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I was seeing a guy for a few months and before him I didn't have a smell. But after awhile and us sleeping together I got a fishy smell and a discharge keeps happening through the day. The smell is strong and smells like fish and the discharge happens out of no and I'm afraid people smell it on me when it happens. I don't have a family doctor.
Hi, and thanks for your question While it’s not possible to diagnose what is going on over the internet it sounds very much like you may have something called Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). BV is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI) but rather an imbalance of the healthy bacteria that normally lives in the vagina. When these bacteria get out of balance, symptoms can occur. These symptoms... Read Full Answer
I recently had unprotected sex and immediately after I was sore. Within 5-10 hours a developed a thicker yellowish/green discharge and it became uncomfortable to urinate. I’m wondering if it’s possible to have symptoms of an STD this early? And can an std be passed from my fingers to a mans genetalia? Thank you.
Hi, and thank you for your question It would be pretty unusual to develop symptoms of an STI that quickly after possibly being exposed. A very likely culprit of the soreness you felt might have been due to friction and not enough lubrication during insertive sex. Sometimes adding some extra lubricant can really help with comfort and with preventing damage to the skin such as small tears.... Read Full Answer
5 months ago I broke out in a rash on the head of my penis and my testicles became red and burned. For a short period of time it burned to urinate. I went and got tested for the standard std's at the 1 and 3 months mark and all clear. I am wondering if there are any std's that are not included in the standard tests that this could have been? I believe I was tested for chlamydia, ghonorea, syphilis, Hep abc, HIV, and Herpes. So, it can't have been any of these as the tests were negative. I...
Hi, and thanks for your question It sounds like you got a very thorough set of testing done. With negative results at 1 and 3 months, you can be reassured that the tests are accurate as the window periods for any infection have passed. The window period is the time between when a person comes in contact with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and when the STI will show up on a test.... Read Full Answer
I was injected with a dirty needle ( unbeknownst to me at the time) 8 weeks ago.I have developed some lesions on my tongue as well as mild thrush.Yet all my public health lab blood draw tests (13,22,28,35,40,44,56)days have come back non reactive. Is 90 days test conclusive? Why hasn’t hiv antibody been detected in your opinion? I was very healthy before this exposure. Thanks
Hi, and thanks for your question Yes, the window period (the time between when a person comes in contact with a sexually transmitted infection and when the STI will show up on a test) for HIV using the 4th Generation HIV Antibody test is 3 months (90 days). This means that if you have a negative, or non-reactive, test more than 90 days after the exposure you do not have HIV. The reason... Read Full Answer
Can you have pain and no discharge...with an sti
Hi and thanks for your question Yes, it is possible to have pain with no discharge with an STI. In fact, most STIs can have a variety of symptoms ranging from every classic symptom, some possible symptoms, and commonly no symptoms at all. If you are sexually active, we recommend visiting a clinic to be tested for sexually transmitted infections including HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and... Read Full Answer