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How common is it not to show signs of an std?

How common is it not to show signs of an std?

Very common: Up to 3/4 of women and many men are asymptommatic with chlamydia infections and many are also asymptommatic with gonorrhea. Most people are infected with hpv (80% of all women by age 50) and dont know it. Hsv is fequently asymptommatic. And even HIV has a period of time where a person has absolutely no symptoms. ...Read more

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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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How common is it for a woman not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

How common is it for a woman not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

Very common.: A significant majority of women with chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection, have no symptoms initially. Untreated though, chlamydia infections can lead to a serious condition called pelvic inflammatory disease, which can also cause infertility and increase the chance of ectopic pregnancy. If you've had unprotected sexual contact, or a new sexual partner, it's a good idea to get screened. ...Read more

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How common is it for a man not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

How common is it for a man not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

Pretty common: Chlamydia infections usually cause symptoms in males - usually at least burning with urination. It is unlikely but not impossible to have infection without symptoms - if you have concerns you should be tested....And change the behaviour that puts you at risk. ...Read more

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How common is it for a baby to show no signs of HSV 2 if born with it?

How common is it for a baby to show no signs of HSV 2 if born with it?

Possible...: Newborn babies can be exposed to the herpes virus as they pass through the birth canal. This can happen even if moms do not have active lesions at delivery. Your OB doctor and pediatrician should be informed of your history if they do not already know it. Newborn babies may develop illness from herpes in the days after delivery. If your child has a fever or develops a rash or is ill call md. ...Read more

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If a cut were to get infected would it show all signs of infection I.E swelling,fever,puss,redness or is it possible it would just show just 1 sign?

If a cut were to get infected would it show all signs of infection I.E swelling,fever,puss,redness or is it possible it would just show just 1 sign?

Cardinal Signs.: Depending on the age and nature of the cut, if infected, there could eventually be swelling, puss, redness and more than likely pain. The fever may take some time to develop but it too can be present. Remember that inflammation, also, can also be demonstrated by swelling, redness and pain. In cases of inflammation, an infection may not be present. Go figure. ...Read more

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Do xrays of teeth show if infection is present? Is it possible for xray to miss it?

Do xrays of teeth show if infection is present? Is it possible for xray to miss it?

Not always, use CBCT: The anatomy, position of teeth and the density of the palate make the regular x-ray a challenge. Nowadays for optimal evaluation of complicated maxillofacial infection 3D cone beam CBCT scan is used. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be diagnosed with cushing's syndrome but there tests didn't show it the first time or what?

Is it possible to be diagnosed with cushing's syndrome but there tests didn't show it the first time or what?

Difficult diagnosis: Hi. Yes, Cushing's can be one of the more difficult and subtle diagnoses in all of endocrinology because of fluctuations in adrenal function throughout the 24-hour period. I see you're in my town. I probably know who diagnosed you, if it's an endocrinologist! Proceed with the work up. Assuming the diagnosis is correct, you don't want to leave it untreated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible 500 mg of azithromycin will treat chlamydia? What is the likelihood that this is enough? I do not have access to 1g. I have no symtoms

Is it possible 500 mg of azithromycin will treat chlamydia? What is the likelihood that this is enough? I do not have access to 1g. I have no symtoms

Not enough: This dose is not reliable against chlamydia. You need to find another 500 mg; in fact, if you already treated yourself, you need another two doses -- total 1 g taken all at once. If you could get 500 mg, surely you can get the rest. Contact your local health department for probable free treatment. Also, you need to be tested; and other sex partners (all within the past 2 months) also need Rx. ...Read more

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Can a baby be born with an STD but not show any signs of an infection?

Can a baby be born with an STD but not show any signs of an infection?

Yes: Chlamydia infant contracts from birth canal causes eye infection 1-2 weeks after birth and pneumonia in 1-3 months. Hpv infections in infants have variable incubation periods, 6 weeks or longer for laryngeal papillomatosis and months for condyloma. ...Read more

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I read in an article that one of the causes of bacterial vaginosis can be a new partner. If it isn't an std, how is that possible?

I read in an article that one of the causes of  bacterial vaginosis can be a new partner. If it isn't an std, how is that possible?

BV: Changes in vaginal bacterial flora, levels of acidity, irritation, and other factors which may be related to sexual activity may predispose to new episodes of bv, but they are not due to pathogenic organisms transmitted by your partner (even if it is conceivable that he had some on his penis - sometimes from anal sex followed by vaginal penetration without washing first). ...Read more

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What are common and uncommon signs & symptoms of lymphoma and what can be done to detect it and prevent it and what is the treatment for it.

What are common and uncommon signs & symptoms of lymphoma and what can be done to detect it and prevent it and what is the treatment for it.

See below: The most common presenting complaint in people with lymphoma is painless adenopathy, or a persistently swollen lymph node. Other complaints can be fever, night sweats, or weight loss. Detection is either through a swollen node or imaging showing enlarged nodes. Diagnosis is made by biopsy. There's no prevention. Treatment will involve chemotherapy and may or may not include radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have add/adhd or show signs of it?

Is it possible that I have add/adhd or show signs of it?

Unlikely: If you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a child and have not experienced a brain injury or infection, it is unlikely you have ADHD. Consult your doctor to determine if you have a medical issue like hyperthyroidism, that can mimic ADHD symptoms. You should also explore depression, anxiety and other emotional issues that can present with similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman without any external hsv1 symptoms to have it inside of the vagina and not know it? If so is there testing available?

Is it possible for a woman without any external hsv1 symptoms to have it inside of the vagina and not know it? If so is there testing available?

Yes: So traditionally HSV was responsible for oral lesion and HSV 2 genital lesions. They are commonly in both areas now. You can have virus present anywhere in the body without having a visible lesions, or the lesion may be visible but very hard to see. You can do blood to see if you have been exposed in the past, but there is not really a test to see if a lesion is there but hard to see ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of a yeast related skin rash in an infant? How long does it take to clear up with an ointment & is it contagious?

What are the possible causes of a yeast related skin rash in an infant? How long does it take to clear up with an ointment & is it contagious?

Part of life: Yeast is around us in the environment & by later infancy at least 5% of the dry weight of poo is yeast. The skin surface is resistant to yeast unless irritated or over hydrated ( like wearing diapers ). The yeast creates a rash when it takes the opportunity of a simple exposure & sets up housekeeping on irritated skin.Improvement with rx occurs within days. ...Read more

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I have what looks like folliculitis in the genital area how is it treated or what are the signs that is what it is and not an STD it doesn't itch/hurt?

I have what looks like folliculitis in the genital area how is it treated or what are the signs that is what it is and not an STD it doesn't itch/hurt?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis will usually be more inflamed than something like molluscum. If it does't hurt or itch that does point toward more benign things. And if you shave in the genital area that would suggest something infectious. However, this should be evaluated. ...Read more

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If you had testicular cancer is there usually not kind of irritation or is it common to not have pain?

If you had testicular cancer is there usually not kind of irritation or is it common to not have pain?

Listen, man...: Testicular cancer isn't painful until very late. If you have a testicular mass, or one of them has gotten a lot larger recently, get seen without delay. ...Read more

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Is it possible to show no signs of gonorrhea or chlamydia until a year after contact?

Is it possible to show no signs of gonorrhea or chlamydia until a year after contact?

Chlamydia can be...: Chlamydia can be silent well over a year of acquisition. Gonorrhea in men is almost immediately symptomatic with burning and bloody urination, if it is urethrally acquired. Women can harbor gonorrhea for months without symptoms, but it too can be quite sympomatic in the fallopian tubes and abdomen! ...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