Can symptoms of an STD first surface 6 years later?

by Rachel on April 19, 2011

Let’s say you’re abstinent for 6 years but all of a sudden you notice something wrong like inflammation, tenderness in the upper V area. Could it be an STD that first shows symptoms 6 years after s*x?

Please don’t bother responding if it’s just to say see a doctor. Thanks.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Ginger1 April 19, 2011 at 11:40 pm

see a doctor,I am not trained to diagnose any condition over the internet,and neither is anyone else,and yes it can show up 6 yrs later. Herpes

? Gonna be a nurse ? April 19, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Yes it is possible. The most common sign or symptoms of having a STI or STD is nothing at all. To be perfectly sure, go get tested.

run_becky April 20, 2011 at 12:12 am

yes, it can be laying dormant in your system…though it’s unlikely.

Mariea W April 20, 2011 at 12:48 am

herpes can be dormant for years before an outbreak…I guess they all could but highly unlikely…

bubblyone April 20, 2011 at 1:36 am

check out this website…it is very informative. has all the information you need about HIV and STDS.

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