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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?

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 more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

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


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To test for STDs what type of test I have to do?

To test for STDs what type of test I have to do?

Twelve STDs: There are twelve different stds. Some are tested with blood. Some with culturing of fluids or tissues. And some by examination. ...Read more

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Is 4 weeks a good time to test for all stds after exposure?

Is 4 weeks a good time to test for all stds after exposure?

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

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How do u test for the STD tric?

How do u test for the STD tric?

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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Is there any say to home test for stds?

Is there any say to home test for stds?

HIV: A home test for HIV has been approved but may not be in market yet. It would be better to see your doctor or your city or county health facility. ...Read more

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When they test for utis do they test for stds?

When they test for utis do they test for stds?

No: You need additional testing done for sexually transmitted diseases. They can run some tests on the urine for chlaymdia and gonorrhea, but will need more samples to check for everything else. Don't wait to get tested if you think you have something! ...Read more

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When you take STDs test do they test for herpes?

When you take STDs test do they test for herpes?

Only if you have ras: You only get tested for herpes if you have rash or symptoms suggestive of herpes infection. ...Read more

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Please describethe test for STD and other urological problem?

Please describethe test for STD and other urological problem?

It varies: There are different tests depending on what the urologic problem is or the possible std symptoms. If you were more specific, more information could be provided. ...Read more

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What does an STD test test for?

What does an STD test test for?

Depends: There are several different tests that can be done, so it depends upon cultures or bloodwork as to what has been tested. ...Read more

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Do all obgyn test for all stds?

Do all obgyn test for all stds?

STD Testing: Not usually. Some stds like HIV have to specifically be requested. But, any good gynecologist would know what to test for and be open to any request you may have to make sure you are negative. You could prepare for your visit by knowing how many stds there are and how to prevent them. ...Read more

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Tell that I have a STD from a test for cystitis?

Tell that I have a STD from a test for cystitis?

Usually not: Most stds will not show up on a urinalysis or urine culture. It is now possible to test for certain stds (gonorrhea, chlamydia) with a urine test, but that is a different test, and the doctor would have to order it separately from the lab. Best to discuss all your symptoms and concerns with the doctor first, so that all of the necessary testing can be ordered. ...Read more

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How much time after an unsafe sex I can test for std?

How much time after an unsafe sex I can test for std?

2 days to 3 months: Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing by swab or urine, 2-3 days. HIV blood test, 4-12 weeks depending on the specific test or combination of tests. Syphilis blood test, 6 weeks. HSV (herpes) blood test, 3-4 months. Don't test yourself through an online service. It will be cheaper to do it in person with a clinic or doctor who understnands STDs and can advise which tests you should have. ...Read more

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What are the procedures to get an STD test for women?

What are the procedures to get an STD test for women?

See a MD: Std's include, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphillis, hepatitis, and hiv. All of them should be tested. ...Read more

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Can a dermatologist test for all STDs if not what can they test for ?

Can a dermatologist test for all STDs if not what can they test for ?

Any doctor: Can order blood or urine tests. Dermatologists are not usually the docs who do tests for stds, but they certainly can. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more