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How Do You Know If You Have A Sti
See your doctor: Most patients with a urinary tract infection will have an increased frequency of urination in concert with some pain when they urinate. Many will also have blood in the urine and pelvic pressure. Sometimes a fever will result. To be sure, an analysis of the urine with a culture will give useful information on the best treatment. ...Read more
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
I assume U mean a…: Sexually transmitted disease. Usually there are symptoms: urinary burning, vaginal/ urethral discharge, blisters on genital area/ mouth/anus, wart-like growths, rash, swollen lymph nodes in groin & elsewhere, abdominal pain if other symptoms ignored too long. If u suspect u've been infected, see doc or clinic to be tested. If any tests positive, make certain partner(s) is/are treated as well. Meds. ...Read more
Bulge or lump.: A hernia will manifest itself as a bulge, most commonly in the groin or belly button region. The bulge may be tender, is often reducible (either spontaneously or with direct pressure), and may be as small as a grape or as large as cantaloupe. In general, no bulge, no hernia. A simple exam by your doctor should confirm your suspicion. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Everyone has one!: Everyone has a thyroid. Otherwise, a person would not have thyroid hormone, and would be detected from the newborn screen done on a baby's blood prior to leaving the hospital after birth. If not detected then, the primary care doctor doing infant check-ups will detect the problem due to poor growth/development of the baby. Of course, a person with a thyroid removed by surgery won't have a thyroid. ...Read more
Overbite: In layman's terms, an "overbite" typically refers to the upper front teeth sticking out horizontally, further than the lower front teeth. An orthodontist defines an "overbite" as the vertical overlap of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth. They are very different situations unfortunately with the same name. It's best to have an exam with an orthodontist to determine the problem. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Symptoms & tests: I am not sure what location is of concern. In women, vaginal yeast infection is by far the most common one. Usually, they complain of curdy, discharge with or without associated burning. Frequently, they may have no symptoms. Using KOH preparation or a new test called affirm may confirm the presence of vaginal yeast. Gi yeast may be revealed at the time of egd/colonoscopy. Thrush is visible yeast. ...Read more
Symptoms, blood test: Typically, herpes causes obvious oral or genital lesions -- usually red bumps that become blisters or open sores then heal, all over a period of 2-3 weeks for the initial infection and 1-2 weeks for recurrent outbreaks. However, many cases are entirely without symptoms. Blood tests are available and can be used if herpes is suspected because of atypical symptoms or exposure to an infected partner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tests : A blood test or culture can tell if you have herpes. It is very important to get tested if you think you might have herpes to avoid transmission. Most women are screened for this virus during their annual pelvic exam but don't wait for your next annual if you feel you might have the virus. ...Read more
Few symptoms such as: Increase of urinary frequency, urgency, burning, dribling, and possibly different odor in your urine may suggest a bladder infection/cystitis. Vaginitis may present with similar sx, and maybe itching/vaginal dicharge/odor. In the elderly, often in nursing homes etc..Uti may present as confusion, increase urinary incontinence etc...If you have concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your gyn: For an exam and culture, will usually ahve white discharge and will itch, vulva will be red and irritated. ...Read more
Miscarriage: Early miscarriages can be associated with a delayed period which is heavier and associated with cramping. This type of miscarriage is usually suspected, but not proved. Later miscarriages are associated with a positive pregnancy test and an ultrasound showing the fetus without any heart beat. This type usually requires a D & C or medical management to empty the uterus. ...Read more
Look At The Evidence: The best way to tell is by checking a pregnancy test, if "+" ; then you have a heavy cycle followed by a "-" test...You miscarried. Often, an early miscarriage isn't tested so know your risk factors. Ie - any birth control? Any symptoms of pregnancy? Unprotected sex during ovulation (mid-cycle)? Overall the best way to know is by protecting yourself ; using effective birth control, take care. ...Read more
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