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Can you tell me if I have an untreated std, for a couple of years?

Can you tell me if I have an untreated std, for a couple of years?

No: This would be possible with more information and some testing. It is not an answer you can get cruising the net. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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What happens when you deliver a baby vaginally, and you have an untreated std?

What happens when you deliver a baby vaginally, and you have an untreated std?

It depends: The effect that untreated STDs have on a baby who was delivered vaginally depends on the std. Some STDs may cause repiratory lesions, preterm labor, low birth weight, eye infections, pneumonia, death or still birth, deafness, blindness, meningitis, etc. Early prenatal care is vital to prevent transmission of disease from mother to baby. ...Read more

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How long can an untreated STD last before you turn infertile?

How long can an untreated STD last before you turn infertile?

Need to be treated : The longer you have an untreated std and the higher the number of episodes of std he higher the chances of infertility, mainly blockage of the fallopian tubes. The chances of blocked tube is ~ 12% after one pelvic infection, 23% after 2 and 53% after 3. Antibiotics treatment and the use of condoms as well as bcp is highly recommended. ...Read more

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About how long do you think u can have an untreated STD until u become infertile?

Need to be treated : The longer you have an untreated std and the higher the number of episodes of std he higher the chances of infertility, mainly blockage of the fallopian tubes. The chances of blocked tube is ~ 12% after one pelvic infection, 23% after 2 and 53% after 3. Antibiotics treatment and the use of condoms as well as bcp is highly recommended. ...Read more

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Negative STD herpes result but showing symptoms, what's wrong?

Negative STD herpes result but showing symptoms, what's wrong?

Need eval to know.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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How long would an STD have to be left untreated to cause sterility?

How long would an STD have to be left untreated to cause sterility?

Varies: Some sexually transmitted infections would not interfere with fertility while others could make you effectively sterile with your initial infection. Chlamydia and gonorrhea can both scar up your tubes so bad nothing will get through them but you could have syphilis for decades and pop a baby out every year. ...Read more

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When after contracting an STD can you get an accurate test result?

When after contracting an STD can you get an accurate test result?

Testing: It is recommended that if you show any suggestive symptoms or learn that your partner is infecfed that you don't delay in getting tested. ...Read more

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Does it take longer for an STD result to come back if its positive?

Does it take longer for an STD result to come back if its positive?

No: The time for a test result should be the same no matter the outcome.... Ask you doctor for more specifics on the particular lab they use. ...Read more

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Which STDs can people from the toilets is syphilis long or short which I've seen in my urine its coil round and has a long pieaceand sometimes itswavy?

Which STDs can people from the toilets is syphilis long or short which I've seen in my urine its coil round and has a long pieaceand sometimes itswavy?

Toilet unlikely STDs: Except for the moist secretions from a herpes lesion, most STDs would need more intimate contact than intact thigh skin against a dry toilet seat. Lesions in your urine sound more like mucous threads and could be coming from the urine or vaginal secretions and could either be normal or related to an infection. An exam and urinalysis by your family doctor or gyn would help clarify. ...Read more

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Can you get STDs from clothing such as gym shorts?

STDs: Nope. Not at all. I often use questions like this to remind anyone that is sexually active that they should take the time to learn the twelve common stds and how to prevent them. ...Read more

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How can you cure STD that left untreated for about 5 years?

How can you cure STD that left untreated for about 5 years?

It depends what: The std is as different ones require different meds, if it has caused any pelvic organ damage you may need to urgery to fix that, you need to see your gyn or a gyn asap for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it harder to cure an STD that has gone untreated for a while?

Is it harder to cure an STD that has gone untreated for a while?

Well, here is the : Issue. The infection has had a longer time to be doing damage. So, if you delay in treatment you could have more long term sequelae. ...Read more

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How long does it take the clinic to inform you of a bad STD result?

How long does it take the clinic to inform you of a bad STD result?

