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Could the STD testing list include hiv?

Could the STD testing list include hiv?

Yes,but: In some states you must agree i writing for HIV testing. Routine testing may exclude or include the test.I would just ask the staff. ...Read more

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Besides low-risk strains of HPV & secondary stage of syphilis, are there any other possible causes for genital warts?

Besides low-risk strains of HPV & secondary stage of syphilis, are there any other possible causes for genital warts?

Here are some...: Genital wart is specific for HPV-infected skin lesions. Known to us, one with one kind of STD has higher likelihood to have other kinds of STD coming along. Specific for HPV, many of the HPV-infected may remain asymptomatic and in 2-3 years, they become clear if no reinfection occurs. More? Ask the treating Doc for detail. ...Read more

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Is there a publicised list of known rapists of s.T.D's and h.I.V?

Is there a publicised list of known rapists of s.T.D's and h.I.V?

No: These conditions are too widespread and common to have such a list which might be considered an invasion of privacy. Carefully consider your partners and intimates. There is a strong element of trust in relationships. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of prostate cancer?

Can you please list the common causes of prostate cancer?

None: There are no specific causes for prostate cancer. There is a link to family history but no other specific causes have been clearly identified. ...Read more

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List of symptoms of and effects from seizures, please?

List of symptoms of and effects from seizures, please?

Ask your doctor: Episodic events of the brain can be in any of many forms. They can be motor - generalized and localized, sensory - tingling or numbness or auditory or visual illusions, gastric - episodic nausea or vomiting or rising sensation, emotional - fear, laughter, excitement. If you experience these often you must discuss with your doctor and consider neurology consultation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for history of premature birth?

What are the tests for history of premature birth?

History is history: If someone has previously given birth to a premature infant, then they have a "history of premature birth." the only test would be to ask the question. History can be personal history (specific to the person you are asking), or family history (the person or any of their blood relatives: parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.). ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of osteoarthritis at an age of 36?

Can you please list the common causes of osteoarthritis at an age of 36?

See below: Trauma, obesity, and certain genetic factors can increase one's susceptibility for osteoarthritis at an early age. ...Read more

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What are the other nonspecific causes of increase in CA125 , other than ovarian cancer? Please provide detailed answer. Thank you.

What are the other nonspecific causes of increase in CA125 , other than ovarian cancer? Please provide detailed answer.
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Many: there are more false positives than true positives and that is why CA-125 should NOT be used as a screening test. other causes-- any infection or inflammation , any benign tumor, endometriosis, other malignancies. ...Read more

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Please list the specific tests for finding the causes of low testosterone. Why don't doctors look first for the cause before administering thw cure?

Please list the specific tests for finding the causes of low testosterone.   Why don't doctors look first for the cause before administering thw cure?

Low testosterone: Also known as hypogonadism, this condition is diagnosed by blood tests to check hormone levels, and should be done first thing in the morning. In my own practice, I do not and would not administer testosterone replacement therapy without first confirming the diagnosis with lab tests. You may wish to obtain a second opinion if you uncertain about your management. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common benefits of vitamin d?

Can you please list the most common benefits of vitamin d?

Vitamin D - benefits: Vitamin d is a hormone. All human cells have receptors for it. But once thought important only for bone health, it helps prevent breast, prostate, & colon cancer, heart disease, strokes. It may help ward off degenerative diseases of the brain, and appears to bolster the immune system! take a minimum of 2000iu of d3/day. I take 5000 daily! ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of kidney diseases. What are good forms of prevention and cures?

Can you please list the common causes of kidney diseases. What are good forms of prevention and cures?

CKD: This would need a long answer. I have a more thorough article targeted at patients here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-is-chronic-kidney-disease-or-ckd.Html http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/who-needs-to-be-tested-for-kidney.Html. ...Read more

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Can you give a list of all cancer screening tests for people who have no present symtoms of cancer, for example, a screening colonoscopy; how often?

Can you give a list of all cancer screening tests for people who have no present symtoms of cancer, for example, a screening colonoscopy; how often?

Only a few exist: Problem: cancer SLOW but usually, except for skin, DETECTED LATE. Thus bigger issue: realize that catching/stopping cancer is a key immune system function (controlled from brain), avoid foods which drive cancer (sugars), stay thin & keep up on science. Proven for men: check skin, mouth, thyroid & lymph nodes for growths, CBC, Electrophoresis, T. Markers, PSA (<1.0 ng/dL) & endoscopy>remove polyps. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of women's sexual health issues related to diabetes?

What are some of the symptoms of women's sexual health issues related to diabetes?

Decreased libido: The biggest sexual concerns of women with diabetes include decreased libido and increased risk of uti's and yeast infections, which can make intercourse painful. Good glucose control will decrease these risks as well as frequent checkups for diabetes and well woman exams. ...Read more

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Whats the procedure of getting tested for different types of stds? Especially those which has a symptom of penile discharge.

Whats the procedure of getting tested for different types of stds? Especially those which has a symptom of penile discharge.

STD evaluation: The STD evaluation for med usually consists of a history and physical, blood tests, and cultures taken from urine or culture of discharge from your urethra (a tiny swab is inserted for this). ...Read more

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Does having a past occurence of one type of HPV provide *any* level of immunity for other types of hpv?

Does having a past occurence of one type of  HPV provide *any* level of immunity for other types of hpv?

HPV: There is some cross immunity but not much. Your two best options are the quadrivalent vaccine and limiting your sexual partners. ...Read more

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Is there any complete treatment of mouth cancer at age 78?

Is there any complete treatment of mouth cancer at age 78?

Yes: Age is not a reason to forego possible curative therapy. Much will depend upon the nature and extent of the cancer itself. ...Read more

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