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How long before you figure out you have STD after unprotected sex?

How long before you figure out you have STD after unprotected sex?

Depends: This depends on which sti you are talking about. Gonorrhea and chlamydia come on quickly as does herpes. But not all herpes infections cause noticeable symptoms. Hiv, hpv, syphilis and hepatitis often have no symptoms until later stages and take longer to detect in the blood stream. Best to consult with a doctor with experience in stis for proper testing. ...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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How long should I wait to get tested for an STD after unprotected sex?

How long should I wait to get tested for an STD after unprotected sex?

STD testing: An infection in the cervix could be picked up very quickly- 1 week. Blood testing for something likes syphilis could take 4-6 weeks to show up. You should get cervical cultures done and discuss retesting with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm on th pill, taking it correctly, we both tested neg for stds, is unprotected sex safe if he pulls out before ejaculation?

I'm on th pill, taking it correctly, we both tested neg for stds, is unprotected sex safe if he pulls out before ejaculation?

If u are monogamous: And sure of the situation, you are having protected sex, u are using the pill. There are few std's for which semen will make a difference, one is hiv, everything else, mostly, u can get with or without ejaculation. You are taking pill faithfully, I wouldn't be too worried if you and your partner are neg for std's. ...Read more

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I got tested exactly 1 week for STDs after unprotected sex. Will my tests be accurate? Got tested for everything

I got tested exactly 1 week for STDs after unprotected sex. Will my tests be accurate? Got tested for everything

STD: Yes, the tests are accurate, but may need to be repeated, particularly if you are concerned about HIV, syphilis, and so on. Without knowing what tests were run it is difficult to comment on your particular situation, but please see a doctor familiar with the evaluation of STDs. Best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more

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What medication can you take to prevent std's after unprotected sex?

What medication can you take to prevent std's after unprotected sex?

None: Unfortunately, there is no medication that can totally prevent the acquisition of std's. Forethought regarding the type of partner you are sharing 'bodily fluids' with is tantamount in addition to contraceptives. ...Read more

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Can I prevent infection with an STD after unprotected sex?

Can I prevent infection with an STD after unprotected sex?

Can't prevent: After the fact...Hopefully you come out unscathed and use better judgement next time. ...Read more

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Have red swollen vagina lips inside. Sore throat. Haven't started my period. Can it be an std. Had unprotected sex with one partner since months ago.?

Have red swollen vagina lips inside. Sore throat. Haven't started my period. Can it be an std. Had unprotected sex with one partner since months ago.?

STD: If you have had unprotected sex and are having pelvic problems you need to be seen, examined and tested for several different stds. Go soon. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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How often can an STD occur with unprotected sex?

How often can an STD occur with unprotected sex?

STD rate: If your partner has an STD, some of which are not so obvious in men, unprotected sex can of course cause the infection to be transmitted to you. Condoms can protect against some STD's, but not all, and leakage can occur, which stops the protected effect. Check with your gyn provider if you have pain or discharge, or other unusual symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD from having unprotected sex in the pool?

Can you get an STD from having unprotected sex in the pool?

It's who, not where: It's who you have sex with that matters, not where it happens. Doing it in a pool doesn't either raise or lower STD risk. Assuming this is a new or unknown partner, it's really dumb to be having sex without a condom. ...Read more

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If you took a medication for an STD and had unprotected sex with an infected person 2 days after, could you be RE-Infected?

No med kills all: There are at least a dozen diseases than be transmitted sexually including those best known as STD's.Some can be cured with meds and some not. Those that can be cured are not all cured by a single med. If you were treated with the right med for your STD, it may linger long enough to prevent re-infection by same germ for a few days, but unprotected exposure leaves you vulnerable to all the others. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of acquiring and std/hiv from unprotected sex?

What is the likelihood of acquiring and std/hiv from unprotected sex?

Difficult to answer: It depends on the risk factor of your partner. Does your partner have hiv? Does your partner have an std? How many sexual partners does your partner have? Does your partner use IV drugs like heroine. If you are worried get tested with your family doctor or gyn. ...Read more

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How many discharges happen with an STD? I had unprotected sex 2 days ago. Saw a white discharge once and pain in the area and now I'm freaking out.

