How bad are STD tests?

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  1. hideon9

    hideon9 The plane will take off.

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    Recently my girlfriend suggested that we should both get a STD test, just to be safe. I looked up what's involved for both of us and it seems pretty horrendous. I was hoping that someone here that had gone through it might tell me how bad it actually was.

    Thanks.
     
  2. hyousif

    hyousif New Member

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    I almost passed out, but the doc said I had alot of psychogenic stress. It took me 45 minutes to get myself to put it in. Things dont belong up there..
     
  3. dolphinmagic

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    Seems pretty minimal considering what the alternative could be. Don't be a weinie - go do it.
     
  4. hideon9

    hideon9 The plane will take off.

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    http://www.sexinfo101.com/sh_stdtesting.shtml

    "He/She will check your pubic hair, check urethral opening, and check your anus (he/she may have to do a digital anal exam if there’s a possibility of warts or prostate inflammation). Then comes the dreaded part, the doctor then has to insert this plastic stick into your penis."
     
  5. hideon9

    hideon9 The plane will take off.

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    Neither of us has any signs of an STD or any reason to think that we may have been exposed. We've also been only with each other for the last year. Thes test would be purely precautionary if we had it done.

    If I ever thought I actually had an STD I would get tested immediately, regardless of whatever discomfort there was. That's not the case here though.
     
  6. jmechy

    jmechy Calmer then you are.

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    plastic stick, wtf?! why god, why?! what the hell could that possibly tell them. Couldn't you just jizz in a cup or something for them?
     
  7. hideon9

    hideon9 The plane will take off.

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    That's what I thought it was going to be until I looked it up.
     
  8. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    Why would she be suggesting it then? ;)
    Precautionary as to what?
     
  9. Yail Bloor

    Yail Bloor OT Supporter

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    it sucks, but you've got to man up sometimes

    IMO, if you aren't having any symptoms, skip the plastic tube part of it. I believe thats how they test for claymdia (sp) and gonhorrhea, which in most cases you will have symptoms like burning and feeling like you have to pee all the time.l
     
  10. mtnbike4522

    mtnbike4522 CelicaTech.com

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    I thought you could get it checked by blood, and pissing in a cup now a days?
     
  11. lauren

    lauren Active Member

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    its my understanding that the qtip method has been replaced with bllod and urine sames.
     
  12. purplebeast

    purplebeast The depths of hell and endless torture await all h

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    Since when? My last one (last yr) still required the Q-tip looking thing being shoved in my pee hole. I hated it.
     
  13. dolphinmagic

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    Precautionary would be to have done this last year when you started seeing / sleeping with her.

    So this is just for fun then?
     
  14. purplebeast

    purplebeast The depths of hell and endless torture await all h

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    Nha, She says "precautionary" but means " I fucked someone else and I think I caught something and passed it on to you". Or "I think u may be sleeping arround and I want to make sure u didnt catch something"

    Unless she is just concern about AIDS which may lay dormant for many yrs. But if that was the case, you would only need a blood test.
     
  15. lauren

    lauren Active Member

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    a lot of other diseases can lay undetected for a long time. i know two girls who both had chlymida for a year an some months before they got tested and found out.

    hpv is the same way.
     
  16. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    :werd: I'd question her motives for all of this.

    Ah, yet another reason to wait for marriage. :bigthumb:
     
  17. hyousif

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    Have her take the test, and since you've been fucking that long, if she had it so would you. They still do the Q-tip, I had mine done a few weeks ago and the doc said theres no other way. Blood tests can check for HIV and one other one, but for any of the less serious STI's you need to get swabbed (q tip).
     
  18. purplebeast

    purplebeast The depths of hell and endless torture await all h

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    Yeah but to be fair. The average young person is not really that worried about STD's if they cant feel or see any effects. Except of course for HIV.
     
  19. lauren

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    true...out of sight, out of mind...
     
  20. Guardfather

    Guardfather The Paradox

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    Not sure if it was said yet, but you don't have to have anything shoved up your penis. Tests can now be done if you allow yourself to piss only a certain amount into a cup. You need to have not urinated for a while (dunno.. couple hours?) and you must make sure that you only urinate so much into the cup. Too much will be too diluted and the test can come up negative even if you have something.

    I was so thankful, cause I sure as hell didn't want something shoved up my urethra.
     
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    This sounds like a great relationship. Lots of trust.

    She either cheated or thinks you did?
     
  22. Neo22

    Neo22 OT Supporter

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    I had the qtip done 1month ago. When you try to piss afterwards it hurts so bad you will want to puke. Especially if its the first time you have been tested. Have fun!
     
  23. dumb_end_user

    dumb_end_user Sad Gus

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    If your doctor is trying to swab (Q-tip) the inside of your urethra go to a new doctor. You can get all of the testing you need to have done with blood and urine samples and a physical examination.
     
  24. purplebeast

    purplebeast The depths of hell and endless torture await all h

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    It may also have to do with the technology avaliable. I got it done at a free clinic because my friend didnt have INS and she wanted us to go together. They may have more high tech stuff if u actually pay a Dr to do it.
     
  25. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    Thank you!
    You said it so much better than I did.
     

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