Can you have an STD for years and not know it?

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asked Jan 2, 2022 in Diseases Conditions by 24dpj (620 points)
Can you have an STD for years and not know it?

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answered Jan 6, 2022 by Jamminjammie (4,130 points)
You can have an STD for years and not know it.

Some types of STD's may not show symptoms for years and so it's possible to have an STD and not know it for years.

Some STDs have symptoms, but many don't, so they can go unnoticed for a long time.

For example, it can take more than 10 years for HIV symptoms to show up, and infections like herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea can be spread even if there are no symptoms.

The STD that metronidazole treats is trichomoniasis.

Yes you do take all 4 Metronidazole pills at once.

You will receive 4 white metronidazole pills (500mg each).

Take all 4 pills at the same time with a full glass of water.

The metronidazole 500 mg is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial and parasite infections.

Although the metronidazole 500 mg cannot treat the flu or cold virus.

Metronidazole is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, stomach, liver, skin, joints, brain and spinal cord, lungs, heart, or bloodstream.

Metronidazole is also used to treat trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite.

Metronidazole capsules and tablets are used to treat infections of the reproductive system, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, skin, heart, bone, joint, lung, blood, nervous system, and other areas of the body.

Metronidazole capsules and tablets are also used to treat sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

What should I avoid while taking metronidazole?

Do not drink alcohol or consume food or medicines that contain propylene glycol while you are taking metronidazole.

You may have unpleasant side effects such as headaches, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).

This medication should take effect within 1 to 2 hours, and while effects may not be visibly noticed immediately, but gradual improvements are usually noticable after a few days.

Metronidazole tablets may make you feel drowsy, dizzy, confused or affect your vision, cause fits or hallucinations.

Make sure you are not affected before you drive, operate machinery or take part in any activities where these may put you or others at risk.

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