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What would you say are methods for testing for std's in women?

What would you say are methods for testing for std's in women?

vaginal cultures: And gc and chlamydia can be done with the pap, and hiv, hepatitis, syph are checked with blood tests, I do these frequently on pts in my offcie in boca raton, fl and if u have insurance and no deductable the testing is covered. ...Read more

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Can std's prevent women from having children?

Can std's prevent women from having children?

See below: If an std causes scarring of the fallopian tubes it can prevent the egg from being fertilized. Talk with your obstetrician about your condition. ...Read more

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Can just a blood test detect all untreatable std's in women? I don't want my spouse's hymen torn by pap-smear like tests by inserting things into her v

Can just a blood test detect all untreatable std's in women? I don't want my spouse's hymen torn by pap-smear like tests by inserting things into her v

Bad information: Congratulations on your impending marriage. And I'm sorry -- somebody has given you very bad information. Prior to marriage, a blood test for syphilis is all that we need. Nobody's going to culture her cervix without symptoms. This pathologist doesn't think a woman needs a pap smear until she becomes sexually active -- it's not the guideline but it makes sense. And what std is untreatable? ...Read more

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What are the procedures to get an STD test for women?

What are the procedures to get an STD test for women?

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

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Are STDs more common in women?

Are STDs more common in women?

Yes, in some ways: Yes, overall, women have higher rates of stds. That may be partly because women are on the 'receiving end' of penetrating sexual contact and thus retain more secretions placing them at more risk. It may also partly be due to women getting tested more often. Women see gyn's frequently. Men don't have such specialized visits and thus are tested less frequently. ...Read more

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What STDs can cause a women to not be able to give birth?

What STDs can cause a women to not be able to give birth?

Two primary types: The two that come to mind that are most likely to cause infertility include chlamydia & gonorrhea. Both can scar the sensitive areas within the fallopian tubes where fertilization occurs. Gonorrhea is more likely to cause other symptoms that lead to treatment, but chlamydia can be asymptomatic & overlooked unless regular testing is done. ...Read more

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Do STDs effect men similarly to women?

Do STDs effect men similarly to women?

No: The male reproductive organs are external and there is no connection from the exterior of the body to the inside such as is provided by the female cervix which literally provides an access point for infection to ascend into the peritoneal cavity, the inside of the abdomen. Infection there can potentially cause much more damage. ...Read more

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Can virgin women contract an STD?

Can virgin women contract an STD?

Depends on "virgin": "Virgin" means different things to different people. Most STDs by far are transmitted by vaginal or anal sex -- so a woman who has not had a penis inside her vagina or rectum has at least very low risk. But if she has had oral sex, there is slight risk. If no oral sex as well as vaginal or anal, then there is no chance of STD. ...Read more

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How to do you know you have an STD for a female?

How to do you know you have an STD for a female?

Test: Most stds are asymptomatic for females, unfortunately; the only way to know is to get screened if you have a high risk contact. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch and STD if both male and female don't have any, she has slept with 2 others and I was a virgin?

No: The partner that has slept with two other people may have contracted an STD and infecting the virgin. Some STD may not be apparent or symptomatic for a long time ...Read more

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Can you get an STD from giving oral to a woman if so which ones did include. Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

Can you get an STD from giving oral to a woman if so which ones did include. Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

Very low risk: Cunnilingus (oral-vaginal contact) is very low risk for STDs, especially for the oral partner. In my 40 years in the STD business, I've never seen a patient who apparently acquired any STD by performing oral sex on a woman. In theory, you could get oral gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, or HPV. No HIV risk. If no symptoms like oral sores or sore throat, you needn't worry and don't need testing. ...Read more

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If some woman with a STD wears under wear all day, takes them off, then someone else puts them on without washin them, will that second woman catch it?

Most likely not: Std such as gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia is transmitted sexually most of the times, but in theory, if someone has an active herpes lesion and the underwear is in contact with the lesion and somene else with some sort of genital cut wear this underwear immidiately thereafter, there is a possibility of acquiring herpes that way. ...Read more

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Can women get urine tests for stds?

Can women get urine tests for stds?

Yes: There are urine tests that can pick up chlamydia and gonorrhea. Many other std's do not send anything into the urine. Blood tests are often required before these can be detected. ...Read more

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If both male and female are STD free can it still get transmitted?

If both male and female are STD free can it still get transmitted?

No: Unless she has a yeast infection. Yeast infections in women are not stds, only become an std if she is infected ; passes it on to her partner, . ...Read more