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Tests For St Ds In Women
Depends: Routine screening for stds in general is seldom performed anymore. On the other hand if you know you have been exposed to a particular one, you may be tested for several others as well. ...Read more
Throughout a women physical, if you claim to not be sexually active, will they still test for stds?
Sex with female with expired condom did not break sex wasnt for long did water test no holes major risk of std?
You were protected: Welcome to HealthTap. Thanks for your question. The expiration date indicates when the chance of breakage might increase. And it's only how long the manufacturer tested for, not how long it actually might last. If it doesn't break, protection is complete. The idea of microscopic leaks or pores in latex that can let infection pass through is an urban myth. The "water test" is meaningless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had a strong fishy odor smell, no matter how much I showered and tried cleaning products for woman, the odor was there and strong. I thought I might of had an std that is why I was having odor but all my test came back negative thank GOD! But t
Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong and/or fishy vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, caused by overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. STDs are more common in women with BV, so it's good to know those tests were negative. However, trichomonais (another STD) also causes fishy odor and is easy to miss on routine testing. Return to your doctor; you need an antibiotic prescription, probably metronidazole. ...Read more
How long should I wait to get a HIV and STD test? I only had vaginal sex with a women for my first time ever.
Usually 2-3 days: The standard test for chlamydia generally is positive within 2-3 days of catching the infection, and always within a week. Same for gonorrhea, usually tested automatically at the same time. But make sure the lab is doing the test on urine or a swab from the urethra (in men) or vagina (in women). Blood testing doesn't accurately diagnose chlamydia or gonorrhea. ...Read more
My wife and i (both women) are experiencing pain similar to a uti, though she saw a dr. Negative test. No sex in months (pregnancy). No stds. Idea?
Bladder irritants: If neither of you have a positive urinalysis and your wife had a "negative test", there could be a dietary irritant to the bladder at fault. If you both ingested the same foods recently, the answer may lie in your diet. You can find a list on the internet. Common foods are acidic foods such as tomatoes, citrus, cranberries, coffee, chocolate, tea, artificial sweeteners, spicy foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for a female to get an STD in her urinary tract only (negative vaginal STD test) and appear to be a recurrent uti?
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
Hetero-sex 55yr male. Had a 1-niter 8 mths ago with a woman. another gal did oral on me. 10 test STD 6 weeks after. Neg but HSV1& HSV 2. 1.07 Equiv?
(Female) Urethra discharge, all STD DNA test negative, blood check normal. Should I go to an ID specialist or urologist?
The skin lession around the lips are bumps with hair inside, by the other hand I only sleep with only one women after y STD test ,And she lookclean?
See doctor: Bumps around the lips with hair inside may be prominent hair follicles ,this may be due to allergic itching or any infection of skin .watch if persisting then consult your doctor .It does not indicate sexually transmitted disease . ...Read more
26 y/o female diagnosed w/urethritis, negative urine test, neg STD tests, no birth control pills. What could cause this? Already taken Zithromax.
Urethritis causes: include viral infections in addition to bacterial, but may also include Injury and sensitivity to the chemicals used in spermicides or contraceptive jellies, creams, or foams, and sometimes dietary chemicals. Avoid excessive holding of urine and drinking dye free liquids until urine is very light colored may be helpful. ...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 dont have such specialized visits and thus are tested less frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Who knows?: Being negative for stds on testing still does not guarantee for 100% saying no stds because all the tests have their false positive or negative result. Furthermore, many men and women are asymptomatic carriers notably for hpv, herpes, chlamydia, etc. In real life, we have to keep up good health to win the war against bacteria, yeasts, virus as much as we can through practicing healthy lifestyle. ...Read more