Usually under a week: There's no hard and fast rule; each clinic is different. And some lab tests take longer than others. But for most of the standard STD tests (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV), I would expect results within 5 work days, sometimes sooner. Why not call your clinic and ask directly? Good luck -- I hope your results are negative! ...Read more

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I had STD testing, but the result was indeterminate specimen. What do you mean by that?

I had STD testing, but the result was indeterminate specimen. What do you mean by that?

Spec wasn't good: The specimen submitted could not be tested adequately to derive dependable results. When a test comes back from the lab like this, it needs to be repeated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone gave another person an unprotected handjob and recieved a facial how likely would this result in a std?

Can you tell me if someone gave another person an unprotected handjob and recieved a facial how likely would this result in a std?

Yes, but less...: Any STD-carrying body fluid in contact with the barrier-break-down spots (visible or invisible) will allow STD agents to gain access into body to establish beachhead to incur STD if the highly variable individual immune defense mechanism / ability is not strong enough to fend off. So, practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession is key for safety rescue at all times. ...Read more

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What are the STDs that will result in death?

What are the STDs that will result in death?

Presumed Untreated: Hiv will progress to aids, which commonly ends in death. Syphilis, if untreated, can result in later severe neurological damage and death. Herpes can be fatal if it causes brain swelling (encephalitis). Hepatitis a&b cause liver swelling, which can kill you. Warts (hpv) can lead to cervical cancer, which can be fatal. It can also cause oral cancers. Luckily most stds can be managed with meds. ...Read more

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If u have had an STD untreated for many yrs are your chances of getting pregnant almost 0%?

If u have had an STD untreated for many yrs are your chances of getting pregnant almost 0%?

Depends: Which std? Chlamydia infection and any other std which has ascended into the fallopian tubes may produce scarring which can inhibit pregnancy or cause tubal pregnancies. An infertility expert can test and make this determination fairly accurately. Go and see somebody. ...Read more

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Once infected with a std/sti, how long can you leave it untreated? Will it cause infertility?

It depends: Some stis such as chlamydia and gonorrheas cause infertility and should be treated asap. Others such hpv and herpes generally do not affect fertility but that does not mean they should necessarily be ignored. ...Read more

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Once infected with a std/sti how long left untreated can it cause either infertility or other problems?

Depends which STD: Also, depends upon gender. I.E. Hiv? Aids does not impair fertility until subject is bebilitated from their diease. Syphilis, hpv & candidiasis do not significantly impair fertility. Trichomona and chlamydia infections are major causes of female infertility in women, if not not treated early and they develop pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Less likely in males. Same 4 g0norrhea in both sexes. ...Read more

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Could this be HIV or an STD. The other day I have been worrying about having HIV soo I got a 3-month HIV test with a negative result but have symptoms?

Could this be HIV or an STD. The other day I have been worrying about having HIV soo I got a 3-month HIV test with a negative result but have symptoms?

Depends on test-: The HIV test is broken into two parts- the screen and the confirmatory western blot. When infected with HIV for the first time (primary HIV infection), flu -like symptoms can occur. During this period, the HIV screen may be negative since your body has had timer to make enough antibodies to be positive. If primary HIV infection is suspected, an HIV viral load can be done to diagnose this condition. ...Read more

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It's been 10 days since I took a hiv/std test. I haven't got a result yet. Is this normal? They told me a couple of days but I have not heard anything.

Possibly: You should check with the lab. The turn around time may vary for different labs. The sample may have been lost, or your doctor may not have gotten back to you yet with the results. You should not guess that the result is positive or negative from the delay. Ask the doctor who sent the test. ...Read more

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How long after sexual intercourse should I wait to be tested for STDs and have an accurate result?

How long after sexual intercourse should I wait to be tested for STDs and have an accurate result?

It Depends: There are twelve common STDS. Some can be diagnosed within days of infection and some takes months before a valid test can be accurate. You need to have a good primary care expert to help guide you through these complicated issues. You should also be able to name the common STDs and know how they are prevented or tested for. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more