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Could My Positive Koh Prep Test Be Due To An Std
STD is also known as Sexually transmitted disease. This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more
A test for fungus: A potassium hydroxide (koh) prep is made by sliding some material from the skin, vaginal tract, oral cavity, or some part of the body to see if the cause of the problem is due to fungus (or yeast). Example: candidiasis is a fungal infection of the vagina or oral cavity, often due to side effect of antibiotic therapy, when bacteria die and overgrowth of fungi occurs. Or skin (like athlete's foot). ...Read more
Is there any possible way one sex partners Std test results come back positive and the other partner test negative? Could it be a false test?
Lots of reasons: Depending on the specific STD, the first person tested might have a false positive, or the second a false negative result. Maybe partner not infected yet, if other partners involved. Most STDs are cured over time by the immune system, so the partner might have self cured. Or took an antibiotic, either for the STD or something else. Both partners should be treated, including the one with neg test. ...Read more
Good evening doctor. My partner of 4 years and I recently went to get tested for stds and he came up positive for chlamydia. I came out negative. He swears it's only been me for 4 years. Is there a possibility that the test could've been a false positive?
False Positive: No test is 100%. There will be false positives and false negatives. You can always get another test. That being said, if you both have been monogamous for the past 4 years why the tests? Just food for thought. Additionally, if you have had antibiotics recently it could gave cured any infection you had. Remember men usually have no symptoms. ...Read more
Does a Positive ANA Antibodies, IFA test mean I could have an STD? What STDs are Positive ANA test? Is an ANA Antibody test a standard test for STDs?
Antinuclear antibody: Antinuclear antibody testing is useful for someone with signs and symptoms of an autoimmune disease - anemia, arthritis, kidney disease, inflammation of the heart and lungs. It is not a test for STDs. However, a test for syphilis, the VDRL, was once used as a test for autoimmune disease! Please call your doctor to explain your ANA. Usually they are of no medical significance. ...Read more
Possibly: Urine tests help us determine if there is an inflammatory process going on - like an infection. They do not tell us what the infection is until a culture is done. STD's can cause inflammation of our urinary tract (bladder,urethra, etc), so basic urine tests can be positive. If the STD is not cause inflammation of the urinary tract, a urine test will not be positive. ...Read more
A potassium hydroxide (koh) prep is made by sliding some material from the skin, vaginal tract, oral cavity, or some part of the body to see if the cause of the problem is due to fungus (or yeast). Example: candidiasis is a fungal infection of the vagina or oral cavity, often due to side effect of antibiotic therapy, when bacteria die and overgrowth of fungi occurs. Or ...Read more
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