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what are the most common symptoms of sexually-transmitted disease?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Varies with STD's: Pelvic pain, pain with voiding, increased temperature, and / or vaginal discharge are common with some std's. Painful sores and warts are associated with other std's. Some std's can affect the liver and the immune system with symptoms related to those organs.
Dr. Manel Silva
Dr. Manel Silva commented
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
For some STD's, the common symptom is no symptoms. If you're concerned you've been exposed, get tested.
Apr 1, 2019

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can one get infected by a sexually transmitted disease if one ingests bodily fluids from an infected person?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes.... sort of: Oral sex is one way to pass std. Herpes, hpv and syphilis are passed by mouth to skin contact. Gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV are examples of disease passed by fluids. Ingesting the fluid though is not the issue. The fluid coming into contact with the tissue of the mouth and throat are how infections occur.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Dr. Livingston is correct. But there is never any STD risk from things like shared eating utensils, glasses, or foods. Even if somehow contaminated with an infected person's body fluids, there would be little or no risk. They're called sexually TRANSMITTED disease for good reason!
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A 29-year-old member asked:

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

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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 41-year-old member asked:

What stis do I need to report?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
"Stis": Clarification needed. Do you mean "stds"? I don't know the term "stis.".
A 31-year-old member asked:

What stis can I get called about if boyfriend goes to board of health?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Depends on state: But generally, it's hiv/aids, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia. May also include chancroid, granuloma inguinale, and lymphogranuloma venereum depending on the state. The list here is the mandated list for STDs in adults in florida. Also, keep in mind he doesn't have to go to the board of health. Any doctor who diagnoses an std or receives lab results is required by law to report it.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What should my boyfriend do if he thinks he has stis?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
You both see a doc: If he has symptoms of an sti, and you're having sex, then you should both be evaluated. Sometimes a diagnosis can be made in one partner and not the other, in which case you should both be treated. And at that point, both of you need to contact your previous sexual contacts to see if they're having symptoms and need to be treated, as well. If there's a disease, it camefrom somewhere, right?

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