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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do you know if you have a sexually transmitted disease from your partner?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Signs symptoms test: Depends on gender. Discharge, bloody mucous, pain, irritation, burning on urination, known exposure to an std, or a positive test. Some std may not have signs or symptoms. If you suspect you've got one, see your doctor for proper evaluation.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I got a sexually transmitted disease?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Testing: You did not list symptoms or exposure history. Even if you did, you need a local evaluation to confirm or exclude this collection of diagnoses. Only with a review of exposure history, exam and testing can this be answered with confidence.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have a sexually transmitted disease?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Testing: You did not list symptoms or exposure history. Even if you did, you need a local evaluation to confirm or exclude this collection of diagnoses. Only with a review of exposure history, exam and testing can this be answered with confidence.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if you have a sexually transmitted disease?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Get tested...: Get tested and get an exam by your physician. You can't tell for sure by guessing, 'googling' or asking on a question board. See your doc and get tested. Then follow that up with recurrent and consistent medical care for guidance and testing as long as you are sexually active...
A 49-year-old member asked:

How do sexually transmitted diseases begin?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Exposed to infection: They begin after having sexual activity with someone already infected.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Where did sexually transmitted diseases originate from?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Evolution at work!: Same as for most infections. There are billions of bacteria and viruses that inhabit our bodies, mostly beneficial or at least harmless but sometimes causing disease. The STDs are caused by some that evolved to cause disease, to survive best in the genital tract, and to require human intimacy for transmission. In other words, they evolved with humans as we ourselves evolved from earlier ancestors.

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