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How long does it take for std to show symptoms

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Usually a few weeks: Some cases of PID never cause symptoms. A woman can have infertility or tubal pregnancy from past PID and not know until tests show blocked or scarred... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
About a month...: Early HIV symptoms occur about one month after infection. These can include: fever, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and rash. These early HIV... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
It varies: The most common symptom for stds is no symptoms at all. Some people may notice symptoms such as vaginal itching, odor, discharge or sores within 3 day... Read More
Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Depends on the STD: Depending on the infection, the symptoms may occur from 1 day to 3 weeks after exposure. If you do have symptoms such as unusual or foul-smelling vagi... Read More
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
It depends: On the std. The infection may even be without symptoms and HIV may not show up clinically for 10 years. Get checked.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sometimes indefinite: It could be indefinite. If you have had contact with an infected partner or engaged in high-risk behaviors - get tested.
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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Depends: Depends on the std. Some, like gonorrhea or chlamydia may show up immediately after contracting the infection. Others like syphillis and HIV may tak... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No need to freak-out: STDs, including herpes and hepatitis B, are transmitted ineffiiciently; that is, most sex with infected people doesn't transmit. Your ex partner shoul... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: PAP smear is not designed to test for STDs. However it may reveal, herpes, HPV, trichhomonas, yeast and bacterial vaginosis. PAP results may a take a ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Khazaei
Gynecology 24 years experience
It's possible: We have a long list of sexually transmitted diseases with different lengths of prodromal periods. Most of them will show the symptoms in about 7 days ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It can happen: That can happen. An example is chlamydia which is sometimes called a "silent std".

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