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How common is it to get a false positive on an std tedt

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
False Positive: No test is 100%. There will be false positives and false negatives. You can always get another test. That being said, if you both have been monogamou ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Brown
15 years experience Dermatology
See below: False negative & false positive results are testing errors (meaning the test results were wrong). In this case... A "false negative" result means tha ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Prob. True Positive: Herpes type 1 is the herpes virus commonly associated with the mouth (cold sores). It can be positive without any other tests being positive. Many p ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If you had testing for an std (i will assume that you mean from a culture of your cervix) then you should absolutely assume that it is a positive resu ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: No diagnostic test is perfect, but the test of std diseases are very good, rarely you get either false poivtive or flase negative. It depends not onl ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Highly unlikely,,,: This is highly unlikely. Pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a condition where the ovaries develop cysts because the follicles containing the egg rup ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Not really related: A bartholin cyst is a mucous retention cyst localized the out vagina or just inside the labia- it is not an STD. Chlamydia requires an STD evaluation ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Trichomoniasis: Urine detection of trichomoniasis is less accurate that direct vaginal testing. If you doubt the result you can ask for vaginal testing. Although fals ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
POSSIBLE: Men and women can get false positives for std testing. For example: the specificity rate for enzyme immunoassay HIV screening tests indicates that, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It isn't uncommon.: Get checked at an std clinic or with your physician if you are concerned.

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