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How Do You Test For An Std
If I went to the hospital because I was very ill without knowing the cause and they did blood work would they usually test for an std?
Not necessarily: This depends on the clinical picture of "very ill" The most pertinent information regarding std's is carried out with a pelvic exam. Don't forget that your medical record is YOUR record. You can get a copy of this from the hospital with a request. If you have symptoms persisting, then I would followup as an outpatient with a visit to address them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
6 weeks is better: Gonorrhea and chlamydia tests are valid any time more than 3-3 days after the last exposure, and negative results at 4 weeks will show you weren't infected. Same for certain vaginal infections, e.g. trichomonas. However, most other STDs require blood tests for diagnosis (e.g., syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B). Four weeks is pretty good, but they can take 6 weeks. Consider waiting another two weeks. ...Read more
Trichomonas: To diagnose Trichomoniasis, urine sediment, vaginal swab, semen, urethral swab can be used for a wet mount reading, culture, rapid assay or PCR test. Trichomonas Vaginalis is the protozoan parasite that causes this infection. When a wet mount is used, one searches for motile trichomonads using a microscope. ...Read more
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