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Can you tell me when my doctor checks me for a pap will she be able to see if i have an std?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not necessarily: They are not all visible. However, std testing can be done to help identify if you have an std (including one with no symptoms).

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Help please! when my doctor checks me for a pap will she be able to see if I have an std?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe,maybe not: If you make them aware that could be an issue they can take the type of samples needed for testing. If you just go in for a pap, some clinics do this anyway, but some might not. You can carry many of the sti's without signs on exam.

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