour water on my face thats how painful my face I got booked to a skin clinic and my date is September bu the time it arrives Ill be long dead because people look at me as if I am a monster and I chose to be like these I have tried cinamon,apple cider vinegar,mayonnaise, egg lots of thing now Ive lost hope

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 12:00

Hi there, thank you for your question. It sounds as though you are going through a difficult time with your skin. The best thing you can do is wait for your appointment, until  then you can check out this article https://bwisehealth.com/article/skin-problems-tackle-pimples-and-acne



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 April 2019 18:32

What makes a girls discharge to be yellow when she's pregnant?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 13:27

Hi thank you for your question. That is a sign of an infection it is best that you visit the local clinic as soon as possible so you can get treated.



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 April 2019 00:09

What is Substance abuse?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 09:08

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can find all your answers here https://bwisehealth.com/article/what-is-substance-abuse



B-Wise User Anonymous 8 April 2019 20:32

It's possible to have a negative partner while u are positive

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 April 2019 10:39

Hi there, it is possible! read this article to learn more https://bwisehealth.com/article/dating-when-youre-hiv-positive



B-Wise User Anonymous 8 April 2019 14:58

My 19months baby was positve then he tested negetive, the nurse took him off the bactrim medicine, i am nolonger giving him but he is still developing rashes. Healthwise he is doing fine. How long does the bactrim stay in the system?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 18:28

  Thank you for your question, I am glad your baby is doing fine.  Bactrim should be out of your babies body within a few days.  The half-life of Bactrim in children is around 6-8 hours, which means that half of the Bactrim in your babies body should have been cleared by his kidneys within 6-8 hours.  If he is still developing rashes I would suggest you take him to your clinic for an examination.  I would also encourage you to check if your baby requires another HIV test as it is quite strange that his test was positive and then negative.  It is possible to get false positive tests and false negative test results so I would suggest asking the nurse or doctor at the clinic if he requires another test.  If the nurse or doctor is unsure they can call this HIV helpline number: 0829576698. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 8 April 2019 09:39

What are thefood to enhance my brain during exams

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 13:06

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can find your answer in this article https://bwisehealth.com/article/healthy-body-healthy-mind-what-we-eat-affects-our-brain



B-Wise User Anonymous 7 April 2019 22:41

I've been on my periods for two weeks now and I'm starting to develop some rash on my vagina what could that be?I read on the internet that it could be yeast infection but I'm not sure please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 13:24

Hi thank you for your question. It is not normal to have your periods for two weeks it would be best for you to visit your doctor and get checked



B-Wise User Fikile pretty 6 April 2019 19:07

At which stage does a woman start to date?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 13:03

Hi, thank you for your question. You can start dating when you are ready to be in a relationship. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 April 2019 16:38

What are the main causes of colon cancer?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 13:20

Hi thank you for your question, there isnt one specific cause of colon cancer there are many different cause such as genetics, eating habits or even your lifestyle 



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 April 2019 16:36

Is the 90-90-90 strategy really working?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 12:37

yes it is indeed



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 April 2019 16:35

At which stage does a woman start to menstruate?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 13:01

Hi thank you for your question, a girl can start menstruating at an early age as 10 years old.



B-Wise User Anonymous 4 April 2019 11:46

Hello I'm positive and my husband is still negative and tests regularly on the promo tents yes we don't use a condom.how possible is that?

B-Wise Expert Expert 16 April 2019 17:42

You don’t mention if you are on ARVs or not. If you are on ARVs and your viral load is undetectable then basically you cant pass the virus on. We talk about U=U. Undetectable=Untransmittable. If that is the case. Keep up the good work and keep your virus undetectable so you wont pass it on to your husband or your children



B-Wise User Anonymous 4 April 2019 11:42

Hi I have 2 kids boy and a girl, had an abortion 2 years ago when my second child was 3 .now we trying for another child and it's hard.could the abortion be the course? I don't wanna visit a clinic...please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 18:27

 Thank you for your question.  There can be many different causes of difficulty falling pregnant.  It depends on how the abortion was done, but it is possible that your uterus and fertility may have been affected during an evacuation procedure, especially if it was not performed by a trained professional.  If you have been trying to fall pregnant i.e. having regular sexual intercourse, especially around your time of ovulation for over 6 months with no success then I would suggest you attend your clinic to see if there could be any other causes or of they can increase your chances of falling pregnant.  You can calculate your time of ovulation by counting days from the first day you get your period (day 1).  You are most likely to ovulate around day 14 if your menstrual cycle is regular.  This means that you are most likely to fall pregnant if you have sexual intercourse daily from day 12 to day 19. 


 



B-Wise User Anonymous 4 April 2019 08:58

How do you get cancer?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 12:40

Hi there, thank you for your interesting question. It is important to know that anyone can get cancer, the environment or certain behaviors can cause cancer for example smoking can put you at risk of getting lung cancer. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 April 2019 20:35

Do Public hosptals or clinics offer services of arbortion pill and what are the requirements?

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 12:10

Hey there, thank you for your question. Yes, there are clinics and public hospitals do offer abortions you can read this article to get all the facts and information you need https://bwisehealth.com/article/termination-of-pregnancy-the-facts



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 April 2019 10:37

What are ovarian cyst and which age group does it affect? Because i suffer from period pains and they are very extreme, i get dizzy,nauseous, loss of appetite, swolllen abdomen especially on my right side.

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 12:06

Hi there, thank you for your question. Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovary. They are common and usually form during ovulation. Ovulation happens when the ovary releases an egg each month, it would be best that you visit your local clinic and a nurse or a doctor will be able to give you the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 April 2019 09:53

My Vagina Is Always Etching_ What Should I Do To Get Help_?!

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 April 2019 11:50

Hi there, thank you for your question, you can check out this article to answer your question https://bwisehealth.com/article/how-to-keep-your-vagina-healthy



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 April 2019 08:46

Hi my gf is positive but I'm negative why its 4 years now

B-Wise Expert Expert 3 April 2019 09:16

The reason you may be negative is that you may be using condoms, but remember to get tested regularly.



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 April 2019 08:31

i am 17 years old i am in school i loved school now i hate school the reason that now in school i am laughed by other kids i dont know the reason why is like i am naked or something the reason i am saying this is because when i look someone in the eyes they look in my pants and laugh is this witchcraft or depression??

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 April 2019 16:49

Hi thank you for you question. This is not witchcraft nor depression this is called bullying. There is nothing wrong with you nor is there anything for you to worry about. You can speak to a trusted adult about these bullies, they will be able to help you 



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 April 2019 08:14

I always get rash after my periods,should i be worried or is it the sanitary towels i use

B-Wise Expert Expert 2 April 2019 11:59

Hi thank you for your question, yes it is possible that the sanitary towels that you are using may cause the rash, it's best that you change it to see if there is a difference.



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 April 2019 22:02

I am 24 years old have a baby and been using injection contraceptives after giving birth on 2017 now all the injection contraceptives are causing me to be on my periods non stop and was told to change my contraceptive to pill now my fear is that i will definetely forget to take my pills at some point and the 3 years implant made me sick I had to remove it early 2015. Is there any other method available other than these ones?

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 April 2019 12:56

Hi thank you for your question. Yes there are different types of contraceptives you can click on this link to find out more https://bwisehealth.com/article/different-kinds-of-contraceptives-and-family-planning-options-to-prevent-pregnancy



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 April 2019 21:37

Hey I had implanon 3 years family planning when I had unprotected sex and went to the clinic and checked I did 2 pregnancy test and the results were negative meaning am not pregnant but I never saw any pregnancy symptoms

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 April 2019 12:51

Hi thank you for your question, if you tested negative and you did not experience any pregnancy symptoms it means you are not pregnant 



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 April 2019 13:18

I've been getting some rash and my anys on my vagina during my periods. What can I do?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 15:01

Hi thank you for your question, it is possible that the pad you are using is giving you the rash. You can change the brand that you use 



B-Wise User Anonymous 31 March 2019 19:38

I have a yellow discharge so how do i get rid of it

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 06:49

Dear Anonymous. Thank you for your question. A yellow smelly discharge is often a sign of an infection. If there is an infection, it will need to be treated for it to go away. Please go to your nearest clinic. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you. They will ask some questions and examine you and most likely give you some medicine for it to go away. Remember if it is a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it can be spread by having unprotected sex. It is important that your partner is also treated to prevent repeat infection. Using condoms every time you have sex will stop this from happening again.



B-Wise User Zakhele 31 March 2019 11:18

Hi i just have tested for HIV and it come negative I tested TB BT I never gets my result BT iam coffing too much and iam loosing wait it be 2weeks now what should I do

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 06:59

Dear Anonymous. These are the signs of TB:

a constant cough with thick phlegm (mucus),

a high temperature (fever)

night sweats,

losing weight,

and feeling tired all the time.

It’s important that you go back to your nearest clinic to check your results so you can start your treatment if you have TB.




B-Wise User howard 30 March 2019 21:50

Am 19 years old I have a new girlfriend she want sex shall I use condom because she his beautiful

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 07:17

Dear Anonymous. You should always use a condom every time you have sex to protect you against HIV, STIs and unplanned pregnancies. Using a condom not only protects you but your partner too. Get informed by reading these two articles for more information: Get yourself a condom – it’s still your best protection! and Can you tell that someone is HIV positive just by looking at them?



B-Wise User Ketty 30 March 2019 08:27

Hi.I'm 21 years old pregnant and HIV positive taking my meds my partner is positive too. Is it healthy for us to have unprotected sex or do we have to use protection forever?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 07:25

Dear Anonymous. Having unprotected sex increases your chances of getting an STI and other infections. You can also fall pregnant. Just because you are both HIV positive, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect yourself from other risks. There are also chances of being infected with a different strain of HIV, and the risk is higher if you aren’t both on ARVs and don’t both have an undetectable viral load. It’s important to practice protected sex at all times. Using a condom can help protect you from STIs and other infections. Check out our articles from our Basics of S-E-X section and get more information on how you can protect yourself.



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 March 2019 18:27

I have a yellowish discharge on my vagina, so how can i get rid of it

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 07:28

Dear Anonymous. Thank you for your question. A yellow smelly discharge is often a sign of an infection. If there is an infection, it will need to be treated for it to go away. Please go to your nearest clinic. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you. They will ask some questions and examine you and most likely give you some medicine for it to go away. Remember if it is a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it can be spread by having unprotected sex. It is important that your partner is also treated to prevent repeat infection. Using condoms every time you have sex will stop this from happening again.

 



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 March 2019 18:22

What are the benefit of dating with a girl who is in the same as her boyfriend

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 07:43

Dear Anonymous. Dating is a great way to find out more about a person and see if you have the same values and ideas. Sharing hobbies means you both enjoy the same things meaning that it’s easier to select things you both like. It’s may also be easier to communicate and understand each other. Just make sure you are in a healthy relationship.  You can read this article for more information: Am I in an unhealthy relationship?



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 March 2019 13:19

how to talk with 8-9 years learner about sex?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 07:58

Dear Anonymous. Talking to young people about sex is important as soon as they are able to understand. The sooner you talk to them the better. Think of what is best for them and don’t leave them with unanswered questions. Have the conversation more than once so they effectively register the information. They will have more questions as they grown up so create a safe space for them to be able to open up and ask those questions. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 28 March 2019 14:54

What cause one ti urinate blood as well as poo it? Its been an ongoing process for 3 days now

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 08:26

Dear Anonymous. There are many reasons that blood can appear in urine and poop. Blood in poop can be cause by an irritation when moving the bowels or straining very hard. Blood in urine is usually a sign that there may be an infection. It may be a bladder infection usually called a Urinary tract infection (UTI) or a sign of an STI. It would be best for you to visit a clinic near you so they can do an examination. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you. You can also read our article Urinary tract infections



B-Wise User Anonymous 28 March 2019 14:29

I have a partner and his ex came and told him she is pregnant and the meet ka October 2016 and on 10 December the girl told the guy she is pregnant.the baby came on 4 November.is the guy the father or not?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 08:34

Dear Anonymous. If the father of the child has any doubt that the child is biologically his, he can take a paternity test to know for sure. It’s best that you visit your local clinic for more information. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 March 2019 21:52

Greetings ,what are the side effects of memory and concentration pills

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 08:45

Dear Anonymous. If you have problems discuss them with a doctor or nurse at your local clinic; there are often ways to help with the side effects. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 March 2019 18:12

Hi,I completed my tb treatment a month ago and during my last month of treatment, I started to feel sputum in throat and I tested negative for tb culture and have been given Winthrop Isoniazid medication. But recently I started to have wet coughs again, should I be worried?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 08:51

Dear Anonymous. It’s best you go back to your nearest clinic so they can examine your symptoms and advise. The sooner you go the better. You can also read our TB section for more information. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 March 2019 18:07

What is the different between sti and std

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 09:06

Dear Anonymous. STD stands for sexually transmitted disease and STI stands for sexually transmitted infection. Having an STI means that a person has an infection, but has not yet developed into a disease. For example, many women who have HPV (human papilloma virus) will not develop the resulting disease cervical cancer. The two terms are used interchangeably, only difference is that an STI doesn’t always mean you have an STD. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 March 2019 15:18

Hey I seem to lose weight and I heard about Cipla actin that it helps one to gain weight, so I was wondering if it is true and if it is safe for a HIV positive person.

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 09:12

Dear Anonymous. It is normal to lose weight when you have HIV with a low CD4 count. It may become necessary for you to monitor your food intake and do some regular exercise. In particular you need to increase your fat and carbohydrate intake and increase protein in your diet.

 It is important that you remember to take your medication on time. It’s also important to eat healthy, and eat on time even if it is a snack. Skipping meals when you taking your pills can cause you to lose more weight.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 March 2019 11:57

what are the diffrent types of sti,s that a person can get?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 09:15

Dear Anonymous. You can read this informative article to learn more about the different kinds of STIs: STI questions? All the answers...



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 March 2019 08:34

Hi, is it possible to get hiv from food? If somebody put their blood in the food that u eat?

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 March 2019 10:03

Dear Anonymous. HIV cannot be transmitted by food. HIV does not live long outside the human body. Even if the food has small amounts of HIV-infected blood, exposure to the air would destroy the virus. Here are two informative articles that will give you more information: HIV & AIDS: Get smart & know the facts! and How do you get HIV?



B-Wise User Anonymous 26 March 2019 15:40

Last night i slept wth hiv positive woman,I ddnt knw she was positive until we tested this morning.The reason why we tested was tht a condom had burst while having intercouse,I knw my status and I test evry aftr 3 months.To cut it short Doc,I requested(Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)frm the doctor since im negetive and he gave me a 28 day course pill(will attach the photo).My concern is I once saw this type of pills in my sisterâ??s room and shez positive she takes them as Arvs.Is PeP and Arv the same thing or works the same? Tribuss is the name

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 09:33

Dear Anonymous. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is an ARV drug. It is a short course of ARV drugs, usually for a month, after a high exposure of HIV. Remember that there are many types of HIV medication that people take, like PrEP which is taken when one is at high risk of contracting HIV. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 26 March 2019 15:31

Is it ok to break arv pill before swallowing it

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 09:42

Dear Anonymous. It should be safe to break your pills in half but other medication may differ. It’s best you visit your nearest clinic so a doctor or nurse can advise further. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User pear16 26 March 2019 12:04

what are the signs and symptons of teenage pregnancy

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 09:56

Dear Anonymous. Most early pregnancy symptoms occur within the first four weeks and first signs of pregnancy may include:

A late period

Slight bleeding or cramping as the embryo implants in your uterus (implantation bleeding)

Sore breasts that seem to be growing already!

Extreme tiredness

Backache

Remember not all women experience the same symptoms and symptoms vary in severity.




B-Wise User Saraphinah 25 March 2019 20:37

I last prevent with depo last year November and i never prevent again so since then I never see my period I only see something that is brownish jelly like a substance so i want to know what going on

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 10:17

Dear Anonymous. It is normal to skip a period because of the change. Although if you are concerned about your period, it would be best that you visit your local doctor or nurse at the local clinic. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 March 2019 15:16

Hi im an addict of snuff i need help to quit cause i've been trying to quit so many times but im failng to quit help me im tired of taking it.

