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A 34-year-old member asked:

why wont doctors test for herpes with no symptoms?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Herpes simplex: Many doctors will be happy to test you, but the results will be positive in an overwhelmingly large segment of the population (up to 95%), and so these tests are virtually meaningless. Perhaps the doctor is trying to save you money.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Herpes 1 or 2??? Why do you want test? Symptoms? Exposed? Pregnant?
Nov 1, 2013

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Tobacco can it show up in a urine test for insurance?

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Yes: A metabolite of nicotine, cotinine, is often tested by insurance companies. Cotinine can be detected in urine or oral fluid for three days after last use, may be longer depending on the genetic make up of the individual.
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Can you contract oral herpes from contaminated food?

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Herpes: I do not believe so. The virus would need a open sore, crack or cut to enter the body. Could a herpes virus live on food and then brush over a open sore on someone else say for instance sharing a bite on a utensil? Yes , i believe it could be transferred.
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Why does my doctor need to screen me for STDs during pregnancy?

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Fetal infection: Screening is necessary because some of these infections can be transmitted to the fetus and can cause serious complications. At the same time, transmission can be prevented if treated early.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do doctors check for irregular periods?

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Testing: Irregular periods are either due to hormonal problems or anatomical problems. Your doctor can order appropriate tests to figure out your problem and correct the condition. Tests can include blood work and ultrasound.
A 43-year-old member asked:

I think I may have oral herpes -- can it be spread to my bf's genitals?

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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 36 years experience
Herpes spread: Absolutely, that is how it is spread. If you have a active lesion and the virus enters through his skin or tissue he will be infected. Be open and honest with him and he will respect and love you for this.

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