• 2 months ago

    Abroad and possibly with STD; how long would it take for PID to set in?

    I had unprotected sex about 3 weeks ago and am having either STD or yeast infection symptoms. We used a condom, but it slipped off and was stuck inside of me for 8 hours before I could get it out. He said he's been careful with other people, yet seemed completely unfazed that we'd just had unprotected sex, so who knows what to believe. I have itching, thicker/heavier discharge than normal, and it's slightly off-white. I took an at-home chlamydia test that tested negative, and I've had one other yeast infection in my life, and the current discharge is not the cottage-cheese-like consistency I previously experienced. I bought a 1 day yeast infection kit, and will be taking that tonight.

    However, I'm afraid I could have gonorrhea (or chlamydia, since I know those at home tests aren't always perfect) which can lead to PID if left untreated. I'm going to be volunteering in the countryside near Prague for 6 days starting tomorrow (and will have very limited access to medical care), and after that will be in Europe for another 10 days before I go back to the US and can go to a planned parenthood. The healthcare available to foreigners here is expensive and difficult to arrange, and it's a headache just trying to find someone open on the weekend with a lab that can get me results before I move on to a different city.

    My question is: should I wait until I get back to the US to get tested, or are the potential complications from a chlamydia/gonorrhea infection 30 days after initial exposure something I need to be immediately worried about? I'm really low on funds and the amount of time I'll even be in each city, but the thought that I could get PID and be causing serious damage to my reproductive tract just because I was too cheap makes me nauseous just thinking about it. How worried do I need to be?

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  • 2 months ago

    RE: Abroad and possibly with STD; how long would it take for PID to set in?

    Hi Below is first Gonorroea.
    Signs and symptoms
    Typical symptoms of gonorrhoea include a thick green or yellow discharge from the vagina or penis, pain when urinating and (in women) bleeding between periods.
    So I think its not that

    So Chlanydia.

    Most people with chlamydia don't notice any symptoms and don't know they have it.
    If you do develop symptoms, you may experience:
    pain when urinating
    unusual discharge from the vagina, penis or rectum (back passage)
    in women, pain in the tummy, bleeding during or after sex, and bleeding between periods
    in men, pain and swelling in the testicles
    If you think you're at risk of having an STI or have any symptoms of chlamydia, visit your GP, community contraceptive service or local genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic to get tested.

    So this now leaves a YTI, you can get over the counter meds for that, or just goodle natural remedies and these you can get antwhere even Prague.

    NOWHARD