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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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


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How do they check for an std?

How do they check for an std?

Depends on what is: Being tested for. Blood tests, urne tests, urethral or cervical or vaginal cultures can all be used. ...Read more

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How to check for penile discharge?

How to check for penile discharge?

Eyeball best: Sorry. Actually when "at rest, " like just prior to starting to pee, can gently squeeze shaft and "milk" downward. If you get anything at the meatus that is not urine, particularly if cloudy, or yellow-green, then get checked out by your dr / urgent care / std clinic or urologist. ...Read more

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How often should you get tested for stds?

How often should you get tested for stds?

Depends on activity: That depends on how often you're having sex, especially unprotected sex. It could be anywhere from never to every 3 months. I have some patients who should probably be tested every week! but remember that there's no single easy test for stds. To test broadly you may need a combination of blood tests, urine tests, and often throat and rectal swabs. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for stds? And which STDs do they check for?

How do you get tested for stds? And which STDs do they check for?

STDs : Testing can happen two ways. Most common would be at your primary care clinic. Or, i believe, in canada there are also public health or std clinics that can do the testing. There are twelve common stds so you may want to go in with symptoms, worries and questions. Many people do not need testing for all twelve. ...Read more

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Can you get a blood test to check for all std's?

Can you get a blood test to check for all std's?

No: Not all test for stds can be drawn with a single blood test. Some test need to be analyzed from the urine. ...Read more

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How to get tested for hiv?

How to get tested for hiv?

HIV testing: Any physician can order this for you. Many communities also have STD testing clinics. ...Read more

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How should you check for cancer?

How should you check for cancer?

Depends on type...: Screening for "cancer" depends upon the type and location of disease. One example of cancer screening is the pap test in which cells are scraped from the cervix to screen for cervical cancer and cancer precursors. Another example is undergoing colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer. Another example is blood testing, such as psa levels for prostate cancer. Testing depends upon the cancer type. ...Read more

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How to have safe sex? Easy ways to get STD checked?

How to have safe sex? Easy ways to get STD checked?

Safe partner, condom: Different stds have different incubation periods before testing accurate. It ranges from one week for gonorrhea, trichomonas and chlamydia to 6 months for hiv. That is why you must be very careful whom you take as a sex partner. Syphilis and hepatitis take about 6 weeks to detect. Discuss the specifics with your doctor or county health department. ...Read more

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How long will you have to wait to get tested for STDs after the initial sex?

How long will you have to wait to get tested for STDs after the initial sex?

Variable: Gonnorhea or chlamydia can be urine tested after 2-3 days, syphilis or hpv when sore or lesion develops, can be weeks, blood tests take time because there have to be organism or antibodies develop, i.E hiv/aids or syphilis. Early tests can give both false positive & false negative results. Later testing much more reliable. ...Read more

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What test can I use to check for anal chlamydia?

What test can I use to check for anal chlamydia?

Rectal swab: Rectal chlamydial infection in people who engage in receptive anal intercourse can be diagnosed by performing nucleic acid amplification testing (naat) on a specimen obtained from a rectal swab. If naat is not available, serology can support the diagnosis, but this has limitations. If your doctor cannot definitively diagnose the condition, he may treat empirically. ...Read more

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How many test would you have to take for all the std's?

How many test would you have to take  for all the std's?

STDs: The main test for stds is a culture of the fluid from the tip of the penis or vagina for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Other sexy transmitted diseases include hepatitis and HIV which are performed by separate the blood tests. For genital herpes it is more of a clinical diagnosis with the sickles or clear blisters that form and then a culture can be taken of that flew to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to get tested for allergies/intolerances at the doctors?

How to get tested for allergies/intolerances at the doctors?

Skin or blood test: Allergists can perform blood or skin prick testing in the office to determine environmental and food sensitivities which could indicate allergy. ...Read more

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How would doctor know to look to check for cancer?

How would doctor know to look to check for cancer?

Mass: Exam to find the mass in abdomen, rectum or neck ,under arm or any place in body. ...Read more

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Do I go to a health clinic to get tested for genital warts, stds?

Do I go to a health clinic to get tested for genital warts, stds?

Good place to start: It depends upon the capability and resources available at any given health department. At the least, the health department should be able to know where you can go to receive treatment so they would be an excellent resource for information regarding your question. ...Read more

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In order to get on birthcontrol do dr's test for STDs and how long does it take for birthcontrol to treat pcos?

In order to get on birthcontrol do dr's test for STDs and how long does it take for birthcontrol to treat pcos?

BCP: If you are seeing the doctor for the first time, and have had unprotected sex, symptoms of STDs or you request testing; they will. Your doctor will explain PCOS, and all of your treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to check for a yeast infection?

Can you describe how to check for a yeast infection?

Number of tests: Small scraping of suspected material can be examined on a slide after application of "gram" stain, budding yeast cells will stain purple and have a budding structure.. Potassium hydroxide (koh) test uses sample placed in dilute chemical & examined on a slide, the KOH destroys not yeast cells. Bacterial type culture where sample is placted on a culture medium, +ve has a ripe apple type smell. ...Read more

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How to check for ehlers-danlos?

How to check for ehlers-danlos?

A few different docs: Diagnosis is typically clinical and based on exam findings. A medical genetics physician may be helpful in diagnosis if there is concern about an EDS type other than type 3. A physical medicine and rehabilitation physician would be best and helping to coordinate a plan for functional recovery. A rheumatologist would be helpful to look for other causes of joint pain such as an inflammatory disorder ...Read more