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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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How is fertility test done for guys?

How is fertility test done for guys?

Semen analysis: Semen analysis (sperm count and other factors such as motility) is the most basic to evaluation of male factor in fertitilty. ...Read more

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How is the mammogram done to screen?

How is the mammogram done to screen?

2 or 3 X-rays: A screening mammogram sqeezes each breast between 2 horizontal plates and then between 2 vertical plates in order to take the x-ray pictures. Sometimes a 3rd view is taken on a tilt. The tech helps you position your arm and the breast tissue to get the best picture. She will ask you to hold your breath while she clicks the picture. ...Read more

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How is the testing done for legionella pneumophila?

How is the  testing done for legionella pneumophila?

Urine test: There is a very accurate and rapid urine test to detect infection with legionella. The organism can also be cultured from sputum though this is more difficult. ...Read more

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Can HPV DNA test be done to male? How do they get a sample?

Can HPV DNA test be done to male?  How do they get a sample?

Not usually done: If the male has genital warts, then they can be biopsied, but this is rarely necessary. I don't know of any commercial testing available for men as far as testing the penis. I believe anal warts can be tested in a similar way that we test a cervix (thin prep pap with hpv testing). ...Read more

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How expensive is STD testing?

How expensive is STD testing?

Cheaper than infecti: Cheaper than dealing with the outcomes from the infection. For instance - a pap smear looking for the outcomes of hpv - cancer or its precursors - may cost a couple hundred bucks. Dealing with cancer costs 10's or 100's of thousands! most insurances will cover the cost and if not, health depts and clinics offer low cost testing and care. ...Read more

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How is a colonoscope test done ?

How is a colonoscope test done ?

Sedation: Colonoscopy is performed by placing a long, flexible tube along the entire colon and rectum via the anus. While people dread this, it is painless when done under sedation. The worst part is the day before when the "prep" is taken to purge the system. Although unpleasant, this will find polyps before they turn into cancers, thus saving one from major surgery. If you're 50, "get 'er done". ...Read more

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How precise is the HPV test for women?

How precise is the HPV test for women?

Highly accurate...: If both pap test and hpv dna test are negative, then 99% chance patient does not have any hpv mediated precancerous lesions of the cervix / vagina! hpv dna tests alone (without pap) are also highly sensitive and specific (at or above 95%), meaning that they do not "miss" infections and generally to not "overdiagnose" infections. Several tests are approved for use. Each has it's own statistics. ...Read more

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How can you get an HPV DNA test done?

How can you get an HPV DNA test done?

Pap smear: Your doctor can perform a pap smear and through the pap smear, the doctor can order hpv sero-typing since there are at least 50 serotypes in existence. ...Read more

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How accurate is STD screening?

How accurate is STD screening?

Very: Depends on which test you are speaking about... Culturebtesting for fonnorhea, chlamydia or herpes are extremely accurate, and urine or swab testing for bacterial dna for those are also very accurate. Hiv testing always has confirmatoey testing if the screen is positive and that is extremely accurate. ...Read more

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How is a tuberculosis skin test done now?

How is a tuberculosis skin test done now?

Same as before: Skin tests haven't changed: a small amount of liquid (ppd, or purified protein derivative) is injected under the skin on your forearm. The difference is that there is now a blood test (interferon-gamma release assays, such as quantiferon gold) that can be used in place of the skin test. ...Read more

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What is prenatal fifa test? How it is performed?

Are you sure?: Check your spelling and verify this is what you meant to ask. I googled the term prenatal fifa test and no results show up. I have never heard of this test. ...Read more

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What lab tests are needed to test for Ureaplasma overgrowth? Is quantitative PCR necessary? How about Multiplex PCR? I need to teach my gynecologist..

What lab tests are needed to test for Ureaplasma overgrowth? Is quantitative PCR necessary? How about Multiplex PCR? I need to teach my gynecologist..

Complicated question: That's an in depth complicated question. Multiplex PCR tests for more than one gene, so a multiplex pcr would allow you to see which species of ureaplasma is present (there are two which cause human infection -urolyticum and parvum. The test may also include species of mycoplasm depending on the lab because they are commonly tested together. Quantitative PCR tells you the ...Read more

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What is a pap smear and why is it done ?

What is a pap smear and why is it done ?

Screening test: A pap is a sampling of the cells from the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. It is a screening test for the abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What HIV test is given to pregnant women an how effective are the test. Is additional testing needed after the first test is done an negative ?

What HIV test is given to pregnant women an how effective are the test. Is additional testing needed after the first test is done an negative ?

HIV testing: I am not sure what your worries are. The tests are extremely effective. The doctors providing you or any women in this country know when to retest and what to do in almost every single possible scenarios. From an experts perspective there is nothing to be worrying about. ...Read more

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What is molecular testing for herpes ?

What is molecular testing for herpes ?

Trying to find virus: Molecular testing usually means a test that looks for actual fragments of the virus. For example, a test to detect traces of actual herpes virus dna (such as from a swab of a suspicious broken skin sore) would likely show a positive result if herpes viruses are in the sore. Contrast that to a herpes igg positive blood test, which merely says the person has had herpes sometime during her life. ...Read more

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How is ADHD Test done ?

How is ADHD Test done ?

ADHD is diagnosed by: clinical criteria of 6/9 or > significant symptoms of Inattention +/- Hyperactivity /Impulsivity that caused harmful dysfunction at home & school for 6 mos. or > by age 10, even if ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type was not diagnosed in childhood. There are no biological markers; neuropsychological deficits found in people with ADHD are also found in people with other Neurodevelopmental Disorders. ...Read more

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What STD's can be detected by a pap smear? How long does it take for results ? Does Pap smear show yeast bacterial vaginosis as well ? Hiv ? UTI?

What STD's can be detected by a pap smear? How long does it take for results ? Does Pap smear show yeast bacterial vaginosis as well ? Hiv ? UTI?

See below: PAP smear is not designed to test for STDs. However it may reveal, herpes, HPV, trichhomonas, yeast and bacterial vaginosis. PAP results may a take a couple of weeks. Not finding these in a PAP smear does not exclude these infections. PAP does not reveal HIV. If you have a concern, you should see a doctor and get specific tests for the particular infection in question. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How is a screening for cervical cancer performed?

How is a screening for cervical cancer performed?

PAP smear: During a female pelvic exam the gynecologist will scrape the outside of the cervix and smear it on a microscope slide. The pathologist will look at this under a microscope and give a report. If its of concern then a sampling or biopsy if the cervix is taken to confirm or exclude a cancer. ...Read more

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