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My throat has been dry and a bit sore for 2 weeks. Slight blood in the mornings. It started after unprotected, rough oral sex. I'm worried I might have caught an std/throat cancer? It's dry/bit sore.

My throat has been dry and a bit sore for 2 weeks. Slight blood in the mornings. It started after unprotected, rough oral sex. I'm worried I might have caught an std/throat cancer? It's dry/bit sore.

Get tested: If you have had unprotected oral sex, then there is a real possibility of a STD. You should definitely be tested. Don't worry about throat cancer which is extremely unlikely in a woman your age. It is most likely related to the sex, but even very rough oral sex should not cause soreness that lasts for 2 weeks. Get checked, get treatment if needed, feel safe, protect yourself in the future. ...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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Does strep throat symptoms occur in any stds?

Does strep throat symptoms occur in any stds?

Usually not: By "strep throat symptoms, " i think you mean sore throat, fever, swollen glands, and tiredness lasting more than two or three days. These are not unique to strep, and usually don't occur with std's. But if you have those symptoms, you should visit your doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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If I do have an STD that causes feverish symptoms or sore throat, would the sore throat be consistent?

If I do have an STD that causes feverish symptoms or sore throat, would the sore throat be consistent?

Sore throat : Most stds cause urimary symptoms like drainage from the opening of the penis or painful urination. It is not very common to have sore throats from stds. You could get a sore throat from herpes but that would be uncommon without lip or mouth lesions. If you have throat lesions -whitish, you could have your doctor check a throat culture to see what is going on good luck! ...Read more

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Flat/painless red mark in throat possible std from oral on male, or bruising from brushing? Been there a week or so w/ no other symptoms.

Flat/painless red mark in throat possible std from oral on male, or bruising from brushing? Been there a week or so w/ no other symptoms.

Need exam: It is likely traumatic, and should get better with time. Sounds like it's ok to watch, but if you're concerned, get it examined by a primary care doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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1 nighter nov 22. After 30 days sore throat no other symptoms. Took 10 panel STD test jan 30. All negative. Throat still burns. Did i test too soon?

1 nighter nov 22. After 30 days sore throat no other symptoms. Took 10 panel STD test jan 30. All negative. Throat still burns. Did i test too soon?

Not an STD: First, there is no std that would cause the symptoms you describe. Second, tests done after ten weeks for gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis all should be valid. Hiv does not present this way but if you are in any way concerned a repeat HIV test may be advised. A burning or sore throat is not a symptom of any std. ...Read more

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Would HIV symptoms appear days after exposure n last over a month? Got STD test done month after but neg. Sore w red bumps back of throat still there

Would HIV symptoms appear days after exposure n last over a month? Got STD test done month after but neg. Sore w red bumps back of throat still there

Symptoms varies: Symptoms for HIV infection varies. Some individual get symptoms like fever, rash, body ache or swelling of lymph nodes during acute infection usually in 2-4 weeks after infection. Others can acquire HIV infection without any symptoms and symptoms will appear later and may take 5-10 years or more. Rarely can remain asymptomatic for long time and known as long term non progressor. ...Read more

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Can HIV or std's give symptoms of lpr? Dr looked down throat with camera through nose, said "you have lpr". Is throat burn 1 month after sex coinciden

Can HIV or std's give symptoms of lpr? Dr looked down throat with camera through nose, said "you have lpr". Is throat burn 1 month after sex coinciden

Not LPR: If you have HIV already then you must exclude other causes of your throat symptoms in particular infections. If you suspect std then you need to see a doctor and have it checked out. Do not assume it is lpr! ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...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