Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Common Is It Not To Show Signs Of An Std

Share
1

1
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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Robert Killian
788 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Are there common signs of STDs for males?

Are there common signs of STDs for males?

STDs: Different STDs may present in differing fashions and there is not a common thread. Some may occur without overt symptoms. ...Read more

4

4
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

5

5
Can you get an STD from someone you have sex with who shows no visible signs of disease?

Can you get an STD from someone you have sex with who shows no visible signs of disease?

Yes you can: Most cases of std infection are caught from people you have no outward signs of infection, hiv/aids, gonorrhea, hpv, syphilis, chlamydia et. Etc. This is why we stress need to avoid unprotected sex except with a long time partner. Ask any of our patients with documented std to be responsible & contact all their sex partners. ...Read more

7

7
Can a painless pea size swollen inguinal lymph node be a sign of a std? If so which ones and how Common is this? Anything to worry about?

Can a painless pea size swollen inguinal lymph node be a sign of a std? If so which ones and how Common is this? Anything to worry about?

Enlarged lymph node: a swollen inguinal node could be from any cause of irritation or inflammation (and infection) in the surrounding area. It could also be a residual node from a past irritation. If there is the possibility of having a STD, schedule an appointment with your doctor for testing and treatment if needed. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
How long does it take to see the signs of an std?

How long does it take to see the signs of an std?

Depends on the STD: You could have an STD and be asymptomatic — without any signs or symptoms. In fact, this happens with a lot of STDs. Even though you have no symptoms, you're still at risk of passing the infection along to your sex partners. That's why it's important to use protection, such as a condom, during sex. And visit your doctor on a regular basis for STD screening. ...Read more

9

9
How long would it take until i display signs of an std?

That is variable: Depending on which std it is. You could have an std and be asymptomatic (i.e., chlaymdia infection). ...Read more

10

10
I have signs of an STD and need to be tested and treated. But i can't find anywhere to go to do it till Monday what should i do?

I have signs of an STD and need to be tested and treated.  But i can't find anywhere to go to do it till Monday  what should i do?

Sooner is better!: It varies from one STD to the next and with severity of symptoms. If only discharge, without pain, it's probably safe to wait til Monday. But even here there is risk of serious complications in the next 1-2 days. For sure don't wait if you are in pain or fever, or have open sores that suggest herpes, for which effective treatment has to start early. If necessary, find an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,353 doctors shared insights

Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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