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can a urine culture detect an std

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes, some STDs: Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be cultured from urine. However, urine culture is not the optimum test for std diagnosis. There are specific tests for dif ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Urine culture: Is to determine if you have a urinary infection and if so what antibiotic is the bug sensitive to, it does not detect stds.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Azen Jukic
27 years experience in Pathology
VARIES : Urine culture, penile swab, vaginal swab, blood culture, antibody screen, careful history and physical, and in some cases, molecular methods.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Think Chlamydia: Chlamydia. tests are notoriously false negative. If you have symptoms suggestive of this STD, you should be treated, regardless of the result and foll ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not usually: Urinary tract infection is quite different than stds under most circumstances, but some forms of std may create swelling of the female urethral outlet ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Routine Urine Culture will not show STD like Chlamydia
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
E. coli: E coli is the most frequent bacterial cause of urinary tract infections. While utis are more common in sexually active people, it is not an std.
A male asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Prostatitis: Staph species can cause prostatitis but they are rare. If you are having symptoms consistent with prostate infection and your urine is positive for S ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Doxycyline covers organisms associated with sexually transmitted disease other than gonorrhea such as chlamydia. Treatment of epididymoorchitis is bas ... Read More

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