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 10:23

Dear Anonymous. Trying to quit something that you are addicted to can be difficult. Call the National Council against Smoking QUIT Line on 011 720 3145 and ask for a support group near you. Visit your nearest clinic and a counsellor or psychologist can help you develop healthier habits. Read this article for more information: Snuff: Is it harmful?



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 March 2019 13:52

Hey I heard that people with diabetes struggle to get pregnant so I want to knw what is it that they suppose to do to fall pregnant and have healthy baby?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 10:35

Dear Anonymous. Many people with diabetes can manage their condition with careful diet, exercise and regular testing. You will need to be very careful to monitor your blood sugar levels. With careful planning and the support of your doctor, falling pregnant and having a healthy baby is possible. For more information read our article:  What is diabetes?



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 March 2019 12:05

I was using contraceptive for8 months soo last year around August September i try fall preg but no lack plz help me wat i have to do

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 10:41

Dear Anonymous. In order to have the most chance of falling pregnant, one must not be on any contraception and must have lots of unprotected sex about 12 to 18 days after the first day of your period.  The day that you start bleeding you should count as day 1. Women are most likely to ovulate (release an egg) 14 days after the first day after her period.  The sperm is most likely to find the egg if you have lots of sex over the few days before and after ovulation, therefore from around day 12 to 18.  You will not always fall pregnant the first month you try, most people need to have lots of sex for 6-12 months to fall pregnant.  There are many reasons that some people might struggle to fall pregnant.  If you have been on injectable or pill contraception it can take up to 6 months for your period and ovulation to get back to normal.  If you are concerned about your fertility, you should speak to a nurse or doctor. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 March 2019 20:30

I had unprotected sex on the 10th February and drank morning after pills the next day. I went to my periods on the 17th February which is a normal date for my period. But since march has started I haven't seen my periods. Could I be pregnant or is the morning after pill that affected my period?

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 March 2019 10:16

Hi there, the only way to confirm if you are pregnant or not please visit your local clinic and ask for a pregnancy test



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 March 2019 16:29

Good day. I would like to know if a female partner is hiv negative and would like to start a family with an hiv positive male partner, how to be protected from getting infected by the virus? Thank you.

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 16:20

Hi, thank you for your question. Yes you can start a family, you can check out more information here If I'm HIV positive, can I have kids? 



B-Wise User PurpleRain 23 March 2019 14:42

Some please help me, I feel like I am losing my mind, I did an hiv test at 15 weeks after my exposure which is more than 3 months and I tested negative but the nurse said that I should come back for my 6 months hiv test as I'm still in the window period. I'm feeling extremely sick every day. Is there another test that I can do which can pick up the infection soon than 6 months? Thank you

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 16:23

Hi, thank you for your question. It seems as though you are in a very difficult situation, its best that you go back to the clinic and let the nurse or doctor know about how you are feeling so they can give you treatment



B-Wise User PurpleRain 23 March 2019 14:37

Some people please help me, I feel like I am losing my mind. I did a hiv test 15 weeks after m

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 16:26

How can we help you? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 22 March 2019 11:44

Hi i would like to enquire about ARVs treatment..the 1st question is about how can i do to receive my medication at clicks..because the clinic i was using the are closed due to renovations and they transfered me to another which is far from where i stay. your response will be highly appreciated

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 16:28

Hi thank you for your information, you can go to the pharmacy with your prescription and they will be able to help you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 22 March 2019 11:27

Why do I get yeast infection after having sex? Is it dangerous

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 16:30

Hi thank you for your question, you can check out this article What is vaginal thrush or a yeast infection? to get your answers 



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 March 2019 22:44

How can a person get HIV and AIDS

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 16:36

Hi there, you can find your answers here How do you get HIV? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 March 2019 22:35

I've been trying to register people on Bwise, but unfortunately I'm failing to do so. How can I come bout that?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 16:37

Hi what seems to be the problem 



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 March 2019 12:34

Hello I am 26 and hiv positive I stopped my treatment and I want to start again but this time with the private sector.i do not have medical aid and I'll use cash.How do I go about doing this

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 16:43

Hey there, thank you for your question. You can visit a private doctor and the doctor will give you a prescription where you can go to the pharmacy and get your medication.



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 March 2019 12:31

Is it healthy to be sicumsized

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 March 2019 16:20

Hi there, get all the facts you need about circumcision here https://bwisehealth.com/article/mmc-all-the-facts-about-medical-male-circumcision-exposed



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 March 2019 23:43

What happens when you masterbate a lot(regularly)??

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 16:48

Hi thank you for your question, you can find out more in this article How to masturbate safely 



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 March 2019 18:26

What can I use for yeast infections without going to the clinic what can I buy?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 March 2019 16:35

Hi there, each yeast infection is different, please visit your local clinic so that a nurses or doctor can suggest a treatment that’s best for you. You can find and rate your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 March 2019 13:51

ways to keep the vargina clean?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 March 2019 16:31

Hi there, this is how you can keep your vagina clean and healthy https://bwisehealth.com/article/how-to-keep-your-vagina-healthy



B-Wise User afroquekhoza 19 March 2019 09:56

What are the signs of Ill mental health in a child

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 March 2019 16:29

Hi there, thank you for your question, please visit our mental health section to get all the answers you need https://bwisehealth.com/category/mental-health-toolbox



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 March 2019 20:06

Hi does our clinics provide with medication for endometriosis and depression?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 16:52

Hi thank you for your question, there are clinics that provide medication for both.



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 March 2019 19:43

Can lungs get back to normal after a person stopped smoking?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 16:50

Hi thank you for your question, your lungs can become healthier over time if you stopped smoking.


B-Wise User Anonymous 18 March 2019 17:44

Can you get pregnant if you and your patner had sex n after ejaculation he took of condom and penetrated your vagina and didn't ejaculate inside he didn't wipe his penis

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 March 2019 10:10

Hi there, it only takes 1 semen to fertilise an egg. The only way you can confirm if you are pregnant or not is by going to your local clinic and ask for a pregnancy test.

Remember condoms are your best protection against HIV, STIs and unplanned pregnancies. 




B-Wise User Josty 17 March 2019 21:27

Good evening I have problem of having headache everyday even if I've spend the whole day indoor so I would like to know whats the course of this headache and what should i do?

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 March 2019 09:05

Hi thank you for your question. It is not normal to get headaches every day the best thing to do is to visit your local doctor and they will be able to check exactly what the cause of the headache may be. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 March 2019 21:27

Good evening I have problem of having headache everyday even if I've spend the whole day indoor so I would like to know whats the course of this headache and what should i do?

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 March 2019 09:06

Hi thank you for your question. It is not normal to get headaches every day the best thing to do is to visit your local doctor and they will be able to check exactly what the cause of the headache may be. 



B-Wise User Benedict Da Grayt 17 March 2019 12:17

Musterbation,sorry if i miss spelled it but it is a drastic challenge amongst boys,especially from 12 upwards! How can we fight this challenge in our community amongst boys?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 16:58

Hi thank you for your question, masturbation is normal amongst boys you can find out more here https://bwisehealth.com/article/how-to-masturbate-safely 



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 March 2019 08:38

I gave birth 4 months ago. I spot blood for like 3 days then its stops and comes back what could be the reason

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 March 2019 08:51

Hi thank you for your question. This can be normal as your body may be still getting back to its normal state after your pregnancy. If you are still concerned it would be best that you visit your local clinic and speak to your nurse so you can get checked



B-Wise User Bondi 16 March 2019 20:10

Anonymous,

B-Wise User Anonymous 16 March 2019 12:19

Hi am a 25 year old lesbian n have straining pain from my neck to my shoulder what's the course?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 17:06

Hi , thank you for your question it is possible that you may have strained your neck, if the pain persists its best that you visit your local clinic and get checked by your doctor



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 March 2019 10:54

Hi I have a problem..... Whenever I pee after peeing I release blood clots.... Or they'd sometimes drop on my pantiliner and leave a horrible oder.... At first I thought it was signs of period cycle but now it's an everyday thing and I get stomach pains from Time to time.... I'm scared and I don't know what to do please help......

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 March 2019 09:25

Hi there, thank you for your question, its seems as though you may have an infection that needs medical attention. Its best that you visit your local clinic and get checked so you can get the right treatment. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 March 2019 08:09

I have just started to get chicken pox can I still get the HPV vaccine or should I wait

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 April 2019 12:45

Hi it would be best for you to wait and get healed before you take the HPV injection



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 March 2019 00:10

Hi i want to ask what influence self-esteem?

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 March 2019 09:21

Hi, thank you for your question. There are many different aspects that can influence your self-esteem such as friends, family, the people you look up to. It's always good to remember to feel good about yourself https://bwisehealth.com/article/5-ways-to-feel-good-about-yourself 



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 March 2019 21:33

Hi, I'm hiv positive and I had sores around the corners of my mouth that recently healed. I usually kiss my 5 month old nephew on the lips. Should I stop doing it in case he catches something?

B-Wise Expert Expert 19 March 2019 08:49

Hi, thank you for your question. It would be best that you do not kiss your nephew as babies can pick up infections much faster than adults. Its best that you visit your local clinic and speak to your doctor about the sores on your mouth.



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 March 2019 17:19

My discharge is yellow-ish and it doesn't smell good... Could it be yeast infection?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 March 2019 19:06

HI thank you for your question. It is possible that you may have a yeast infection although because of the bad odor it may be an STI. It would be best that you visit your local clinic to get tested by a doctor or a nurse 



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 March 2019 15:07

My discharge is yellow-ish and it doesn't smell good... Could it be yeast infection?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 March 2019 19:08

HI thank you for your question. It is possible that you may have a yeast infection although because of the bad odor it may be an STI. It would be best that you visit your local clinic to get tested by a doctor or a nurse



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 March 2019 11:13

Would like to ask if I have a burning urine for a week then after drinking plenty of hot water for days the burning stops ,could it be STI?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 March 2019 13:48

Hi, thank you for your question if you have burning urine it is possible that you may have a UTI. Click here to find out more Urinary tract infections: what's the lowdown? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 March 2019 09:27

Please help me In December I found out that I HIV positive but my boyfriend is negative after we have been together for almost three years. He tried to be supportive but now he says he want to have a child but not with me because he is afraid I will infect him. He says I should give him permission to have a child with someone else,I agreed but I am dying inside. Please help me to move on,where do I start and how do I start? Right now u am not coping. I use sleeping pills to sleep. Please help me

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 March 2019 14:04

Hi, thank you for your question. That must be a difficult situation that you are going through. You can have a baby if you are HIV positive and your baby can be negative, check this article to help you If I'm HIV positive, can I have kids? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 March 2019 00:03

I have a problem with my discharge it's not yellow nor does it have a bad smell but it has a very strong odor as if am on medication or something like that, I went to my local clinic and told me I was just being paranoid. Where can I go for a full STD check up.

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 March 2019 14:10

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can check out this article to get more information I have a discharge - do I have an STI?  You can get a full checkup at a clinic or a hospital 



B-Wise User Anonymous 14 March 2019 20:58

If I have inserted an implant and at later stage I find out that I am pregnant both my unborn baby and my self won't be in danger??

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 March 2019 14:15

Hi thank you for your question. Its best that you tell your gynecologist so the implant can be removed.  



B-Wise User Anoo 14 March 2019 18:07

Hai....ist possible to be pregnant if you had sex only two days before your periods ends.and your cycle only takes 22 days before you go to your periods again.

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 17:11

Hi , thank you for your question, yes it is possible to get pregnant 



B-Wise User Anonymous 14 March 2019 17:32

What causes frequent urination when I drink water but it does not happen when I drink other things such soft drinks and or alcohol.

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 17:21

Hi thank you for your question, that happens because water is gets digested much quicker than other drinks thats why you go to the bathroom more often 



B-Wise User asiphe12 14 March 2019 12:40

what are the symptoms of being pregnancy

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 17:11

Hi thank you for your question, these are some of the symptoms you can experience such as fatigue, swollen breasts, nausea, dizziness and mood swings. Its best if you get  a home pregnancy test 



B-Wise User Anonymous 14 March 2019 12:10

If I go and pee my vigina hole burns I went to the clinic but they said it's not a STI what do you think can be wrong?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 March 2019 14:18

Hi thank you for your question. It is possible that you have a UTI. You can find out more Urinary tract infections: what's the lowdown? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 14 March 2019 11:23

If I go and pee my vigina hole burns I went to the clinic but they said it's not a STI what do you think can be wrong?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 March 2019 14:19

Hi thank you for your question. It is possible that you have a UTI. You can find out more here https://bwisehealth.com/article/urinary-tract-infections-whats-the-lowdown




B-Wise User Malebza 14 March 2019 09:52

What are the side effects of PrEP?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 March 2019 15:23

Hi thank you for your question. You can find all your answers on PrEP right here http://myprep.co.za



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 March 2019 22:55

Hello I'm 22 and have chicken pox what could possibly cause it?

B-Wise Expert Expert 14 March 2019 09:27

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can get chicken pox at any age , it is possible that you may have been in contact with a child or another adult that may have had chicken pox. It is contagious so it is best to stay away from others during this period.



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 March 2019 22:24

Hi I need some help in 2017 I was rapped and I went to hospital and they took some tests and I went to police station to open a case and I was promised that I'll be kept updated but since I was never updated until today.My question is what happened to my case and why I never knew that the person who rapped me is arrested or what

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 April 2019 10:29

Hi thank you for your question. Sorry to hear about the difficult situation that you have been through, you can always as a trusted adult what happened to the case or you can contact the lawyer that fought your case to get information about what happened.



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 March 2019 12:03

Hi so I have used famynor pills to stop my periods but then am confused because they only stop them for 3days & came back again

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 April 2019 12:44

Hi, thank you for your question, it would be best for you to visit your local clinic and get checked by a doctor or nurse so you can get the right treatment to regulate your period.



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 March 2019 16:35

Hi Am two days late on my periods, I have sore breasts,especially where the milk comes out.am I pregnant?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 17:14

Hi , the best way to know if you are pregnant is to take a home pregnancy test 



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 March 2019 16:09

I had an abortion done 6 months ago. I was given a cytotec pill and told to go home. It was a back door abortion. I'm now on petogen and have been experiencing nausea and heartburn. I had unprotected sex 2 days after my injection I have Breast plumpness as well. Could I be pregnant again?

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 April 2019 12:41

Hi, thank you for your question back door abortions can be unsafe and dangerous. It would be best that you visit your local clinic and get checked by a doctor to make sure your health is good. The symptoms you are experiencing is the normal side effects of the petrogen injection. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 March 2019 15:01

I struggle to open my eyes in the morning when I wake up I have to use warm water and a cloth to open them they are also dry. What could be the cause or what can I use?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 17:19

Hi, thank you for your question. You could have an infection in your eye, you need to visit your local clinic so you can get the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 March 2019 10:31

The clinic at katlehong south when we came to collect our medication for chronic disease we find it difficult to get our treatment on time my suggestion for people who have got chronic must have their own line not mix with people who are not sick.

B-Wise User Anonymous 11 March 2019 18:43

Good day, My son was diagnosed with Abdomen TB last December and he was immediately initiated on treatment starting with Rifafour and taking 3 doses everyday because of his weight. After two months he submitted a sputum and he was changed to a new treatment Afaris FC 300/150. We thought the new medication was the right one until we heard some very upsetting news today when he went for his review. After reviewing the medical record file, the nurse in the pharmacy asked which medication he was taking previous month and we said it was Afaris with 2 doses daily and she told us that no he was supposed to have been given Rifinah 150/75 with 3 daily doses. She also went and confirmed with the sister in charge and she also confirmed that they made a mistake they were not suppose to give him Afaris. This is very upsetting to us as a family and we don't know the serious implications of this negligence from the clinic staff. So this means that he missed to take an extra dose for a month. Please kindly advise on what should we do? Should we take legal actions or not? We are worried about some of the implications like resistance TB things like that. Also how does this his affect the treatment duration and adherence to treatment?

