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10 Most Common St Ds
STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read more
Not overall: Overall, there are 3 times the number of STDs found in the us in women than men. However, much of that could be because women are screened far more often than men because of gyn appts and testing. Others like syphilis are 6 times more likely in men than women. Just depends on the std discussed and the person. ...Read more
Yes, in some ways: Yes, overall, women have higher rates of stds. That may be partly because women are on the 'receiving end' of penetrating sexual contact and thus retain more secretions placing them at more risk. It may also partly be due to women getting tested more often. Women see gyn's frequently. Men don't have such specialized visits and thus are tested less frequently. ...Read more
STDs: If you are promiscuous and not using protection anything is possible. ...Read more
Varies by disease: Most people with and std are unaware and we find it during std testing. Symptoms may include warts, ulcers, yellow or white vaginal/penile discharge, burning with urination, pelvic pain, bleeding between periods, testicular pain and joint pain as well. Untreated infections can cause serious complications. Get tested. ...Read more
Many!: There are many, but here are the most common: Abnormal discharge from the penis, vagina, or rectum (if exposed); painful or uncomfortable urination; various kinds of sores or skin bumps of the genitals or other exposed sites; inflamed/swollen lymph nodes in the groin or elsewhere; certain kinds of skin rash; and many more. Often no symptoms at all. If you think you were exposed, get tested. ...Read more
Very common: Up to 3/4 of women and many men are asymptommatic with chlamydia infections and many are also asymptommatic with gonorrhea. Most people are infected with hpv (80% of all women by age 50) and don't know it. Hsv is fequently asymptommatic. And even HIV has a period of time where a person has absolutely no symptoms. ...Read more
Yes, for some STDs: Recent evidence has supported the facts that uncircumcised makes have be more prone to hpv rates as well as, in developing countries with high HIV rates, HIV as well. It is not really associated with other STDs (chlamydia/gonorrhea). Also, though not an std, partners of uncirc males may be more prone to a vaginal condition called bv. It's important for the make to have good foreskin hygiene. ...Read more
Twelve STDs: This question is way too broad and would take up a whole text book to answer. Which is impossible here. I often recommend to my sexually active patients that they know all of the stds (there are twelve common ones) and who you get them or prevent them. I also like to remind them that five can prove deadly and do you know which five these are? ...Read more
Chlamydia: Lgv is a type of chlamydia. It isn't common, but is being seen in some groups, especially gay men, in whom it can cause severe proctitis (anorectal infection). Chlamydia tests will pick up lgv, but you need specialized tests to tell you whether it's lgv or not. The difference is that you treat lgv with a 21-day course of doxycycline, which is what I would use in a gay man with proctitis. ...Read more
Does a man get prostatitis by stds? If yes then what is the common STD which cause it? And how long will it take to recover?
Yes: See your urologist for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Does a man get epididymitis by stds? If yes then what is the common STD which cause it? And how long will it take to recover?
How common is getting syphilis through oral sex? And what other STD are passed on through oral sex? Is it common to catch STD through oral sex?
Any STD can be: Transmitted through oral sex, including syphilis, if the other person is infected (which they may not know). Gonorrhea, chlamydia and HPV (human papilloma virus) are more common than syphilis these days and can be transmitted this way, This is why use of condoms for oral sex, as well as anal or vaginal sex is so important. ...Read more
I got an STD test and im unsure what the results mean. I tested positive for HSV 1.10. Is that HSV 1? Common cole sores?
10%: Roughly 10% of genital herpes is from hsv-1. Treatment the same, less overall outbreaks over time which is good but oral sex is the likely reason u got it. Good luck and don't feel permanently contaminated. It can start to make u feel bad about yourself but up to 30% of adults have exposure to hsv-2 and 70% don't know. If on blood test then prob from mouth, sorry for earlier confusion. ...Read more
I'm 45 yrs old, sexually active, monogamous w/long term BF, we're both negative for all common STD's. Period's always 28 days but today 10 days early.
Changes in bleeding:
This can occur for many reasons from hormonal imbalances, perimenopause, stress, infection, pregnancy, bleeding disorders, medical disorders, growths.....
If it becomes a pattern over 3 months, then follow up with gynecologist. If associated with heavy bleeding more than a maxipad full an hour, fever, odor, chills sweats, shortness of breath, pain then follow up ASAP or ER ...Read more
Yes: Vaginal cultures and blood work for std's can still be performed. ...Read more
Be evaluated: Symptoms for a UTI and STD can be similar, depending on the STD. The only way to know for sure is to see your doctor for an exam, urine test and cultures. A urine test alone can be positive with both UTI's and STD's, so the evaluation and culture are needed. Dryness is not necessarily common in either case. ...Read more
Sometimes get painful shooting pains in vagina and anus. I googled it and it's common. It's not an STD what is the cause it really painful?
Many possibilities: See a GYN and get evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more
What are common/possible causes of orchitis ALONE. NO UTI symptoms. NO epidyimitis on US. STD NEGATIVE. What can this be/ could caused this?
Infection: Infection (viral or bacterial) is the most common cause. The infection may not be due to an STD. Brucellosis can also cause it, (per wikipedia). If you've had trauma to the urethra, it can do it, tool. Sometimes an infection will not be evident on routing testing. Many docs would try an round of antibiotics even if cultures negative. If you aren't getting answers from your doc, get 2nd opinion ...Read more
I had two sores on my penis. Very small, no puss, tested negative for STDs, and scabbed over and left after a couple days. Is this common? What is it?
May need to. .: .. . wait to see if comes back again. We would never want to give you a diagnosis for something that we cannot prove. However, if you are sexually active, and if the sores were painful, and if they drained some clear fluid before they scabbed over, you may need to consider Herpes. Sometimes, if the virus culture is performed after the fluid has drained, the culture will be negative. CONDOMS please ...Read more
If stds like chlamydia and gonorhea are so COMMON why aren't resources being used to make testing quicker? Health deprtmnt takes like a month!!!!?
Local issue: Your health department probably is atypcial. In most health departments, test results for gonorrhea and chlamydia are available within 5 work days, often faster. Testing policies and costs depend on local resources; there is no national system to make testing better everywhere. Call or email your health department and complain -- as loud as you can! ...Read more
Please answer! Are there any common bacteria BESIDES std related ones that doxycyline will treat that levaquin (levofloxacin) doesn't treat effectively? Prostattitis
Yes, but...: There are several bacteria that might respond to doxycycline if levofloxacin doesn't work, but unlikely in this case. If you had an STD, almost certainly levo would have worked -- for example, chlamydia and most cases of nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). True prostatitis is uncommon at your age, and when present usually is nonbacterial and most antibiotics are ineffective. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more