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Sti Check Up
HIPPA Governs: All testing done by your physician is confidential. Unless your under 18 years old, your doctor may not give your results to anyone without your permission. I'd you are under age, you can try planned parenthood or your local board of health. ...Read more
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
Blood tests, culture: Blood tests can pick up some stds. The rest are tested by swabbing the mouth, vagina and anus. ...Read more
Blood and sex organ: Different stds have different incubation periods before testing accurate. It ranges from one week for gonorrhea, trichomonas and chlamydia to 6 months for hiv. That is why you must be very careful whom you take as a sex partner. Syphilis and hepatitis take about 6 weeks to detect. Discuss the specifics with your doctor or county health department. ...Read more
My partner is a regular blood donor and has frequent medical check ups. Does this imply that he is stis safe?
Not necessarily: If a person is a voluntary blood donor should know how to prevent high risk behavior that may jeopardize his or her health and the blood to be transfused. Blood tests are performed to confirm that the donor has not been exposed to possible transfusion transmitted diseases, but there is always a chance of having a false negative result if the exposure to a disease is recent(days or weeks). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STDs: There are twelve common stds. Five of them are potentially life threatening. Your question is not that simple. As you enter adulthood it would be wise for you to learn these twelve and how they are diagnosed and prevented. Some are tested with blood tests. Some are tested with direct tissue swabbing or pap smear testing. Some are diagnosed by sight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently lost virginity, have had a lot of discharge, is this normal? Even though boyfriend has supposedly been checked out, I'm scared I have an STI.
Your ?? says a lot: The operational word is "supposedly".It appears you are not sure and if so be prepared to get this checked out.Some guys can carry a STD germ with minimal or no symptoms and still pass it to you.These same germs can infect you and make you sterile. Think about it. If you are sexually active in the future always use a condom.It provides some but not perfect protection. ...Read more
See your Doc: Some std's require a blood test to identify, others require an exam for cultures or test samples. Be prepared to list your sexual practices, partners, and any exposures. There are std clinics in most towns that are discrete, can treat, & refer you to an md if needed. Don't delay. ...Read more
Because it matters: Several of the std's can be lifelong, deadly, cause sterility, be present without symptoms for years and return, etc. Unless you entered a relationship with a virgin as a virgin an neither of you ever stray (100%), periodic screening is a reasonable thing to do.That is if you want to avoid the potential problems. ...Read more
I have this bumbs on my female parts, and I checked for all STI and a PAP smear, and all was negative, what could be wrong?
The word BUMP: The word bump is not in any way specific or descriptive enough to comment on in this setting on the internet. ...Read more
I have pain during and after sex and sometimes bleeding? It's happened for 4 years now? Any ideas? Same partner had STI check all clear?
Variable: This may represent an undiagnosed vaginal infection that may create discomfort from inflammation. Your doctor should be able to determine if this is so, or suggest treatment for bacterial vaginosis. If not, you may need to use a personal lubricant to avoid this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myself and my partner have just had sti checks he is positive for chlymadia mine negative how is this possible when we r sexually active?
He got it somewhere: If he is positive and you are not, he picked it up somewhere and has not given it to you so far. This could be luck or involve use of condoms.You must acquire this germ through sexual contact, and some have few if any symptoms with chlamydia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please don't self: Treat. Your physician/ medical provider will prescribe you appropriate antibiotics. If you have a sexual partner - that person also needs treatment. Take care. ...Read more
Safe partner, condom: Different stds have different incubation periods before testing accurate. It ranges from one week for gonorrhea, trichomonas and chlamydia to 6 months for hiv. That is why you must be very careful whom you take as a sex partner. Syphilis and hepatitis take about 6 weeks to detect. Discuss the specifics with your doctor or county health department. ...Read more
Local clinics: Many states allow a minor to seek STD assessment and treatment without parental supervision or consent.This is sometimes provided at local health departments or free clinics operated by training programs. You will need to look around. If you seek such care from your regular doc. the paperwork and insurance papers would end up in your parents hands eventually. ...Read more
Call around for info: Planned Parenthood may be able to check for STDs. They are at San Jose Health Center, 1691 The Alameda, San Jose, 408.287.7526. Also, if a teen is on his or her parents' insurance plan, visits for prevention or treatment of STD's, of pregnancy, and of drug/alcohol/psychological issues... are all supposed to be kept confidential from the parents. In real life, confidentially may not be 100%. ...Read more
More info needed: Overwhelming infection can sometimes cause low white counts. I would start with a visit to your doctor--who ordered the blood test?--and a candid discussion of what you think may be wrong. The doctor will then know which tests to order. I would take precautions with physical relationships until the matter is resolved. ...Read more
Can you go to the emergency room and get checked for any STD's? And will they give you your results while you're there instead of 7 days?
Depends: you can get checked in ER, but my suggestion is to go to ur primary care doc or an urgent care clinic. Regardless of where u go, it will take 2-3 days on average for a lab to process. There are certain lesions that are identifiable immediately for the physician, like Herpes, syphilis and even drainage from urethra which usually suggests gonorrhea and-or chlamydia. ...Read more