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 April 2019 17:15

Thank you for the question, I am glad that you are taking such an interest in your son’s treatment.  I would like to comfort you and reassure you that you do not need to worry too much because Afaris is the same thing as Rifinah.  Both medications contain Rifampicin and Isoniazid. Afaris 300/150 contains 300mg of Rifampicin and 150mg of isoniazid, and Rifinah 150/75 contains 150mg of Rifampicin and 75mg of Isoniazid.  So because your son received 2 daily doses of afaris 300/150 instead of 3 daily doses of rifinah 150/75, he did not miss any doses but in fact got a little bit higher dose.  I would need to know his weight to know which one was the correct dose, but if he did not experience side effects then it is not the end of the world if he received a slightly higher dose.  He should not develop resistance to TB as long as he has been taking his medication, and the duration of his treatment will not change.  Please continue with the TB treatment as usual.  All the best.



B-Wise User Ntsiuoa 11 March 2019 15:31

HoW do I look after myself after being diagnosed with diabetes?

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 17:25

Hi, thank you for your question, you can find your answer  here https://bwisehealth.com/category/diabetes



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 March 2019 15:19

Hi What are your recommendations with regards to bacterial infection or any bad odour? I have been using contraceptive injection for some time now that it led to abnormal irregular bleedings which resulted to the odour

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 March 2019 08:44

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can check out this article to help you Vaginal or feminine deodorants might be bad for your health 



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 March 2019 13:33

Hi it's Lerato again to tell you the truth I don't know, but I think it's because I wasn't ready yet to take them it took me by shock, am I going to die now, please help I don't know where to start

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 14:00

Hi there, thank you for your question. Its never easy knowing a positive status, but remember being HIV positive is not a death sentence, you can live a normal, healthy life if you take your medication every day. It is important that you continue taking medication. It can be difficult in the beginning but this article can help up get some of the answers you may be looking for If I'm HIV positive, what does this mean for my future? 



B-Wise User Mathaps 11 March 2019 12:45

hi I was diagnosed with TB Jan 2018, took treatment for 6 months and it was cleared but a year later I'm still coughing with green phlegm especially in the morning and I'm losing weight. I don't feel stick or anything but the cough is worrying me because the last doctors appointment at the hospital I was told it might just be a lung scaring because the could only see about 20% of my lung. any advise

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 April 2019 10:27

Hi thank you for your question, coughing green phlegm is a sign of a lung infection. It would be best that you revisit the doctor and get checked once again.



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 March 2019 12:30

I had unprotected sex with my partner yesterday morning I'm really worried she might fall pregnant how can I avoid that

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 17:15

Hi thank you for your question, you can go to the pharmacy to get the emergency contraceptive to be safe 



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 March 2019 23:51

How to use female condoms

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 09:23

Dear Anonymous. Good question! This B-Wise article will give you a step-by-step guide on using female condoms: How to use a female condom



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 March 2019 23:24

What causes vaginal itching especially after go to toilet

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 09:30

Dear Anonymous. Thank you for your question. There may be a few reasons for this. It is usually a sign that there may be an infection. It may be a bladder infection (usually called a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) or a sign of an STI. It would be best for you to visit a clinic near you so they can do an examination. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User ccle 10 March 2019 21:22

I'm taking mdr tb treatment but I still I have pain in my chest is it normally or not but my sputum is negative for the past 6months and how long does it take to heal my feet are so painfull and have numbness

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 10:08

Dear Anonymous. The symptoms you described sound like those of ‘peripheral neuropathy’. It is a common symptom of medications used to treat TB, and in some cases HIV. Peripheral neuropathy can also result from use of other medication and chronic diseases. If you haven’t been tested for HIV, make sure you get tested soon and know your status. If it’s a side effect of medication, it usually goes away after some time – but either way, there are medications that can help with your symptoms. It is important to consult with a health care worker to be sure of the reason for the neuropathy and prolonged chest pains, so that you can get the right treatment.  



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 March 2019 15:55

How do I cure my penis sensitivity.. .I no longer feel pleasure during sexual intercourse

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 March 2019 22:39

Dear Anonymous. It’s best you visit your nearest clinic so the doctor or nurse can examine you further. Remember to get tested for STIs and encourage your partner to get tested too. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.  



B-Wise User Sipour 10 March 2019 13:50

Is it possible for a penis to be enlarged? If yes how can it be done? What could possible be cause of early ejaculation?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 10:56

Dear Anonymous. Different people develop at different ages, so if you haven't yet started to see any changes to your penis size, it doesn't mean they aren't going to happen. The changes also happen slowly over time, so you may not notice immediately.

How we feel inside is often connected to early ejaculation; especially if you feeling nervous, under pressure or stressed out. You can try to stop early ejaculation by distracting yourself with non-sexual thoughts or wearing thicker condoms. But don't use more than one condom at a time, because that will make the condom break. It's best to talk with your partner about how you are feeling but if you don't feel comfortable then talk to a doctor, nurse or counsellor. You can read this article for more information: Penis talk: watch it change.



B-Wise User Anonymous 10 March 2019 08:56

I have a green thick phylem. What can you recommend for me to use because have used antibiotics but it does not stop.

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 11:15

Dear Anonymous. It’s best you go back to your nearest clinic so the doctor can examine you further and give you the right treatment. The sooner the better. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 March 2019 19:36

I have pain on the lower left side of my stomach what can be the cause of it?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 11:20

Dear Anonymous. Stomach pains can have many different causes, they can be linked to your organs, illnesses (such as diarrhoea), muscle strains or other conditions. It would be best for you to get checked by a nurse or a doctor at the local clinic so they can examine your symptoms and give you the right treatment. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Ycee 9 March 2019 12:43

What is the best contraceptive for a teenage girl who will want to give birth in future ... My mom says if i take the pills i will block all my chances of giving birth... Is it true

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 11:23

Dear Anonymous. Long term use of any form of contraceptive does not cause infertility, meaning the inability to fall pregnant in the future. Visit your nearest clinic and talk to doctor or nurse about birth control options. Learn more about the different kinds of contraceptives here: Different kinds of contraceptives and family planning: options to prevent pregnancy.



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 March 2019 10:25

My partner is HIV positive and i am negative. we use condoms but how high am i at risk of being infected?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 11:31

Dear Anonymous. It is possible to have protected sex  (sex with a condom) many times and not to get HIV from your HIV + partner however there is always a risk if the partner is not on treatment and does not have a suppressed viral load.  It is also possible to have HIV for many years and to still be very healthy. You can ask your clinic about providing you with ARVs to prevent you from getting HIV from your partner (called PrEP). 



B-Wise User Anonymous 8 March 2019 23:07

How many partners do you get intimate with before getting affected with HIV if they are all negative and you as well

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 March 2019 07:52

Dear Anonymous. Having multiple sexual partners increase your risk of contracting HIV and other sexual transmitted infections. The more sexual partners you have, the higher the risk. Here are two informative articles that will give you more information: HIV & AIDS: Get smart & know the facts! and How do you get HIV?



B-Wise User Anonymous 8 March 2019 13:04

I don't see my periods every month,they just change all the time, what could be the problem?

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 March 2019 00:04

Dear Anonymous. There are many reasons why your period could change such as taking a contraceptive, stress, and change in eating habits or even exercise. If you are still concerned you can visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you. You can also read our article When your period signals a problem: Menstrual problems that may need medical attention for more information. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 8 March 2019 13:02

I love sex a lot and I seem to want it everyday even if I sleep with my boyfriend I don't get enough of it, I would want more, what could course the problem?

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 March 2019 00:17

Dear Anonymous. It’s normal to have sex everyday as long as you and your partner want to have it. Read this article for more information on consent: Consent for sex: Is it a yes or a no? How to ask. The only time it’s not okay is when sex gets in the way of your day-to-day life, like your studies or your job. If you feel like sex is getting in the way of your life, it’s best you seek professional help from a doctor, counsellor or psychologist. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you. No matter how much sex you have, remember to always practice protected sex and protect yourself from HIV, STIs and unplanned pregnancies. 



B-Wise User Uzzi26 7 March 2019 21:44

My girlfriend have a rash after having sex with her. I don't have a other girls out and she sleep with me alone. What is the problem. She said after sex my sperms are painful to her

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 March 2019 07:38

Dear Anonymous. There are a few reasons why your girlfriend may have a rash. It could be a sign of an infection. It’s best you encourage her to visit her nearest clinic so they can do an examination. A doctor or nurse can tell her the causes of the rash and give her the right treatment. Remember if it is a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it can be spread by having unprotected sex. It’s important that you also get tested for STIs. To avoid STIs remember to wear a condom during sex or during sexual contact. You can also read: I don’t want to get an STI- how can i protect myself? for more information. 



B-Wise User move move 7 March 2019 11:24

Hi,I've problem.I love sex and I feel to have sex almost everyday but sometimes i feel like my boyfriend have small penis and again feel like he doesn't make me happy when we're in bed..so what can be the problem?please help me

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 March 2019 09:33

Dear Anonymous. It’s normal to have sex everyday as long as you and your partner want to have it. Read this article for more information on consent: Consent for sex: Is it a yes or a no? How to ask. The only time it’s not okay is when sex gets in the way of your day-to-day life, like your studies or your job. If you feel like sex is getting in the way of your life, it’s best you seek professional help from a doctor, counsellor or psychologist. Remember sex isn’t just about penetration (placing the penis into the vagina). There are other super satisfying different types of sex that couples can try, like intimate touching, and oral sex. Oral sex is a great way to stay connected during sex but always practice protected sex, to protect you and your partner. Check out Can I get an STI from oral sex? for more tips to stay safe. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 7 March 2019 11:15

How to conceive quickly after been using contraception for over 1year 6months

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 March 2019 10:05

Dear Anonymous. In order to have the most chance of falling pregnant, one must not be on any contraception and must have lots of unprotected sex about 12 to 18 days after the first day of your period.  The day that you start bleeding you should count as day 1. Women are most likely to ovulate (release an egg) 14 days after the first day after her period.  The sperm is most likely to find the egg if you have lots of sex over the few days before and after ovulation, therefore from around day 12 to 18.  You will not always fall pregnant the first month you try, most people need to have lots of sex for 6-12 months to fall pregnant.  There are many reasons that some people might struggle to fall pregnant.  If you have been on injectable or pill contraception it can take up to 6 months for your period and ovulation to get back to normal.  If you are concerned about your fertility, you should speak to a nurse or doctor. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Nelly5 7 March 2019 09:34

What causs breast cancer?

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 March 2019 10:14

Dear Anonymous. The exact causes of breast cancer is unclear but it is caused by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the breast. People with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop breast cancer. A risk factor is something that may increase the chance of getting a disease. Some risk factors (such as drinking alcohol) can be avoided. But most risk factors (such as having a family history of breast cancer) can’t be avoided. Having a risk factor does not mean that a person will get breast cancer. Many people who have risk factors never develop breast cancer. Remember, you don’t have to be a girl to get breast cancer. Boys can also get breast cancer! Breast cancer can be treated if it is diagnosed early, so if you notice anything out of the ordinary on your chest or breasts, it’s best that you visit your local clinic and get checked. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 7 March 2019 08:29

Is it necessary to use condom even though both parters know their statuses and they are both healthwise and honest with each other???

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 March 2019 10:28

Dear Anonymous. Yes, it’s very important to practice protected sex at all times. Unprotected sex puts you at risk of not only contracting HIV and other STIs but unplanned pregnancies too.  



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 March 2019 20:46

What are the causes of teenage pregnancy?

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 March 2019 22:58

Dear Anonymous. There are many factors that influence teenage pregnancy but the number one cause is having unprotected sex. This could be due to number of factors such as peer pressure, lack of knowledge, substance abuse, socioeconomic status, sexual abuse or rape to name a few. Learn more here: I know being informed helps me keep safe. You can also read: Falling pregnant when you're young is a big deal for more information. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 March 2019 09:04

Is it normal to feel tired and drained all the time, even after 8hours of sleep. I'm a student

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 March 2019 18:37

Dear Anonymous. Sorry to hear you’re feeling this way. It’s best if you visit your local clinic so you can get the medical help you need. The sooner you get help the better. It is also important to do a health check-up at least once a year. Check out our article for more information: Going for that yearly check-up. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 March 2019 08:52

Hi is civical cancer curable or can it get treated by taking meds if possible

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 March 2019 19:22

Dear Anonymous. Treatment for cervical cancer depends on how far the cancer has spread and there are different treatment options. It is often curable if it's diagnosed at an early stage. When cervical cancer is not curable, it's often possible to slow its progression and relieve any associated symptoms, such as pain and vaginal bleeding.



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 March 2019 08:36

Am taking treatment of HBP after taking my meds I urinate a lot

B-Wise Expert Expert 10 March 2019 22:17

Dear Anonymous. Most blood pressure medicines are easy to take, but all medicines have side effects. Most of these are mild and may go away over time. Visit your nearest clinic as soon as possible the side effects continue or are causing you problems. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 March 2019 22:33

I am 27 weeks pregnant and I'm always dizzy even after eating.i get dizzy even when I'm sitting down and lying down,what could be the cause?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 13:42

Dear Anonymous. Dizziness during pregnancy is quite common. Your growing uterus can put pressure on your blood vessels, especially when you’re lying on your back. If your blood sugar drops or you become dehydrated, you're more likely to experience a dizzy spell. It’s best you visit your nearest clinic so a doctor can examine you further. The doctor might also do a hemoglobin test which is often used to check for anemia, a condition in which your body has fewer red blood cells than normal. This condition can also cause dizziness. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 March 2019 22:27

Can I increase my penis size? And where can that safely be done?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 14:37

Dear Anonymous. Different people develop at different ages, so if you haven't yet started to see any changes to your penis size, it doesn't mean they aren't going to happen. The changes also happen slowly over time, so you may not notice immediately. If you are concerned, speak to your doctor so he can advise. 



B-Wise User MAHUPA 5 March 2019 19:56

How to keep vagina clean?

B-Wise Expert Expert 6 March 2019 22:34

Dear anonymous. This is how you can keep your vagina healthy and clean: How to keep your vagina healthy.



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 March 2019 19:35

Is it possible for a penis to be enlarged? If yes how can it be done? What could possible be cause of early ejaculation?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 14:45

Dear Anonymous. Different people develop at different ages, so if you haven't yet started to see any changes to your penis size, it doesn't mean they aren't going to happen. The changes also happen slowly over time, so you may not notice immediately.

How we feel inside is often connected to early ejaculation; especially if you feeling nervous, under pressure or stressed out. You can try to stop early ejaculation by distracting yourself with non-sexual thoughts or wearing thicker condoms. But don't use more than one condom at a time, because that will make the condom break. It's best to talk with your partner about how you are feeling but if you don't feel comfortable then talk to a doctor, nurse or counsellor. You can read this article for more information: Penis talk: watch it change.

 



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 March 2019 18:29

I have genital sores they are more of lumps they disappeared and the reappear after some time...what can I do

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 16:15

Dear Anonymous, having genital sores on the vagina (or outside of the vagina) does not always mean one has a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or sexually transmitted infection (STI). If the sores continue and you are having sexual contact of any kind, visit the nearest clinic to be tested and treated for an STI. Also, remember to ask your partner to also visit the clinic. To avoid STIs remember to wear a condom during sex or during sexual contact.



B-Wise User Nthathi876 5 March 2019 17:01

I'm having small red rush and it looks like chicken pots but it's no ,I would like to know what it is and it's not itch

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 16:22

Dear Anonymous. There are a few reasons why you may have a rash. If the rash continues and you are having sexual contact of any kind, it’s best you go back to your nearest clinic so they can do an examination. A doctor or nurse can tell you the causes of the rash and give you the right treatment. Also, remember to ask your partner to also visit the clinic and get tested. To avoid STIs remember to wear a condom during sex or during sexual contact. You can also read: I don’t want to get an STI- how can i protect myself? for more information. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 March 2019 16:34

I'm having small red rush and it looks like chicken pots but it's no ,I would like to know what it is and it's not itch

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 16:20

Dear Anonymous. There are a few reasons why you may have a rash. If the rash continues and you are having sexual contact of any kind, it’s best you go back to your nearest clinic so they can do an examination. A doctor or nurse can tell you the causes of the rash and give you the right treatment. Also, remember to ask your partner to also visit the clinic and get tested. To avoid STIs remember to wear a condom during sex or during sexual contact. You can also read: I don’t want to get an STI- how can i protect myself? for more information. 



