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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. Hamid Sajjadi
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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On 7th mnth of BCP now and this month is first month to miss a period.just discovered big lump greenish yellow jelly like discharge.can this be std?

On 7th mnth of BCP now and this month is first month to miss a period.just discovered big lump greenish yellow jelly like discharge.can this be std?

Rule out std: Vaginal discharge can occur in any female which can be associated with color change, odor or itching. At 15 yo on 7th month of BCP with greenish vaginal discharge, there is a need proper evaluation.
Please see the doctor for diagnosis and management as follows:1. Pregnancy test. 2. Wet mount for yeast, Trichomonas or bacterial vaginosis. 3. Check for Chlamydia and gonorrhea.
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Should sex without condom be safe from pregnancy while on BCPs//will having sex right after menstrual even lessen the chance of pregnancy?(ignore STD)

Should sex without condom be safe from pregnancy while on BCPs//will having sex right after menstrual even lessen the chance of pregnancy?(ignore STD)

Depends: The failure (pregnancy) rate of the pill is cited as about 5% per year of use.Pregnancy has been documented on any day of a woman's cycle (without BC) but would be less likely just before/during/after menses in that setting. Proper pill use, ie never missing a pill,regular timing, improves reliability. ...Read more

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Could I have a STD if I feel burning during sex? I'm also in birth control pills

Could I have a STD if I feel burning during sex? I'm also in birth control pills

Absolutely: Burning during intercourse can certainly be a symptom of an STD. It can also be a symptom of irritation. There is a huge difference in what you do, so you really need to see a doc, have some testing done, and find out what the cause is. Only then can appropriate treatment be initiated. BCP's can also cause changes in vaginal tissues, so a change in this may also be indicated. ...Read more

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If you take birth control pills regularly (Reclipsen) is there a need for condoms if stds are not a concern? is it more effective? he always pulls out

If you take birth control pills regularly (Reclipsen) is there a need for condoms if stds are not a concern? is it more effective? he always pulls out

Not really: Compliant birth control pill use is 99% effective in pregnancy prevention. STD may always be a risk but much less likely in a monogamous relationship where both partners have been tested for STD. Condom use is an added layer of protection but given the significantly low rate of pregnancy on BCP, addition of condoms really doesn't change the rate of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is ejaculation alright while on birth control? If i properly follow all the guidelines of my birth control pill and my boyfriend and i are both STD free is it okay if he ejaculates inside me?

Is ejaculation alright while on birth control? If i properly follow all the guidelines of my birth control pill and my boyfriend and i are both STD free is it okay if he ejaculates inside me?

Oral : Oral contraceptives, when used correctly, are 98% effective in preventing pregnancy. You can still get pregnant if your boyfriend ejaculates inside you, but the likelihood is far lower than if you were not on birth control. With regard to std's: you can't spread them if you don't have them, but it can be difficult to rule them out entirely. Some std's may be present but undetected, so unless you were both virgins when you started having sex with each other and monogamous ever since, there's no guarantee. ...Read more

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Is a red colored cervix normal? Female age 22, negative for STDs (Had chlaymdia in past but was treated), normal pap, taking birth control pills.

Is a red colored cervix normal? Female age 22, negative for STDs (Had chlaymdia in past but was treated), normal pap, taking birth control pills.

Red cervix: Hi HaleyS, a red cervix can be normal. It is not normal if it is associated with swelling or pain. A normal pap, normal std tests, and normal pelvic exam by your doctor should be reassuring. If you have pain(abdominal or pelvic), fevers, or malodorous discharge, see your doctor immediately. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more

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I feel like I have to pee all the time. No other symptoms, UA negative x2. Negative preg test/std check. Could it be my birth control pills?

I feel like I have to pee all the time. No other symptoms, UA negative x2. Negative preg test/std check. Could it be my birth control pills?

Not the BC pills: It is usually not due to the oral contraceptive pills, but either a urinary tract infection or incomplete bladder emptying with nerve irritation.(Neurogenic bladder) A Urologist or Urogynecologist can make a determination of the cause by exam and testing. ...Read more

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26 y/o female diagnosed w/urethritis, negative urine test, neg STD tests, no birth control pills. What could cause this? Already taken Zithromax.

26 y/o female diagnosed w/urethritis, negative urine test, neg STD tests, no birth control pills. What could cause this? Already taken Zithromax.

Urethritis causes: include viral infections in addition to bacterial, but may also include Injury and sensitivity to the chemicals used in spermicides or contraceptive jellies, creams, or foams, and sometimes dietary chemicals. Avoid excessive holding of urine and drinking dye free liquids until urine is very light colored may be helpful. ...Read more

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Should i continue to take my ortho tri cyclen.? For STD related bleeding. I've been bleeding since january 23rd and all my doctor did was give me birth control pills. The bleeding has not subsided yet. Should i continue.? I really do think I have a std..

Should i continue to take my ortho tri cyclen.? For STD related bleeding. I've been bleeding since january 23rd and all my doctor did was give me birth control pills. The bleeding has not subsided yet. Should i continue.? I really do think I have a std..

Bleeding : Bleeding for so long is not normal. Is it spotting or like a normal period? You should return to your doctor for a new pill called provera (medroxyprogesterone). This will stop the bleeding. After that a work up can be done to determine a cause. You will need a pap smear and possibly an endometrial biopsy (test of your uterus). If you are at risk of having an std you must be tested at once. A pregnancy test is a good idea as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

No: No, birth control pills do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections or hiv/aids. They just protect you from pregnancy. The only way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections, including hiv/aids, is through the use of barrier protection (condoms or dental dams). ...Read more

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Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?

Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?

STDs: Birth control pills will not protect you from anything, including pregnancy (although it makes pregnancy infinitely less likely). Condoms will provide reasonable protection from most stds, but even these can fail because of leakage or breakage. Be careful out there. ...Read more

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What kinds of STDs are there?

What kinds of STDs are there?

STD: Bacteria, viruses and parasites can cause STD's. Herpes, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Hepatis B, Hepatitis C, HIV are viruses which can be spread sexually, Trichomonas is a parasite, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis are bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What kinds of STDs are there?

What kinds of STDs are there?

STD: Bacteria, viruses and parasites can cause STD's. Herpes, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Hepatis B, Hepatitis C, HIV are viruses which can be spread sexually, Trichomonas is a parasite, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis are bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Are there STDs that go undetected for decades?

Are there STDs that go undetected for decades?

Possible...: Physiological body relies on two lines of defense to fend off infective agents, i.e., first, natural barriers of skin and mucosa and second, humoral immune mechanism behind natural barriers. That is why exposure to infective agent does mean contracting it and contracting it does not mean manifesting a disease, so reflecting the strength and integrity of these two lines of defense of an individual. ...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


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