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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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Why Every time I have vaginal sex the next day it's hard for me to have a bowel movement, also my bladder hurts a bit.I've take std test & all neg.

Why Every time I have vaginal sex the next day it's hard for me to have a bowel movement, also my bladder hurts a bit.I've take std test & all neg.

Space Invader: When you have a object (penis or vibrator) travel in "inner space" (the vagina), there is a great deal of "galaxy sharing" The urinary bladder is just above the vagina and the rectum just below the same. As a result, vigorous vaginal intercourse can temporarily "hold up" those bodily functions. Make sure both the bladder and rectum are empty before enjoying the next "space flight". ...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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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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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

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How many test would you have to take for all the std's?

How many test would you have to take  for all the std's?

STDs: The main test for stds is a culture of the fluid from the tip of the penis or vagina for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Other sexy transmitted diseases include hepatitis and HIV which are performed by separate the blood tests. For genital herpes it is more of a clinical diagnosis with the sickles or clear blisters that form and then a culture can be taken of that flew to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would an std/sti give symptoms and not show positive on tests?

Would an std/sti give symptoms and not show positive on tests?

Usually not.: Consult a urologist and b tested and have any discharge examined by microscope. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how precise is blood and culture tests for all stds?

Can you tell me how precise is blood and culture tests for all stds?

Hard to say: There are more than a dozen illnesses that can pass during sex.Some are straightforward and easily detected in standard tests while others may take weeks or months to trigger changes in antibody profiles and permit detection.As long as you help your doc with details of what you thing you were exposed to, or that you're not sure, a thorough search can be done. ...Read more

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We both wanna be worry free from std's.What all tests should we take?

We both wanna be worry free from std's.What all tests should we take?

Go to your doctor: Schedule an visit with your doctor and undergo a pelvic exam in order to get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas. You can also get blood tests for hiv, hepatitis b, and syphilis. Stay up to date with your pap tests as well. ...Read more

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4 days late, virgin but fooled around with my bf. 3 negative tests. Std ?

4 days late, virgin but fooled around with my bf. 3 negative tests. Std ?

Need more Info?: I am not sure what you are asking and what symptoms you have? What does 'fooled around' mean? If you had no vaginal intercourse and no exposure to semen you cannot be pregnant. Why are you testing? There are twelve common stds. What are you worrying about? Symptoms? ...Read more

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I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

Blood and sex organ: Different stds have different incubation periods before testing accurate. It ranges from one week for gonorrhea, trichomonas and chlamydia to 6 months for hiv. That is why you must be very careful whom you take as a sex partner. Syphilis and hepatitis take about 6 weeks to detect. Discuss the specifics with your doctor or county health department. ...Read more

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Can someone be a carrier of an STD and still show up negative on the test results?

Yes: All stds take days to weeks to show up positive on tests since a lot of tests look for antibody to these diseases. Our bodies take time to generate these antibodies, so if a person is infected relatively recently, he/she will test negative, but carry it. ...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