B-Wise User Tshange16 5 March 2019 15:47

Hi I have a problem here with my penis it is itching and it has sores outside what and there's something yellowish and sticky coming inside.... What am i suppose to do with such problem!!??

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 23:34

Dear Anonymous. Itchiness and sores can be caused by many things. It is a common symptoms of an STI. It’s best you to visit your nearest clinic to get tested and know if there are any possibilities for you to have an STI. You can use our clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you. You can also read more about STI in our STI section and get informed. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 March 2019 14:50

Hi I would like to know my noise are itchy and sometimes bleeding and my eyes. Ears and throat are itchy I wanna know what's wrong and type of medication to take Thank you in advance

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 23:30

Dear Anonymous. Sorry to hear you’re feeling this way. It’s best if you visit your local clinic so you can get the medical help you need. The sooner you get help the better. It is also important to do a health check-up at least once a year. Check out our article for more information: Going for that yearly check-up. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 March 2019 11:20

How do you know if you are pregnant beside periods??

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 22:04

Dear Anonymous. Most early pregnancy symptoms occur within the first four weeks and first signs of pregnancy may include:

·         A late period

·         Slight bleeding or cramping as the embryo implants in your uterus (implantation bleeding)

·         Sore breasts that seem to be growing already!

·         Extreme tiredness

·         Backache

Remember not all women experience the same symptoms and symptoms vary in severity.




B-Wise User Anonymous 5 March 2019 08:32

Hello What is the correct hiv window period? Does it depend on the hiv test used or... I'm really confused. It's 3 months or 6 months. It seems like everything that I read says different things. 8 weeks with 4th generation elisa test 12 weeks with antibody test and 6 months test. What is the correct window period and what is the terms of the 6 months hiv window period? Thank you

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 22:21

Dear Anonymous. The window period is time between potential exposure to HIV infection and the point when the test will give an accurate result. During the window period a person can be infected with HIV and be very infectious but still test HIV negative. The window period can take up to 3 months. Learn more about HIV here.



B-Wise User eulenda 4 March 2019 14:31

If you terminate pregnancy is it possible that you might never be able to conceive a child

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 22:26

Dear Anonymous. Terminating a pregnancy can leave you worried about the impact on future pregnancies. It’s completely natural to worry about how an abortion may have affected your chances of getting pregnant again but it's important to know that it doesn’t mean it will affect your chances of one day being a mum. After having an abortion, you should wait at least a month before getting pregnant again – your body has gone through a lot and needs time to recover. Read this article for more information about termination of pregnancy: Termination of pregnancy: The facts



B-Wise User Anonymous 4 March 2019 10:36

Hello..i was diagnosed of STIs 3 weeks back and got treament and did stI screening 2 weeks after and was clean...however i experienced pains while doin sex yesterday and used a condom and still experiencing adbominal pains although my STI screenings proove that i am clean....moreover i was diagnosed as having HPV and been developing genital warts from time to time even though i treat and remove them however they keep on coming back.what does this mean about my health? And how can i be assisted?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 22:49

Dear Anonymous. Genital warts can go away on their own without treatment, but in your case this can take a few months or a couple of years. Even when the warts are gone, the virus will still be in your body and skin. This means that even if you can't see any warts, you can still pass it on to your partners. The only way to protect your partners from HPV is to always use a condom when you have sex. It’s best you go back to your nearest clinic so they can examine you further and give you the right treatment to manage your symptoms. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 4 March 2019 09:10

How can you deal with rape if u have been rape and scared to tell friends or family

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 16:04

Dear Anonymous. The trauma of being raped can leave you feeling scared and alone and ashamed. Recovering from rape takes time and the healing process can be painful. You can speak to a rape counsellors, social workers, psychologists at your nearest clinic who can help you through the process. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you. SADAG can also connect you to groups in your area, or numbers to call for support.  Call 0800 21 22 23 to find a support group. You can also find more contacts in this article: Help & Support: Mental Health & Substance Abuse.



B-Wise User Starbou 3 March 2019 22:53

Hello. What are the long term physical effect of ARVs on your appearance and body? Clearly drinking pills everyday for the rest of your life has it tolls

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 March 2019 23:16

Dear Anonymous. The main goal of HIV treatment is to fight the virus in your body. Almost as important is trying to do this without causing unpleasant, unhealthy side effects. Side effects vary from person to person. For some, they're mild. For others, they get in the way of daily life. These include loss of appetite, diarrhea, fatigue, mood changes, depression, anxiety, nausea, vomiting and a rash. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 March 2019 21:32

I have pains in the lower right of my abdominal and often experience diarrhea, loss of appetite and indigestion. Could it be appendicitis?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 March 2019 12:06

Pain on the abdominal area could be caused by different medical problems, it best you visit your nearest clinic a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what's wrong. You can find or rate your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Mpumelelo Mkhabela 3 March 2019 18:32

IS IT NORMAL FOR A PREGNANT MOM TO HAVE UNCOMFARTABLE PAINS IN THE BELLY AT 4 MONTHS

B-Wise Expert Expert 13 March 2019 15:44

Hi there, thank you for your question. There can be many different reasons why you may be experiencing pains. It would be best for you to visit your local clinic and get checked by the doctor.



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 March 2019 17:28

What is a genderbase vilolance?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 March 2019 12:02

Gender-based violence is violence directed against someone based on his or her gender. Reed this article to learn about abuse https://bwisehealth.com/article/abuse-is-not-normal-behaviour



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 March 2019 18:48

I had unprotected sex on 22 September 2018 so I want to know that when would have appear if I was infected by HIV .does hiv rash appear in a right arm and after some days disappear and can you slept with an infected person and after a day the symptoms start to appear and how does HIV rash looks like in arms??

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 14:52

Hi there, thank you for your question. If you have unprotected sex it is best that you and your partner get tested for HIV and STI's. You can check out our HIV section for more info HIV section  



B-Wise User Anonymous 2 March 2019 16:54

I want to see gynecologist but at clinic can give me reference letter hospital because a have problem smell urine inside vagina

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 March 2019 11:29

Hi there, you can report this clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Ammonia 2 March 2019 15:41

Hi I'm Lerato and I am 25years old I found out about my status 2015.i ARV the same year took them for 2yrs full but stop am I going to die soon

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 March 2019 11:23

Hi Lerato, why did you stop taking treatment? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 March 2019 16:58

What causes the breast to have milk clogged and if it does not go away what can be done? And is it safe to stop breastfeeding when you have clogged duck?ð???

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 April 2019 14:37

Hi thank you for your question, you may have to be on treatment, it is best that you visit your local clinic and get treated.



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 March 2019 16:38

every time i see a girl that i like i get horny

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 March 2019 18:14

This is how you can handle the ups and downs of erection https://bwisehealth.com/article/erection-alert-handling-the-ups-and-downs



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 March 2019 16:35

is it normal to watch porn

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 March 2019 18:07

Hi there, it depends on your morals and values. It is OK for some and not for others. Read this article to learn more https://bwisehealth.com/article/what-is-porn-is-it-healthy-to-watch



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 March 2019 16:34

is it normal to mausterbate

B-Wise Expert Expert 1 March 2019 18:11

Hi there, masturbation is safe, fun and natural, read this article to learn more https://bwisehealth.com/article/masturbation-and-orgasm-touch-play



B-Wise User Reetah 1 March 2019 14:52

Why is it quite dangerous for a non-smoking compared to a smoker?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 March 2019 11:18

Hi there, Second-hand smoke is a serious health risk for both those who smoke and those who do not. Children are at risk of serious health effects from second-hand smoke. Here are a few tips that can help you to stop smoking https://bwisehealth.com/article/how-to-quit-smoking



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 March 2019 13:32

On the 5th I went for my shot of petogen on 31 I had an unprotected sex after I noticed I bleed and I had not been having periods maybe for2 to 3 years could I be pregnant

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 March 2019 12:39

Hi there, please visit your nearest clinic and ask for a pregnancy test, this test will show if you are pregnant or not. Click here to find or rate your local clinic https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 March 2019 12:00

Is it true that Marijuana can damage your cerebral cells?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 March 2019 11:20

Hi there, you can get dagga/weed facts here https://bwisehealth.com/article/smoking-dagga-the-facts



B-Wise User prisica 28 February 2019 16:51

someone told me that alcohol affect every part of our body can you give me explanation about this issues.

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 March 2019 11:14

Hi there, read this article to get all the answers you need https://bwisehealth.com/article/binge-drinking-and-alcohol-poisoning



B-Wise User Kutlwano 2001 28 February 2019 14:17

How to set up your exam time at home?

B-Wise Expert Expert 3 March 2019 20:04

Check out these study tips https://bwisehealth.com/article/4-good-study-habits-you-can-try-today



B-Wise User Philile 28 February 2019 10:05

What are the signs and symptoms of STI's,and can it be cured if I'm infected?

B-Wise Expert Expert 3 March 2019 19:59

Hi there, visit our STI section to learn more about STIs https://bwisehealth.com/category/sti



B-Wise User Phineas 27 February 2019 22:33

Yes

B-Wise User Anonymous 27 February 2019 20:11

Hii....I think I got infected with STI but haven't had unprotected sex, but I'm scared to go to the clinic so what must I do ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 March 2019 11:12

Hi there, you can learn about STIs here https://bwisehealth.com/category/sti



B-Wise User Philile 27 February 2019 14:30

is it normal when my minstrual blood cycle changes dates every month?,and you find that in some months my days are heavy some are good.

B-Wise Expert Expert 3 March 2019 20:01

Hi there, menstruation is a normal part of a girl's life as she grows up. However, sometimes periods can become abnormal: you can have no bleeding, too much bleeding or extremely painful bleeding. Learn more here https://bwisehealth.com/article/when-your-period-signals-a-problem-menstrual-problems-that-may-need-medical-attention 



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 February 2019 14:26

Hi....I am 35yrs old and I am HIC negative but once in 2 or maybe 3months a blister will come out from my side of Virginia and it takes 3 to 5day then it will heal by itself

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 March 2019 12:30

Hi there, please visit your nearest clinic a doctor or nurse will be able to tell you what causes the blister. You can find or rate your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Philile 27 February 2019 11:21

Is it possible that if me and my partner go for an HIV test one of us appears to be positive even tough we are faithful to each other?

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 February 2019 12:44

Hi there , thank you for your question. Yes it is possible for one partner to test positive or even both. Remember there are other ways that a person can get HIV , not just by having sex.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 February 2019 10:57

If I have pains on the right side of my vagin before going to the toilet and after using it what could be the cause?

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 February 2019 12:35

Hi there, It would be best for you to visit a doctor or a nurse at your local clinic to get checked and to get treatment that you need. You can use the Clinic Finder to find a clinic near you.  



B-Wise User Elizabeth96 27 February 2019 10:53

Hi if I was using pilies for prevention than I stopped will I get pregnant? For how long these pilies or injection of preventionpreventionprevention last in my body if I'm no longer taking them?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 March 2019 12:26

Hi there, after you stop taking the contraceptive, it can still take a few months for it to totally leave the body. Some women wait up to 9 months before they start getting menstrual periods again. But remember, you become fertile BEFORE you have your period, so you can still fall pregnant at any time. If you think you may be pregnant, visit your local clinic for a pregnancy test.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 February 2019 10:49

Good day I have this discharge,smelly sometimes and I usually have rush on my Virginia. I went to clinic and thy said its a soap but I'm warried. I haven't had sex in 4months now nd this started this month. Is this SIT's ? I need help

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 March 2019 11:10

Hi there, Thank you for your question. A smelly discharge is often a sign of an infection. If there is an infection, it will need to be treated for it to go away. Please go to your nearest clinic. They will ask some questions and examine you and most likely give you some medicine for it to go away. Remember if it is an sexually transmitted infection (STI), it can be spread by having unprotected sex. It is important that your partner is also treated to prevent repeat infection. Using condoms every time you have sex will stop this from happening again.



B-Wise User Elizabeth96 27 February 2019 10:49

Hi if I was using pilies for prevention than I stopped will I get pregnant? For how long these pilies or injection of preventionprevention last in my body if I'm no longer taking them?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 March 2019 12:25

Hi there, after you stop taking the contraceptive, it can still take a few months for it to totally leave the body. Some women wait up to 9 months before they start getting menstrual periods again. But remember, you become fertile BEFORE you have your period, so you can still fall pregnant at any time. If you think you may be pregnant, visit your local clinic for a pregnancy test.




B-Wise User Anonymous 27 February 2019 10:41

Of HPV

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 February 2019 11:30

Hi there, visit our HPV section to learn more about HPV https://bwisehealth.com/category/hpv



B-Wise User Emmie 27 February 2019 10:41

Of HPV

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 February 2019 11:41

Hi, thank you for your question. You can find out about HPV here https://bwisehealth.com/category/hpv



B-Wise User Emmie 27 February 2019 10:40

What are the symptoms of JOB?

B-Wise User Anonymous 27 February 2019 08:09

Does Masturbation cause early ejaculation

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 February 2019 11:54

HI, thank you for your question. There are many reasons why early ejaculation may happen such as stress, anxiety or depression. 



B-Wise User Ngwato 26 February 2019 22:07

If I had sex with my partner I day after she finished her period without using a condom is it possible to fall pregnant

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 February 2019 12:03

Hi, thank you for your question. Yes, it is possible for your girlfriend to be pregnant. If you are concerned it would be best to get a home pregnancy test. 



B-Wise User Boitumelomap3@gmail.com 26 February 2019 20:52

I used Dr Lee pregnancy test to check if am pregnant and it says it's negative but I have a big belly which makes me think too much

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 February 2019 12:31

Hi thank you for your question, it is possible that you could be bloated or you may have picked up a bit of weight. If you are still concerned that you may be pregnant you can visit your local doctor to get checked 



B-Wise User Anonymous 26 February 2019 15:21

Is it normal that my partner if he tries a condom don't fit even though it has been put correctly?

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 February 2019 12:10

Hi there, it is possible that we think we doing something right but we may have missed a step or we may be doing something incorrectly. Find out how to use a condom here How to use a male condom  



B-Wise User Anonymous 25 February 2019 19:56

what happens to a mixed status relationship, will the nagetive parner remain nagetive as long as the initiated partner take madication accordingly with out defaulting or chances of being initiated as well are high as long as the other partner is hiv positive

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 February 2019 11:50

Hi, it's normal to have a relationship with a partner who is HIV positive and the other partner is HIV negative. Although it is important to wear a condom every time you have sex and it's important that the partner that is HIV positive take their ARV's.



B-Wise User Bevie 25 February 2019 14:56

Why is it most of the time i use condom breaks? Most people say it is because my penis is big,it is 22.5cm long

B-Wise Expert Expert 27 February 2019 11:26

Hi, thank you for your question. The condom could be breaking most of the time because you probably not using the condom correctly. Here's  How to use a male condom 



B-Wise User Anonymous 24 February 2019 12:36

Hello Where can I get prep pills in Gauteng? Thank you

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 February 2019 14:10

Hi there, you can find out more information here https://myprep.co.za/ 



B-Wise User Nonoza 24 February 2019 10:54

Good day ,I have problem and I don't know how to deal with it I really need help my boyfriend once was talking to someone over the phone saying and I heard him this thing never treat me good and I was once pregnant he never give me the support I needed he end up chatting with my classmates he never saw that it was mistake and it is painful to me because that girl she keep talking that she is chatting with my boyfriend but when I explain to my boyfriend he said it was just a social media and he never apologise for that what hurt me the most is that it changed my life I have anger issue when he talk to me we always end up not taking to each for days because of my anger

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 08:59

Hi there. Sorry to hear you are going through this. It sounds like this keeps happening and it doesn’t get resolved. It might be helpful to ask yourself: what is keeping you in this relationship? What are the good things about it? Are they worth the pain and anger you are going through? If the answer is yes, and you want to stay with your boyfriend, it would be a good idea to find new ways to show him what you need from him. If not talking isn’t showing him what you need, how can you tell him clearly that you need support, and that you’re not comfortable with him talking to other girls in the way he does? Try to show him why it hurts you, rather than just why it angers you. He doesn’t have to do what you ask – that’s his choice – but if he keeps doing these things knowing they hurt you, you also have choices. Counselling can also help you to work through your choices and manage your anger.



