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Non-STD causes for unusual vaginal discharge? (TMI warning).

A few days ago, I noticed an odd odor coming from my vaginal discharge in the morning. Today, it was a greenish color (kind of like snot). Dr. Google seems to think that the only explanations are STI related. I am in a long-term monogamous relationship, and there has been no infidelity to my knowledge. I will of course seek professional medical advice, but am currently traveling alone in a remote area and will not be able to call my GYN for a week. Are there any innocent explanations, or am I looking at some heartbreak in the days to come?
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2014 - 9 answers

How soon after sex should I have STI testing done?

I (late 20s male) slept with a girl I don't know very well over the weekend. (Used protection, nothing broke or leaked...all very safe.) We talked after, and she said that the last time she was tested she was clean, but that was a while (and a couple of partners) ago. I have no reason to suspect I've acquired anything new, but I'd still like to do my due diligence and make sure I'm clean. My last test was about a year and a half after the last time I'd had sex, but I don't intend on waiting nearly that long. I know HIV takes about six months to show up, but as far as other common STIs go, how long should I wait for anything else to show up?
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2014 - 9 answers

How to reasonably evaluate risk after a broken condom

I am a woman on hormonal birth control and in a mostly monogamous relationship with a guy. My boyfriend recently had sex with a woman who's been having unprotected sex with multiple partners, and the condom broke (pregnancy is not a concern). What's a reasonable course of action from here? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Oct 17, 2013 - 10 answers

I have herpes. I want to have casual sex. How can I make this work?

I find myself at a time in my life when I would really like to have lots of casual sex. However, I have genital herpes. I know I need to disclose this to potential partners, and I know how to do that. I would like to know if there is anything I can do to improve my ability to find potential partners who will not turn me down on the basis of my STD status. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2013 - 12 answers

What are colleges doing about HIV other than "get tested/use condoms"?

What are examples of colleges that are doing new or innovative things in addressing HIV? I am most interested in approaches directed at men who have sex with men, but any general approaches about HIV that are directed at everyone or at other high risk populations would also be helpful. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Jun 19, 2013 - 3 answers

I have High Risk hpv. What now?

I just found out I have High Risk hpv. My doctor didn't seem too concerned, but I feel like my world is falling apart. How do I cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2013 - 11 answers

Help me quantify just how safe the sex I'm having is

I know the basics, but how can I find out more detail about my personal STI risk so that I can make informed decisions? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Feb 3, 2013 - 9 answers

HPV: Do I stay or go?

The woman I'm dating has HPV. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2013 - 14 answers

Potential herpes infection - help?

I think I might have herpes, and I'm freaking out. Can you give me any advice or reassurance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2012 - 9 answers

Identify this STD, please.

Asking for a friend (semi-NSFW): I noticed a white discharge coming from somewhere it shouldn't... What STD is this? [more inside]
posted by dkleinst on Dec 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Months ago, boyfriend told me he has herpes. It still bothers me. What now?

On herpes and forgiveness. Nine months into our relationship, my boyfriend told me that he has HSV-2. That was almost a year ago. It still bothers me. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2012 - 47 answers

She said she has herpes - and I don't know what to do

I'm torn... I went out with a girl who was very sweet, and we seemed to hit it off really well. Things started to get a little heated and she suddenly stopped and started to cry - she informed me that she has herpes and wanted to let me know before we got intimate... Now I don't know what to do... and I feel like a jerk [more inside]
posted by strongdad on Sep 13, 2012 - 35 answers

Doctor told me I don't need HIV test

Does it make sense for my doctor to tell me I don't need an HIV test, because I'm a heterosexual male and I only had unprotected sex with one person in the last 6 months? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 - 33 answers

Alarmed about a piece of me that just fell off.

A few days ago I was in the shower, and I noticed a tiny lump in the front of my armpit. Initially I thought it was a zit, so I poked it with a needle. It hurt and thus it was apparently not a zit. As I examined it closer, I saw that it was more... fleshy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2012 - 18 answers

What is this rash?

YANAD, but might you have some insight into this strange rash? [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Jul 2, 2012 - 10 answers

Preparing for a Possible HIV-Positive Result?

Preparing for a Possible HIV-Positive Result? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Jun 20, 2012 - 18 answers

Does the likelihood of exposure merit action in this case?

Is there sufficient likelihood of STD exposure in this oddball circumstance to merit arrangements for testing and medication? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Herpetic Whitlow Transmission and risks

Considering dating / having sex with someone with Herpetic Whitlow (HSV-2 type) and have questions about transmission risks. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2012 - 6 answers

When you ask for STI test results, what are you asking for?

Can the hive mind provide nuts-and-bolts info on STI testing with a new partner? What should be tested? What's the window for diseases manifesting after a previous encounter? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2012 - 11 answers

Can I pass jock itch to a sexual partner?

Is tinea cruris easily sexually transmissible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Is it even possible for this to be an STD?

YANMD — girly parts and boy parts edition. Is this even possible for STD's? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2012 - 33 answers

I need to recover my self-esteem from a possible STD diagnosis?

I need to recover my self-esteem from a possible STD diagnosis when I'm a vulnerable place? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2012 - 14 answers

I can't have vaginal warts if we're both monogamous, right?

I can't have vaginal warts if we're both monogamous, right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2011 - 21 answers

What's wrong with my manhood?

What’s going on with my manhood? Rash, irritation, STD? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 - 5 answers

Gardnerella-Tending Tips?

