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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Painful lesion on vagina, a lot of discharge, peeling of vagina and lesions on my cervix, STD test negative all over the board, what is wrong with me?
Bartholinitis: You have an infection that needs immediate attention. See your gynacologist because your lesion may need to be opened and drained and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
I bleed when my SO fingers me. Im nit a virgin and its not from my hymen. Could it be an imflammed cervix? No stds
Comes from somewhere: Bleeding is evidence of torn /scraped or irritated tissues.Penetration and manipulation of this type can do so. If it does not subside quickly you need to have someone examine you.If you are filling pads/tampons it really needs attention soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have extremely light bleeding after intercourse (usually guys that are longer), could this be from hitting my cervix? NO STDs either. happened 2X
Cervicitis: Spotting after sex often is due to inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis) -- and yes probably is often triggered by penile contact with a fragile cervix. STDs are common causes of cervicitis, but not necessarily. HPV could do it too. Keep working with your doctor; it should be possible to solve this, maybe with an antibiotic or perhaps cryotherapy. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes, somewhat.: Other non-infectious causes of cervicitis can include intrauterine devices, contraceptive diaphragms, and allergic reactions to spermicides or latex condoms, so it is possible to have this without sex or std per say, but many of these causes still have to do with sex, as they are items people use during or are indirectly related to sex. ...Read more
STD vs PID: Think of pid or pelvic inflammatory disease as a subset of sexually transmitted disease. You need to have an std in order to have pid but you don't have to have pid if you have an std. Having an std means just that - that you have an infection. However, having pid means the infection has spread to your internal organs eg fallopian tube, ovaries, etc, which is why it tends to hurt more. ...Read more
When my bf fingers me, i bleed. Im not a virgin and no stds im aware of. Could it be an irritated cervix? is this something to worry about?
Probably not: There is very little cause for alarm and "this is not likely to be something to worry about" unless bleeding is heavy or you are in pain. Better vaginal lubrication and more gentle sexual stimulation and "fingering" of the delicate tissues of your vagina and cervix may be all that is required. ...Read more
Is it normal that it hurts my cervix really badly during and after sex, sometimes after to where i almost can't walk? Been STD test, negative.
No, I would sat : You may have "deep dyspareunia" that may invole the cervix but not be the cause. You may have endometriosis. Make sure u r on the pill, it is first line for pain. Make sure you have been tested with a culture for a uti. If those aren't working, laparoscopy may be in order, to get a look. If that's all ok, must consider hyperalgesia, over sensitivity to pain intertwined with insomnia, stress. ...Read more
Can a obgyn spot STD by looking at your cervix. She didn't give me a swab because it wasn't covered in my visit. She said everything looked normal ?
STD lab tests needed: Normal visual exam is reassuring but only a little. If at risk for STD (more than one partner recently, partner with other partners, etc) you need swab specimen for gonorrhea and chlamydia, blood tests for syphilis and HIV, microscope exam of vaginal fluid. Hard to believe these are not covered by your insurance -- ask again! Or visit your local health dept STD or Planned Parenthood clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a negative STD test but my WBC are elevated and I have inflammation of the cervix what could this mean?
Cervicitis: This is not unusual. Apparently you have cervicitis. Although STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia cause many cases, in most cervicitis no STD is found. Your doctor may recommend an antibiotic to be safe, and may even recommend your sex partner(s) be treated as a precaution. Follow your doctor's advice about it. Good luck! ...Read more