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 February 2019 22:33

Good day My fiancé paid lobola for me but I still struggle to give him the love and respect he needs he is a good guy but I don't ever feel like having sex with him. I have no patience for him and get angry with him for no reason. This is been going on before he paid the bride price,this is really affecting me I don't know what to do I am not happy and i am scared and that I am affecting him too. What am I to do please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 13:14

Hi there, thank you for your question. That can be a difficult situation, it's best that you speak to a trusted family member who can help you, or if you are comfortable to talk to your fiance about how you are feeling and talk about the situation 



B-Wise User Anonymous 23 February 2019 17:58

Hi,every time I brush my teeth my gums bleeds and I have a bad breath what's the cause?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 February 2019 22:26

Dear Anonymous. Thank you for your question. It can be frustrating when you take care of your teeth, but you aren't sure where bad breath is coming from. There are many causes of bad breath, like tooth decay, thrush in the mouth, and a throat infection like tonsils and a chest infection. It's a good idea to visit a dentist or speak to your doctor or a nurse for a check-up. They will be able to find the cause of your bad breath and bleeding gums. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 22 February 2019 20:40

Can I asked this kind of question I wanse been pregnant at the age of 15 then I aborted the child it wll be possible be pregnant again?

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 February 2019 14:25

Hi there, thank you for your question. It is possible to get pregnant again, it would be best for you to first go to your local doctor and get checked and they will give you the right advice based on your body.



B-Wise User Anonymous 22 February 2019 20:20

I'm using petogen contraception so I'm always having dots of blood in my panty liner almost everyday but no pains or discomfort I would like to know if it's normal or something else

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 13:10

Hi there,  it can be normal to experience spotting in the beginning but if you are concerned its best to visit your local doctor at the local clinic



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 February 2019 20:38

How does implanon works?? How long does it stay in my body??

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 12:23

Hi there, an implant is a type of contraceptive that is inserted in your body and can last up to 3-5 years to prevent pregnancy. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 February 2019 16:48

what the best way to control admiring ladies

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 13:36

Hi thank you for your question. There is no problem admiring women, it becomes inappropriate when you start giving inappropriate comments or even touching them 



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 February 2019 14:57

How many tipes of diabetic do we jave and which is more dangerous?

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 13:18

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can find your answer here https://bwisehealth.com/article/what-is-diabetes 



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 February 2019 12:53

What happens when i stop using ARV's

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 February 2019 14:35

Hi there, thank you for your question. Remember ARVs help reduce your viral count and it can help you live normal and do things you always do without feeling sick. If you stop taking your ARVs you can start feeling sick again



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 February 2019 12:53

I musterbate almost everyday is it nomal

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 February 2019 14:29

Hi there, yes it can be normal to masturbate  everyday as long as you are not harming yourself. You can check out this article for more information Pleasuring Yourself 



B-Wise User Anonymous 21 February 2019 10:44

We had sex without protection but i didn't sperm in her but she thinks she is pregnant, is it possible?

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 February 2019 14:25

Hi there, yes it is possible to get pregnant even if you didn't ejaculate in her, sperm can also be present in pre-cum. It is best to get a home pregnancy test



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 February 2019 20:09

When can one access PeP after possible exposure of HIV?

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 February 2019 14:24

Hi, thank you for your question. You can find out more in this article What is PEP and how can it help me?



B-Wise User Fhulufhelo 20 February 2019 15:22

I want to know if it's possible to refuse or reject the influence of peer pressure

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 February 2019 14:21

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can check out this article to answer your question Peer pressure: Dealing with it 



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 February 2019 12:05

Teenage pregnancy in schools is high what must be done to nsure the number of teen pregnacies can be low. How about considering mobile health care services on school premises once a month to assist them as many of them are reluctant to go to the clinic

B-Wise User Anonymous 20 February 2019 12:03

Can one have unprotected sex while taking ARVS well and virus is suppressed without infecting the partner?

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 14:33

Dear Anonymous. It is possible to have unprotected sex many times and not to get HIV from your HIV + partner however there is always a risk if the partner is not on treatment and does not have a suppressed viral load.  It is also possible to have HIV for many years and to still be very healthy. Your partner can also ask his clinic about providing him with ARVs to prevent him getting HIV from you (called PrEP).  After 6 months of being on ARVs, the clinic will test your blood for your HIV viral load and if you have been taking your tablets every day, your viral load test should show that your HIV virus is suppressed.  If your viral load is suppressed then your partner will not get HIV from you so if he wants to and trusts that you will continue to take your tablets every day, then he can stop PrEP and choose not to use condoms if he wishes.



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 February 2019 12:00

What is combination of PREP and how long can one take after exposure

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 13:16

Hi there, you can find your answer here http://myprep.co.za 



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 February 2019 10:58

hi i want to know i have uterus TB and on treatment,so i would like to to know what are the chances for me to conceive because i was once told that my tubes are blocked. 2. is there any chance of the treatment repairing my tubes or i should not worry about using protection 3.after my treatment course will my abdomen pain go away?

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 15:19

Dear Anonymous. We’re sorry you feeling this way. It’s best you visit your nearest clinic and see a doctor or nurse for further advice. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Boitumelomap3@gmail.com 19 February 2019 19:57

Can I still be pregnant while I have a 3yrs implanon which I injected 2years ago? Am worried cause my belly is a bit big and no symptoms of pregnancy

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 February 2019 13:33

Dear Anonymous. The only way to know whether you are pregnant or not is to get tested. It’s best you go to your nearest clinic and get tested for pregnancy. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you. You can also learn about the different kinds of contraceptives here



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 February 2019 09:40

My bladder is weak so I go to the toilet more than 13 times a day...So what can be done

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 13:26

Hi there, thank you for your question. It would be best for you to visit your local clinic and get tested by your doctor so they can give you the right treatment 



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 February 2019 23:21

Hi. My periods duration was seven days when they started but now they are just three to four days and the flow is lower than usual. What is wrong with me?

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 13:21

Hi there, thank you for your question. There are many reasons why your period could change such as taking a contraceptive, stress, change in eating habits or even exercise. If you are still concerned you can visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 February 2019 19:31

Hi. Does masturbation cause pimples?

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 14:40

Dear Anonymous. Learn more about masturbation here



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 February 2019 17:47

Hello. i am 28 years old lady. I have pain from my womb and it goes down to my vagina.its so painful even when i urinate. And i have a problem with sleeping with different men even when i dont want to.i dont enjoy.i feel if i sleep with them i will feel loved and cared for. I hate doing this because i am married. Please help me.

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 15:39

Dear Anonymous. Sorry to hear you’re feeling this way. There could be a number of reasons for this. It could be that the wall of your vagina was dry and you were not sufficiently aroused before you started having sex. You may then be are suffering from vaginal dryness. You may also have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or vaginal condition which got worse during sex. If the pain is ongoing its best you visit your local clinic to see a doctor or nurse for a further examination. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 17 February 2019 17:22

Can a needle prick cause hpv

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 00:20

Dear Anonymous. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).  HPV is passed on through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. HPV may also be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital contact. Most infected people do not realize they are infected or that they are passing the virus on to a sex partner. People who share needles with others are at higher risk of contracting or transmitting HPV. You can also read this article: How do you get HPV?, for more information.  



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 February 2019 19:58

I have a smelly discharge and some times I feel pains in my genitals what could be the problem

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 00:54

Dear Anonymous. Having a smell from your vagina is normal. It can change slightly throughout the menstrual cycle or after sex.  In your case since it’s a foul smell, it could be a sign of a vaginal infection called bacterial vaginosis (BV). It is not an infection caught from your partner but caused by an overgrowth of bacteria that are normally present in the vagina. We advise that you do not use anything like soaps and douches to try and change it as this can change the normal smell of your vaginal flora (this helps to keep your vagina healthy). If it smells strong and has a thick green/yellow/brown discharge then that could also be a sign of an infection. Also if there is an itchy cream discharge this could be a sign of thrush. Read this article for more information: What is vaginal thrush or a yeast infection? You may also have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or vaginal condition which got worse during sex. It’s best you visit your local clinic and get tested for STIs. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 16 February 2019 11:50

How to deal with an abusive boyfriend?

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 01:11

Dear Anonymous. Thank you for your question. If there is an adult you know and trust, tell them and if you are in danger or worried about your safety right now, call the police on 10111. Remember, abuse is never OK, and it is never your fault. If you call Childline on 08000 55555 you can also ask them about your options for reporting and getting help. Check out this article for more information: Am I in an unhealthy relationship?



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 February 2019 22:40

I had an abortion 2 weeks ago using misoprostol pills Will there be any complications if i want babies in the future?

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 01:28

Dear Anonymous. Knowing you’ve had an abortion can leave you worried about the impact on future pregnancies. It’s completely natural to worry about how your abortion may have affected your chances of getting pregnant again but it's important to know that it doesn’t mean it will affect your chances of one day being a mum. After having an abortion, you should wait at least a month before getting pregnant again – your body has gone through a lot and needs time to recover. Read this article for more information about termination of pregnancy: Termination of pregnancy: The facts



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 February 2019 21:51

I had miscarriage I feel like I lost everything I'm not the same person anymore sometimes I feel angry not talking to people nice

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 01:43

Dear Anonymous. Having a miscarriage is a physically and emotionally difficult experience under any circumstance. The loss is painful. Though time and comfort are often the best healers, it helps sometimes to understand the grief and mourning process that can accompany a miscarriage, and to know what you can do to start coping with your loss. The important thing to remember is that mourning is a process that takes time. You can speak with your doctor, who can refer you to a counsellor or psychologist. They can support you through the process and give you some guidance.  



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 February 2019 21:39

Hi after giving birth i have been experiencing vaginal odors and thick bloody discharge sometimes it's clear i got treated but it comes back after a while

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 01:59

Dear Anonymous. There could be many reasons for your condition. It’s best you go back to your nearest clinic so they can examine you further. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 February 2019 18:18

What causes breast cancer ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 02:22

Dear Anonymous. The exact causes of breast cancer is unclear but it is caused by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the breast. People with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop breast cancer. A risk factor is something that may increase the chance of getting a disease. Some risk factors (such as drinking alcohol) can be avoided. But most risk factors (such as having a family history of breast cancer) can’t be avoided. Having a risk factor does not mean that a person will get breast cancer. Many people who have risk factors never develop breast cancer. Remember, you don’t have to be a girl to get breast cancer. Boys can also get breast cancer! Breast cancer can be treated if it is diagnosed early, so if you notice anything out of the ordinary on your chest or breasts, it’s best that you visit your local clinic and get checked. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 15 February 2019 13:43

Good day .... is it normal that my whole body is in pain? and no pain meds is working

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 02:36

Dear Anonymous. Sorry to hear you’re feeling this way. It’s best if you visit your local clinic so you can get the medical help you need. The sooner you get help the better. It is also important to do a health check-up at least once a year. Check out our article for more information: Going for that yearly check-up. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 14 February 2019 10:00

What are signs of bp?

B-Wise Expert Expert 15 February 2019 08:03

Dear Anonymous. High blood pressure means your heart has to work harder than normal. This can lead to heart problems and heart failure. Swollen ankles, fatigue (feeling tired all the time), feeling dizzy or nose bleeds are common signs of high blood pressure.

Common causes of high blood pressure include:

·         Smoking

·         Drinking too much alcohol

·         Too much salt in food

·         Being overweight

·         Not exercising

Testing for high blood pressure is free at your local clinic. The nurse or doctor can help you understand how to control your blood pressure using medication and lifestyle changes. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 February 2019 21:57

Hello...Im 20 years and I delivered via c-section last year in July...since then I haven't menstruate...should i be worried?

B-Wise Expert Expert 13 February 2019 22:49

Dear Anonymous. We understand you may be feeling anxious but It's hard to say exactly when your periods will start again. The timing is different for every mum, and it depends on your body, as well as how you're feeding your baby. Your periods will take longer to come back if you're breastfeeding. It can be up to a year before you have a period, as long as you're breastfeeding round the clock. If you're formula-feeding your baby, your periods usually start again between five weeks and three months after giving birth. Your periods usually come and go if you’re breastfeeding and formula feeding your baby.

It’s best you see a doctor or nurse for a further examination. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.  



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 February 2019 20:12

What are art

B-Wise Expert Expert 17 February 2019 23:48

Dear Anonymous. Antiretroviral treatment (ART) are medications that treat HIV. The drugs do not kill or cure the virus. However, when taken in combination they can prevent the growth of the virus. When the virus is slowed down, so is HIV disease. ART helps people living with HIV live longer, healthier lives and reduces the risk of HIV transmission. Read this article for more information: Have more questions about HIV?



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 February 2019 18:09

Am growing 2 small warts between my legs both side not far from testicles they sometimes itching Wat night be the cause?

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 02:46

Dear Anonymous. Genital warts are caused by a virus known as Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Usually, the body immune system will fight the virus, but there is no cure for HPV. Most people get HPV from unprotected sex. The actual warts can be treated, though the type of treatment just depends on where the warts are, how big they are, and how many there are. Treatment options include putting medication onto the wart for a few sessions until the wart falls off, and having surgery to remove the wart. It is best to talk to a healthcare provider so that they can recommend the best treatment for you. HPV can lead to serious diseases like cervical cancer, so please also speak with your healthcare provider about screening for diseases caused by HPV.



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 February 2019 17:45

Good day. I had dark red discharge for 3days now on the fourth n fifth day I experienced periods of heavy flows then had dark red discharge again until now, I tested pregnancy n it's negative so is there any problem?

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 03:01

Dear Anonymous. Thank you for your question. There many reasons for ladies to have irregular menstruation's and it would be best to go and have a check-up and a pap smear to make sure it isn’t something serious. It is also a good idea to do another pregnancy test if there is a possibility that you might be pregnant. If everything is fine, then the doctor can start you on oral contraceptive to regulate your periods. You can also get screened for HIV and STIs. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 February 2019 15:28

Hello,Im 48 years on.family planning injection which do not allow me menstrate. Please how do I know if have reach menopause

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 03:16

Dear Anonymous. It is very difficult to tell if you are going through  menopause if you have the injection. Menopause starts around the age of 51 when it happens naturally. But it can happen before you turn 40. The age at which yours will start is mostly determined by your genes. Some of the symptoms are, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating, racing heart and headaches. Speak to a doctor or nurse for further advice. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you.



B-Wise User thera 13 February 2019 12:58

I have a rush between the legs what can be cause of this I'm worried about this pls healp

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 03:23

Dear Anonymous. Many things can cause a rash. It would be best for you to visit a clinic near you so they can do an examination. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 February 2019 12:25

Hi im an HIV positive young guy i just discovered late last year but now im on my ARV's and and im living healthy now i haven't yet disclosed on my wife and she is now planning to have a second baby and i don't know what to say coz we have been using a protection ever since please advice

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 03:30

Dear Anonymous. We understand it can be hard to tell someone that you love about your HIV status. It is very important that you are honest with your partner about your HIV status, especially because you are involved in a sexual relationship. Sharing your status with her shows not only that you are responsible, but that you care about her health. It will also give her a chance to disclose her status to you. Not sharing your status with your wife will put her at risk of also getting the virus. Give her a chance to understand your fears and concerns. The sooner you tell her, the better for you and her. You can check out our article Dating when you’re HIV positive to give more information.

 



B-Wise User Anonymous 13 February 2019 08:01

Hi I'm 33 years I'm living with HIV I would like to ask if do I have to eat special food because of my status? if yes will u please list the food for me. Thank you.

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 03:35

Dear Anonymous. Thank you for your question. There's no specific eating plan for people living with HIV, but an overall healthy diet can help your health a lot. The best thing you can do is to start exercising and eating healthy foods. Include lots of veggies and fruits in your diet and it’s best that you drink enough water daily to make sure your body is working well. Drinking a few glasses of water a day is a good way to start. You can also read our article, Eat well to stay well: Healthy food, healthy life for more information.



