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I think I have genital warts and I may have caused it to spread by shaving over them. How can I get them removed and where can I go ? Do they need to be tested first ?
Hi, sometimes changes in the genital skin are more noticeable when shaving. It is advisable to see a health care provider at an STI clinic as they will be able to tell you if there are genital warts or not. Sometimes shaving can spread a bacterial infection of the hair follicles that appear as red bumps. Many STI clinics have genital wart treatment available. There is no testing for... Read Full Answer
I had sex today and when i entered my penis the foreskin get reputred a lot and lots of blood also started coming is this normal or i have done somthing wrongly..pls answer.i m worried about it.
Hi there, it sounds like there was a tear of part of the foreskin. Tears commonly happen with the frenulum. The frenulum is the stretchy band of skin that attaches the foreskin to the underside of the shaft of the penis. This area is very sensitive and bleeds easily when torn. Tears can happen to any man. To help heal the tear, keep the area clean and dry. Most often, the tear heals on its... Read Full Answer
hi there I was recently informed that my boyfriend has gonorrhea/chlamydia - i have been tested before we met and i was negative for everything I was wondering if he had something prior with no symptoms..... why would he now just be showing symptoms and have irritation ect ... could something trigger it to act up? is it random? thanks so much
Hi, Thanks for writing. All STIs have different “window periods” which means from the time someone has sex to the time they get an accurate test result varies between STIs. For example: Gonorrhea shows up within 2-7 days after sex (pretty quickly) but Chlamydia doesn’t show-up until 2-6 weeks after sex (takes a bit more time). That means from the time someone has sex to the time they show... Read Full Answer
I had a STD test done one week after unprotected sex, it was negative, do I need to follow up with another test?
Hi, Thanks for writing. We would recommend getting tested again. Most STDs will not show-up after 1 week, and it’s easy to get false negatives if you test too soon after sex. For example, Chlamydia is the most common STD and it doesn’t show-up until 2-6 weeks after sex. Other STDs, like Syphilis, can take 3 months to show-up. It would be good to get tested again. We would recommend testing at... Read Full Answer
I just went down on a guy for the first time yesterday. I'm wondering what I can get tested for, when, and what the test might be. Thanks!
Hi, Thanks for your question. Going down on a guy (or giving oral sex to a penis) is generally considered low-risk, but there are some STIs we see passed that way. The STIs that can be passed by giving oral sex: Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are passed through the ejaculate and pre-cum, and can make an infection at the back of your throat. These are tested by a... Read Full Answer