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After having oral sex, am I prone to sexually transmitted diseases?

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Published At July 2, 2021
Reviewed AtAugust 10, 2021

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a little concerned because I had oral sex with someone I knew for years last night. There is no medical problem. After receiving the oral, he released his semen in my mouth, but there is a slight drop of blood when I spit out with force. So, it is like two times he spits out in my throat, and I had little blood again, but when I gargle with water, it is gone. So, am I prone to something like STDs or STI's or other types of diseases because, as far as I know, oral sex is low risk for having conditions, but then again, I had blood coming out? So, I am very concerned.

Answered by Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern and will help you regarding this.

You are correct that oral sex carries lesser risks for STDs (sexually transmitted disease) than vaginal or anal sex. There has not been yet a single documented case of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) transmitted by oral sex.

But risks of STDs via oral sex increase when there are ulcers or cuts in the mouth.

In this case, I believe you bleed due to rough oral sex.

Chances of infection are significantly more minor, but still, you should get your partner tested for Hepatitis B and HIV.

I hope this helps.

Take care and stay safe.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma
Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

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