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A 42-year-old member asked:

How long will it take for symptoms of stds to show up?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 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 days of exposure. Others, will never have any of these symptoms. So, if you think you may have been exposed, its best to go ahead and get tested. You may even consider getting treated for common infections just to be on the safe side.
Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 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 vaginal discharge, vaginal itching or ulcers or bumps - you should see your doctor to be tested. You may also consider getting treatment for the most common stds right away just to be on the safe side.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 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.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of STDs to show up?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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 40-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for symptoms of a contracted STI to show up?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends: It can take a couple of days, weeks, months or never have symptoms but the consequences can last a lifetime. Limit your partners and wear condoms.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

If a person diagnosed with STD then how long will it take to cure completely?

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Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies : It totally depends on the type of std. For example herpes is with you forever whereas chlamydia can be treated with an antibiotic for a few days.

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