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 February 2019 22:52

I am 13 years old and I have a lump in my breast,can I expect a possibility of breast cancer?

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 04:00

Dear Anonymous. Read this article Check your breasts today-it's so easy!, and be familiar with how your breasts look and feel, and report any breast cancer symptoms that appear. It’s best that you visit your local clinic and get checked. The sooner the better!



B-Wise User Rahab mathebula 12 February 2019 20:55

I like to ask if I'm drink my ARvS pills each and every day but i still loss weight what can I do tho recover to gain my weight again. Place I need help

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 03:49

Dear Anonymous. ARV (antiretroviral) medications can have major side effects for some people. But it’s really important that you keep taking them so you can keep your body healthy and protect it from infections. There's no specific eating plan for people with HIV, but an overall healthy diet can help your health a lot. The best thing you can do is to start exercising and eating healthy foods. Include lots of veggies and fruits in your diet and it’s best that you drink enough water daily to make sure your body is working well. Drinking a few glasses of water a day is a good way to start. You can also read our article, Eat well to stay well: Healthy food, healthy life for more information.Visit your nearest clinic and tell a nurse or doctor about your side effects. They might be able to help, or give you advice about how to manage the side effects. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 February 2019 16:02

How can a person know if they are carriers of HIV? Are the any symptoms

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 04:50

Dear Anonymous. The only way to know is to get tested for HIV. After you have been tested, the doctor can determine your health situation, CD4 count, HIV viral load and resistance tests among other things.



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 February 2019 15:36

3.73L *10 ^9/L white cells Lymphocytes 27.61L Absolute CD4 288 Cell/ul -what is the simple explaination to this records

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 15:41

Dear Anonymous. Thank you for your question. You can visit your nearest clinic and see a doctor who can give you more information. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 February 2019 15:35

I'm getting fat and develop a belly? What must i do to try to keep size 32 that i'm wearing now or loose weight and belly.

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 05:08

Dear Anonymous. Thank you for your question. You can check out our Healthy Living section to get tips on how you can lose the weight.



B-Wise User Oratilwe 12 February 2019 15:13

What are syphilis

B-Wise Expert Expert 18 February 2019 05:21

Dear Anonymous. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Syphilis can be spread by any type of sexual contact. People with syphilis will develop one or more sores. The sores are usually small painless ulcers. They occur on the genitals or in or around the mouth. You can read this article for more informationSTI questions? All the answers...         



B-Wise User MYD199929 12 February 2019 15:13

I'm Founder of Makombandlela Youth Development how can I do to partnership with BWise Health?

B-Wise User Anonymous 12 February 2019 15:13

What is the maximum cd4 that determine a person to be positive?

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 15:46

Dear Anonymous. Thank you for your question. When the CD4 count drops below 200, a person is diagnosed with AIDS. A normal range for CD4 cells is about 500-1,500. Usually, the CD4 cell count increases when the HIV virus is controlled with effective HIV treatment. You can learn more about HIV here.



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 February 2019 15:03

What are the chances that ur partner that u have been having unprotected sex for months with test negative while u test positive ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 15:03

Dear Anonymous. If your viral load is suppressed the chances are low. This is predicated on taking your ARV medication correctly. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 February 2019 15:01

Can the 72hours of contracting HIV be calculated by the time u had sex ?

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 February 2019 14:12

Hi there, yes it can be. That's why its important to get tested for HIV and STI's.



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 February 2019 14:58

Hi ,what are the chances a person can be diagnosed with HIV within/during the window period

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 14:55

Dear Anonymous. You are are still at risk of getting contracting the HIV. Learn more about HIV here.



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 February 2019 13:07

What's likely to cause ovarian cysts

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 14:19

Dear Anonymous. Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovary. They are common and usually form during ovulation. Ovulation happens when the ovary releases an egg each month. Many women with ovarian cysts don't have symptoms. The cysts are usually harmless. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 February 2019 12:48

Good day Usually before, on and after my period I have something like a boil that's very painful on the labia major. Is it normal? Should I see a gynecologist?

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 February 2019 13:31

Dear Anonymous. Thank you for your question. Your immune system might be a  bit lower around the time of your period and so you would be more prone to infections. These may just be normal pimples. Visit your nearest clinic so a doctor or nurse can examine you further. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 February 2019 11:33

Vaginal warts spreading to the perenial area towards the anus.

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 February 2019 12:32

Hi there, thank you for your question. This is a sign of an STI, it would be best for you to visit the local clinic as soon as possible to get checked and get the right treatment.



B-Wise User Anonymous 12 February 2019 11:30

how can one remove vaginal warts?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 February 2019 16:30

Hi, you will have to visit your local clinic and get treated by a doctor or a nurse and you can get the right treatment.



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 February 2019 20:41

Also is it possible to become infected with others disease such as STI and STDs after sleeping with your boyfriend without using a condom?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 February 2019 15:59

Hi, yes it is possible for you to be exposed to STIs, HIV and unplanned pregnancies if you have unprotected sex. You can find out what you can do if you have unprotected sex What to do if you have unprotected sex 



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 February 2019 20:39

I slept with my boyfriend without using a condom is it possible to be infected with HIV after sleeping with him and is it possible to become pregnant.

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 February 2019 16:15

Hi there, yes it is possible to be infected with HIV and it is possible to become pregnant after having unprotected sex. It would be best for you to visit your doctor or nurse to get tested .



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 February 2019 18:41

Hi,I'm not sure if this is relevant but I read somewhere on a comment given by an expert that one should visit a clinic that he/she feels comfortable with, what then happens if one is forcefully made to visit a clinic they don't want to visit? How does one address such an issue. Thank you.

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 February 2019 12:28

Hi there, thank you for your question. A person should not be forced to visit a clinic if they don't want to, especially if the person is not comfortable. There are many different clinics that one can make use of and the Clinic finder can help you find another clinic near you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 February 2019 17:10

If you are born with HIV and AIDS,should u feel ashamed?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 February 2019 16:01

Hey there, thank you for your question. Being born with HIV and AIDS is nothing to be ashamed of nor is it a death sentence. Being born with HIV is not your fault.



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 February 2019 17:09

If you feel like going to check for HIV and AIDS at the clinic,should you go alone or with a friend?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 February 2019 12:31

Hi there, thank you for your question. Well done for making the decision to want to test. You can do what you are comfortable with, if you feel you need support take a friend that you trust with you or if you feel its better to go for it alone you can do that as well.



B-Wise User Anonymous 11 February 2019 10:49

I've been diagnosed with Genital Herpes at the clinic and got a referral letter to hospital and the Dr gave me a prescription to go buyat the Pharmacy (Warts Magic) I've used this medicine and it burns like crazy for 8 days because I want these warts gone soon,so my question is how long will it take for my genital warts to heal and my skin go back to it's normal state

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 February 2019 11:46

Dear Anonymous. Genital warts are caused by an infection called the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Most people get HPV from unprotected sex. Warts can go away on their own without treatment, but in your case this can take a few months or a couple of years. Even when the warts are gone, the virus will still be in your body and skin. This means that even if you can't see any warts, you can still pass it on to your partners. The only way to protect your partners from HPV is to always use a condom when you have sex.




B-Wise User Anonymous 11 February 2019 08:48

Hello... What's causing penis head to have some kinda red painless rash around

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 February 2019 11:36

Dear Anonymous, having a rash on the penis does not always mean one has a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or sexually transmitted infection (STI). If the rash continue and you are having sexual contact of any kind, it’s best you visit your nearest clinic to get tested and treated for an STI. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you. Also, remember to ask your partner to also visit the clinic and get tested. To avoid STIs remember to wear a condom during sex or during sexual contact.




B-Wise User Anonymous 9 February 2019 22:41

My discharge has a funky smell,it smells like its mixed with urine yet it the color is normal or sumtyms watery,wat causes this?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 February 2019 06:07

Hi there, Thank you for your question. A smelly discharge is often a sign of an infection. If there is an infection, it will need to be treated for it to go away. Please go to your nearest clinic. They will ask some questions and examine you and most likely give you some medicine for it to go away. Remember if it is an sexually transmitted infection (STI), it can be spread by having unprotected sex. It is important that your partner is also treated to prevent repeat infection. Using condoms every time you have sex will stop this from happening again.



B-Wise User munhle78@gmail.com 9 February 2019 22:14

It is possible to get HIV from someone, after the condom burst, and the girl was not bleeding or any blood. How can u have it without exchange of blood during sexual interaction

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 February 2019 06:02

Hi there, get all your HIV facts here https://bwisehealth.com/article/hiv-aids-get-smart-know-the-facts



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 February 2019 19:07

I am taking TB treatment butits been 2weeks but when i walking up tge stairs or walk a distance i still cough and my chest is tight is this normal, is my chest will still clear up

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 February 2019 12:24

Hi there, if you are taking your TB medication and your chest is still tight, it would be best for you to visit your local clinic and tell your doctor or nurse how you feel so they can give you the right treatment.



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 February 2019 15:25

Good day, I'd kindly like to ask. I would like to get tested ASAP but my thing is I'm too embarassed to go to my local clinic which is actually the best option for me since I don't have money further more furthermore I don't know how I would handle everything should the results come otherwise. Would it be possible to an STI &STD screening for all STDs & STIs at the clinic. I also read that I can visit a clinic outside my community if I am uncomfortable- I can do that to get tested but I won't be able to go there every month should the results come back positive. What can I do? My other fear is being judged by nurses at the clinic as I have so many stories of how they mistreat patients and are unfriendly towards them. Should I be confident and trust that my status won't be something the nurses use as gossip because they've done it to others. Going for a doctors visit was something I'd consider because people feel comfortable myself included as it is a safe place for them, but I'm not financially stable. I am not really sure what I should do. Please help.

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 February 2019 19:33

Hi there, well done on your decision to get tested. You can go to any clinic for testing. If the result is positive then you can make the decision where to go for treatment. Find and Rate your local clinic here https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/



B-Wise User Anonymous 9 February 2019 13:26

Hello please help I have genital warts... what can I use or do to get rid of them? Thank you

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 February 2019 06:04

Hi Thembisile, those are good questions! Genital warts are caused by a virus known as Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Usually, the body’s immune system will fight the virus, but there is no cure for HPV. The actual warts can be treated, though – the type of treatment just depends on where the warts are, how big they are, and how many there are. Treatment options include putting medication onto the wart for a few sessions until the wart falls off, and having surgery to remove the wart. It is best to talk to a healthcare provider so that they can recommend the best treatment for you. HPV can lead to serious diseases like cervical cancer, so please also speak with your healthcare provider about screening for diseases caused by HPV.



B-Wise User Anonymous 8 February 2019 10:03

Can the 3days be calculated by hours?for instance u had unsafe sex unknowingly of ur partners status from 11pm-00h00 12th February then on the 15th February same year at 4pm be detected of HIV is it possible?

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 February 2019 13:52

Dear Anonymous. PEP is a pill given to people who may have been exposed to HIV, and it can prevent them from becoming HIV positive. If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, or had sex without a condom, PEP is for you. Click here to learn about PEP: What is PEP and how can it help me? PrEP is a pill that has 2 anti-HIV medicines taken daily to prevent HIV for HIV-negative people, click here to learn about PrEP https://www.myprep.co.za/users.  



B-Wise User Tapiwa 8 February 2019 09:51

How safe is oral sex?

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 February 2019 09:58

Hi there, it is always important to use a condom when having oral sex because the risks of contracting an STI from oral sex are real. You can also use a dental dam, a piece of latex that covers your partner's private parts or anus so there is no direct contact, read this article for more information https://bwisehealth.com/article/can-i-get-an-sti-from-oral-sex



B-Wise User Anonymous 7 February 2019 22:15

Is it possible to detect HIV in 2days after hvng unsafe sex with a positive partner??if yes, what maybe a possibility to it if no wat can be the theory to it hence ur 5months boyfriend test negative wen u test positive aftr 2days of 1day stolen unsafe sex?

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 February 2019 08:26

Hi there, PEP is a pill given to people who may have been exposed to HIV, and it can prevent them from becoming HIV positive. If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, or had sex without a condom, PEP is for you. Click here to learn about PEP https://bwisehealth.com/article/what-is-pep-and-how-can-it-help-me

PrEP is a pill that has 2 anti-HIV medicines taken daily to prevent HIV for HIV-negative people, click here to learn about PrEP https://www.myprep.co.za/users



B-Wise User Anonymous 7 February 2019 13:48

Can a urine infection be cured?and what could cause a woman to have the same symptoms of a treated infection to always reappear in a while(6months,a years time)?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 February 2019 12:26

Hi there, thank you for your question. You can check out this article to hey your answers Urinary tract infections: what's the lowdown? 



B-Wise User Anonymous 7 February 2019 13:39

Can a person be diagnosed with hiv before they start seeing the symptoms? And what are the most early and common symptoms of HIV

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 February 2019 06:10

Hi there, get all the HIV facts you need here https://bwisehealth.com/article/can-you-tell-that-someone-is-hiv-positive-just-by-looking-at-them



B-Wise User Anonymous 7 February 2019 13:37

Is there any form of sti or std that can lead to one being HIV positive? How much viral load nd cd4 count does a negative person hold/have?

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 February 2019 12:35

Dear Anonymous. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease. Getting tested will be able to determine what STI/STD you have contracted.  People who don’t have HIV usually have a CD4 cell count between 500 and 1500. People living with HIV who have a CD4 count over 500 are usually in good health. Visit our HIV section for more information. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 7 February 2019 13:34

Hi, is it possible that one can be positive and your recent or former partners are negative and you were having unprotected sex for long with them separate times ofcourse and what are the chances that a positive person who takes treatment the right way can have unsafe sex with their negative partner and not infect them?

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 February 2019 11:22

Dear Anonymous. It is possible to have unprotected sex many times and not to get HIV from your HIV + partner however there is always a risk if the partner is not on treatment and does not have a suppressed viral load.  It is also possible to have HIV for many years and to still be very healthy.  I would suggest you start to use condoms now as it will protect your partner from contracting the virus and other infections. You can also ask your nearest clinic about providing your partner with ARVs to prevent them from getting HIV from you (called PrEP). Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you.



B-Wise User S.coeries 7 February 2019 12:16

Why does people get HIV

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 February 2019 16:47

Hi there, read this article to find out how people get infected https://bwisehealth.com/article/hiv-aids-get-smart-know-the-facts



B-Wise User cindy lee 7 February 2019 12:16

why do we cry

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 February 2019 13:23

People cry when they feel strong emotions. The emotion can be happy or sad or angry or scared. Our brain tells our hormone system that we are feeling the emotion, and that makes our body produce tears. Crying is sometimes a way for us to let out emotion, so it can be healthy, and that’s why we might feel better after crying. If you are crying a lot, it’s probably a good idea to think about what you are feeling strongly about – maybe it helps to talk to a friend or loved one about it, or perhaps it’s something you need to deal with on your own.



B-Wise User cindy lee 7 February 2019 12:16

why do we die

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 February 2019 13:22

That’s a good question, without an easy answer. Medically, people die when their heart stops beating or they stop breathing – but if you have lost someone in your life, you know how hard it is to understand death or accept that someone is gone. All religions and cultures have their own ways of explaining death, and it might be worth thinking about your own beliefs, or talking about it and asking questions to people who share your beliefs. And if you are still not sure, that’s OK too. None of us have all the answers, all the time. If you are struggling to understand or cope with your feelings, talk to your loved ones about it, or speak to a counsellor, social worker or psychologist.



