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What causes prostatitis? All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?

What causes prostatitis?  All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?

Prostatitis: only 30% of the cases are due to infection .the rest have no known cause and no known cure. Sometimes drugs that reduce prostate size or those that reduce the symptoms help. See your urologist . ...Read more

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Azo UTI test positive leukocytes but negative nitrites mean an std?

Azo UTI test positive leukocytes but negative nitrites mean an std?

UTI: Not necessarily. Your question assumes that we can diagnose on the internet, and this is impossible without a full exam and history and all your lab data. Good luck. ...Read more

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What symptoms are related to a positive "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" blood test?

What symptoms are related to a positive "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" blood test?

See below: Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection causes varied symptoms and a person may have no symptoms at all. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000082.htm. ...Read more

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Can you detect spirochete infections(leptospirosis, borreliosis, syphilis) via blood culture tests? If not, why?

Can you detect spirochete infections(leptospirosis, borreliosis, syphilis) via blood culture tests?  If not, why?

Spirochaetes: These organisms are exceptionally difficult, if not impossible, to grow in artificial media. They can be diagnosed by special stains, serologically by antibody formation, and in some instances by detection of antigens by nuclear protein detection. ...Read more

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Would a NAAT swab test show positive for chlamydia 3 days post possible exposure?

Would a NAAT swab test show positive for chlamydia 3 days post possible exposure?

A bit too early: The exact time for reliable chlamydia testing by NAAT isn't certain, but 3 days probably is a bit early. A negative result would be somewhat reassuring, but probably not conclusive. It would be safer to wait until 5 days or so, unless there is some urgency (e.g. if you have abdominal pain or other symptoms of a complication like PID). ...Read more

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Positive quantiferon gold test but negative xray?

Positive quantiferon gold test but negative xray?

See below: It means that you have been exposed to tb. A chest x-ray that is positive would indicate either past or active infection. ...Read more

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Does vdrl test can detect std?

Does vdrl test can detect std?

STD: This term is a general one which covers any condition transmitted through sexual contact, and depending on the type of sexual activity this can cover a lot of ground. The vdrl is a sensitive screening test for syphilis (one type of std), but can be falsely positive and needs follow-up testing for confirmation. Go and get thoroughly tested and do not have unprotected sex. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does the "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" test for?

What does the "mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM ab" test for?

See below: A positive mycoplasma igm antibody would indicate a recent infection with this organism. If the igm antibody is negative and the mycoplasma igg antibody is positive this would indicate a past infection with mycoplasma. ...Read more

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Docs, could a blood test or urine test detect chlamydia?

Docs, could a blood test or urine test detect chlamydia?

Testing: Chlamydia tests include a culture that may take 5 to 7 days to grow. A direct fluorescent antibody test looks for antigens. A nucleic acid hybridization test or a nucleic acid amplification test looks for chlamydia dna &enzyme –linked immunosorbent assay. Directing sampling uses fluids from cervix, urethra throat, eye (whichever area is impacted). Urine testing is also possible. ...Read more

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Tested positive for Lyme disease IgM but my western blot test came back negtive?

Tested positive for Lyme disease IgM but my western blot test came back negtive?

Then it's not Lyme: Lyme disease can be tricky -and you want to make sure you see someone like an Infectious Diseases doctor who knows how to treat it. The diagnosis is actually based on clinical findings, and the lab testing is generally 'supportive'. Since you're Western blot is negative, then it's very unlikely you have Lyme. There are other diseases that could cause 'Lyme-like' symptoms -and good to get evaluated ...Read more

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Would ghonnorea or clamidia cause false positive HIV ELISA test?

Would ghonnorea or clamidia cause false positive HIV ELISA test?

Possible: The elisa test can be affected by different infections, causing a false-positive result. After any positive elisa, a follow-up test is performed by a 'western blot' which takes longer to perform, but gives a more sensitive answer. If you or someone you know had a positive HIV by elisa, they absolutely need the follow-up testing (including a full std/sti work up). ...Read more

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Can swab test culture test done to check for strep throat be false -ve?

Can swab test culture test done to check for strep throat be false -ve?

Strep throat: A rapid strep test could be false negative. A culture, if the specimen is obtained properly, should not have a false neg. ...Read more

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Is a four week negative HIV antibody test / negative PCR test reliable?

Is a four week negative HIV antibody test / negative PCR test reliable?

HIV diagnosis: Antibody titers have been reported to be delayed as long as six months, but this is very unusual. A negative pcr for viral RNA is virtually determinative of the absence of infection. ...Read more

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Got a vaginal swab done for chlamydia retest. Chlamydia came back negative. But positive for proteus mirabilis. Could that possibly hidden chlamydia?

Got a vaginal swab done for chlamydia retest. Chlamydia came back negative. But positive for proteus mirabilis. Could that possibly hidden chlamydia?

Chlamydia: There are several means of testing for chlamydia and without knowing what method your doctor used cannot be definitive, but if they used culture (uncommon) proteus mirabilis could interfere. Nucleic acid amplification or hybridazation tests, elisa assays or direct fluorescent antibody testing tests are more common and would not be affected by proteus. ...Read more

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Will STDs be detected in urinalysis, syphilis serology tests?

Will STDs be detected in urinalysis, syphilis serology tests?

Depends.: In an normal urinalysis they do not test for stds. But you can use the same urine sample to test for chlamydia or gonorrhea. When they take blood for the syphilis test, the can also test for HIV and hep c, but not for chlamydia or gonorrhea. In summary, to have a "full std panel", you need to give both blood and urine. ...Read more

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Does a Positive ANA Antibodies, IFA test mean I could have an STD? What STDs are Positive ANA test? Is an ANA Antibody test a standard test for STDs?

Does a Positive ANA Antibodies, IFA test mean I could have an STD? What STDs are Positive ANA test? Is an ANA Antibody  test a standard test for STDs?

Antinuclear antibody: Antinuclear antibody testing is useful for someone with signs and symptoms of an autoimmune disease - anemia, arthritis, kidney disease, inflammation of the heart and lungs. It is not a test for STDs. However, a test for syphilis, the VDRL, was once used as a test for autoimmune disease! Please call your doctor to explain your ANA. Usually they are of no medical significance. ...Read more

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Can a vdrl test detect hiv?

Can a vdrl test detect hiv?

VDRL is for syphilis: No - HIV testing is a separate test. VDRL is a test for syphilis. If you've had an exposure, you might be getting tested for multiple diseases. Hopefully your doctor explained that... It's always good to be safe -that's the best key to health. Syphilis is treatable and can be cured. HIV can be well managed with daily medicines, but can be fatal over time if not diagnosed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could chlamydia be tested positive as gonorrhea?

Unlikely : The specific markers for both ailments are very different and when the appropriate tests are done, these are not difficult to separate. If the care provider does not do one of the specific tests, but treats because of symptoms, mistakes could occur. ...Read more