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Possible gonorrhea infection
Nov 3, 2000

Could the signs of chlamydia, gonorrhea, or herpes be (in women) white discharge and a small painful sore in the outer vaginal area, and if so, how long after contact would these symptoms appear?

Response from Mr. Kull

Symptoms for the sexually transmitted infections usually appear two to four weeks after an exposure, but could take longer to manifest (sometimes months or years). Most people may not even experience symptoms after an exposure.

If you think that this sore could be related to a sexually transmitted infection, go see a doctor while the sore is still active to get an accurate diagnosis.

RMK



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