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Hi. I had unprotected sex 9 days ago and yesterday I had a large amount of thick, grey vaginal discharge that did not smell. My labia were slightly swollen and red. I feel slightly itchy and it does not burn when I pee. Since then I have not had much discharge, but it is still uncomfortable. Today the discharge looks more like a yeast infection, with white curds but it still does not smell.I definitely feel like I have an sti, and am wondering if I should come in right away even if the symptoms...
Hi, thanks for writing in with your concerns. It would be a good idea to have your symptoms checked out at and STI clinic and even if it seems they are starting to go away, you can have and testing and treatment done if needed there. If you are in contact with the person you had sex with, then it would be a good idea if you both were tested and treated if needed. To find a clinic near you, please... Read Full Answer
I may have chlamydia or UTI because it hurts a little when I urinate. Can this be dealt with right at the clinic.
Hi, yes it can. If you go to an STI clinic, you can have your symptoms assessed, do testing and also be treated right away to cover possible chlamydia or gonorrhea infection. To find a clinic near you, please see https://smartsexresource.com/get-tested/clinic-finder Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more questions or concerns. Health Nurse
Is it possible for some one who has diabetes to test positive for herpes because they contracted something similar like a bad case of a yeast infection? My girlfriend is diabetic and for years she’s had wierd minor bladder infections and couple yeast infection but she is easily susceptible because of her weakened immune system.she got blisters on her vagina doctors said they thought it was herpes, she did the test and it came back positive. I have no symptoms nor am I diagnosed with herpes....
Hi, thanks for writing in with your concerns. The herpes swab from the area affected ( in your girlfriends case - the blisters) is the most accurate way of testing for herpes. It will tell if its herpes or shingles, what type of herpes and the person will know where the herpes is on their body. Blood testing for herpes will tell if a person has come in contact with herpes, what type of... Read Full Answer
Hi. I'm a 24yo male, and some pimples were showing up on my pubic area. I went to the doctor and he told me to do some tests. All results were okay, yet, the urethral testing results showed that I have staphylococcus aureus that was resistant in penicilin only, and sensitive to other antibiotics. So the doctor prescribed to me amoxicilin twice a day per 1p days, and gentamicin gel for the pimples. Tomorrow is my last day and yet nothing happened with the pimples. In fact, they multiplied. I...
Hi, thanks for writing in with your concerns. When I read that you received liquid nitrogen treatment to the 'pimples' in your pubic area, this made me think you possibly have a skin to skin infection called molluscum contagiosum which can be treated with liquid nitrogen. To read more about molluscum, please see www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/molluscum-contagiosum When... Read Full Answer
Can you have a regular intimate relationship with another person if they have genital herpes ?
Hi, thanks for your question. Yes, it is definitely possible. Avoiding sexual contact during outbreaks, using condoms regularly and using suppressive antiviral therapy to reduce outbreaks are strategies that have been shown to reduce the risk of herpes transmission. The usual advice is for the person with herpes is not to have any genital contact until the outbreak has completely cleared up and... Read Full Answer