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Can a pap smear detect HPV if so how soon after infection can it be detected?

Can a pap smear detect HPV if so how soon after infection can it be detected?

HPV specific test: PAP smear can detect HPV some of the time. There are more sensitive and specific tests for HPV. See this site for more information on HPV. http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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How can chlamydia be prevented?

How can chlamydia be prevented?

Condoms: Chlamydia is a sexually tramsitted disease that is transmitted via body fluids. The best prevention is the use of condoms and avoiding high risk sexual behaviour. ...Read more

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How soon can hCG be detected in bloodwork?

See below: The absolute earliest is 8 days and may be slightly later in indiviuals. ...Read more

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How can chlamydia be contracted?

How can chlamydia be contracted?

By sexual contact!: Chlamydia on the surface may seem like a mild venereal disease, but in truth, devastating consequences can occur, including infertility, arthritis, etc. It is the number one cause for infant blindness in the underdeveloped world. Direct vaginal/penile contact is usually required. Nearly 25% of young singles have already acquired the disease and are unaware! barrier sex (condom) and/or abstinence! ...Read more

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How long can chlamydia be dormant?

How long can chlamydia be dormant?

Rarely for years: In one study, about 54% of people cleared their chlamydia infection (without treatment) in one year and 95% cleared it in 4 years. Clearly there are then some folks who carry chlamydia unknowingly for some time. The best way to know is to get tested as many people don't have symptoms. See your doctor or sexualhealth.Com. Use condoms to prevent chlamydia. Be sure you & your partner r both treated. ...Read more

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How soon can chlamydia cause infertility?

How soon can chlamydia cause infertility?

Not treated, now: If Chlamydia goes undiagnosed and consequently untreated, infertility can occur through Fallopian tube blockage.(occlusion). ...Read more

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How quickly can I be tested for std's?

How quickly can I be tested for std's?

Time varies: Varied times for different STDs. Gonorrhea and chlamydia 2-3 days. 1-2 weeks for vaginal infections like trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis, 4-6 weeks for syphilis and HIV blood tests. If no symptoms, do it all at 4-6 weeks. Herpes (HSV) testing takes up to 3-4 months, but usually not recommended after any single exposure unless there are symptoms or partner is know to have herpes. ...Read more

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How could chlamydia be prevented?

Safe sex: What's the big mystery? Choose partners with care and use condoms. ...Read more

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How can chlamydia be tested, by blood or urine?

How can chlamydia be tested, by blood or urine?

Testing.: A swab is used to take a sample from a man's urethra or a woman's cervix. The specimen is analyzed at a lab. There are also tests that use a urine sample. ...Read more

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How can gonorrhea be spread?

How can gonorrhea be spread?

STD: Gonorrhea is spread by sexual contact. That is: mucous membrane on mucous membrane. Can be spread from genitals to eye and from eye to throat and from throat back to genitals or any combo in between. If your mucous membrane comes in contact with someone else's mucous membrane you may contract the disease. Gonorrhea in a female can cause inferility. ...Read more

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How soon can cyclopia be detected in an affected fetus?

How soon can cyclopia be detected in an affected fetus?

End of 1st trimester: Cyclopia is very rare, but can probably be detected by the end of the 1st trimester using a good quality ultrasound. ...Read more

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How long before an ectopic pregnancy can be detected?

How long before an ectopic pregnancy can be detected?

Usually 6-7 wks: An ectopic pregnancy is usually diagnosed around 6-7 weeks. Sometimes it can be detected earlier by following beta HCG levels. ...Read more

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How soon can a newborn be tested for diabetes.

How soon can a newborn be tested for diabetes.

Confusing question: Newborns are often tested for their blood sugar level to see if they can bring theirs up to normal after moms supply from the placenta is cut off.Infants of diabetic mothers in particular have a risk of very low blood sugars. Juvenile diabetes is most common in the 6-10 yr old but i've seen it as early as 15m. Testing a newborn would not predict if s/he would get it at 6. ...Read more

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Can you tell me can lymphoma be detected by ultrasound?

Can you tell me can lymphoma be detected by ultrasound?

Yes and no: Ultrasound can be a robust diagnostic tool. However, lymphoma is a tissue diagnosis. Meaning an ultrasound could clearly identify an enlarged lymph node say in the groin and it could help guide a biopsy of the suspicious lymph node. Ultrasound alone might raise the suspicion but would not be diagnostic nor adequate for staging. Tissue is the issue ultimately. ...Read more

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How soon can u retest for chlamydia after being treated if pregnant?

How soon can u retest for chlamydia after being treated if pregnant?

4 weeks: A test of cure to make sure you have been treated adequately should be repeated approximately 4 weeks after initial treatment. During this time, you should have your partner treated as well. ...Read more

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How soon can pregnancy hormones be detected by blood and urine?

How soon can pregnancy hormones be detected by blood and urine?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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How long can hydrocodone be detected in urine?

How long can hydrocodone be detected in urine?

Hard to tell: You will pee half of it out ever 4 to 5 hours. In general we consider drugs gone from any effect after 5-7 half-lifes. So that is 24-36 hours. But i don't know how sensitive the tests are. You should ask the md who wrote the prescription for a letter that you are on the meds for a good reason if you need to take a drug test. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A common sexually transmitted infection that ...Read more