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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Nemiro
44 years experience Fertility Medicine
Generally not: Some clinics will test herpes 1 and 2 prior to doing ivf. We do not because it does not effect the procedure or outcome of ivf. It does however effe ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
OF COURSE !!!!!: Why wouldn't they , that testing can be done whether you are pregnant or not.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
False Positive test: HsV 1 (cold sores on the mouth) blood tests cross react with HSV 2 ( genital herpes) blood tests. Leading to false positive tests and mental anguish ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Limitations: The blood tests indicate past exposure to type 1 (usually oral) or type 2 (usually genital) but do not tell you where or when. They will also not tur ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herpes: There may be some cross reactivity with cold sore herpes (HSV-1) and about 20% of the general population in the U.S. is probably positive for herpes s ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do it?: Often it's good to remember the very basics. If you won't use the test results to make a decision about what you'll do, don't do the test. Nobody even ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Why?: If you need to confirm a genital herpes diagnosis, or if you have atypical complaints and want to know if you have HSV or something else, or you suspe ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Urine smelling "bad" needs evaluation. Urine can smell stronger (more ammonia or urea odor) if one isn't drinking enough water. It can smell like keto ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Trying to find virus: Molecular testing usually means a test that looks for actual fragments of the virus. For example, a test to detect traces of actual herpes virus dna ( ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See detrails: Your question makes no sense. Please resubmit it and make certain it can be understood.

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