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Call around for info: Planned Parenthood may be able to check for STDs. They are at San Jose Health Center, 1691 The Alameda, San Jose, 408.287.7526. Also, if a teen is on his or her parents' insurance plan, visits for prevention or treatment of STD's, of pregnancy, and of drug/alcohol/psychological issues... are all supposed to be kept confidential from the parents. In real life, confidentially may not be 100%. ...Read more
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
My gf and i are STD free, she has been checked by her derm. And is on birth control we have had unprotected sex. 3months later i notice painless bumps?
Depends on activity: That depends on how often you're having sex, especially unprotected sex. It could be anywhere from never to every 3 months. I have some patients who should probably be tested every week! but remember that there's no single easy test for stds. To test broadly you may need a combination of blood tests, urine tests, and often throat and rectal swabs. ...Read more
See your Doc: Some std's require a blood test to identify, others require an exam for cultures or test samples. Be prepared to list your sexual practices, partners, and any exposures. There are std clinics in most towns that are discrete, can treat, & refer you to an md if needed. Don't delay. ...Read more
STDs: There are twelve common stds. Five of them are potentially life threatening. Your question is not that simple. As you enter adulthood it would be wise for you to learn these twelve and how they are diagnosed and prevented. Some are tested with blood tests. Some are tested with direct tissue swabbing or pap smear testing. Some are diagnosed by sight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STDs : Testing can happen two ways. Most common would be at your primary care clinic. Or, i believe, in canada there are also public health or std clinics that can do the testing. There are twelve common stds so you may want to go in with symptoms, worries and questions. Many people do not need testing for all twelve. ...Read more
Go back to MD: If there is some vulvar burning, then there is usually an infection or irritant to the vulva. Let the GYN MD play "detective'. ...Read more
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
Because it matters: Several of the std's can be lifelong, deadly, cause sterility, be present without symptoms for years and return, etc. Unless you entered a relationship with a virgin as a virgin an neither of you ever stray (100%), periodic screening is a reasonable thing to do.That is if you want to avoid the potential problems. ...Read more
Is it possible that sex can change your discharge? I've only been with one person and have been checked for STDs and I have none.
How long after sex do you have to wait before checking for the presence of any stds? Only have one partner but would like to check.
Depends: Depends on what you are looking for some std like HIV may take as much as a year to present by blood test where others like gonorrhea may take a few days and then you will often have burning with urination or discharge. I would say 3 months is a good time to get checked but there is no exact time. Remember that if you have symptoms go and get check asap. ...Read more
Sign and symptoms: If you see genital discharge or genital ulceration or have some other symptoms suggesting urogenital disease and you are sexually active and have unprotected sex with someone who recently was diagnosed with an std, then you probably have an std; however definite diagnosis is made by being examined by a doctor and have test ordered. ...Read more