B-Wise User nazlee.s 7 February 2019 12:15

On what age can you beginning sex

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 February 2019 16:43

Hi there, in South Africa, the law states that you can only consent (agree) to sex if you are 16 years or older. Read this article to learn more https://bwisehealth.com/article/sex-on-the-mind-are-you-ready



B-Wise User cindy lee 7 February 2019 12:15

how can we protect our bodys's against hiv

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 February 2019 16:41

Hi there, this is how you can protect yourself from HIV https://bwisehealth.com/article/hiv-aids-get-smart-know-the-facts



B-Wise User S.coeries 7 February 2019 12:13

how can I protect myself against HIV

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 February 2019 16:39

Hi there, read this article to learn how to protect yourself against HIV https://bwisehealth.com/article/hiv-aids-get-smart-know-the-facts



B-Wise User temeka 7 February 2019 12:12

How do people get a baby when they are still children

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 February 2019 05:57

Hi there read this article to find out how https://bwisehealth.com/article/vagina-talk



B-Wise User shavandre 7 February 2019 12:11

how can get people hiv

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 February 2019 16:34

Hi there, read this article to learn more about HIV https://bwisehealth.com/article/hiv-aids-get-smart-know-the-facts



B-Wise User JUNIQA 7 February 2019 12:06

on what age can you begin sex

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 February 2019 16:30

Hi there, In South Africa, the law states that you can only consent (agree) to sex if you are 16 years or older! Read this article to find out more https://bwisehealth.com/article/sex-on-the-mind-are-you-ready



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 February 2019 15:30

I am on the 3 months injection 4 less than a year an never gt my period ,i went January 4 my injection as it was my time an should only return in April the 4th ,bt my problem is i started bleeding which never happens is this normal or wat pls advise thank u

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 February 2019 11:05

Dear Anonymous. Women react differently to the different forms of contraception. It’s best you go back to your local clinic and ask a doctor or nurse to put you on the pill for a month to try sort the problem out. Learn more about the different kinds of contraceptives here: Different kinds of contraceptives and family planning: options to prevent pregnancy



B-Wise User Anonymous 6 February 2019 13:42

Hi, I'm a 26yr old gay male, I recently started dating a guy with HIV. I am considering going on PrEP, and would like to know how it works. Since I am unemployed, I usually go to state hospitals and clinics. Would I be able to receive PrEP from the clinic?

B-Wise Expert Expert 8 February 2019 09:53

Hi there, click on this link to learn more about PrEP https://www.myprep.co.za/users. And here you can see where the closest PrEP providers to you are: https://www.myprep.co.za/index.php/locations



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 February 2019 16:25

I am 36 yrs old and it's my first pregnancy .I'm 20weeks but I get tired of using stairs and run out of breath.What causes that and can I take flu medication?

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 February 2019 12:22

Hi there, thank you for your question. Congratulations on your pregnancy, as your pregnancy progresses you may experience tiredness , this is normal, try not to climb the stairs that often and when you do make sure you sit down and drink a glass of water to help you. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 February 2019 14:28

How long does the contraceptive Depo leave your system if it was only injected twise?

B-Wise Expert Expert 11 February 2019 05:55

Hi there, it usually takes about 6 to 12 months to get back to normal fertility after stopping the injection, depending on the type and on the individual.



B-Wise User Anonymous 5 February 2019 14:12

How can you get aids

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 February 2019 15:58

HIV there, read this article to learn more about HIV/Aids https://bwisehealth.com/article/hiv-aids-get-smart-know-the-facts



B-Wise User Anonymous 4 February 2019 21:51

Wht time is exceptd to do a implant

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 February 2019 15:37

Hi there, click on this link to learn more about the implant Hi there, read this article to learn more about the implant https://bwisehealth.com/article/the-implant-a-contraceptive-you-only-need-to-replace-every-3-years



B-Wise User Anonymous 4 February 2019 21:32

Is implant save to use

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 February 2019 15:35

Hi there, read this article to learn more about the implant https://bwisehealth.com/article/the-implant-a-contraceptive-you-only-need-to-replace-every-3-years



B-Wise User Anonymous 3 February 2019 15:39

Hi I'm 31 years old and a mother of 3 I noticed a Hump at the back of my neck, what can be the course?

B-Wise Expert Expert 4 February 2019 19:10

Hi there, there can be many reasons why you may have that hump on  the back of you neck. It would be best for you to visit your local doctor and get it checked so you can get the right treatment 


B-Wise User Anonymous 2 February 2019 22:25

I am a student and think that periods are going to disturb me becoz because they are painful and I don't know what to do please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 4 February 2019 19:15

Hey there, you can find your answers here https://bwisehealth.com/category/girl-s-body-guide



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 February 2019 18:57

Hi, I will be starting my classes on Monday and I'm a first year student. I have been feeling a little off for the past five days because I've been all alone since Monday and I feel like I am sick yet I know I am not. I always want to sleep all day long because otherwise I feel like crying. And unfortunately at night when it's time to sleep I lack sleep and end up dozing off at about 3 am in the morning. I'm in a foreign town, know no one from here, what should I do to fell better?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 09:41

Hi there, thank you for your question. It must be very difficult for you to be in a new place and not knowing anyone. It would be a good idea to come out of your room a bit, get some fresh air and try to make new friends. By making new friends you won't feel so lonely.



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 February 2019 11:45

My period always comes twice on 1 month n its heavy flow it always last for about 8-10days is it normal??

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 09:55

Hi there, it would be best for you to visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor 



B-Wise User Anonymous 1 February 2019 10:25

Why do we experience morning glory

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 12:34

Hi there, you can get all your answers here https://bwisehealth.com/article/why-do-men-get-erections-in-the-morning 



B-Wise User Anonymous 31 January 2019 21:32

What makes us youth to musterbation

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 13:00

Hey there, you can find your answer here https://bwisehealth.com/article/how-to-masturbate-safely



B-Wise User Anonymous 31 January 2019 16:42

Do men grow breast????

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 13:00

Hey there, thank you for your question you can find your answer here https://bwisehealth.com/article/bodies-are-different-what-s-your-type 



B-Wise User Anonymous 31 January 2019 13:18

I have had intense chest pains for the past two days I have anxiety but I took medicine for that and it didnâ??t help so I crossed that off the list I also have a headache and am very hot and woke up with little blisters on my nose

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 13:02

Hi there, thank you for your questions. This seems like you may have to get checked out by your doctor at your local clinic



B-Wise User Anonymous 31 January 2019 13:16

Iâ??ve had intense chest pains for the past two days I have a headache and am very hot

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 13:05

Hey there, there can be many reasons why you are getting chest pains. Its best for you to visit your local clinic and get checked by a nurse or a doctor.



B-Wise User Anonymous 30 January 2019 19:13

I have been getting bloody discharge I want to know if it's normall

B-Wise Expert Expert 4 February 2019 19:22

Hi there, yes it is normal. This could be the start of your menstruation . You can find out more about your period here https://bwisehealth.com/article/questions-about-menstruation-your-period 



B-Wise User Siibo 29 January 2019 20:20

I have rash i went to clinic i ddnt get help.i went to chermistry and the gave me allergex..it getting worse now .its all over my face and it turn to wounds and it swell

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 13:14

Hi there, sorry to hear that you didn't get the help that you needed, remember to rate that clinic on the clinic finder https://bwisehealth.com/clinic/search/ . It would be best for you to visit another doctor and tell them exactly what happened.



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 January 2019 18:37

Hi expert, November I bled lots of blood and clots at that moment I thought it was menstruation because I was on periods, following month I went to the doctor because it couldn't end and they tested positive on pregnency but they said it might be an earra but no showing of anything. Now I've been trying for a baby,so did that at any chance affect my womb or will it be safe for the baby if it happened,because I didn't clean just drank pills they gave me.

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 13:16

Hi there, its important that you ask the doctor or nurse what pills they are giving you. If you are still concerned its best for you to visit your gynecologist and get checked again .



B-Wise User Anonymous 29 January 2019 12:02

Is it okay if we have sex before 16?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 13:22

Hi there, thank you for your question. Remember there is no specific age where its okay to have sex, the most important that you are ready https://bwisehealth.com/article/sex-on-the-mind-are-you-ready 



B-Wise User Anonymous 28 January 2019 21:18

My periods have been dark brown for the past four years and my papsmere is normal, last month my period was half a day so I'm asking if it's a sign of concern and what can I do

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 13:27

Hi there, thank you for your question. There can be many medications used to prevent pregnancy work by changing your menstrual cycle (period). This means that the time and length of your period may change. The best thing is to go  to the clinic so they can check you and give you the right treatment for you. 



B-Wise User Anonymous 28 January 2019 09:10

Good morning My little brother is on ARVs his a teenage boys (14 years old) I'm concerned that his growing breast I'm not sure if this has to do with the treatment that his taking

B-Wise Expert Expert 30 January 2019 08:39

It is possible that the ARV medication your brother is on may be giving him a side effect of growing breasts. He should report to his clinic and let them know that this is happening. He should not stop his medication on his own but the doctor or nurse who is looking after him should make a plan to change him off a medication called efavirenz if he is on this as it is the most common cause for young men on ART so grow breasts. It can be very distressing for these young guys so that doctor or nurse must take it seriously and try to help. Depending on how big his breasts have become the way it is managed changes so the first step is to go to clinic and make sure that someone listens and hears that there is a problem and makes a plan to do something about it. It is not an emergency so he might not have his medication changed right away, they will probably want to check some blood tests first to help decide what to switch to. If you are able it might be a good idea to go with your brother to clinic to help explain the problem as he might be too embarrassed to ask.  There can sometimes be other reasons that a boy’s breasts grow which is not related to the ARV drugs so this is why he should not stop on his own and should keep taking every day until a plan is discussed with the doctor or nurse.



B-Wise User Anonymous 27 January 2019 16:56

Hi just found out that im 5month pregnant nd hiv positive. Started taking my meds. I want to know what are the chances of my child being born negative?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 January 2019 06:16

Dear Anonymous. Yes, it is possible to have an HIV negative baby if you are taking your antiretroviral medications (ARVs) correctly. The sooner in your pregnancy you start taking ARVs, the better they work to keep you healthy and protect your baby from HIV infection. If you're already taking ARVs, don't stop. You can check out this article: What do I do if I'm HIV positive and find out I am pregnant? In our HIV section for more information.




B-Wise User Anonymous 27 January 2019 16:08

I suspect that someone is touching my child but I don't have proof and I already went to hospital they said no damage to a child parts and child is touching herself and she is 3 years old

B-Wise Expert Expert 29 January 2019 06:44

Dear Anonymous. You can a have a calm conversation with your child, letting her know you have noticed that they don’t seem to be acting as they do normally. Your child may tell you something about what they are experiencing. You can also reach out to Childline which is an organisation that aims to protect children's rights at 08000 55 555. This article will also give you more organisations that you can contact for help: Child Protection, you are not alone.


B-Wise User Thuso,tp 27 January 2019 16:08

I have nonstop hiccups n my ears r painful and m suffering with balance I can't walk straight or stand with one leg I did operation back in 2011 they said my spine had liquid but the problem never went away I need help please.. Thanks

B-Wise Expert Expert 30 January 2019 04:49

Dear Thuso,tp. There are many medical reasons for the symptoms you describe. We suggest you go back to your nearest clinic, and possibly be referred to an ear nose and throat specialist, and possibly neurology department. Be patient, and let the medical team help you find the cause and give you the medical treatment that will help.




B-Wise User Anonymous 26 January 2019 09:38

Hi, I we just found out that my dad is HIV positive he was given pills not ARVs because they took blood tests Frist to check his blood count and cd4count so meanwhile they gave him pills to take before the results are back. But now the pills they gave him are making him weaker her falls and can't walk when he drinks them but if he didn't drink them he gets well and talks aswell as can walk even long distances, what could be the cause of him falling and does it mean the pills are wrong or what is it

B-Wise Expert Expert 30 January 2019 05:02

Dear Anonymous. Usually after someone is confirmed to have HIV, the health care workers will need to do some blood tests and TB tests before starting ARV therapy. In the meantime, the patient is given a variety of multivitamins. These do not usually cause the side effects you are describing, but instead help with appetite and strength. We would suggest that your father returns to his nearest clinic to report these new symptoms, and get correct advice and assistance.




B-Wise User Anonymous 25 January 2019 18:52

Hi, I have been using the Nur Insterate injection for the past 3 and a half years. The last 4 months my body is reacting differently to the injection. I never used to get cramps or see my period when on the injection. And suddenly for the past 4 months I am getting heavy cramps and been seeing my period not a heavy flow but it would last for 7-14 days. Is this normal? Seeing that I had been using the injection for soo long, but my body is reacting differently now. Please help.

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 January 2019 14:10

Dear Anonymous. Women react differently to the different forms of contraception. It’s best you go back to your local clinic and ask a doctor or nurse to put you on the pill for a month to try sort the problem out. Learn more about the different kinds of contraceptives here.




B-Wise User Anonymous 25 January 2019 13:16

Hello I has an hiv exposure during November(unprotected sex). I took a 4th generation elisa test at 40 days almost 6 weeks and another one at 8 and 2 days both were negative. I know that I need to retest at 12 weeks. Why were the 4th and 5th generation hiv test introduced if one still needs to test at 12 weeks? Isn't the 4th generation elisa test accuracy at about 6-8 weeks? Thank you

B-Wise Expert Expert 30 January 2019 16:51

Dear Anonymous. You are right that the newer HIV tests are designed to pick up an HIV infection more quickly, even within 2-3 weeks but the recommendation remains to check again after 12 weeks from the last risk exposure to make sure that a new infection is not missed. It is not likely but the guidelines are cautious from that respect. If you have been at risk of HIV due to unprotected sex and this is a situation which may happen again then I would recommend you to see a doctor or nurse who can talk to you about HIV prevention, including PREP, which is a daily tablet people can take to prevent HIV. This can be an excellent option if you are not always able to control whether your partner will use a condom. However the PREP tablet, usually called Truvada, only protects against HIV and not other sexually transmitted diseases so using a condom is still a good idea. If you are a woman then it is also important to check that you are not pregnant and to think about going onto a reliable form of contraception as condoms are not the best way to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. If you are a man with a regular female partner who you don’t use condoms with then perhaps talk to your female partner about contraception. And whether you have male or female partner(s) try to use condoms every time you have sex.




B-Wise User zakespeter 25 January 2019 08:40

Hi Last year November my two year old daughter started creche,first week of her attending creche in the morning at home when woke her up,her eyes are full swelling greenish covering her whole eyes.and also were red Then we stopped her from going to creche then suddenly she became alright. Now starting 2019 we send her back again to the same creche. It's two weeks now she is going to creche she is starting now her while she is sleeping at night are covered with greenish that's coming inside the eyes.please help me I don't know if the problem is at creche.we don't know what our children are eating there cause they never told us.

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 January 2019 13:07

Dear Zakespeter. It’s important that you let the crèche know of what is happening to your daughter so they can monitor her closely. She may have an allergic reaction to something in the crèche. Allergies can cause skin irritation, itching of the eyes and watery, red swollen eyes. Your daughter could be allergic to dust, food or pollen which is a fine powder that comes from trees, grass and flowers- spread by wind. It’s best you also visit your nearest clinic so they can do an examination. A doctor or nurse can tell you the cause and give you the right treatment. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you. If the problem continues, you may consider looking at taking your daughter to another crèche around your area.




B-Wise User Anonymous 24 January 2019 21:47

im still bleeding 11 weeks after giving birth, not bleeding alot though just a bit as I now wear pantliners and not pads. is this normal though

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 January 2019 06:51

Dear Anonymous. If you have a vaginal delivery or Caesarean section, you’ll have vaginal bleeding and discharge after birth. Bleeding is heaviest the first few days after your baby is born. Some women only bleed for 6 weeks and some women will have bleeding that continues for longer than normal. It all depends on how long it takes your uterus to heal.If you have are worried, it’s best you visit your local clinic and see a doctor or nurse for further advice. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near you.




B-Wise User Goldengirl 24 January 2019 20:22

Iâ??ve got a question. I went on the 3 month injection in September 2018, when the injection stopped in November 2018, I didnâ??t go back. I got my periods December 2018, the 24th. For 5 days. As per normal. I never had my period duration of the injection 3 months so I was abit concerned that I got almost immediately the next month. But anyways, now January, I didnâ??t get my period. Is this normal? Is it normal to get your period immediately the next month and skip the next month?

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 January 2019 06:03

Dear Goldengirl. Irregular menstrual periods, or no periods at all are the most common side effects after being on the injection. Remember, you can still become pregnant after your last shot. If you’ve had unprotected sex, It’s best if you visit your local clinic as soon as possible to get further assistance. Ask the nurse or doctor at your local clinic to also take a pregnancy test. You can find your nearest health clinic here. Check out our article Different kinds of contraceptives to give you more information about the different kinds of contraceptives. You can also read: When your period signals a problem menstrual problems for more information.




