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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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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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Signs of STD in male?

Signs of STD in male?

STI's (STD's): It depends on the sti's (sexually transmitted infections) you are referring to. Painful or painless rash. Burning on urination. Penile discharge. Some sti's can be fairly asymptomatic and thus testing is your best bet to know if you have one (or more than one). ...Read more

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What are signs of having an std?

What are signs of having an std?

Many: Stds may present with many different symptoms and are acquired by sexual contact. Some symptoms include burning with urination, genital pain, discharge, or skin lesions. However, many times infections can be asymptomatic. If you are concerned, you should be evaluated and tested. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of std's?

Many!: There are many, but here are the most common: Abnormal discharge from the penis, vagina, or rectum (if exposed); painful or uncomfortable urination; various kinds of sores or skin bumps of the genitals or other exposed sites; inflamed/swollen lymph nodes in the groin or elsewhere; certain kinds of skin rash; and many more. Often no symptoms at all. If you think you were exposed, get tested. ...Read more

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How common is it not to show signs of an std?

How common is it not to show signs of an std?

Very common: Up to 3/4 of women and many men are asymptommatic with chlamydia infections and many are also asymptommatic with gonorrhea. Most people are infected with hpv (80% of all women by age 50) and dont know it. Hsv is fequently asymptommatic. And even HIV has a period of time where a person has absolutely no symptoms. ...Read more

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

How long does it take to see the signs of an 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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Whats the soonest you can see the signs of a std?

Whats the soonest you can see the signs of a std?

Days to weeks: Different stds have different incubation periods. Some stds can show after a few days, but mostly likely within a week at the earliest. Others can show up after weeks to months. ...Read more

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How long would it take until i display signs of an std?

How long would it take until i display signs of an std?

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

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I have signs of an STD and need to be tested and treated. But i can't find anywhere to go to do it till Monday what should i do?

I have signs of an STD and need to be tested and treated.  But i can't find anywhere to go to do it till Monday  what should i do?

Sooner is better!: It varies from one STD to the next and with severity of symptoms. If only discharge, without pain, it's probably safe to wait til Monday. But even here there is risk of serious complications in the next 1-2 days. For sure don't wait if you are in pain or fever, or have open sores that suggest herpes, for which effective treatment has to start early. If necessary, find an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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I have a slit pain in my groan area. Could that be signs of an STD or i started a hard work out program last week could it be from working out?

I have a slit pain in my groan area.  Could that be signs of an STD or i started a hard work out program last week could it be from working out?

Could be either: It is more likely to be due to a hard workout. The answer lies in what the associated symptoms are. Most std's would present with associated urinary symptoms or a rash. A hard workout is more likely a hard leg or core workout. Evaluation is warranted with lab testing if you are at risk for std's such as having unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Are there common signs of STDs for males?

Are there common signs of STDs for males?

STDs: Different STDs may present in differing fashions and there is not a common thread. Some may occur without overt symptoms. ...Read more

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Is spotting a sign of std?

Is spotting a sign of std?

It is possible: Spotting can be due to changing hormones, std, pregnancy, all require a visit to your doctor ...Read more

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Are reoccurring boils most likely a sign of std?

Are reoccurring boils most likely a sign of std?

Where?: Absolutely if boils are on the genitals. Herpes, syphilis, chancroid can all present with lesions. See a doctor for work up. ...Read more

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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

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I used someone else's vibrator when i was younger. I never showed any signs of change afterwards, but is it possible I have an std?

Twelve STDS: Nope. It is not likely. But, if you are worrying you should get tested. I always use questions like this to put it out there that there are twelve common stds. If you are sexually active it is wise to know them and how to prevent, vaccinate, or avoid them. ...Read more

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What are signs of HPV the STD ?

HPV: Many woman do not have not signs or symptoms with hpv. Hpv is a family of viruses, if you have the right one, you could have genital warts. ...Read more

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Can dry skin patches be a sign of an std?

Can dry skin patches be a sign of an std?

STDs: There are skin eruptions associated with several stds and would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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