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Dr. Walter Evans II Dr. Evans II
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

I'd like to get checked for any STI or std. Where do I get for these tests?

Blood and sex organ: Different stds have different incubation periods before testing accurate. 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 or county health department. ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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For what length of time can it take for an STI or STD to produce symptoms or accurate test results?

For what length of time can it take for an STI or STD to produce symptoms or accurate test results?

Silent stds: If you have a silent std don't sit around waiting for symptoms - you may not get any. If you have have had contact sexually with someone with an std- get tested now. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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If you had symptoms of a STI or STD and it was confirmed that you had it . And it was cured Can you get the symptoms again ? If you thought you had it

If you had symptoms of a STI or STD and it was confirmed that you had it . And it was cured Can you get the symptoms again ? If you thought you had it

Sure: Did partner get treated also? If not, then will likely get with each next sex. Both need treated and checked for resolution. Also, these are bacterial infections, and they do not produce an immunity to future (re-) infection, like chicken pox would. Condoms are your friend and can help prevent these problems (and unintended pregnancy, too). ...Read more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Male discharge: could it be a sign of STI or std?

Male discharge: could it be a sign of STI or std?

Yes: Male discharges are not common, and need to be evaluated for uti's, including std's. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Claude Parola Dr. Parola
Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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Does it happen that people get stis or STDs sexually transmitted dieases from touching stuff?

Does it happen that people get stis or STDs sexually transmitted dieases from touching stuff?

Unlikely: Sexually transmitted disease, means the disease is transmitted through sex, although, theorically if you touch an active lesion from someone with herpes and then you touch your genital , there is a possibility to acquire the virus this way but i doubt anyone ever been infected this way. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I've been tested for sti's and std's and they all came back clear but i got funny smelling discharge what could be causing the smell?

I've been tested for sti's and std's and they all came back clear but i got funny smelling discharge what could be causing the smell?

Bacterial vaginosis: Or other form of vaginal infection. Do not know how you were tested and cleared for stds, but this requires a doctor to examine you and the discharge and treating appropriately. Go back to doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Betsy Greenleaf Dr. Greenleaf
Gynecology
19 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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Me and my girlfriend never had sex but oral sex. Me and her are sti and std all that stuff free. Can we still get sti and std all that stuff?

Me and my girlfriend never had sex but oral sex. Me and her are sti and std all that stuff free. Can we still get sti and std all that stuff?

Maybe: STD's can be passed with any type of sexual contact oral, genital or just skin to skin contact. You would both have to be completely free of contact with others prior your interaction with each other to be safe. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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I had swabs a couple of weeks ago to test for STI and STD I think but I got a phone call to say I need to go in again to have more swabs why ?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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I had swabs a couple of weeks ago to test for STI and STD I think but I got a phone call to say I need to go in again to have more swabs  why ?

Here are some ...: Most conditions may include: 1. collected specimen is considered inadequate, 2. misplaced or lost the specimen, & 3. test came back with ambiguous result. So, go in for detail. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Daus Dr. Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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I'm currently 22weeks pregnant and I tested positve for trich, ive only sexed my Babyfather what are multiple ways I could've caught this STI or STD?

I'm currently 22weeks pregnant and I tested positve for trich, ive only sexed my Babyfather what are multiple ways I could've caught this STI or STD?

Trichomoniasis: You've probably heard it before: The simplest explanation is usually the right one. Detectives use it to deduce who's the likeliest suspect in a murder case -- you know, the butler did it. Doctors ­use it to determine the illness behind a set of symptoms. The most likely place to have gotten the tric is from the baby's father. ...Read more

Dr. John DeWolf Dr. DeWolf
Dentistry
36 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
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Can red lumps at the back of the tongue be any kind of STI or std?

Must be seen: The most likely cause of the bumps on the back of your tongue is that they are normal taste buds. If you have fears of sti or std, the only prudent course is to get a physical exam to know for sure what your situation is. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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How are STI and STD spread? If two people have not had any sexual contact with any other person can an STI or STD be spread through anal or oral sex?

How are STI and STD spread? If two people have not had any sexual contact with any other person can an STI or STD be spread through anal or oral sex?

Mutual monogamy: Mutual monogamy, assuming both parties are negative for STD's, usually guarantee absence of transmission. The exception is previous exposure to Herpes which has not had any "outbreaks" over a period of time until resuming contact with another partner. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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I was peeing everything was fine no pain, itching ECT.. Then this white stuff came out I have no STIs or STDs I'm in the clear for that A little bit ?

I was peeing everything was fine no pain, itching ECT.. Then this white stuff came out I have no STIs or STDs I'm in the clear for that 
A little bit ?

Urethral discharge?: If "white stuff" is dripping from your penis on its own, i.e. not during bowel movement, then you probably have nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), which is an STD. It often doesn't show up on standard STD tests, i.e. gonorrhea/chlamydia. But if it comes only with BM, it's probably just normal prostate fluid; this is fairly common in entirely healthy men. Best to see doc and take it from there. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Can an STI or STD cause your menstruation 2 stop?

Can an STI or STD cause your menstruation 2 stop?

Probably not: The infection would not likely stop your periods but could make you have irregular bleeding or more painful periods. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Siroky Dr. Siroky
Urology
years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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If one has HPV vaccine, can one still contract STI or STD?

If one has HPV vaccine, can one still contract STI or STD?

Yes indeed: There are around 10 common STD bacteria and viruses, plus about 20 less common. HPV is only one type of STD, and the two available HPV vaccines cover only 2 or 4 of over 100 HPV types. After an HPV vaccine, a person can still be infected with all the other STDs, like gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, herpes, and HIV (the AIDS virus). FYI, there is no different meaning between STD and STI. ...Read more

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Dr. Neeraj Goswamy Dr. Goswamy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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Dr. Clarence Lyons Dr. Lyons
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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How can I tell if I have an sti/std?

How can I tell if I have an sti/std?

See a doctor: best thing is to see a doctor and get tested. ...Read more

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Dr. Ealena Callender Dr. Callender
Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of an STI and an std?

What are the symptoms of an STI and an std?

Depends on the STD: The most common symptom for stds is no symptom at all. Some people may notice symptoms such as genital itching, odor, discharge or sores within 3 days of exposure. Others, will never have any of these symptoms. So, if you think you may have been exposed, its best to go ahead and get tested. You may even consider getting treated for common infections just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,399 doctors shared insights

Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,582 doctors shared insights

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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