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When you get an STD how do it look?

When you get an STD how do it look?

Varies: Many times, stds such as chlamydia can be completely asymptomatic. One would never know they had it unless they got tested at their doctor's office. Other stds show signs such as sores on the genitals or pain during sex or urination. If you think you have an std, you might consider seeing your physician for some tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

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


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How do you get an std?

How do you get an std?

Sexually transmitted: A sexually transmitted disease is spread by having sex. They key thing for people to remember is that sex, may include oral to genital, anal to genital, genital to genital contact or even hand to genital contact. All of those types of contact can spread stds. Contact with infected skin or secretions can spread the disease. ...Read more

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If you have BV, are you definitely going to get an STD?? It said online you can get herpes from it? How or why not?

If you have BV, are you definitely going to get an STD?? It said online you can get herpes from it? How or why not?

Careful what u read: Some internet sites are untrustworthy -best to go somewhere reputable for proper information. A favorite of mine is the CDC - www.cdc.gov BV and herpes are totally different. BV is a disease of the vagina caused by bacteria. Risk factors for BV include douching and having new or multiple sex partners. Herpes on the other hand is clearly an STD and can only be gotten from unprotected (unsafe) sex ...Read more

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How do I know when to get a mole checked out?

How do I know when to get a mole checked out?

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more

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How do you get mono? Is it a STD or something?

How do you get mono? Is it a STD or something?

Secretions: Mono is caused by a virus called epstein-barr virus (ebv for short). In my young days - i won't divulge when that was- we used to refer to it as "the kissing disease", because teens often caught it after amorous kissing. The virus is easily transmitted in secretions - so saliva, nasal secretions, urine, etc. It can also live on surfaces for a while, so transmission is actually pretty easy. ...Read more

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What will happen when you get tested for an std?

What will happen when you get tested for an std?

STD testing: Std testing can range from blood tests, to urine testing, to swabs of the vagina and cervix in women or swabs of the urethral in males. ...Read more

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How do you know when you have STD or sti?

How do you know when you have STD or sti?

Testing: Some std's (sexually transmitted disease) aka STI (sexually transmitted infection) have an obvious appearance, but most require testing such as culture or dna testing. If you have had unprotected sex or know that you were exposed to an std, best to get tested. Early treatment can prevent complications. ...Read more

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When you get your pap test? Do they check to see if your a virgin? Is it private? Does it hurt?

When you get your pap test? Do they check to see if your a virgin? Is it private? Does it hurt?

Pap at 21yo: It's a great thing to start thinking about your female health, but we actually have not been recommending pap smears unless you're older than 21. When you turn 21 though, a pap smear is a private and safe procedure. It's just taking a quick look at your cervix and a gentle swab. You'll feel a little pressure, but no pinching/poking. No one checks for virginity. Should be confidential. ...Read more

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What does an internist do to you when you get older?

What does an internist do to you when you get older?

Older too: He just gets older too. I really dont understand the question. Possibly why do older people need internist ? Internal medicine is a field in which focus is placed on adult medicine and geriatrics and the chronic disease process which go along with aging. They usually do not see kids, do ob/gyn, deal with orthopedics like fps do, but devote all their time to internal disease diagnosis and treat. ...Read more

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How do you get penis cancer? How do you get it, and how can you tell if it is cancer?

How do you get penis cancer? How do you get it, and how can you tell if it is cancer?

Look for any growth: Any new growth would be suspect as potential cancer. Your doctors can help with the diagnosis. Sometimes they have to do a biopsy of any new growth if it does not settle down in 2 weeks. The cause of this cancer is not always clear cut. ...Read more

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If you attract herpes do the person you get it from has to have an outbreak and how long does it take for it to appear on you ?

If you attract herpes do the person you get it from has to have an outbreak and how long does it take for it to appear on you ?

4 days: Incubation period (time from getting infected to appearance of symptoms) is about 4 days. Transmission most commonly occurs from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected. After infection, a woman may not develop symptoms and never know that she has been infected. ...Read more

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Do you have to make appointment to have an HIV test or can you get it whenever you go to the dr?

Do you have to make appointment to have an HIV test or can you get it whenever you go to the dr?

HIV testing: Hiv testing is available at any primary care clinic. There are std clinics in many parts of the country as well. ...Read more

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What do you have to do to get an abortion at 16?

What do you have to do to get an abortion at 16?

Varies by state: This is a very sensitive subject, but the state laws are fairly clear. You migh tfind this helpful: http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/health-topics/abortion/parental-consent-notification-laws-25268.Htm. Best of luck! ...Read more

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When you get an accidental finger amputation, how much time do you have to get it reattached?

When you get an accidental finger amputation, how much time do you have to get it reattached?

12 - 24 hours: There is no muscle in a finger, so we have more time to reattach it. Ideally if the amputated part is kept cold, replantation will be possible for 12 to 24 hours after injury. There are reports of fingers that were not kept cold sucessfully replanted up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you get a mammogram, do you get the results right away?

I wanted to know when you get a mammogram, do you get the results right away?

It depends: It depends on the facility, some may offer same day results. Call the facility and check their policy. Otherwise the results will probably be ready in a day or two. ...Read more

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Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

It depends.: Pain and bloating can be signs of ovarian cancer, but they can be just from a painful period. Ovarian cancer would be more likely in older women, like 40+ years, and most likely in women 70+ years. Other tests, like pelvic exam, ca-125, and transvaginal ultrasound would be needed. The ultimate way to know is surgery to see if it is in fact, a tumor of something else. ...Read more

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Can you get cocaine in your system when you don't do it but you boyfriend does ?

Can you get cocaine in your system when you don't do it but you boyfriend does  ?

Yes: Just remember that a police raid would get all present. The details would be hard to explain. The possible contamination by some one's use would be minimal but the association in the event could be life altering. ...Read more

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv Type 1 And 2 (Definition)

A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more


Herring Antibody Test (Definition)

Testing for ige antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens ...Read more