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Lyme Disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions

Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   yes, are you a certified doctor? for how long>
Doctor :  
Yes I am a certified and registered medical practitioner
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and I have been practising for the last 10 yrs
User :   okay, well here is my question: Can lyme disease be transmitted sexually?
User :   if you have sex with someone who has lyme disease, can the other person catch it
Doctor :  
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It is not sexually transmitted
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it is by the bite of tick
User :   okay, not to doubt you but how positive are you?
Doctor :  
I am very positive
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Lyme disease is mainly after trekking
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and hiking
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after adventures
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it is caused
Doctor :   because of bite of tick

User :   okay, i just have heard both ways. that it can be and can not be.
Doctor :  
The bacteria is called Borrelia
Doctor :  
and can also be called Borreliosis

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