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Please Help!!
I had sex for the first time and then again about 2 days after that. I used a condom, birth control and a spermicide both times. My bf and I are each others first, and we have been sexually active (not intercourse) for months now. Sex was about a week ago. Just a day or so ago it started to really hurt to pee and I had to pee all the time. I read in a medical journal that spermicides can cause bladder infections, so I thought that that might have been the problem. I also noticed a bit of blood when I go to the bathroom or sometimes just randomly through the day. I also recently started the pill, and spotting is often an effect of that. But then I noticed some yellowish and sometimes brownish discharge, it wasnt very much and I have had similar stuff before. But this really bothered me. It made me think that I could have gonorrhea, but me and bf have never been with anyone else, so if its only transmitted by sexual activity is it possible that I could have it? I am most definately seeing a doctor ASAP - but to put my mind at ease, can anyone help me out? or at least tell me about gonorrhea so i have a better idea.
Thank You soo much.

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It is definitely possible that you or your boyfriend could have an STI or STD, even if neither of you have been with other people. They're only called "sexually transmitted" because that's the way they're OFTEN transmitted - you can get them in other ways, too.

However, because you used a condom, there is less of a chance that you are contracting a STD/STI (if you used the condom correctly and from the beginning to end of sexual activity). You may indeed be allergic/reacting to the spermicide. And yes, you could have a UTI.

BUT we don't know. And in either case, you need to get checked out and treated by a doctor, so make an appointment as soon as possible so that you can get appropriate treatment.

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Yes, we used a condom both times, the ENTIRE time: clothes off, condom on.
Could you give me somekind of idea as to the chances to what I have?
I probably won't be able to see a doctor until this saturday or next monday, do you think there will be serious problems by waiting that long?

Love is natural, and everything that goes with it. ;)

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No one is going to be able to give percentages or chances on STD or STI risks, because no one can know the whole of you and your partners life history and everything you may or many not have been exposed to.

Safer sex practices for all sexual activities (not just intercourse) greatly reduce your risk of transmitting or contracting STDs and STIs. Not having other partners does also reduce your risk for many STDs and STIs. And really, that's as good as it gets in giving "chances" with any degree of accuracy.

See your doctor/GYN ASAP. If you can't get in utnil saturday, then you can't. But abnormal bleeding and dicharge that have been going on for a while as well as what sounds like a UTI are reasons to get in there ASAP.

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