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Doctor insights on: Can You Use An Ovulation Microscope As A Semen Test

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Microscope (Definition)

Is a device which uses a lens or combination of lenses to magnify objects which are too small to be properly examined by the naked eye. In dentistry microscopes are routinely used to aid in diagnosis ...Read more


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Can you use an OPK test as an hpt?

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Can you use an OPK test as an hpt?

No: These test two different things. Ovulation kits test for an lh surge, home pregnancy tests check for bhcg. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a urine drug test is clean, will a saliva test be clean as well?

Can you tell me if a urine drug test is clean, will a saliva test be clean as well?

Not necessarily: Different drugs are metabolized by different pathways. So, secretion of a metabolized drug in the saliva may be very different than a drug that has been metabolized and is now secreted in the urine. These pathways often involve the liver at some point, so if you have liver problems, it may affect test results also. ...Read more

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Semen sample must be kept at BODY TEMP during home to lab transport for a spermiogram. Does this also apply if a microbiological test is performed?

Semen sample must be kept at BODY TEMP during home to lab transport for a spermiogram. Does this also apply if a microbiological test is performed?

Ideal, but...: It is advisable to keep urine or semen specimen at body temp, but not practical. In general practice, collect specimen as properly instructed and submit it as soon as possible, preferably within 1 hr; that is enough for daily practice. Besides, always correlate the test results with personal clinical profile so to deduce adequate significance. More? Ask your doctors timely. ...Read more

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Does a blood and urine test at the doctors also work as a test to see if you have an STD or sti?

Does a blood and urine test at the doctors also work as a test to see if you have an STD or sti?

STD Testing: I do not understand your question. To test someone for an std that test has to be discussed and approved by the patient. You did not mention in your question what the doctor was seeing you for or what tests are ordered. A patient visit has to have a theme or purpose and a reason for the test. There are thousands of tests that can be run. They are all very expensive. ...Read more

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If the doctors took a urine sample and tested it with a dipstick would it show that you are pregnant ?

If the doctors took a urine sample and tested it with a dipstick would it show that you are pregnant ?

Depends: The standard dipstick used to test urine does diagnose pregnancy. It is most commonly used to help diagnose urinary tract infections or problems with the kidneys. However, doctors do use dipstick pregnancy tests in their offices similar to those you can buy in the drugstore. So it depends on exactly which kind of dipstick was used. ...Read more

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Does a speculum have to be used in order to test for yeast infection, BV, etc.? If one is a virgin is there other ways to test without using that?

Does a speculum have to be used in order to test for yeast infection, BV, etc.? If one is a virgin is there other ways to test without using that?

Speculum: A speculum is used to visualize the cervix for visual inspection and to take samples for pap smear, HPV and sample if pus is draining from the cervix. Smaller speculum are used for virgins. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be diagnosed via a urine specimen. BV , trichomonas and yeast infection can be diagnosed using a swab of vaginal secretions. Discuss with your doctor if speculum exam is necessary ...Read more

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When trying to determine if you are pregnant which is a better method a box test or blood test? Can a box be neg and you really are pregnant?

When trying to determine if you are pregnant which is a better method a box test or blood test? Can a box be neg and you really are pregnant?

Pregnancy Tests: One kit, the first response early result pregnancy test, emerged as the most reliable and sensitive test. "it detected HCG at concentrations as low as 6.5 miu/ml (thousandths of an international unit per milliliter) - that's almost sensitive enough to detect any pregnancy soon after implantation, " consumer reports wrote. "most other kits were far less sensitive ". ...Read more

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Can an oral glucose tolerance test be used to diagnose diabetes like a blood draw will if you're not pregnant?

Can an oral glucose tolerance test be used to diagnose diabetes like a blood draw will if you're not pregnant?

Yes: However there are several different criteria for diagnosing diabetes, depending upon whether you're using GTT data, fasting glucoses, post-prandial glucoses or hba1c's. Check w/ your doctor. In reality, the exact diagnosis is an arbitrary distinction made upon a continuous line of time and data. ...Read more

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Can my partner receive an STD if I used saliva as a lubricate for a condom..?

Can my partner receive an STD if I used saliva as a lubricate for a condom..?

Are you infected?: Are you infected? With what STD? Saliva is not known to transmit most of the STDs except maybe herpes. But, if the saliva was only on the condom and not on him then there would not be any risk. ...Read more

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Can a urine test discover if you have an oral STD?

Can a urine test discover if you have an oral STD?

No: A doc can look at you and see if you have herpetic lesions there. Other diseases can be detected by blood tests. Many diseases can be treated by medicines and particularly with STDs both people should be treated at the same time or else they can reinfect each other. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant if you rub a penis against a vagina without penetration? If so, how soon can a pregnancy be detected by a test?

Is it possible to get pregnant if you rub a penis against a vagina without penetration? If so, how soon can a pregnancy be detected by a test?

Yes: Yes if sperm is on the vagina it can find its way in. Usually when there is a penis near a vagina there will be sperm. If he didn't ejaculate and he didn't penetrate the odds are low. Wait until you are late for your period to check. ...Read more

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Is using a semen sample for sti testing as good as using a urine sample?

Is using a semen sample for sti testing as good as using a urine sample?

Depends: It depends on what test? Most lab tests on urine for STD are for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. These tests are optimized for urine samples and semen would not be appropriate. ...Read more

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Is there an online lab kit that i can order and mailback a sample to test for candida albican?

Is there an online lab kit that i can order and mailback a sample to test for candida albican?

Yes, but...: Has to be order by a physician...they are less than reliable anyway. I would recommend you go on a candida diet for 60 days and see if it helps your symptoms. You may contact me at www.drkusher.com. ...Read more

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If chlamydia was contracted anally, would it show up on a blood test or regular pap smear? Or would an anal pap be the best option?

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If chlamydia was contracted anally, would it show up on a blood test or regular pap smear? Or would an anal pap be the best option?

Anal pap: Anal pap smears and direct pcr testing at the anus should be diagnostic. Regular pap, urine testing for chlamydia are also suggested. ...Read more

Semen (Definition)

Semen is the white, viscous substance that forms the male ejaculate. Semen contains sperm, fructose (nutrition for the sperm), and ...Read more


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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more