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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Fungal treatment should have no effect on the testing for STD. Good luck!
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Twelve STDs: There are twelve different stds. Some are tested with blood. Some with culturing of fluids or tissues. And some by examination.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
HIV: A home test for HIV has been approved but may not be in market yet. It would be better to see your doctor or your city or county health facility.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
28 years experience Family Medicine
No: You need additional testing done for sexually transmitted diseases. They can run some tests on the urine for chlaymdia and gonorrhea, but will need mo ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Urine or blood: A home pregnancy test works as soon as you are miss your period (maybe 2 days prior). You can have a positive blood test for pregnancy a week after yo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
EXAM/LAB/IMAGING: The diagnosis is made by history, symptoms, physical exam, lab tests and imaging like cat scan or ultrasoung exam so there is not one test it is comb ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pregnancy Testing: You can test anytime you want, but for a valid test the best answer is the day or after the day of a missed period.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Variable: Usually a pregnancy test is positive ten days after conception occurs.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Pregnancy test: Best to rely is about a delayed period for a week.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
3 weeks: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Variable: Gonnorhea or chlamydia can be urine tested after 2-3 days, syphilis or hpv when sore or lesion develops, can be weeks, blood tests take time because t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
2 days: You may resume sexual activity 2 days after an HSG.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Blood testing: It is a serious of blood tests.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Szender
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Around your menses: Take the pregnancy test around the time of your missed menses. I
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unfortunately years: Chlamydia can actually be present, cause pelvic infections, sterility, and adhesive disease...Years before it's discovered. This is why we screen all ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Please clarify: there are twelve common STDs. What ones are you concerned about?
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
As often as the risk: Stds come about from unprotected sex with partners whose history is unknown. If this is your history then you should be screened soon after. If your ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on activity: That depends on how often you're having sex, especially unprotected sex. It could be anywhere from never to every 3 months. I have some patients who ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
HIV: Usually for HIV it is test at 0, 1, 3, 6 and 9 months, then you are 99.9 % clear.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
After birth: This can be done on cells obtained from the womb by amniocentesis or from the placenta by cvs. Both procedures have some risk to mom and baby and pate ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
After missed period: It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do the home pregnancy test; use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. You ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Time varies: Varied times for different STDs. Gonorrhea and chlamydia 2-3 days. 1-2 weeks for vaginal infections like trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis, 4-6 week ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
After home positive: A home pregnancy test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex, or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, b ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
After missed period: Best time to testfor pregnancy is when one misses a period.

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