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Is There A Test To Find Out If You Had Chicken Pox
Yes: Usually a pelvic exam and a cervical culture provides the answer. Other sources of pelvic pain can be misinterpreted as pid, and frequently are in the emergency department. A positive culture is definitive; an exam alone always includes an element of opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
Antibody levels: One can check for the presence and levels of antibodies (varicella titer) with a blood test that checks if your immune to chicken pox (also known as varicella). It measures your antibody levels to find out whether your immune system can respond to an infection with this disease. ...Read more
Is there a test that can be done to find out if someone had sex with you (woman) without you knowing?
Not specifically: Since thimerosol has never been associated with any human injury i see no reason to pay any attention to it at all. The vaccine haters have been after this preservative for years but they have never had any support in the real science. Whatever you do the flu vaccine is a good idea. We lost 2 pregnant ladies in the 09 epidemic in my town. ...Read more
Is the HPV test a separate test from the test for other STDs? Will drawing blood be required if I only want to find out if I have HPV?
Yes: Each of the dozen or more diseases that can pass sexually are found through separate testing.Some of the more common ones are bunched and ordered at the same time.Some can be done on a concentrated urine test or vaginal swab.Others require blood tests.HPV can sometimes be diagnosed by exam (wart strain) but serum tests for antibodies to various strains are also available. ...Read more
Is there a blood test to see if you have ever been exposed to gonorrhea in the past? I don't have it now but had ectopic pregnancy and don't know why!
IgM antibody test.: There is an (expensive) test performed by a few laboratories that looks for the long-term antibody (called IgM) to specific parts of the gonorrhea bacteria (Neisseria gonorrhoeae). It might be something that helps you out, but you'll have to look it up, talk to your Gynecologist, have it ordered, & find the lab that can do the test. There may be other paths, so talking to Gyn is a good start. GL! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clinical: Really a clinical diagnosis with redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling, maybe fever. Some tests can support the clinical diagnosis such as elevated white count or esr, and radiologic tests such as us, ct, MRI can also support diagnosis, but not usually necessary unless doc is trying to rule out an underlying deeper tissue problem such as abscess. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How can I get a blood test for herpes virus if i had chickenpox vaccine as a child. Wouldn't it come out positive?
Is it possible for someone to have HSV2 and not know it? Would a basic STD test show if you had it or do you need to be tested specifically for it?
HSV + without lesion: A person can be infected with HSV2 without active lesions, which then during periods of stress, etc., become active and infectious or may be dormant. Most STD testing is is for chlamydia, gc, syphyllis, and HIV, but an blood antibody test for HSV2 can be done to show prior infection or recent infection. Due to sexual practices, both HSV1 and 2 can give lesions on face and genitals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your dentist /MD: Cold sores or fever blisters tend to develop when an individual has a fever but can also be triggered by sun exposure, emotional distress, intestinal illness and menstruation. These blisters can recur in the same spot or in different locations.A sore or blister will typically take a few days or a week to resolve. Caused by herpes simplex i virus and are highly contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to tell if you have had mononucleosis in the last 1-3 months? I had a test run but it is unclear to me.
I took a plan b. I can't get a pregnancy test to see if it worked because My mom doesn't even know. Is there another way to figure out if I'm pregnant?
Menses: Another way is if your period doesn't start when it's supposed, then you could be pregnant. To help ease your mind, doing a pregnancy test is the first step. Be mindful that you could be pregnant and get a negative result. Always use protection when pregnancy is not desired. Good health. ...Read more
I need to know if there is any test (either from a hospital/clinic or otherwise out that will allow a girl to tell if she is pregnant 3 days after sex?
Is there a simple blood test to see if I am suffering from allergies? One that i could do before skin testing to see if that is even the problem.
No, but: You canot have shingles unless you had prior chickenpox.However, 90% of adults who do not recall having chickenpox test positive for antibodies (they had it).You can actually acquire the germ if your mother has chickenpox during pregnancy and the germ gets into your system. This causes some problems in pregnancy but may go unrecognised and have no visable effect on the baby. ...Read more
Yes: Unless you have been treated with anti TB drug soon after it became positive , the test will remain positive nearly forever. ...Read more
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