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Can you generally tell by looking if you have a std?

Can you generally tell by looking if you have a std?

No: Diagnosed by cultures herpes will call lesions or sores buty it should be confirmed by culture, other ones need a culture or blood work, so see your gyn. ...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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Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one (s)

Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one (s)

Too soon: Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing is valid after 4-5 days, but no sooner. Blood tests for syphilis, HIV, etc take a few weeks. Be on the alert for symptoms like discharge from the penis, painful urination, or genital sores, which can show up any time from 2 days to a couple of weeks. Get checked ASAP if symptoms appear, otherwise best to wait a few days. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one (s).

Can you tell if you have or been exsposed to an STD/STI with in 12 hours? If so which one (s).

Don't bet on it: If you suspect you have been exposed pay attention and get checked out with any change in your system or at least every 6 mo. Viral illnesses like herpes and HIV take time to set up in your system and 12 hrs is too soon for them to show their presence, or generate any positive tests.Chlamydia & gonorrhea may produce no symptoms but should turn tests positive within the first week. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have any STDs without geyting checked out?

How can you tell if you have any STDs without geyting checked out?

Sign and symptoms: If you see genital discharge or genital ulceration or have some other symptoms suggesting urogenital disease and you are sexually active and have unprotected sex with someone who recently was diagnosed with an std, then you probably have an std; however definite diagnosis is made by being examined by a doctor and have test ordered. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have HIV or std?

How can you tell if you have HIV or std?

Get tested: While there are sometimes symptoms of sexually transmitted infections, including hiv, there can be infections without any symptoms. Typical symptoms can include discharges, sores, swollen glands, and other features depending on the infection. To be sure, you should see your provider and ask to be tested. Typically, this means hiv, chlamydia and gonorrhea, but can also include others. ...Read more

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If you have a STD would your gynecologist be able to look and tell?

If you have a STD would your gynecologist be able to look and tell?

Probably not: Need lab tests (blood or culture) to determine if std present and what kind. ...Read more

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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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How do I tell my girlfriend about an std?

The truth: You need to tell her the truth and exactly how your acquired it, because she will need to be treated as well. She deserves to know even if you are afraid to tell her... ...Read more

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Can you tell me is "std" a misleading term?

It is descriptive.: It refers to diseases that are primarily transmitted through sexual contact. There may also be non- sexual modes of transmission (i.e. Infection of baby in birth canal). There are some diseases that might be transmitted via sex (i.e. Yeast) but this is the not the primary mode of transmission ; they aren't consider std's. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can take care of an std?

Can I tell me how I can take care of an std?

You need to start: With a medical evaluation. Once the type of std is determined then a treatment plan can be devised. Would avoid direct sexual contact until the issue has been addressed. ...Read more

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

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 can you tell if someone has a STD or sti?

How can you tell if someone has a STD or sti?

They are the same!: Slightly different terms for the same thing. Sexually transmitted disease vs infection! ...Read more

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How can I tell if my girlfriend has an std?

How can I tell if my girlfriend has an std?

Ask her: Oftentimes, as opposed to men, women may not have any std symptoms. If suspicious, she and you should have a thorough std screening panel done- including tests for genital herpes - which is very common and oftentimes without symptoms. ...Read more

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Please tell me what STDs come from skin on skin contact?

Please tell me what STDs come from skin on skin contact?

Depends on contact: It depends on what kind of skin contact it is, whether it oral, genital or trunk contact in term of general hugging. General hugging will likely be now, unless there is kissing involved. It can transmit herpes simplex, hpv from oral/skin contact. Genital area contact would add risk of hiv/hep b &c, gonorrhea, clamydia, syphilis, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how accurate are STD results after 3 weeks?

Can you tell me how accurate are STD results after 3 weeks?

That depends on: Which std's. For instance - HIV may well not show up on a test that early on. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, how accurate are STD results after 3 weeks?

Can you tell me, how accurate are STD results after 3 weeks?

3 weeks after: Exposure? Please let us know which specific std's you are referring to. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an std? How soon can symptoms start?

How can I tell if I have an std? How soon can symptoms start?

Variable: That depends on which std it is. You can't necessarily depend on presence of sxs to know if you have an std. Some std's can be 'silent'. ...Read more

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I think I have an std. How can I tell which specific STD I have?

I think I have an std. How can I tell which specific STD I have?

Seek medical attention: Answer: I hate to break it to you, but there's no way for you to know if you have a sexually transmitted disease without going to your doctor and getting tested. Although with certain stds the symptoms are so recognizable that they can be diagnosed by eye, most std symptoms are so non-specific that it's impossible to diagnose what sexually transmitted disease is causing them. ...Read more

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What happens if your partner has an STD do they have to tell you?

Although the only: Ethical choice would be that your partner tells you if they have a known std, unfortunately that often doesn't happen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how precise is blood and culture tests for all stds?

Can you tell me how precise is blood and culture tests for all stds?

Hard to say: There are more than a dozen illnesses that can pass during sex.Some are straightforward and easily detected in standard tests while others may take weeks or months to trigger changes in antibody profiles and permit detection. As long as you help your doc with details of what you thing you were exposed to, or that you're not sure, a thorough search can be done. ...Read more

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Now I think I'm in trouble. Please tell me how to know if I have std?

Now I think I'm in trouble. Please tell me how to know if I have std?

Testing: Some std's (sexually transmitted disease) aka STI (sexually transmitted infection) have an obvious appearance, but most require testing such as culture or dna testing. If you have had unprotected sex or know that you were exposed to an std, best to get tested. Early treatment can prevent complications. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you go a long time without knowing you have an std?

Could you tell me what happens if you go a long time without knowing you have an std?

Complications: Depending on which std it is, you may develop serious health complications. It doesn't hurt to get tested. Some std's can be "silent". ...Read more

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I have an STD but I am embarrassed and don't want to tell anyone. Will it just go away?

I have an STD but I am embarrassed and don't want to tell anyone. Will it just go away?

Maybe but dangerous!: Maybe, but that is an awfully scary way to deal with a very dangerous situation. Some STDs can go away without treatment, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia. Others do not, such as hpv, herpes, hiv, etc... But gonorrhea and chlamydia can also cause serious infections that can kill you or cause infertility. Suck it up, be an adult and get tested! ...Read more

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If u have cured the STD u had and it was there for about 3months can be a way it can cause u not to have children, like could u tell there's a block?

If u have cured the STD u had and it was there for about 3months can be a way it can cause u not to have children, like could u tell there's a block?

No guarantee: An x-ray procedure showing tubes are open is no guarantee they will work if they are. Many who have STD's treated will not have tube damage, but any damage could lead to poor function without full blockage. You may want to wait until you have trouble conceiving to do all the testing. There are ways to bypass tubes through IVF, to have kids. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if we're both virgins, can we catch stds?

Can you tell me if we're both virgins, can we catch stds?

Define virgin: There are at least a dozen illnesses that can be passed during sexual contact. Some are more specific to sex, like HIV while others like hepatitis just use sex as a non traditional pathway. If you both have never had sex with anyone (oral, vaginal, other) regardless of gender, you are unlikely to pass a std. ...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