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My throat has been dry and a bit sore for 2 weeks. Slight blood in the mornings. It started after unprotected, rough oral sex. I'm worried I might have caught an std/throat cancer? It's dry/bit sore.

My throat has been dry and a bit sore for 2 weeks. Slight blood in the mornings. It started after unprotected, rough oral sex. I'm worried I might have caught an std/throat cancer? It's dry/bit sore.

Get tested: If you have had unprotected oral sex, then there is a real possibility of a STD. You should definitely be tested. Don't worry about throat cancer which is extremely unlikely in a woman your age. It is most likely related to the sex, but even very rough oral sex should not cause soreness that lasts for 2 weeks. Get checked, get treatment if needed, feel safe, protect yourself in the future. ...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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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

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I think i might have an std. How do I get tested?

I think i might have an std. How do I get tested?

See your doctor: You can get tested at your family doctor or a health department easily. They will be able to tell you fairly quickly with a high degree of certainty. ...Read more

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Okay so, I just found out that I might have an std (Chlamydia). I gave birth to my child a month ago.. How can this affect my child?? He seems and looks healthy however, I am very worried!

Okay so, I just found out that I might have an std (Chlamydia). I gave birth to my child a month ago.. How can this affect my child?? He seems and looks healthy however, I am very worried!

? Chlamydia ?: I am assuming that you bring the child to a doctor. Mention your concerns. If you had chlamydia at the time of delivery the child could have developed eye findings and that would have been noted and treated. The other presentation is that of pneumonia. Both of these conditions can be treated but you must must mention your concerns to the child's doctor and you and father get treated too pronto!! ...Read more

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I think i might have an STD I have been monogamous with my partner for over a year now and about 2 months ago these really small skin colored bumps began to appear on my shaft close to the head of the penis. I have never had an outbreak of any sort before

I think i might have an STD I have been monogamous with my partner for over a year now and about 2 months ago these really small skin colored bumps began to appear on my shaft close to the head of the penis. I have never had an outbreak of any sort before

The : The best way to get a correct diagnosis for the lesions on your penis is to have them examined by your doctor. The doctors who write for this cite, can provide educated ideas but by researching this on -line you have already made informed guesses as to what your lesions might be. Nothing can replace a physical examination. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took 4 zithromax pills today because I might have an std. I am having terrible terrible stomach pain, it's a 10 right now on top of having uncontrollable diarrhea. Can't go to the er. What should I do?

I took 4 zithromax pills today because I might have an std. I am having terrible terrible stomach pain, it's a 10 right now on top of having uncontrollable diarrhea. Can't go to the er. What should I do?

Stay calm: That is an unfortunate adverse effect of high dose zithromax.... Stay hydrated, try some mylanta or pepto... Not much else to do other than wait it out... Obviously, if pain not improving or completely unbearable, better to have it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I think i might have trich(std) from my ex girlfriend can I just get treatment instead of seeing a doctor?

I think i might have trich(std) from my ex girlfriend can I just get treatment instead of seeing a doctor?

Possible...: Have your ex-girlfriend ask her doc to give additional prescription for empirical treatment if she is willing to help; that is possible. Otherwise, go to be checked so to decide if treating trich is needed or not. ...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