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How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

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

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Could you possibly request a penectomy after diagnosis of an std?

Could you possibly request a penectomy after diagnosis of an std?

?!?!?!: Dude, it's more than no. It is heck, no. If thoughts like that are bothering you, please see your doc. You may need professional help to feel better. No disrespect intended, just looking out for you. Best to you. ...Read more

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I am infertile and have not had a period since july of 2013. I have no std's. What could be my possible diagnosis?

I am infertile and have not had a period since july of 2013. I have no std's. What could be my possible diagnosis?

Couple causes: There could be a hormonal issue (pcos, thyroid disease, high prolactin levels), you could have problems with the ovaries failing, there could be scar tissue blocking the blood from coming out. By far hormonal reasons are the most common...And check a pregnancy test! ...Read more

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Can a bacterial and a yeast infection diagnosis at the same time mean something bad like a std. This is my first yeast infection and im 20?

Can a bacterial and a yeast infection diagnosis at the same time mean something bad like a std. This is my first yeast infection and im 20?

Combined yeast and b: Yeast and bacterial infection occurring simultaneously is not uncommon in young sexually active females. Having a new sex partner or multiple sex partners increases the risk of bacterial infection (bacterial vaginosis). Administration of antibiotics at times may precipitate vaginal yeast infection. Both conditions are curable. ...Read more

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My gyn isn't available till next week. I'm pregnant, my labia minora was itchy, now it's dry. I just noticed a cut on each side of my inner labia. Highly doubt it's an std. What can I do to alleviate the discomfort? Any diagnosis?Thanks

My gyn isn't available till next week. I'm pregnant, my labia minora was itchy, now it's dry. I just noticed a cut on each side of my inner labia. Highly doubt it's an std. What can I do to alleviate the discomfort? Any diagnosis?Thanks

Discomfort : A yeast infection , an herpetic lesion may cause this , you have to see your gyn for further evaluation ; however a local anesthetic such as ambesol may help with the discomfort , it may sting at first when you apply it , do not apply too much. ...Read more

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What s all the ways to get a STD is it honestly only through sex?

What s all the ways to get a STD is it honestly only through sex?

Yup: That's why they're called sexually transmitted diseases. Of course, tainted blood in a transfusion or contaminated needle pricks can transmit some std like HIV or hcv. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one(s)

Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one(s)

Too soon: Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing is valid after 4-5 days, but no sooner. Blood tests for syphilis, HIV, etc take a few weeks. Be on the alert for symptoms like discharge from the penis, painful urination, or genital sores, which can show up any time from 2 days to a couple of weeks. Get checked ASAP if symptoms appear, otherwise best to wait a few days. ...Read more