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Can a urine culture detect an std

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
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.
Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Urine C&S not 4 STDs: Urine culture and sensitivity is used to determine what bacteria, if any, growing in urine and which antibiotic(s) are most appropriate. This is not ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Azen Jukic
Pathology 28 years experience
VARIES : Urine culture, penile swab, vaginal swab, blood culture, antibody screen, careful history and physical, and in some cases, molecular methods.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
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
Dr. Esther Poza-juncal
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Symptoms?: It would be helpful to know what your symptoms are. You've been checked for the usual culprits in NSU, namely GC and chlamydia. Trichomonas and myco... Read More
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
What's the concern..: That prompts you to ask this question? Is it because of persistent symptoms? Positive urinalysis without symptoms? Worry about a more ominous diagnosi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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
Family Medicine 57 years experience
No: Routine Urine Culture will not show STD like Chlamydia
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
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
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 45 years experience
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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Ecoli UTI: This sound like you have an E. Coli urinary tract infection. This is not sexually transmitted. It is an infection in the bladder and it must be treat... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 34 years experience
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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