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DreamCatches
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Hello,

So I know this is a weird question, but the internet searches are leaving me with results that are all over the place.

I would like to know if I can get strep throat from performing oral sex on a male. I have been positively tested for strep throat twice. I know bacteria live on and in the body. Is this one of them that could be on his body and get me sick? Every time I take my antibiotics, it clears up. Then I see him and it comes back. He has no symptoms of strep throat. My dr. said some people can be carriers or something like that. Could my he be passing it through kissing me instead? I have had it twice and I'm feeling sick again. I think this time it's still strep. Sorry if this seems like a weird question. I really need to know.

Also, because of all these antibiotics I have been on for strep, I now have a yeast infection. My first one, go figure. I took the Fluconazole a few days ago. I have also done the 3-day Monistat (well, a store brand). I am still having symptoms and last night was my last application. The dr. said to take a second Fluconazole if I'm still symptomatic in another 2 days. When can I resume having sex with my partner though? I don't want to have sex with my infection. The monistat said to wait until the medicine wasn't in my system, but as you apply it internally, how will I know when it is out of my system?

I'm all around stressed, sad, and just going through a lot right now. I just needed to come to a place and ask questions and get responses. I'm sorry if these questions seem redundant or strange.

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Heather
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I'd be pretty ARGH! rightabout now, too. No worries about that.

Has your boyfriend checked in with his doctor yet about the possibility of his having strep? And has your doctor also made sure to test your throat for STIs to be sure this is strep, as if you've been engaging in unprotected oral sex, those are possibilities, too? And has your boyfriend had a recent STI test?

Per your other question, your vagina cleans itself every day as part of how it works. So, when your discharges look -- or small, or both -- back to normal, including any changes you noticed from using the mediation, then you can figure you're done.

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So it's possible to have strep and have an STI (an STI that affects the throat I mean)??

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DreamCatches
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Because he did two throat swabs on me these last two times and they were both positive for strep. So I guess I can have strep and an STI if that's the case?

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Heather
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You could, yes. We can always have more than one infection at the same time. And STIs of the throat often go undiagnosed and get mistaken for strep sometimes, or, aren't tested for because the healthcare provider figures since they have a positive test for strep, it's strep.

Did you by any chance tell your doctor you're sexually active and ask for STI tests, including of the throat?

And again, is your partner up-to-date with his STI tests?

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