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What are common STD symptoms?

What are common STD symptoms?

Varies by disease: Most people with and std are unaware and we find it during std testing. Symptoms may include warts, ulcers, yellow or white vaginal/penile discharge, burning with urination, pelvic pain, bleeding between periods, testicular pain and joint pain as well. Untreated infections can cause serious complications. Get tested. ...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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When before STD symptoms show up?

When before STD symptoms show up?

Depends on the STDs!: Unfortunately some of the most serious take a long time to be noticed. Gonorrhea in women can be silent, but in men urethritis with intense pain is almost immediate, so there are sexual differences too. The human papiloma virius can be hidden, until cervical cancer develops. Most women and men do not know the have trichomonas, yet other women have discharge and vaginal irritation. ...Read more

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Can STD symptoms show up in 3 days?

Can STD symptoms show up in 3 days?

Yes, depending: on what STD it is. Herpes incubation period can be as short as 2 days. Gonorrhea can cause symptoms within 2 days or be assymptomatic, although infection exists. Pubic lice can cause symptoms within one day. Chancroid can also show symptoms within days. It is best to go see your primary care or OB-Gyn physician for testing to be sure. ...Read more

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Can STD symptoms go away before treatment?

Can STD symptoms go away before treatment?

Yes.: In females this is often true. If you think you have an std, get checked because failure to treat can lead to infertility. ...Read more

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Do std symptoms show a day or two after you had sex?

Do std symptoms show a day or two after you had sex?

It's possible: We have a long list of sexually transmitted diseases with different lengths of prodromal periods. Most of them will show the symptoms in about 7 days or longer but some could show the symptoms in as early as 1-2 days too. If you have any abnormal discharge or discomfort see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long after unprotected sex will STD symptoms show up?

How long after unprotected sex will STD symptoms show up?

Vary: Syphilis symptoms show up after 3 weeks, gonorrhea symptoms after 2-7 days, chlamydia can be several days to not at all which is why it is the most common sexually-transmitted as often people don't know they have it . Most iof the other std's show up within two weeks of exposure. ...Read more

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Can you start seeing STD symptoms not even a day after unprotected sex?

Can you start seeing STD symptoms not even a day after unprotected sex?

Maybe: Depending on the infection, the symptoms may occur from 1 day to 3 weeks after exposure. If you do have symptoms such as unusual or foul-smelling vaginal discharge, vaginal itching or ulcers or bumps - you should see your doctor to be tested. You may also consider getting treatment for the most common stds right away just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more