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Stds On Women
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
Why are most std's transferred from your partner? Are they unaware they have an STD or are the symptoms different for men vs women?
I have been freaking out. My dog licked my female parts and I stopped him, but I am worried. Could I get an STD from that? Please help.
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