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Std Symptoms For Guys
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
Diagnosed with urethritis but tested negative for UTI and stds. What other possible causes/treatments?
Ureaplasma or viral: Non-specific urethritis (NSU). These organisms are notoriously difficult to identify. Discuss with your Dr., ureaplasma respond to Erythromycin type of antibiotics. Viral urethritis is treated symptomatically. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can relieve the burning sensation. Probiotics e.g live culture yogurt or lactobacillus may help ...Read more
Mild urethra pain for 2 wks. No discharge. Doxycline=no effect. Tested neg for chlamydia & gonorhea. Neg herpes swab. Symptoms remain. OK to have sex?
Irritation?: can get irritation of the urethra from new soaps, lotions, underwear, laundry detergent, fabric softener and other items. Might consider this as a possible cause for the discomfort you're experiencing. If symptoms continue, please be sure to follow with your doctor for further evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What kind of symptoms would someone possibly have if they got chlamydia, syphilis, or gonorrhea from receptive anal sex?
Varies widely: Often no symptoms at all; get tested periodically if at risk. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes: typically anal discharge, sometimes seen coating stool; often pain, bleeding, onset usually 2-10 days after exposure. Cramping and difficulty defecating in severe cases. Syphilis: Usually no symptoms, or anal sore, often painless. Later (2-6 months) skisymptoms at all; get tested periodically if at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I be tested for Trich, mycoplasma genit and hominis, ureaplasma urealyticum? Clear of Chlam and Gon but have SX of PID.
Yes: Trichomonas can be seen under the microscope in the doctors office in a sample of vaginal discharge. It is a bacterium with a flagellum that swims around. There are tests for mycoplasma and ureaplasma but they are very specialized and not usually available at a standard doctor's office. Its actually easier to treat them empirically rather than test for them. Best wishes! ...Read more
If negative tests for bv, chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureaplasma, herpes, syphilis, gonorrea, trichomonas, hiv, what can be causes of cervicitis/urethritis?
Depends: Depends on what the std is. Any unprotect sex can place you at risk of transmitting yeast, bacteria, viruses.....Also laboratory testing is not 100% just because you test negative doesn't always mean you are negative. There are false negative tests, where the testing says you are negative but you are not. Or you may not have enough of the std in your system for a test to detect it. ...Read more
Mild urethra pain for 2 wks. Doxycyline=no effect. Tested neg for chlamyd & gonorhea. Negative herpes swab. Mild symptoms remain. Safe to have sex?
Yes: Visit your local health department, an aids treatment center or your pcp and get yourself tested. If you have become infected with any of numerous stds, particularly hiv, initiation of appropriate therapy and establishment of a management plan will be essential to your future health. ...Read more
I tested for chlamydia & ghonnorhea neg. But what are signs of trich? Thank you for your time. How common is it.
Trichomoniasis: Symptoms include inflammation of the cervix, urethra, and vagina which produce an itching or burning sensation. Discomfort may increase during intercourse and urination. There may also be a yellow-green, itchy, frothy, foul-smelling ("fishy" smell) vaginal discharge. Men are very seldom symptomatic. It is very common. ...Read more
Check others: If the testing for common STI is negative then check a check for ureplasma/mycoplasma. Infections from these organisms cannot be detected on routine testing and reunite special media. ...Read more
Constant vaginal irritation,itching and burning. Negative for yeast, Bv, std, and HSV but I'm too young for pap smear. What could it be?
Skin irritation?: If you have been to a doctor who checked the discharge for a variety of causes and all are negative then you may have irritation of the skin that causes the itchy and burning sensation. Take a look at the soaps, detergents and sprays you use on your body as well as the type of condoms, lotions or oils. Try unscented products and follow up with your health care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only the best: If you are planning regular unprotected sex, you owe each other proof you are clean. How often you do this as the relationship progresses depends on what level of confidence you have that the other person is monogamous. Today, many (most?) couples do not begin having unprotected sex until marriage is formalized or it is clear that this is a longstanding monogamous relationship. ...Read more
What treatment options are there for non bacterial urethritis? STD negative. Treating me for UTI but no relief. Bad pain at tip of penis when pee/ejac
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