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Is strep throat a std?

Is strep throat a std?

No: Strep throat is a common germ spread by saliva droplets from an infected persons cough, kiss or sharing a drink. Gonorrhea is a std that can cause a red throat, pus and fever. Usually happens after having oral sex with an infected person. ...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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Does strep throat symptoms occur in any stds?

Does strep throat symptoms occur in any stds?

Usually not: By "strep throat symptoms, " I think you mean sore throat, fever, swollen glands, and tiredness lasting more than two or three days. These are not unique to strep, and usually don't occur with std's. But if you have those symptoms, you should visit your doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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I've got swollen tonsils with white bumps on them. Hurt to swallow for a week but now pains gone. Red bumps back of throat. Strep and STD test =negati

I've got swollen tonsils with white bumps on them. Hurt to swallow for a week but now pains gone. Red bumps back of throat. Strep and STD test =negati

Swollen tonsils: May be due to an infection by strep or other bacteria. In your case it looks like you have some pus on the tonsils called exudate. However, it is good news that your strep and std tests were negative. In that case it is most likely a viral infection that will clear itself. If it does not improve within a week to 10 days, you should consult again with your doctor. ...Read more

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Recently, I have had a strep throat for months, do I have an STD?

Recently, I have had a strep throat for months, do I have an STD?

If you have given: Oral sex to another and have any concerns about a possible std- get it medically checked with your physician or a std clinic. ...Read more

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Can you get strep throat or any other throat condition from giving oral sex to a male that has no current STI/STD?

Can you get strep throat or any other throat condition from giving oral sex to a male that has no current STI/STD?

No non-STD risk: Other than STDs, no infections or any other medical conditions are likely to be transmitted by oral sex. Even STDs are pretty low risk, but not zero risk. If you've had such exposure to a new or especially high risk partner, see a doctor or clinic for gonorrhea testing (throat swab, not urine) and maybe, in a few weeks, blood tests for syphilis and HIV. Otherwise, no worries. ...Read more

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Strep throat, prescribed amoxicillin. Then red spots on top of hand, rash along both bottom sides of arms. Doc says unlikely allergic relation. STD?

Strep throat, prescribed amoxicillin. Then red spots on top of hand, rash along both bottom sides of arms. Doc says unlikely allergic relation. STD?

Strep related: There are at least two forms of rash associated with strep. One is related to a toxin released by living strep germs, typically flat, sand papery and rosey. Anther is a hive like eruption (bumps) that can be associated with it. There are a few STD associated rashes, but what you describe is not how they appear. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen with white spots, and my throats also red with little bumps. I'm a virgin. Not std or strep. Ideas?

My tonsils are swollen with white spots, and my throats also red with little bumps. I'm a virgin. Not std or strep. Ideas?

Tested ?: The majority of these are viruses that gained access to your throat off your contaminated fingers or inhaled droplets. They can be the first stage of a multisystem illness that involves your lungs or digestive tract or just stay in your throat. If you tested negative for strep there is no need for antibiotics. It should self heal over a few days to a week. ...Read more

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Days after oral & anal penetration with no ejaculation, I got red bumps back of throat. Went in days after STD results & strep is negative. Now what?

Days after oral & anal penetration with no ejaculation, I got red bumps back of throat. Went in days after STD results & strep is negative. Now what?

Live: Live. Go about your life. These will heal. In six weeks or so do the other std tests so that you do not worry more than you have to worry. Remember sores can appear in the viral 'flu and cold' seasons without explanation; tissue can react to 'trauma' after giving a blow job and it hitting the back of the throat. You have ruled out strep, which would be my first assumption. So, you are clear. ...Read more

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I have a severe sore throat I've been to the dr and rap strep came back neg could I have an oral STD dr said my throat was red and raw dr would know?

I have a severe sore throat I've been to the dr and rap strep came back neg could I have an oral STD dr said my throat was red and raw dr would know?

Probably not STD: There are many viral, and some bacterial causes of a severe sore throat that are step negative. Std's are a rare cause. However, if you have reason to believe that you could have been exposed especially to chlamydia or gonorrhea, let your treating doctor know asap, because antibiotics do cure those problems. ...Read more

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I went down on a girl for about a minute three weeks ago. 5 days after the encounter my throat was sore and I had phlegm. Strep or std?? Sore to swall

I went down on a girl for about a minute three weeks ago. 5 days after the encounter my throat was sore and I had phlegm. Strep or std?? Sore to swall

STD: This probably is some type of STD. You should get tested and treated. If it is an STD and the girl also needs to be treated. It is much safer to use your penis instead of your tongue on the vaginal area. ...Read more

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Does a sore with red bumps back of throat after oral and little anal with another man resemble STD symtoms. Still, thereafter a month! Strep was negat?

Does a sore with red bumps back of throat after oral and little anal with another man resemble STD symtoms. Still, thereafter a month! Strep was negat?

