Drugs will never affect tests, if anything some drugs would cure infections.
They are reliable.
What do you mean by anonymous? Going to your Dr is anonymous for the most part.
My doctor is a friend of the family and would definetly say something. I would go to a clinic, but then it would be on my medical history and I don't know what I'm battling yet. I want to find out what I have and if it isn't that serious take care of it really quietly. I wish I could just hire a private doctor...googled the hell out of that one. I thought this might be a good first step. I have EGW that is under control....but, I'm really concerned about this urethritis...I have swollen nodes on either side of my groin, a swollen meatus, frequency in urination and strands of like mucus or puss in my urine (no painful urination or discharge - just extra drippy after I pee)....it's been like 4 weeks and I'm just terrified to go anywhere and do anything because I don't want anyone to know.....sometimes I feel like I'd rather hope it will go away and stay away from my partner....I'd rather split up than have her know I did such a horrible thing.... I'm sorry I don't mean to vent....I have no one to talk to about this.....and I'm so upset....
If you live in America it is illegal for your Dr to tell anyone anything. He could be sued and lose his liscence if he does.
So what if a test or result is on your medical history...it's meaningless.
thanks for the communication you're keeping me from jumping off a bridge - I'm afraid if I go to a clinic or the Dr. I'll be forced to tell my current partner and everything will change....it makes me deeply depresssed...may I also ask - in your experience - if you had to guess what do my symptoms sound like to you?
swollen nodes on either side of my groin, a swollen meatus, frequency in urination and strands of like mucus or puss in my urine (no painful urination or discharge - just extra drippy after I pee)....
Well if you test positive for a STD and don't tell your partner that is very very irresponsible and could be putting that persons health at risk.
Not really STD related. If you had discharge without urination then I would say STD but with urination does not sound like a STD. Other symptoms sound like irritation.
How frequesnt is the urination?
#1 Thank you so much for talking to me! And if diagnosed I will come clean. My frequency is about every half hour or hour with long strands of mucus looking stuff....and an irritated meatus...but no painful urination, nothing else.... except major anxiety! But - the meatus does get pretty sore if I wear jeans
Sounds less like a STD and more like a UTI/bladder infection or prostate issue.
What did you do that is causing this concern? It will help me better to find out of you have a STD concern.
thank you again....you are the first person I have been able to talk to....I'm afraid of my own shaddow...where I am is so small if I cough everyone hears it....and I have no friends I could talk to about this...do you have pretty extensive experience in std's? Health professional etc.?
Just came here over a year ago with concerns over something I had done. Got some info and stayed around asked some questions, read a lot and then turned around and used what I learned to try to help people.
Unprotected with sex worker
Oral sex or full on intercourse?
Well here is my advice on testing times so you don't waste a bunch of money.
Gonorrhea and Chlymida- 1 week post exposure Most common STD's
Syphilis-rare in developed countries and rare in women-6 weeks (not a huge concern, probably not worth testing for )
HIV-6-8 weeks for a good indication and 3 months is conclusive
But also remember while sex workers seem to be high risk, most test regulary for STD's because they are bad for business.
I will let you know what happens. I heard if I test positive they provide the health dept my info for herpes and hiv
did you use a condom for sex?
and no, the medications you are on won't affect the std testing but as vance already pointed out, you need to test at the proper time frame. I really recommend that you go and be seen and get this properly checked out. The screening services are helpful for routine std screening but when you have active symptoms, you absolutely have to go and be seen and get properly examined.
I am gonna go Monday for sure.....I just keep hoping I 'lll wake up and everything will be better...afraid to face to consequences. My whole life is going to change if the results come back positive. I've noticed the cloudy urine has stopped (but found two small with balls, pebbles in my rather clear urine today....they were not hard..more like pus) was thinking that was good...my lower back hurts a bit and I had the sweats last night....the only real bad symptom is the swollen meatus....maybe this will just pass???? God please... god any remedies to reduce the sweling on the meatus?
Only a Dr is going to be able to give you anything.
I know Vance this is just so terrifying...
the longer you wait, the longer until you get answers. also the longer you put off treatment, the more chances of it taking longer to treat when you do find out what is going on as well as a risk to your fertility.
you need to go and be seen. you've put it off far too long already.