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Sti testing

By Anonymous May 16, 2015 - 10:57pm
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i recently had a vaginal swab std test and the results came back negative for chlamydia gonorrhea and trich. I am still concerned because my possible exposure was not from vaginal sex, but from receiving cunnilingus. So is it possible for me to still actually have gonorrhea, but in my urethra instead of my cervix? Or would a vaginal swab have shown that? I'm thinking of going back to have a urine test taken but I am uninsured and don't really have the money to spend unless there would be a possibility of a urethral gonorrhea infection and not a cervical. Then I would obviously go get the urine test. So just to be clear; if you received cunnalingus from a man (who may or may not have a throat gonorrhea infection) is it possible for a woman to get gonorrhea of the urethra but not the cervix? And would a vaginal swab detect it?

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

The vaginal swab is able to detect any STD.  You do not need to take any further testing.

Receiving an STD through oral sex is very very rare since the other person would (as you said) have to have a throat infection.  Even so, if you did contract an STD in this way the test would have shown positive.


May 17, 2015 - 10:41am
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

Ok, I was just wondering because all resources say things like "A urine test will not detect a vaginal infection" so I was confused about whether a vaginal test would detect a urethral infection in women.

May 18, 2015 - 10:46am
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