How many discharges happen with an STD? I had unprotected sex 2 days ago. Saw a white discharge once and pain in the area and now I'm freaking out.

STD is possible: STDs are by far the most common causes of abnormal urethral discharge and painful urination, especially gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). However, once discharge starts it usually continues; a single episode without recurrence is unusual. Two days after exposure is pretty quick and suggests gonorrhea. Even if it now seems to be gone, ee a doctor or your local STD clinic. ...Read more

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I'm taking amoxicillin for a std and had unprotected sex (don't know their status) last night. I still have 4 more pills to take though. Could I have?

STD risk: If your question is could you have a new infection then the answer is yes. You are at risk anytime you don’t use proper protection ...Read more

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Can I get std from having unprotected sex even if my partner and I are both virgins? Also I keep getting jock itches. Is there a prevention for it?

Can I get std from having unprotected sex even if my partner and I are both virgins? Also I keep getting jock itches. Is there a prevention for it?

Tinea? Yeast? Other?: It is not possible to have an STD unless one person or the other has had sex with someone else. "Jock itch" is not a term normally used in women, only men. Have you been diagnosed with tinea (same fungus group as jock itch in men)? Yeast (entirelydifferent)? Neither yeast nor tinea is sexually transmitted. Don't assume any diagnosis based only on symptoms; get professional care. ...Read more

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Do I have a std, morning after unprotected sex my balls started aching and been for 4 days?

Do I have a std, morning after unprotected sex my balls started aching and been for 4 days?

STD: It is possible to have an std after unprotected sex with sore testicles. Recommend to see your doctor for complete evaluation and testing. Also, consistent and correct condom use will help decrease the risk of sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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Waiting for STD results. Had unprotected sex weeks ago. No discharge, odor, or sores. As I pee very painful tip of penis. Likely kidney stones? ATI?

Waiting for STD results. Had unprotected sex weeks ago. No discharge, odor, or sores. As I pee very painful tip of penis. Likely kidney stones? ATI?

A few possibilities: "Weeks ago" is too long a delay in symtoms for most STDs. Probably you mean UTI, not ATI. Non-STD urinary tract infections are rare at your age, although possible especially if you had anal sex. Gonorrhea is possible, but usually has prominent pus discharge. Maybe herpes, but usually only with obviously visible blisters/sores. Stone passage may be possible. Hang in there, work with doctor. ...Read more

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What to do to avoid STDs and stis afta unprotected sex?

What to do to avoid STDs and stis afta unprotected sex?

Not much to do: If your partner (or you) have an std, and you have had unprotected intercourse, then someone has been 'exposed' and there is nothing you can do about it. If there is concern about an exposure, then you both need to be seen and evaluated for std's. ...Read more

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How can I prevent an STD after I have unprotected sex?

How can I prevent an STD after I have unprotected sex?

Too late: After sex, is exactly the wrong time to think about pretection from getting an std. The only sure way to not get an std is to not have sex. That includes oral and anal sex which also have risks. Use protection always and have sex with limited partners and have each get tested often to know their status. ...Read more

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Can there be a way where we can avoid getting STD even by performing unprotected sex everytime?

Can there be a way where we can avoid getting STD even by performing unprotected sex everytime?

Condoms: The only way to minimize risk is to be in a truly monogamous relationship with a trusted partner who has been previously tested. If you have both been cleared then there is no risk (assuming no cheating). Condoms are effective in preventing STDs passed via fluid transmission like gonorrhea, chlamydia & hiv. Condoms are less effective in skin to skin transmitted STDs like hpv, herpes and syphilis. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is a virgin and so am I but she got he has oral sex before with one person for first time. Can I get STD if I had unprotected sex wit him?

My boyfriend is a virgin and so am I but she got he has oral sex before with one person for first time. Can I get STD if I had unprotected sex wit him?

STDs: You can acquire sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by engaging in oral sex. Some examples are herpes and gonorrhea.HIV is less commonly transmitted orally. Would have an open discussion with your partner and discuss getting tested for STIs if there has been some potential exposure in the past. ...Read more

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Would it be unlikely to have red spotting as an early and only symptom of an STD 3 weeks after unprotected sex. I had partial hyster 6months ago?