Herpes?: It may be coincidental that you have a sore throat post oral sex. It is possible that you may have picked up a viral infection, such as herpes, have gonorrhea or chlamydia that wasn't picked up or tested for previously, or may have been irritated in some manner. I suggest you get re-evaluated by someone who is knowlegeable in mm sex and be honest about what you were doing and your concerns. ...Read more

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Red bumps in throat after I gave oral and anal w/o ejac. Went in days after, std/strep was negative. Bumps and mild sore throat still ther after month?

After Oral: Occasionally, std tests will not be positive because they are performed too soon after exposure. I would repeat the tests. Also, think about other entities that are not stds that can cause throat and mouth ulcers such as coxackie virus. ...Read more

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Sore throat it stopped hurting so I don't think it's strep. But I have a white spot and red spots. I got my tonsils taken. Could it be a certain std?

Sore throat it stopped hurting so I don't think it's strep. But I have a white spot and red spots. I got my tonsils taken. Could it be a certain std?

Symptom changes: Strep and other forms of sore throat may diminish in severity without treatment. That doesn't alter the potential for complications of untreated strep to occur. Oropharyngeal gonorrhea can also present as a sore throat. The physical appearance can often aid an experienced examines in diagnosis but often throat swabs and lab tests are required for accurate dx. ...Read more

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I have had 1 swollen tonsil, sore throat, dried blood in 1nostril & a benign rash for a month. Strep test was neg, same w/ syphilis & other std's?

I have had 1 swollen tonsil, sore throat, dried blood in 1nostril & a benign rash for a month. Strep test was neg, same w/ syphilis & other std's?

Viral syndrome: It sounds like you may have picked up a viral syndrome. The best thing to do is to remain hydrated, use Ibuprofen at the appropriate dose and get plenty of rest. ...Read more

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I had a sore throat with white spots and also sores on my gums. Couldn't eat solid foods for week bc of pain. Blood work ruled out STDs and not strep?

I had a sore throat with white spots and also sores on my gums. Couldn't eat solid foods for week bc of pain. Blood work ruled out STDs and not strep?

Thrush: A sore throat with white spots and sores on your gums sounds like thrush. Blood tests can rule out some but not all STDs. A specific test is necessary to rulr out chlamydia and gonorrhea. The other possibility is a viral infection. You need to discuss these possibilities with the person who you have been seeing to know which is going on in your case. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Day after oral sex with another man I've got red bumps back of throat, swollen tonsils with white dots. Strep was negative. Std? Hiv? Getting nervous

Day after oral sex with another man I've got red bumps back of throat, swollen tonsils with white dots. Strep was negative. Std? Hiv? Getting nervous

Get help: First ask your partner if he has an infection, genital or other that you may have caught. Then go to doctor as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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STD cause drainage in throat? Days after sex got sore w red bumps back of throat still there 3 months later. Strep/mono/std neg. Spitting lots phlegm

STD cause drainage in throat? Days after sex got sore w red bumps back of throat still there 3 months later. Strep/mono/std neg. Spitting lots phlegm

Asked and Answered: First, has a physician examined you and confirmed that you do have red abnormal anatomy or 'spots' on the back of your throat? Second, there is no STD that causes your symptoms lasting for three months and you have been told this repeatedly. Third, this situation will not be solved on the internet. If your physician is not helping you in person you need a new physician. Perhaps an ENT or allergie ...Read more

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Past month had sore with red bumps back of throat, white tongue, swollen tonsils. Strep=neg. Occured days after sex w another guy. Coincidental? Std?

Past month had sore with red bumps back of throat, white tongue, swollen tonsils. Strep=neg. Occured days after sex w another guy. Coincidental? Std?

Seasonal flu : Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If concerned, see your pcp. ...Read more

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5 month sore throat. ENT doc said everythings fine. Red, irritated, cobestones fatig. Antibitics, steriods, postnasal meds no help. STD/HIV/Strep neg.

5 month sore throat. ENT doc said everythings fine. Red, irritated, cobestones fatig. Antibitics, steriods, postnasal meds no help. STD/HIV/Strep neg.

Reflux?: Consider reflux as the cause especially if you also have frequent throat clearing and/or hoarseness. Try an OTC PPI (Prilosec, Prevacid (lansoprazole) etc) in the morning and see this helps. If problem persisted, get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Persistent sore throat/fatigue after oral. Doc say chronic tonsilitis, rehenitis. Std/hiv/mono/strep neg Antibotics, steriods,post nasal meds not help.

Persistent sore throat/fatigue after oral. Doc say chronic tonsilitis, rehenitis. Std/hiv/mono/strep neg Antibotics, steriods,post nasal meds not help.

Oral what?: When I was resident at a county hospital, we treated what appeared to be an outbreak of oral gonorrhea amongst people your age with the same symptoms who had oral sex (culture confirmed). There are still some unanswered questions- mainly the thought that a healthy immune system should prevent this. But for what it's worth, I thought I would mention this experience with a clinical "zebra." ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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