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how long does it take for std to show up

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends which one: If your partner tested + u would need to be treated whether u have symptmns or not and even if your culture would be neg because sometimes the culture ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Chlamydia: Usually three to five days post exposure.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
7-10 days and longer: Usually within 7-10 days following exposure to genital herpes a clinical response will occcure. Human papilloma virus or genital warts can take quite ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Variable: The test i belive you are talking about is a vaginal or cervical swab for the prence of the dna of the virus. It is variable. It depends on the way ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Days: There arent necessarily symptoms, so you should get checked if you had unprotected sex, use protection in the future.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: There are five tests for chlamydia. One, a culture can take three days. The others are rapid tests of varying degrees of accuracy. You and your doc ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weeks: Hair grows slowly. Be patient :)
A male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Indeterminate: It can take several weeks/months to seroconvert positive after an exposure to hiv. Symptoms may not occur until even longer depending on the individu ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
STI Treatment : Most sti's caused by bacteria can be cured with antibiotics which can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on the type. There are no ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
7 to 10 days: Parotid swelling, the most common manifestation, subsides within 7 to 10 days. Orchitis (swelling and tenderness of testicle) usually lasts for 3 to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on the test: The older third generation HIV screening test did not show HIV for 2 to 8 weeks (average 25 days). The fourth generation tests which were just approv ... Read More
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A 51-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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Chlamydia: Very soon depending upon the particular test ordered and the lab to which it was sent. One day is not unusual.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gagne
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on the lab: But in my practice it usually takes about a week. Usually all it takes is a special test of your urine.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are two types of tests - one is to detect body's response by detecting antibodies to the HIV virus. This test may take a little while to become ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Pregnancy symptoms: Depends which symptoms, usually after 2 weeks may notice breast swelling/tenderness. some nausea, the uterus comes out of the pelvis at 12 weeks. Wou ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Symptoms?: Chlamydia sxs (if you have them) usually occur 1 to 3 weeks after exposure. Because chlamydia is a silent std - so it might not be apparent.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
7-30 days or longer: Herpes infection can present in many ways. Typically ulcer will show in 7-30 days. Primary herpes is a systemic illness with fever / fatigue & usually ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Two to four days: A swab is taken from the urethra (the hole where your pee comes out), or other suspected area, and a culture/naat/dna probe is performed on the specim ... Read More

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