Would it be unlikely to have red spotting as an early and only symptom of an STD 3 weeks after unprotected sex. I had partial hyster 6months ago?

No: Spotting can be due to vaginal irritation that could be due to infection. If you have other symptoms, like irritation and discharge then you need to be tested. ...Read more

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Small spots on entry to anus for last 3r4 weeks... I've read this could be an std. I've had unprotected sex with a couple of women in the last 2 month?

Small spots on entry to anus for last 3r4 weeks... I've read this could be an std. I've had unprotected sex with a couple of women in the last 2 month?

Correct: You need to see a doctor and have these examined. May well be genital warts (hpv). More importantly, get tested for hiv, syphilis, and other stds which may not be immediately symptomatic. Hope all turn out negative and you will now engage only in protected sexual activity. ...Read more

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Hi, I’m scared that I could possibly have an STD but the only “unprotected sex” i’ve had was from rape. A year ago & 2 years ago. Could I have one?

Hi, I’m scared that I could possibly have an STD but the only “unprotected sex” i’ve had was from rape. A year ago & 2 years ago. Could I have one?

??? protected???: Condoms don't stop all STD's so if you are sexually active, you may have picked up one or more. Regular pap smears and STD's screens are a valuable resource to any sexually active woman. Some STI'S can have no symptoms but still make you sterile if untreated. ...Read more

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If a guy has STDs and you have unprotected sex then it passes on to you, would you get an STD in your mouth if you go down on him?

If a guy has STDs and you have unprotected sex then it passes on to you, would you get an STD in your mouth if you go down on him?

Definitely, yes: HIV, chlamydia, syphilis, or gonorrhea, just to name a few. See your doctor for medical examination and consultation on STD, safe sex and risk reduction behavior. ...Read more

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After my STD exposure to oral unprotected sex, I tested 8th day for all STDs with bio kit hsv2 test it came -ve n there are no symptoms. M I gud?

After my STD exposure to oral unprotected sex, I tested 8th day for all STDs with bio kit hsv2 test it came -ve n there are no symptoms. M I gud?

Maybe: I'm not familiar with the test you mention. You should be tested for the full range of stds including gonorrhea, chlamydia and genital herpes. Some infections like HIV - which requires a blood test - won't actually show up on testing until much later. In addition, lack of symptoms is not an indication that you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Discharge 24/7 milky, stains pantys/yellowish. Wiped blood twice on toilet paper. Unprotected sex std? Cancer? Something more serious please help

Discharge 24/7 milky, stains pantys/yellowish. Wiped blood twice on toilet paper. Unprotected sex std? Cancer? Something more serious please help

STD: Urethral discharge and blood is definitely concerning for an STD, though there could be other causes. You should see your doctor or a local STD/sexual health clinic and start there, though if testing and/or treatment doesn't help you may need to see a urologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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How likely would it be to acquire any stds from unprotected oral sex and still not show symptoms 8 months later?

How likely would it be to acquire any stds from unprotected oral sex and still not show symptoms 8 months later?

Depends on type: If you're talking about HPV, you might not have symtpoms for years. Gonorrhea of the throat is often times mistaken for strep throat. If you concern is that your partner cheated, go with your gut. Most of the time you're right. ...Read more

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Is brown spots all over body, scalp and face syphilis or another std? Had unprotected oral sex two months ago. Now itching all over.

Is brown spots all over body, scalp and face syphilis or another std? Had unprotected oral sex two months ago. Now itching all over.

Itching: You MUST set up an appointment to see a Gynecologist.
he will listen to your medical story, examine you, and order tests. It may take a day or two to get the lab results but rest assured that your doctor will take care of you! ...Read more

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Sore throat and tongue, can this be a sign of an STD? Gave unprotected oral sex to a guy 3 wks ago.

Sore throat and tongue, can this be a sign of an STD? Gave unprotected oral sex to a guy 3 wks ago.

Could be, absolutely: Get checked out sand treated if appropriate. And tell your partner or else there can be further spread! ...Read more

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