B-Wise User Anonymous 23 January 2019 20:52

I am married. I am 28 years old.i have a problem enjoying sex qith my husband.i fantasize about it but wen i do it i feel like i am being abused. And also i always feel like rubbing my vagina untill it pains then i get thick white discharge.pls help

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 January 2019 05:35

Dear Anonymous. It’s important to know that sex is something pleasurable that you and your partner should be enjoying. Pleasure during sex can also be about feeling close and turned on by your partner, so it also helps to make sure you trust them, and explore different ways to do foreplay. Relax and take all the time you need. Anxiety may also be contributing to your symptoms (like if you’ve had a bad experience in your past, or have a fear of something). To figure out what it is, it might help to speak to someone like a counsellor or a psychologist. You can also check out these two articles: Is it OK for girls to masturbate? and Masturbation and Orgasm: Touch & Play for more information.

A discharge may be a sign of an infection. It’s best you visit your local clinic for a further examination. You can also read this article: I have a discharge - do I have an STI?




B-Wise User Anonymous 23 January 2019 20:42

Hello.... what causes a woman my age to have severe womb pains and not enjoy sex

B-Wise Expert Expert 28 January 2019 05:05

Dear Anonymous. Sorry to hear you’re feeling this way. There could be a number of reasons for this. Firstly, his penis may be larger than before and may have hurt the wall of your vagina. If this is the case, it’s best you try a different sexual position that doesn’t allow for deep penetration (when penis deeply enters the vagina). Secondly, it could be that the wall of your vagina was dry and you were not sufficiently aroused before you started having sex. You may then be are suffering from vaginal dryness. Check out this article for more information: Why dry sex is not a good idea Lastly, you may also have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or vaginal condition which got worse during sex. If the pain is ongoing it’s best you visit your local clinic to see a doctor or nurse for a further examination. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.




B-Wise User Anonymous 23 January 2019 14:50

after giving birth to my daughter,my metrual flow became so low,it evetual stoppe after a year.what could be the cause and will these have an effect on my health?what can i do to get it back?i am 26 now and still want more kids

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 January 2019 15:19

Dear Anonymous. We understand you may be feeling anxious but It's hard to say exactly when your periods will start again. The timing is different for every mum, and it depends on your body, as well as how you're feeding your baby. Your periods will take longer to come back if you're breastfeeding. It can be up to a year before you have a period, as long as you're breastfeeding round the clock. If you're formula-feeding your baby, your periods usually start again between five weeks and three months after giving birth. Your periods usually come and go if you’re breastfeeding and formula feeding your baby.

It’s best you see a doctor or nurse for a further examination. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.  




B-Wise User Fifian 22 January 2019 23:42

Hi I'm fifian I had a child 2016 and was breast feeding so since my breast are growing,they are so heavy when the bra is out I'm experiencing a constant pain under my larger breast.i can not sit laying on my back I have to sit up straight all the time its really painful. Can it be serious

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 January 2019 14:29

Dear Anonymous. If you recently stopped breastfeeding, it’s normal for your breasts to become larger, heavier and sore. If the swelling or pain gets worse, visit your local clinic for further advice. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.  




B-Wise User Anonymous 22 January 2019 21:27

how long does a vagina heal after birth? its 6months now but i still feel pain.

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 January 2019 13:17

Dear Anonymous. It takes about 4 to 6 weeks for the vagina to heal but it can take longer if you experience severe tearing. It’s best you visit your local clinic so a doctor or nurse can assess you. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.  





B-Wise User Anonymous 22 January 2019 20:19

I had a small rash in my vagina and went to the clinic and I was given a vaginal cream which worked later I was later dignosed with tonsillitis as week later. I tested for hiv and it was negative. Iâ??m worried I could be positive. Itâ??s been a month since possible exposure

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 January 2019 11:49

Dear Anonymous. There are a few reasons why you may have a rash. If the rash continues and you are having sexual contact of any kind, it’s best you go back to your nearest clinic so they can do an examination. A doctor or nurse can tell you the causes of the rash and give you the right treatment. Also, remember to ask your partner to also visit the clinic and get tested. To avoid STIs remember to wear a condom during sex or during sexual contact. You can also read: I don’t want to get an STI- how can i protect myself? for more information.




B-Wise User Anonymous 22 January 2019 16:13

i am a rape survivor, i sometimes feel like talking to someone because everytime a topic of rape comes up i panic and feel like they are referring to me.i tried talking to my husband but he hates talking about my past and he would just crush the topic.

B-Wise Expert Expert 25 January 2019 11:16

Dear Anonymous. The trauma of being raped can leave you feeling scared and alone and ashamed. Recovering from rape takes time and the healing process can be painful. You can speak to a rape counsellors, social workers, psychologists at your nearest clinic who can help you through the process. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you. SADAG can also connect you to groups in your area, or numbers to call for support.  Call 0800 21 22 23 to find a support group. You can also find more contacts in this article: Help & Support: Mental Health & Substance Abuse.




B-Wise User Anonymous 22 January 2019 16:03

I'm a rape savivor and went through rejection,now I'm married my past ordeal it's tormenting me and i even lost affection to my husband. I'm suffering from anger.

B-Wise Expert Expert 24 January 2019 15:12

Dear Anonymous. The trauma of being raped can leave you feeling scared and alone. Recovering from rape takes time and the healing process can be painful. SADAG can connect you to groups in your area, or numbers to call for support. Call 0800 21 22 23 to find a support group. Click here for more information: http://www.sadag.org/index.php? You can also read this article: Trauma and 'bad experiences': Not a sign of weakness.




B-Wise User Anonymous 22 January 2019 14:02

I have tb n this is my second month taking treatment is it possible for my son who is 1 yr 7 months old to get tb while taking pills for preventing tb.coz every time he is always with me n l am still coughing

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 January 2019 12:20

Dear Anonymous. Health care providers must have placed your son on medication to prevent him from getting TB, since he is under 5 years of age and is living with you. This medication should help him, but if you have any concerns, visit your nearest clinic for him to be assessed. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.  You can also read our article I have TB, how can I protect others? for more information.




B-Wise User Anonymous 21 January 2019 22:27

Am 4months pregnant but my tummy doesn't show...at times I don't even feel pregnant... I haven't done a scan and I fear wat if am not pregnant... Wat can I do

B-Wise Expert Expert 22 January 2019 11:00

Dear Anonymous. Firstly it’s important that you check your baby’s development and see if it’s growing properly. It’s best you visit your nearest clinic and see a doctor or a nurse as soon as possible. Use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you.  Secondly, yes it is normal for your tummy not to show at four months pregnant. There are a few reasons for this; if you are a first time mom you are likely to show later in the pregnancy because your muscles have not been stretched by a previous pregnancy; if you are tall you are also likely not to show early because you have more space for the baby to fill; your babies position in your uterus can also change your tummy’s appearance.  


There isn't a specific time when moms-to-be are supposed to start showing, because it happens differently for different women. As long as your doctor or nurse says your baby is developing properly, there's no cause for concern. You can also read our article What to expect from pregnancy for more information.






B-Wise User Anonymous 21 January 2019 20:43

Hello I have "pimples" on my vigina that causes me rush and at the clinic they said I must use savlon but its not working. Please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 January 2019 20:58

Dear Anonymous, having pimples on the vagina (or outside of the vagina) does not always mean one has a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or sexually transmitted infection (STI). If the pimples continue and you are having sexual contact of any kind, it’s best you go back to your nearest clinic to get tested and treated for an STI. You can use our Clinic Finder to help you find a clinic near to you. Also, remember to ask your partner to also visit the clinic and get tested. To avoid STIs remember to wear a condom during sex or during sexual contact.




B-Wise User Anonymous 20 January 2019 21:40

My partner and I did not use a condom recently when having sex. I started noticing that my discharge is more yellow, frequent and slightly wetter. It also had a bad scent although the scent is slowly dying down.

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 13:33

Hi there, thank you for your question. It is possible that you may have an STI, it is best that you visit the local clinic as soon as possible and get checked and get the right treatment. Remember to always use a condom everytime you and your partner have sex to protect yourselves from HIV, STIs and unplanned pregnancies.



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 January 2019 21:37

So I had unprotected sex mistakenly with my boyfriend almost a month ago. A few weeks later I had some spotting but it was almost like my usual periods but slightly light in flow, darker and I had to change pads the way I do when Iâ??m on my periods. Iâ??m not sure when to expect my periods now because of the spotting. I consulted a doctor and I was told everything is fine. I took pregnancy tests twice and they both came out negative. Could I be pregnant?

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 13:45

Hi there, thank you for your question. There can be many different reasons why you may have had spotting, it doesn't always mean that you are pregnant. You can find out more here about spotting https://bwisehealth.com/article/i-am-spotting-what-should-i-do



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 January 2019 21:15

My woman doesnt see her periods nd she is not pregnant wht de problem

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 January 2019 11:16

Hi there, get all menstruation facts here: https://bwisehealth.com/article/menstruation-facts-what-is-your-period



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 January 2019 20:33

my periods take over two weeks before they ene

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 January 2019 11:19

Hi there, you can get all the menstruation facts you need here: https://bwisehealth.com/article/menstruation-facts-what-is-your-period



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 January 2019 17:18

I was diagnosed with depression after trying to committ suicide.i was raped when I was 5yrs(cousin)for abt 2yrs,Nd yet again when I was 9yrs till I was 15years(uncle).I got the counselling I lack emotional support from my family bcoz they think the battle is won bcoz my uncle's served his time in prison Nd now to them justice has been done.so I let home Nd stayed with my boyfriend,yoh he abuses me emotionally Nd physically .he fails to support me ,when I ask him y he doesn't acquire abt my condition,he asks me "who is the one Dats depressed?",I feel like the world is cavin in worse I'm unemployed with my degree Nd it makes me worthless Nd just puts me down.i just want to get support groups for people dealin wit depression ,Nd have been sexually, emotionally Nd physically abused.please help

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 January 2019 09:13

Hi there. Thank you for sharing your story. It’s very understandable to feel depressed and desperate after what you have gone through (and are still going through). We are glad you are surviving and reaching out, and you are aware of what you are feeling, which is really important. You are not worthless and you deserve love and support – everything is harder without support. SADAG can connect you to groups in your area, or numbers to call for support. Call 0800 21 22 23 to find a support group, and there are some more helpful numbers here. And if you feel suicidal again, tell someone you trust or go straight to a hospital to get the help you need – there are ways to start feeling better. Please let us know if you need more help.



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 January 2019 16:16

I am a mother of four and I married man who is playing with my heart

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 February 2019 13:40

Hi there, thank you for your question. That must be difficult for you to deal with, you can visit your local clinic and speak to a counselor who will support and guide you.



B-Wise User Anonymous 20 January 2019 16:11

I am struggling to forgive people who have wronged me especially my father. Its starting to affect my life and i left home because of him he did and said lots of bad things.

B-Wise Expert Expert 21 January 2019 11:24

Hi, it sounds like you’ve been through a lot with your father. You can’t change what’s happened in the past, and we can’t change who other people are either – so your father is who he is – but you can forgive. Forgiving means letting go of how much pain something is causing you – it’s not saying what they did is OK, or that you won’t still feel hurt about it, but it’s saying you won’t carry the burden and the pain of what happened any longer, and you won’t let it make you bitter. That means working through the pain and accepting that it happened. For some people, it helps to talk about what hurt you with someone you trust – that could be a friend or family member, a counsellor, psychologist or social worker. The pain will always be part of your life story, but it doesn’t have to decide your whole future and how happy you are now. You can’t force yourself to forgive before you are ready, so give yourself time.



B-Wise User Anonymous 19 January 2019 18:36

I'm not sure if I'm really preg just that about 7 weeks ago I engaged in dry humping I'm actually a virgin and uhmmm two weeks after that I did a preg test and it said I'm not preg but I've missed my periods twice and its freaking me outð??­ and I want to terminate

B-Wise User Anonymous 18 January 2019 17:22

Good day.if a child is born from an hiv+ women and is exclusively on formular milk. What medication shud the child b on?N for how long?

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 January 2019 09:42

Hi there, the HIV prevention medication the child is given will depend on the mother’s viral load around the time of delivery/giving birth. If the mom is well on ARVs with an undetectable viral load confirmed on a recent blood test then the baby would just get nevirapine syrup once a day for six weeks. If for some reason mom’s viral load was high when she gave birth (like some women who start treatment later in pregnancy or don’t take their treatment so well) then the baby should get two syrups - the one called nevirapine once daily and another one called zidovudine twice daily for 6 weeks. When baby is six weeks old these syrups can stop as long as mum is not breastfeeding at all. At six weeks old the baby should be given another syrup called cotrimoxazole once daily until all HIV testing has shown baby does not have HIV. The dose of the syrups will depend on the baby’s weight and will be calculated by the nurse. Any baby born to a mom living with hiv should have an HIV test done at birth, at 10 weeks of age and at 18 months old if never breastfed. This testing may change in 2019 with new guidelines coming so check with your clinic at each EPI (immunisation) visit. You should always make sure you have enough syrup to last for your baby until the next clinic visit. If it is getting low then go and explain and collect more. The syrup(s) the baby gets are to prevent HIV infection which can happen during pregnancy or labour/giving birth, even if you never breastfeed. Remember, it is safe for women living with HIV to breastfeed and this is always the preferred option if the mom is being well looked after on ARVs with an undetectable viral load. If a mom is breastfeeding she must always keep taking her ARVs every day because they are keeping her healthy and protecting baby from HIV infection too. Women should try never to forget or stop their ARVs. If you forget your time, because having a new baby can be really hard, take your ARVs late - even four or five hours late / this is better than missing a dose completely. If a woman has an undetectable viral load from the time she gets pregnant, throughout her pregnancy, when she gives birth and throughout breastfeeding then her baby should be HIV free. If you are not sure your baby has the right syrups or you do not know how much to give or how to give the syrups then always ask at the clinic before you leave - it is better to check with your nurse or doctor or pharmacist than to make a mistake when you get home.



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 January 2019 14:09

Hi. Iâ??m a 28 years and Iâ??m a married woman. Iâ??m struggling to conceive. I went to the doctor and he told me to have sex during ovulation and we tried that for about 6months but I canâ??t seem to conceive. Iâ??m having my periods nomally. Is ther anything I can do to improve my ability to fall pregnant . I am not on any contraception Iâ??ve never been on contraception and also Iâ??ve never conceived before.

B-Wise Expert Expert 23 January 2019 09:38

Getting pregnant can be difficult. Usually we say that a couple should start to wonder if there is a problem with getting pregnant if they have been trying together for at least 12 months and have not got pregnant. Trying means that you and your partner need to have regular sex, at least twice per week, without a condom throughout each month, except when the woman is on her period. The days you have sex should not be just on weekends so having sex twice a week but on Saturday and Sunday only is not ideal, your times to have sex need to be spread out over the week. For some people timing sex to ovulation can help but it can be very difficult for some to know when they are ovulating so this can actually mean they end up having sex not enough times and on the wrong days of the lady’s menstrual cycle. If you are not sure about when you are ovulating then an ovulation test kit, which works a bit like a pregnancy test, using your urine to see when you are releasing your egg, can be helpful. You can buy these kits at the chemist. It is important that if you are trying to get pregnant that you and your partner know your HIV status and that if either of you have HIV you are well on treatment with an undetectable viral load before you stop using condoms together. It is also a good idea to go to the clinic together and get checked for other sexually transmitted infections before you start trying because you don’t want to get an STI since this can create a risk of having problems with fertility. If after one year of trying to get pregnant having regular sex with no condom you are still not pregnant then it is time to see if there is a problem. You could go with your partner to a doctor or ask for a referral to gynecology. Remember, it is not always the woman who has a problem. It is just as common for the man to have an issue like a low sperm count so both of you should be checked, unless your partner has children with someone else.



B-Wise User Anonymous 18 January 2019 14:06

Severe irregular periods of 55 days cycle