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"How would you know if a female has a STD? "
how would a male know if a female has a std ??
Since there are many different types of STDs and many different symptoms that go along with these infections, there is really more than one answer to your question. So it is important that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. In addition many STDs while infecting a person can be asymptomatic and thus the person affected would not even know they had an infection. The most common STDs include gonorrhea and chlamydia which are bacterial infections can affect the female cervix and the male urethra. The typical symptoms from the female's perspective include increased vaginal discharge, fevers, pelvic pain, and sometimes painful sex. A good number of females are actually asymptomatic with these infections. This leads to a situation where the infection can be transmitted between partners because the woman may not be aware that she is infected. Other conditions such as HIV, herpes simplex infections, and syphilis have different symptoms. Herpes simplex infections usually cause a painful sore, though the sores often too small for a nonclinical person to be able to identify. Again, I would suggest that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. There is a battery of testing that all primary care doctors are able to perform to rule in or rule out various different sexy transmitted infections.
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