Q: I’m in a serious problem. I was very stupid to have sex without protection. It all happened in a hurry. How soon can I know whether I’ve contracted an STD? Please answer my question. Please. I am in a confused state of mind.
A: Oho child. Calm down. Take deep breaths. There’s a solution to everything in this world. So you needn’t worry one bit. Now you’ll need to wait about a month before getting tested for anything. To check for chlamydia or gonorrhea, your doc will take a sample, like a Pap Smear, results of which can be expected in a week. Even if the result is positive, you need not panic because both infections can be nixed with anti biotics. Remember that genital warts must get removed ASAP! For anything major like HIV you must get a blood test done to seek appropriate diagnose. The results take about four days. But you really shouldn’t worry. Learn a lesson however. It’s not for nothing that everyone keeps harping about using a condom. It’ll cost a lot less and save you all the tension. Good luck
Q: Whenever I’m menstruating, I get very exhausted. I mean a regular trip to the college and back also seems like a Herculean task. Why does this happen? Is it a sign of abnormality in my system. I hope not.
A: I can guarantee you that lethargy during periods is the second most common thing in the world. The first being sexual intercourse. Aiyo! It’s a joke. Please give me a horrible giggle. Ogay so scientifically, you get exhausted because of a plunge in the level of estrogen (a hormone? yes, a hormone,girl!). So it’s a cyclic process and your energy levels get revived in a few days. Now since Anemia is like a regular disease these days, fatigue setting in for more than that short period should , in all sanity, ring a warning bell. A sluggish thyroid could be another cause. But don’t get hyper and start getting all sorts of tests done. If the exhaustion exhausts, then it’s only asking you to relax. So “take a pill, a chill pill”. Bai bai!