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Doctor insights on: How To Check For Syphilis

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if ...Read more


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How can one check for syphillis?

How can one check for syphillis?

Tests: Visual and culture and blood tests. Do not have sex until these tests are done. Other stds must also be ruled out! ...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 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

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How much for a check up to test for melanoma?

How much for a check up to test for melanoma?

Many factors: The cost depends on whether or not a biopsy is done, and the extent of the non-biopsy part of the examination, modified by the coding, complexity, insurance carrier, and metropolitan location. ...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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Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood screening results back to check for any signs of cancer?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood screening results back to check for any signs of cancer?

Depends on the test: Except for leukemias, blood tests are usually not diagnostic of cancers. Results of blood tests for leukemia may take anywhere from one day to a couple of weeks depending on the investigations needed. ...Read more

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How much would it take to get test for Lyme disease?

How much would it take to get test for Lyme disease?

Depends on the test: There are many tests for lyme- elisa, western blot, ifa, pcr, cultures. Testing can be expensive. If you have limited resources i advise the igg & IgM western blot from igenex- their test is more thorough & sensitive than other labs. It costs about $200. No single test totally proves or disproves if one has lyme- it is a clinical diagnosis, but the right tests are very helpful. ...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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Does a family doctor know how to check for skin cancer?

Does a family doctor know how to check for skin cancer?

He should: All family physicians know that an unusual pigmented lesion, an ulcer of skin that doesn't heal or an increasing skin nodular lesion is atypical and should be biopsies or at least examined by a dermatologist. He should also know that as one gets older and into the 60's that skin deposits don't shed but build up and become pigmented as senile keratosis, so that one can usually trust the GP. ...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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Please explain how long should one wait/stay for HIV testing?

Please explain how long should one wait/stay for HIV testing?

No reason to wait: If you think you have been exposed to HIV see your doctor immediately to see if you need post-exposure prophylaxis. There are three different tests that turn positive at different times following exposure. The earliest time to test by HIV nucleic acid would be at about 6 week after exposure. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2095005/. ...Read more

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How can my doctor check for cancer?

How can my doctor check for cancer?

Boy, that is one...: ...open ended question! Depends on the cancer and the situation (screening someone without symptoms or evaluating someone with a specific complaint). Anything goes: physical exam, labs, scans and x-rays of all sorts, or ultimately a biopsy. Be a bit more specific and perhaps we can help you better. Best to you. ...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 does a doctor check for lupus?

How does a doctor check for lupus?

History physical lab: The history and physical or very important and after that your physician will do laboratory studies to help clarify what you have lupus or not. The presence of an endocrine about is important. It is not diagnostic of lupus but it is very consistent. When that is found there are variety of other antibodies in the nucleus of the cell there also tested. The test you for a loop is your visitation may The history and physical or very important and after that your physician will do laboratory studies to help clarify what you have lupus or not. The presence of an about is important. It is not diagnostic of lupus but it is very consistent. When that is found there are variety of other antibodies in the nucleus of the cell there also tested. The test you for lupus your visitation may also have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood test results for diabetes?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood test results for diabetes?

By the next day: A fingerstick glucose level is immediate. Results from tests such as a HGB a1c return overnight. ...Read more

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Subsequent to you get tested for a std, how long does it take to get the results?

Subsequent to you get tested for a std, how long does it take to get the results?

Depends: Depends on the type of testing that was done, the office hours and days of operation of the clinic who tested you, and the general operating efficiency of the clinic. ...Read more