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How long does it take for a std to go away

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 47 years experience
Depends: Bumps from stds can be due to lots of different diagnoses. Doctor needs to make a diagnosis and determine treatment.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
Family Medicine 11 years experience
No: The time for a test result should be the same no matter the outcome....Ask you doctor for more specifics on the particular lab they use.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
GC / Chlamydia: In my office we perform a nucleic acid assay for gonorrhea and chlamydia...its from the urine. It takes 48 hours generally.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 39 years experience
Grams stain: A rapid test that can show bacteria can be done in just a few minutes.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Incubation periods: Vary depending on which std it is.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Variable: Gonnorhea or chlamydia can be urine tested after 2-3 days, syphilis or hpv when sore or lesion develops, can be weeks, blood tests take time because t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
48 to 72 hours: Most labs can process std testing in 48 to 72 hours.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 34 years experience
3-5 days: You will start seeing improvement very soon after initiating therapy but on average it may take 3-5 days before clearing of symptoms. Patients should ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Depends on the std and the treatment. Some like herpes are forever, the acute outbreak can be treated but the virus stays in your body lifelong and ca... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Depends on the STD: You could have an STD and be asymptomatic — without any signs or symptoms. In fact, this happens with a lot of STDs. Even though you have no symptoms,... Read More

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