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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

Dr. Kenneth Crabb
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Colposcopy (Definition)

It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which ...Read more


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What does it mean when a doctor tells me im on stage 3 of change if cells? I have a colposcopy comming up, but what can it be std? Cancer? Any answers

What does it mean when a doctor tells me im on stage 3 of change if cells? I have a colposcopy comming up, but what can it be std? Cancer? Any answers

HSIL-CIN 3: I assume that you are talking about high grade intraepithelial lesion- cin 3- carcinoma in situ. It refers to severely cellular changes on the cervical epithelial lining., colposcopy is needed. The treatment is to remove (excise) or destroy (ablate) the abnormal area to prevent cancer. The risk to develop invasive cancer of the cervix is about 20% if nothing is done, follow up w/ your gyne closely. ...Read more

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What can it be I had a pap smear and came back abnormal stage 3 in change of cells also I had trich now I have colposcopy what can this be? Std cancer

What can it be I had a pap smear and came back abnormal stage 3 in change of cells also I had trich now I have colposcopy what can this be? Std cancer

Need colpo results: A pap smear is a test for cervical cancer. Trichomonas is an infection, which wouldn't cause stage 3 changes in the cervix. Colposcopy is when a doctor looks at the cervix with a microscope, using a medication to make any abnormal areas stand out. If the dr. Sees an abnormality, they may to a biopsy where they take a sample of tissue. Only after the colposcopy and biopsy will you have a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Cost of colposcopy?

Cost of colposcopy?

Ask your doc: Or planned parenthood clinic, the price can really vary depending on who does it and what state and there will also be a charge from the patholgy lab. ...Read more

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What is a colposcopy like?

What is a colposcopy like?

Preventing Cancer: It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which is uncomfortable, but lasts ...Read more

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Which STDs are permanent?

Which STDs are permanent?

Few: Hiv is treatable, but not curable, yet. Herpes does not have a cure, but there are treatments to decrease outbreaks and to decrease the risk of transmission. ...Read more

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Which STDs cannot be cured?

Which STDs cannot be cured?

Herpes Simplex&HIV: There is no cure for Herpes Simplex or Genital Herpes and HIV
There are meds used to suppress the virus in both condition but there is no cure as yet ...Read more

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From where did STDs originate?

From where did STDs originate?

Man/woman's origin: From the birth of this planet, by whatever means one believe's in, bacteria and viruses have existed. They have predated man's existence, and have survived frozen in ice for "zillions of years" and still retained their infective capacity. Std's are transmitted by viruses and bacteria from human contact (man to woman or any other combination) and will be with our planet until it no longer exists. ...Read more

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What are some untreatable stds?

What are some untreatable stds?

None: There are treatments for all std's. Even HIV, which so far in not curable, has very effective treatments. ...Read more

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What STDs should be checked out?

What STDs should be checked out?

Alll of them: Std's include, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphillis, hepatitis, and hiv. All of them should be tested. ...Read more

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How many kinds of STDs are there?

How many kinds of STDs are there?

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 all STDs chronic and untreatable?

Few: Infections that are caused by bacteria (including gonorrhea and chlamydia) can be cured with antibiotics if they are caught early, while infections caused by viruses (like herpes, hiv, or hepatitis c) can often be controlled somewhat with medications but can't be completely eliminated from the body. Finding any kind of infection early is best, so see your healthcare provider if you are concerned! ...Read more

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Are there diseases that resemble stds?

Are there diseases that resemble stds?

Just get checked: Why ask this silly question when you already know the answer is "yes." just get checked out. Some std's are dangerous to you and some are dangerous to your partner (s). ...Read more

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What different kinds of STDs are there?

What different kinds of STDs are there?

STD: 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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Signs of STD in male?

Signs of STD in male?

STI's (STD's): It depends on the sti's (sexually transmitted infections) you are referring to. Painful or painless rash. Burning on urination. Penile discharge. Some sti's can be fairly asymptomatic and thus testing is your best bet to know if you have one (or more than one). ...Read more

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Will I die from this std?

Will I die from this std?

Hard to say: Since you offer no specific information the answer is not specific. Most STD's are treatable and seldom fatal. Some can be depending on what the germ is, how and when it is found and how and if treated. ...Read more

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How to know if I have STD?

How to know if I have STD?

Get Tested.: The bottom line is that some STD's are silent (no symptoms). So the only way to know for sure is to get tested. Take care. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a std?

It varies: Some STDs cause painful urination and discharge. Others cause ulcers on skin lesions which may or may not be painful. In addition, conditions such as HIV or hepatitis c, which can be transmitted sexually, may have little or no symptoms at first. If you ae sexually active or have a history of multiple parterners talk to a doctor about proper screening. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an std?

How to know if I have an std?

Symptoms or tests: Symtoms include itching, redness or irritation of genitalia, burning on urination, vaginal or urethral discharge. Suspicion, if u had unprotected sex with a new partner. Should assume you have an std if partner has one. Dr can examine you, test discharge or take swabs which can be cultured ; will give definitive answer. Stds are very common, hence protection strongly advised, esp. For casual sex! ...Read more

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Could I possibly have an std?

Yes: You may, or may not, have symptoms with a sexually transmitted infection (sti; used to be std). If you think you could have an sti, you must have a culture done (with an exam). If you've been sexually active at all, you could absolutely have an sti. Both you and your partner should be checked; always use barrier contraception... And stop having sex for now. ...Read more

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What test is used for an STD?

What test is used for an STD?

Depends on the STD: Blood tests (syphilis), urine tests (gonorrhea, chlamydia), swabs with culture or dna tests (gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a std?

What are the symptoms of a std?

Highly variable: Sexually transmitted diseases can cause a wide variety of symptoms or none at all, so if you're concerned that you were exposed to an std, you should see a healthcare provider to talk about the right testing for you. Some symptoms to watch out for include discharge from the vagina, urethra, anus, or penis, lumps or bumps in the groin or genital area, and pain or tenderness of that area. ...Read more

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I need to know if I have an std?

I need to know if I have an std?

See your PCP: Talk to your doctor about your concerns and mention specifically what infections you think you might have.
Request the std testing from your health care provider.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Could it be I still have an std?

Could it be I still have an std?

Were you treated for: A std? There isn't enough information provided to give you much of an answer. If you believe you may have an std or recurrence of an std then please be seen by your physician or at an std clinic. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an std?

What are the symptoms of an std?

Depends on the STD: The most common symptom for stds is no symptom at all. Some people may notice symptoms such as genital itching, odor, discharge or sores within 3 days of exposure. Others, will never have any of these symptoms. So, if you think you may have been exposed, its best to go ahead and get tested. You may even consider getting treated for common infections just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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How would u know if you have std?

STD?: By seeing u physician for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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How could someone develop an std?

How could someone develop an std?

Transfer: Std's are transferred from an infected carrier to their sexual contact. Any contact that involves transfer of contaminated fluids and or skin to skin contact can do it. ...Read more

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What are STD statistics in the us?

A Good Resource: The centers for disease control (cdc) collects and publishes data on quite a few medical ailments, including stds.

Try http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/ for a start. ...Read more

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Could I have some sort of std/sti?

Could I have some sort of std/sti?

Yes: If you had unprotected sex, especially with a new partner with or without symptoms. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, syphilis, herpes hiv/aids can all be present in women without any symptoms, 1st 4 easily cured in early stages. Candida/yeast usually produce an itchy whitish discharge. Men likely develop urethral discharge with 1st 3, chancre with syphilis, warts with herpes. Test if in doubt. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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