Medical / Sexual Health Question: WTF could be causing these long-term symptoms, and HTF can I take care of them, hopefully once and for all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Should I use a condom if my girlfriend sleeps with women?

My girlfriend is going to start sleeping with other women. I'm a man, and I'm not. Should we go back to using condoms? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2011 - 19 answers

How can I keep my boyfriend while lowering my risk of getting his HSV-1? (Herpes Simplex 1)

My serious boyfriend has just tested positive for HSV-1, while I have tested negative. We are both panicking, and need good, detailed statistics and math on the risks, reductions, and transmission rates in order to figure out what to do. Please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2011 - 43 answers

Transitive STD testing and testing for oral transmission, oh my!

I had unprotected sex and performed cunnilingus. I'm uninsured. I'm asymptomatic. Where and what type of STD testing should I look for? Also, if I test clean then what is the chance that that she too is/was clean? The primary question is where can I get a general panel of STD testing cheaply (or free) given that I am currently uninsured because I'm (hopefully temporarily) unemployed. Barring other options, how much should I expect to spend at my general doctor for the proper tests? Is that worth it given my situation below? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Fast std clinic in toronto?

GTA: Fast and/or anonymous STD check in Toronto? Can anyone recommend a clinic in Toronto that has fast results on STD tests? I spoke with the Hassle Free clinic and they sound great but results take 2 weeks. Anyone do it faster? Price is not an issue. Emails can be sent to anoninto at gmail. Thanks!
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2011 - 4 answers

omfg i hate peeing

I recently started getting UTIs and bladder inflammation after every weekend I go to see my boyfriend and have sex with him. I need some guidance so I know what kinds of questions to ask my doctor, 'cause I am damn tired of needing to pee in pain every 10 goddamn seconds. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Jul 27, 2011 - 65 answers

Diet and outbreaks

Which foods are best for a person with herpes? Also, what about a specific act of sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2011 - 7 answers

I'm worried I might have an STD... or something.

What is going on with this lump in my genitalia? (female) Does this sound like an STD or something else? [more inside]
posted by fantoche on Jun 14, 2011 - 26 answers

You Shouldn't Take Drugs, but When You Do...

I'm looking for a particular book. It might have been called "People's Medical something-or-other". Or maybe not. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Krazor on May 12, 2011 - 7 answers

We are all responsible adults, right? Right?

Are my expectations about STD testing unreasonable? Am I being paranoid? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2011 - 52 answers

Maybe I caught it from the toilet seat?

I have been dating the same man for 4 years. We've been monogamous for about 3 and a half years. When we became monogamous, I had the full round of STD testing done, all negative. Since then, I've had regular yearly pap smears that included testing for HPV. All negative. Until today, when my doctor called me to tell me that the pap smear I had last week tested positive for HPV. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 - 17 answers

Not even a vampire could tap me.

Is there a lancet-based or bloodless herpes, hep-c, and/or syphilis test? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Feb 10, 2011 - 7 answers

HPV freakout

Ex-girlfriend's Pap showed abnormal results, what do they mean and how concerned should she be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2010 - 14 answers

When do I need to start getting STI checks and/or pap smears?

I've become "sexually active" at a rather late age. When do I need to start getting STI checks and/or pap smears? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 - 27 answers

How can a negative HIV test affect a person's insurance premiums?

I'm a health care professional, and I recently read on a physician's blog that a negative HIV test on your health record may affect life or health insurance premiums. I have a vague idea of why this might be, but if any infectious disease, insurance or other professionals could shed some light on this, please explain!
posted by cothebadger on Nov 19, 2010 - 16 answers

It's my own fault, is there anything I can do?

I just found out that the woman I hooked up with last night has chlamydia...what now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Unprotected sex without STD testing first?

Girlfriend of more than a year recently went on the Pill. I said we should get STD tested before having unprotected sex; my tests came back negative but she's reluctant to get one. Should I compromise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2010 - 46 answers

I thought getting clear had something to do with Xenu

I'm a virgin and my girlfriend has HPV. Need some advice about what I should do and what is or is not safe. (Probably NSFW) [more inside]
posted by sickle cell moon on Aug 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Looking for a Philly doctor

Out-of-towner in Philly for the foreseeable future needs a GP, for general checkup as well as to look at a possible STD symptom. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2010 - 8 answers

I lost my virginity and got herpes (maybe)

Yet another herpes post. There's been so many of these lately it's like an ominous sign. My boyfriend has genital herpes. I might have contracted it from him. I have already gone to a doctor and am awaiting test results. Help me/us prepare mentally and emotionally. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Valtrex as a prophylactic?

Is it reasonable to keep a supply of Valtrex around to take after protected casual sex to prevent herpes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2010 - 12 answers

The invisible std monster strikes

Do I have to tell him now? (nsfw) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2010 - 41 answers

Oral sex - how risky is low-risk?

Unprotected oral sex outside my relationship: is this risky enough to warrant a confession? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2010 - 26 answers

Is my doctor incompetent or do I have multiple conditions?

Is my doctor incompetant? I thought it was a UTI, he thinks it's a fungal infection, oh and also herpes and chlamydia depending on when you ask him. What gives? (slight amount of gross). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2010 - 12 answers

Should I have unprotected sex with a girl with HPV?

I am a man. Should I have unprotected sex with a girl with HPV? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2010 - 20 answers

My boyfriend just told me that he has genital herpes. Now what?

My boyfriend of four months just told me that he has genital herpes. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 33 answers

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