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

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

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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I briefly licked a man's shaft and scrotum. Which std's can I catch and will I see symptoms on genitals or mouth first?

I briefly licked a man's shaft and scrotum.  Which std's can I catch and will I see symptoms on genitals or mouth first?

Little or no risk: You are at little if any STD risk. Even with the head of the penis in the mouth, oral sex is generally safe, with low risk for all STDs and zero for some, much safer than unprotected vaginal or anal sex. There could in theory be a small risk of herpes or HPV from this exposure, but it would be extremely low. Any symptoms would be oral only; STDs don't travel through the body to unexposed sites. ...Read more

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What are std`s and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

What are  std`s and what are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Multiple: Std's or sexually transmitted diseases, are diseases transmitted through sexual contact. Examples are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis c, genital warts, and genital herpes. Bacterial vaginosis is a condition caused by an overabundance of anaerobic bacteria in the vagina. Symptoms can include a watery, foul or fishy smelling discharge and/or vaginal irritation. ...Read more

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I tested negative for STDs but i still have symptoms!! What is wrong?

I tested negative for STDs but i still have symptoms!! What is wrong?

What symptoms?: Hi. There's not a single symptom that is diagnostic of disease...any symptom, any disease. If you are engaged in risky sexual behavior, please take appropriate safeguards. There is no one test that tests for all possible STDs. If your symptom(s) persist, follow up with your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a std?

What are symptoms of a std?

It varies: Some stds cause painful urination and discharge. Others cause ulcers on skin lesions which may or may not be painful.. In addition, conditions such as HIV or hepatitis c, which can be transmitted sexually, may have little or no symptoms at first. If you ae sexually active or have a history of multiple parterners talk to a doctor about proper screening. ...Read more

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What are common STD symptoms?

What are common STD symptoms?

Varies by disease: Most people with and std are unaware and we find it during std testing. Symptoms may include warts, ulcers, yellow or white vaginal/penile discharge, burning with urination, pelvic pain, bleeding between periods, testicular pain and joint pain as well. Untreated infections can cause serious complications. Get tested. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a std?

What are the symptoms of a std?

Highly variable: Sexually transmitted diseases can cause a wide variety of symptoms or none at all, so if you're concerned that you were exposed to an std, you should see a healthcare provider to talk about the right testing for you. Some symptoms to watch out for include discharge from the vagina, urethra, anus, or penis, lumps or bumps in the groin or genital area, and pain or tenderness of that area. ...Read more

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What STD has immediate symptoms?

What STD has immediate symptoms?

Variable: Stds are all infections, and as such, will take time to root and cause symptoms. If you are asking if there is an std that you will know instantly if you have contracted it, about the only one would be pubic lice if you find a louse that has jumped. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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