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Do Urologists Treat St Ds
They can, but...: ...You need to be treated for the std long before you get a referral and an appointment with a urologist. As a result, most stds are treated by primary care doctors, at std clinics, or in emergency rooms. ...Read more
Proabably yes...: Remember: despite medical advance, all medical care today is still based on indirect evidence resulting from continual collection and analysis of available experience. Furthermore, we're constantly battling an invisible war against all bacteria, virus, and fungus inside or outside of our body, and we survive if our defense ability is strong enough; many persons around are std-carriers. S0, maybe.. ...Read more
What are HIV & AIDS? What's the difference? Why is it the worst disease/STD according to majority of doctors? Are they treatable? P.S:I'm not infected
Virus versus disease: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus. The advanced form of HIV infection is acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The term AIDS isn't used much anymore, mostly just called HIV infection. It's the worst STD because unlike all others, it is usually fatal if untreated. Treatment is very effective to both prolong life and prevent transmission to partners. Search online for more info. ...Read more
Is there cases where HPV positive people cleared it out of their system and went back to be STD free? After all it's a virus, and they're treatable??
If you want to get tested for HIV and other STDs. Which would give you more knowledgable answers Urologist or Infectous Disease Doctor or Both?
A primary care doc:
Screening for sexually transmitted diseases is a very common procedure for all primary care physicians, such as a family physician or internist. I suggest going to a primary care physician rather than a specialist, so that you could have your other health ailments addressed at the same time.
Fishy smell from pennis top no blisters urine is normal have already consulted a urologist who did all the STD related tests which came normal?
Does a URINALYSIS, AUTO, W/O SCOPE test for STDs? I went to a Urologist for possible epididymitis after on Doxy. Doc said it tested normal
Sort of: A urinalysis is a good screening tool for detecting certain infections by being positive for markers of inflammation (blood cells), but cannot specify without a culture or a specific additional test called a PCR for Chlaymdia and gonorrhea. Most other STD's are screen for by blood test or swabs with cultures (HIV, HSV for example). ...Read more
Something hard insde penis at tip of urethra and some minor pain if pushed on, urologist said maybe calcification? Being STD tests came back clean?
Calcification penis: If the urologist reassured you there is no problem then you don't have to worry, I will check it again in three months with the urologist. If you are not satisfied, get a second opinion. ...Read more
I have had slightly red tip of penis, been to urologist no bacteria or std found, what could this be? It seems to get red or burn.
Variable: Talk to your doctor about treatment for a yeast infection or checking for a UTI. Balanitis can sometimes be caused by a skin disease, such as psoriasis. On the glans, it looks red and shiny. You may need a steroid cream. Also, check your soaps and shower gels. Could be an allergy. Same with latex condoms. ...Read more
4 weeks ago did frottage w/my masseuse. Got scared thinking I have HIV/STD. Per my PCP Internist & Urologist, I shouldn't be obsessing bout it. Should I?
Get Tested: If you were exposed to another person's body fluids, there is a chance of infection. Most STDs and HIV require the body fluid to come into contact with mucous membranes (urethra, mouth, eye, rectum) or an open wound. Syphilis and Herpes can affect the skin directly. Rather than obsess, get tested on a regular basis. Ask your partners to get tested regularly, too. ...Read more
I enter my penis in a prostitute while the condom broke for 6-10 sec, can I caught any std? I had red patches on glans but urologist say due unclean
Had small lesion on penis shaft. Urologist removed. (Not std, not cancerous) After, the skin turned white. 6 mo later, still white. Scar tissue? Ok?
I've been to many urologists, some say I've prostatitis & other say I've utis. I'm stds&hiv clear but have pain in scrotum and pelvic after urination?
Any response: Uti is easy to DX and treat. Prostatis may require longer treatment. Urologist are usually good at making such diagnosis. If treatment fails to resolve your problem discuss with your urologist if invasive diagnostic test is indicated. ...Read more
SEVERE UTI-like symptoms for 2 yrs. Gyno: UTIs, STDs, STIs, & infections test neg. A lot of blood in urine. Urologist said everything is normal. How?!
Seek a second input: Hematuria is not normal. Your symptoms suggest the probability of a stone and or passing a stone. Would suggest getting an imaging if not done. Further more a full urine test would help. A bladder stone can cause UTI like symptoms. In rare cases interstitial cystitis can present like this but rare. Getting a kidney doctor to work up is the next best step. Best of luck hope you feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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