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Help! Could std's lay dormant in your body?

Help! Could std's lay dormant in your body?

Yes: If you are at all concerned about having a std- get checked. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more


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Can men be carriers of trichomonas and have no symptoms? How long can this STD stay dormant?

Can men be carriers of trichomonas and have no symptoms? How long can this STD stay dormant?

Yes: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the parasite trichomonas vaginalis. The infection usually does not cause symptoms in men and goes away on its own in a few weeks. When one partner is diagnosed, the general recommendation is that both get treated and for prevention purposes no sex or at least use condoms until cured. See: http://goo. Gl/n5ziq. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract an STD from somone when the disease is dormant?

Is it possible to contract an STD from somone when the disease is dormant?

Asymptomatic - yes: If you are asking if you can contract a std from someone who is not currently symptomatic _ yes! ...Read more

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How can a person get a std/sti if they have both been faithful to each other? Is this possible? Can an STD lie dormant from previous partners?

How can a person get a std/sti if they have both been faithful to each other? Is this possible? Can an STD lie dormant from previous partners?

Silent STDS: Chlamydia is the classic example of a “silent” std.
Some people have carried latent stage syphilis for decades without being aware of it. One might also not be aware of the presence of gonorrhea or herpes simplex infections (genital). ...Read more

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Can gonorrhoea be dormant in a persons body? Also, can dormant STD's show up in tests even if no current symptoms.

Can gonorrhoea be dormant in a persons body? Also, can dormant STD's show up in tests even if no current symptoms.

Yes: History and examination may lead to the detection of STI which may be entirely unsuspected by the patient.
http://patient.info/doctor/sexually-transmitted-infections-pro ...Read more

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Can STD cyst remain dormant in the human body?

Can STD cyst remain dormant in the human body?

Question unclear: What std are you referring to. Not familiar with common stds resulting in cysts. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a std?

How long does it take to heal from a std?

Depends: Depends on the std and the treatment. Some like herpes are forever, the acute outbreak can be treated but the virus stays in your body lifelong and can reactivate at any time. ...Read more

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How long can an STD last outside of the body?

How long can an STD last outside of the body?

Few Minutes to 1hour: It depends on the organisms causing the diseases but not more than few minutes upto an hour or so. It also depends on the temoerature and humidity ...Read more

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

How long does it take to see the signs of a 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

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How long men can have STD without noticing it for?

How long men can have STD without noticing it for?

Depends: Which std are you referring to? Syphilis and HIV can exist without being symptomatic for very long periods of time. Carriage of some organisms without their creating clinical disease is another possibility. The question must be more specific and delineate the particular infection and why you are asking the question. ...Read more

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How long before you should get re tested for a std?

How long before you should get re tested for a std?

Which STD?: And what have you been exposed to since the last testing? This is a complicated question and needs more definition. ...Read more

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How long would it take until I display signs of a std?

How long would it take until I display signs of a std?

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

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How long does it take to get completely cured from a std?

How long does it take to get completely cured from a std?

Depends: While some stis are considered curable and can be cleared with a short course of treatment, others may be take more time. Some infections, such hiv, for example, presently are not considered curable. Speak with your provider about your specific condition. As with any sti, practicing safer sex protects you and your partner(s) from further infection / exposure. ...Read more

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How long do I wait before I can be tested for STDs after sex?

How long do I wait before I can be tested for STDs after sex?

Saturday night fun?: Different stds have different incubation periods. 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. ...Read more

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If I think I have a std, how long should I wait to get tested?

If I think I have a std, how long should I wait to get tested?

Get tested yesterday: Do not wait! If you think you have a sexually transmitted infection, get tested now. If you don't get tested and treated it could become a pelvic infection and lead to chronic pain and infertility. Not to mention the risk of passing the infection on to someone else. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results back after testing for std's?

How long does it take to get results back after testing for std's?

48 to 72 hours: Most labs can process std testing in 48 to 72 hours. ...Read more

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What occurs if someone had an STD for a long time and didn't notice?

Depends on std: Most common thing would be infecting lots of other sexual contacts. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of stds/aids to show up?

How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of stds/aids to show up?

About a month...: Early HIV symptoms occur about one month after infection. These can include: fever, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and rash. These early HIV symptoms often disappear after another month and can be mistaken for those of other viral infections. Early infected persons can be very infectious. More persistent symptoms of HIV infection may not appear for several years after the infection. ...Read more

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If a person diagnosed with STD then how long will it take to cure completely?

Varies : It totally depends on the type of std. For example herpes is with you forever whereas chlamydia can be treated with an antibiotic for a few days. ...Read more

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After you get tested for a std, how long does it take to get the results?

After you get tested for a std, how long does it take to get the results?

Depends: Depends on the type of testing that was done, the office hours and days of operation of the clinic who tested you, and the general operating efficiency of the clinic. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you go a long time without knowing you have a std?

Could you tell me what happens if you go a long time without knowing you have a std?

Complications: Depending on which std it is, you may develop serious health complications. It doesn't hurt to get tested. Some std's can be "silent". ...Read more

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How long can you go without havin any symptoms when you have std? What symptoms can you see?

Depends!: Some sexually transmitted diseases/infections are asymptomatic (without symptoms) until it's too late eg chlamydia leading to infertility. Or easily overlooked eg sores leading to tertiary infection. Or HIV leading to aids, hepatitis c leading to liver cancer or hpv leading to cervical cancer. Others produce symptoms like pain or discharge eg gonorrhea. If you engage in unprotected sex, get tested. ...Read more