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Is tb pcr test painful

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Not painful: Tb pcr is nothing more than a blood test to check for TB as apposed to the skin test for the same reason. Pcr stands for polymerase chain reaction whi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azen Jukic
Pathology 29 years experience
Yes: But endometrial sampling is usually done under sedition or anesthesia.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Test for genital TB: This is a test to see if you have genital tract tuberculosis, i.e. TB of the uterus, fallopian tubes, etc.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Infertility: It's always a good idea to discuss your concerns w/your doctor especially regarding tests, medications & procedures. We diagnose infertility after jus... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Why?: Like me, your doctor probably wonders why on earth you think you have scrotal tb. A mantoux test is a good test for determining whether you harbor the... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
TBC SARCOID: I would guess he wants to treat u 4 tbc until he is certain you do not have tbc now. Culture will help decide but the bugs grow slowly and may take a... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
PCR test: There are several answers but the most universal is the polymerase chain reaction test used to multiply dna sampling to determine pathogens and also f... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Not reliable: The herpes simplex virus (HSV) PCR test is not intended for urine testing. If someone is having a herpes outbreak involving the urethra (which would b... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Dretler
Infectious Disease 44 years experience
Maybe: There may be a brief period between initial infection and producing enough virus to be detectable by pcr.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Too soon to test: At 10 hours after exposure, if would have been much better to take post-exposure prophylaxis rather than testing. You should still consult a doctor if... Read More
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