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A 23-year-old male asked:
Can stds such as gonhorrea, syphilis, chlamydia, or hepatitis cause moderate to severe intestinal spasms/cramping and loose burning stools?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killiananswered
General Practice 30 years experience
Not STDs: Nope. Those symptoms do not represent STD symptoms.
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Dr. Michael Michaelsanswered
Urology 55 years experience
No: Unrelated. See a doctor for your bowel symptoms.Good luck.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfieldanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Very unlikely: No STD is a likely cause. Possible exceptions: if you have sex with other men that includes receptive anal sex (bottom), you could have acquired rectal gonorrhea or chlamydia, which could cause rectal pain, spasm, etc. Also, certain intestinal infections can be sexually acquired in gay men. If these risk factors apply to you, discuss it with your doctor, including detailed sexual history.
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Last updated Nov 29, 2014
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