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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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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.

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

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Severe outside vaginal burning, burning on the top of legs and when bladder starts to get full it hurts what could it be all STD tests negative?

Severe outside vaginal burning, burning on the top of legs and when bladder starts to get full it hurts what could it be all STD tests negative?

Possible Vulvodynia: Your symptoms may be related to a variant(s) of chronic pelvic pain syndrome known as vulvodynia and interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome) which include the symptoms you describe. These are complex, but not uncommon, conditions that are very often underdiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and undertreated in women. I would encourage you to read about them and make appt with a knowledgeable gyne md. ...Read more

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I've got swollen tonsils with white bumps on them. Hurt to swallow for a week but now pains gone. Red bumps back of throat. Strep and STD test =negati

I've got swollen tonsils with white bumps on them. Hurt to swallow for a week but now pains gone. Red bumps back of throat. Strep and STD test =negati

Swollen tonsils: May be due to an infection by strep or other bacteria. In your case it looks like you have some pus on the tonsils called exudate. However, it is good news that your strep and std tests were negative. In that case it is most likely a viral infection that will clear itself. If it does not improve within a week to 10 days, you should consult again with your doctor. ...Read more

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Help! monthly, my vulva & vagina burn during & after my period. Tests are negative for stds, yeast, & bv. Soap, sex, & urinating hurt on those days.

Help! monthly, my vulva & vagina burn during & after my period. Tests are negative for stds, yeast, & bv. Soap, sex, & urinating hurt on those days.

Careful exam: If it hasn't been done, you need a careful exam when the soap, sex, and urinating are hurting you. If nothing is still apparent then there are a few gynecologists who have particular interest and expertise in these sorts of problems. ...Read more

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How do STD tests work?

How do STD tests work?

Antibodies & antigen: Most stds will check for antibodies against the pathogen or check for the antigen itself. Some use dna tests. ...Read more

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What test is used for an STD ?

What test is used for an STD ?

Depends on the STD: Blood tests (syphilis), urine tests (gonorrhea, chlamydia), swabs with culture or dna tests (gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes). ...Read more

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Which test to confirm oral transmitted std?

Which test to confirm oral transmitted std?

Which one?: There are a number of std's that can be orally transmitted. If you get tested, they will know what to order. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more