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Can an STD be passed from contact of hand to genitals?

Asked by on November 28, 2013

I had a one night stand (my first and last one) 5 nights ago. We used protection but now I’m worried that I may have an STD because I’m extremely itchy down below and I also have thick white discharge… I had thrush over a month ago but I took a tablet for that and it disappeared… The itching and white discharge is exactly what I had when I had thrush, so I don’t know if I’ve got it again or this time I have an STD.

We used protection but I think he may have touched his penis and then touched my vagina with his hand… What I want to know is, can STDs be passed from hand to genitals?

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Candice™

June 3, 2013 at 3:03 am

Hi well looks like u have either Thrush or Bacterial vaginosis seek medical opinion ♥

•Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the vagina.
•Bacterial vaginosis is not dangerous, but it can cause disturbing symptoms.
•Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis are vaginal discharge and odor, although 85% of women with the condition experience no symptoms.
•In diagnosing bacterial vaginosis, it is important to exclude other serious infections, such as gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
•Treatment options for bacterial vaginosis include oral antibiotics and vaginal gels.
•Serious complications of bacterial vaginosis can occur during pregnancy, and recurrence is possible even after successful treatment.
What is bacterial vaginosis?
Bacterial vaginosis is vaginal condition that can produce vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the vagina. In the past, the condition was called Gardnerella vaginitis, after the bacteria that were thought to cause the condition. However, the newer name, bacterial vaginosis, reflects the fact that there are a number of species of bacteria that naturally live in the vaginal area and may grow to excess. The Gardnerella organism is not the sole culprit causing the symptoms. When these multiple species of bacteria become imbalanced, a woman can have a vaginal discharge with a foul odor.
Bacterial vaginosis is not dangerous, but it can cause disturbing symptoms. Any woman with an unusual discharge should be evaluated so that more serious infections such as Chlamydia and gonorrhea, can be excluded. Symptoms may also mimic those found inyeast infections of the vagina and trichomoniasis (asexually-transmitted infection), and these conditions must also be excluded in women with vaginal symptoms.
Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition. It is the most common vaginal infection in women of child bearing age. Studies have shown that approximately 29% of women in the U.S. are affected. Bacterial vaginosis is found in about 16% of pregnant women in the U.S. and approximately 60% of women who have a sexually-transmitted disease (STD).
Treatment for bacterial vaginosis consists of antibiotics. A few antibiotic remedies are routinely used and include:
•metronidazole(Flagyl) oral pill form or by vaginal metronidazole gel(Metrogel),
•vaginal clindamycin cream(Cleocin), or
•tinidazole (Tindamax).
Recurrence of bacterial vaginosis is possible even after successful treatment. More than half of those treated experience recurrent symptoms within 12 months. It is unclear why so many recurrent infections develop. With recurrent symptoms, a second course of antibiotics is generally prescribed

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