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Well this could be genital warts which are due to the benign HPV virus
this does not sound like HIV
But if you have not had any STD testing in awhile
I usually suggest that women get STD testing at least once per year with the following tests
HIV, Syphillis (which is RPR or VDRL), Gonorrhea, Chlaymida and a PAP smear (which detects HPV)
Could I have gotten this from someone before him?
Also, should I just go ahead when I see my OB GYN on the 15th and get the STD testing along with HIV in their office?
Yes, if you or even he has been sexually active with others yes you could have
warts can take on average about 2 to 3 years to develop from the time of exposure
Yes, I would do all that STD testing - many ob/gyn's do not ask, but ask to get tested.
Wouldn't they have caught it though when I went in for my appointment last March?
no, not necessarily
many times when you go for a PAP smear - many doctors do not check for STDs =
Unless you are asked, etc
But, overall, please do NOT be paranoid - this really does NOT sound serious
Also, these flesh colored bumps can be what are known as Inclusion cysts - and these are normal to develop too - not necessarily due to STDs
And, I see things like this all the time, and honestly it really is unlikely to be anything serious - so please do not worry
Trying not to freak out, but it's hard not to. At this point I've convinced myself that I have HIV and genital warts. Silly, but what my brain is doing.
Inclusion cysts? How long do those last and do they multiply?
But, honestly I see thousands of women in my office every year - and many are very nervous like you are
and after I have done my exam - they are much more relaxed
Inclusion cysts are just cysts that develop under the skin - and they are NOT an infection - they just develop with cells underneath the skin - and they are fine -
and you really do not need to do anything if they are inclusion cysts
I'm sure. Thanks for calming me down. These inclusion cysts don't itch and just go away on their own?
if they are warts - they are easily treated too - many ways of treating them
Inclusion cyst can go away/ disappear on their own
warts do not go away on their own and do itch?
warts can go away on their own
they usually do not itch
and treatment like Aldara helps (this is a prescription)
great! :( they can do the HIV testing in the office, yes? i don't think i have it, but just need peace of mind...you know?
Yes it is done at the office
YOu are very Unlikely to have HIV
but it is an easy test to do
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