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I had oral sex with a girl three weeks ago. i got symptoms of an std so i went to get tested and my doctor took blood and urine samples but didnt swab my throat. will the stds show up even though i didnt do a throat swab? should i get a throat swab

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probalby not: Any STD you catch by performing oral sex would require oral testing for diagnosis. However, cunnilingus -- oral vaginal contact-- rarely transmits STDs at all, and oral testing really isn't necessary.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

I had oral sex with a girl three weeks ago. I got symptoms of an STD so i went to get tested and my doctor took blood and urine samples but didnt swab my throat. Will the stds show up even though I didnt do a throat swab? Im scared they wont

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Basics: If you got an STD that infected your genitals the treatment offered would treat any issue with your throat. When/if such an issue comes up you should explain all your exposures when you see the doc, so any additional testing can be done.

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