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how long after unprotected sex should someone wait to get tested for std?

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Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Not long: If you are concerned about exposure to stds, it is best to get tested right away. Today's tests can detect the dna of an infection before you show any signs or symptoms. If you feel pretty certain you have been exposed, you may also consider getting treated with antibiotics right away - even before getting any test results.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Will it be painful to have sex for the first time after childbirth?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Possibly: After childbirth estrogen levels drop which can cause a decrease in vaginal lubrication. Add to this any stitches or tears that might have occurred during delivery and it can be uncomfortable for some women to have sex. Waiting 6 weeks after delivery, using lubricant and going slow the first few times after delivery is the best way to make sure that it is pleasurable for you too.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Why do pregnant women have inconsistent sex drives?

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Depends: Everyone responds differently to the hormone changes of pregnancy.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Why do I need an STD test in pregnancy?

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Helps baby: Syphilis, chlamydia, HIV are a few of the std tests that are done on pregnant women. They are done because there are steps that can be taken to keep the baby from getting sick from these infections.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Will my sex drive disappear after pregnancy?

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No: It doesn't have to...But a new baby, nursing, sleepless nights all add up to fatigue. New parents tend to be tired and tired people tend not to want to have sex. If you have family and friends who can help you, take them up on it. Only you can nurse the baby but everyone else can do everything else. If this lets you get more rest then it will help keep your sex drive up.
A 18-year-old female asked:

I had sex one day ago and I started to bleed a few hours after and my bleeding is a bright red em I pregnant or is that normal

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Probably not: Some bleeding after intercourse is not unusual. It doesn't represent pregnancy at all, but it also doesn't mean you aren't. If there is any question, take a home pregnancy test. As for the bleeding, it should resolve on it's own. You need to see your doctor if it persists or pain worsens.

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