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Would a c trachomatis amp probe or a n gonorrhoeae amp probe detect trichomonasis in a male?

Would a c trachomatis amp probe or a n gonorrhoeae amp probe detect trichomonasis in a male?

No: No, but it would not detect in a female either. Trichomonas vaginalis is a parasite. Chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhea are bacteria. The proper test for trichomoniasis is a wet prep.

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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Would a c.Trachomatis amp probe or a n. Gonorrhoeae amp probe detect trichimonasis in a male?

Would a c.Trachomatis amp probe or a n. Gonorrhoeae amp probe detect trichimonasis in a male?

No: Amplification probes are nucleic acid based and very specific for either gonorhrea or chlamydia, and not for trichimonasis. The gold standard for trich is microscopy.

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Would a dr perform a gonorrhoeae amp probe if you are not sexually active?

Would a dr perform a gonorrhoeae amp probe if you are not sexually active?

No: If you have not had any sexual contact at all since your last exam, or if you have never been sexually active, there's no reason to check for gonorrhea. Your doctor should always take a sexual history as part of your gyn exam.

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+ gonorrhoeae DNA amplification test, but, neg. Amp RNA test (source urine). Do they have gonorrhoeae? Is one test more reliable?

+ gonorrhoeae DNA amplification test, but, neg. Amp RNA test (source urine). Do they have gonorrhoeae? Is one test more reliable?

Complicated: Although these tests are very sensitive there are false positive results because of the potential presence of other benign species of neisseria. If you had to compare the two it would be without much relevant data. Bacterial culture will provide both a definitive diagnosis and allow determination of antibiotic sensitivities.

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I got diagnosed e gonorrhea and I was given a shot! The symptoms went away does that mean its gone n that's all it took?

Shot plus pills: The current recommendation for treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea is a shot plus some pills. The pills can either be a single dose taken once or a longer 7 day pill treatment. If you were only given a shot, that might not be adequate treatment. It's a good idea to be retested "a test of cure", one week after the treatment to be sure it worked. Be sure sex partners have been treated correctly too.

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My friend has contracted gonorrhea and I found out today... In the past week he offered me a smoke from his weed n I took it do I have gonorrhea?

My friend has contracted gonorrhea and I found out today... In the past week he offered me a smoke from his weed n I took it do I have gonorrhea?

Only if sex contact: If you have had any sexual contact with your "friend" other than smoking "weed" then you need to get tested for gonorrhea.

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What is a Laserphaco Probe?

What is a Laserphaco Probe?

It is: A laser probe developed by Dr Patricia Bath an African American opthalmologist used in cataract surgery

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Does a probe-patnet foramen ovale give ches pain?

Does a probe-patnet foramen ovale give ches pain?

No: A patent foramen ovale (probe-patent or otherwise) should be clinically silent, with no signs or symptoms. Present in about 10% of the general population, it certainly should not produce chest pain.

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What is line probe id molecular non tuberculous mycobacteria (ntm) test mean?

What is line probe id molecular non tuberculous mycobacteria (ntm) test mean?

Why are you asking?: It is testing for mycobacteria that are not tuberculosis. There are many of them. Some need treatment and some do not need treatment.

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How did I get gonorrhea?

How did I get gonorrhea?

...: People get gonorrhea by having sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone who has the infection. Gonorrhea can be transmitted even if a man does not ejaculate. During childbirth, gonorrhea can be spread from an infected mother to her baby.

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What are the tests for gonorrhea?

What are the tests for gonorrhea?

Various tests: The easiest and most commonly used tests are nucleic acid amplification tests (naats), which can be performed on urine, rectal swabs, vaginal swabs, and throat swabs. There are also nucleic acid hybridization tests (dna probes), which use the same specimens. You can also culture the organism directly, which helps if you're worried about antibiotic resistance.

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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

Variable: Women or men with gonorrhea may be asymptomatic. Rectal symptoms for men or women can include drainage, itching, bleeding & painful bowel movements. Pharyngeal gonorrhea can cause sore throat. Men may have pain with urination & discharge that is green, yellow or white. They may develop pain of the testes or scrotum. Women may have pain with urination, vaginal bleeding or vaginal discharge.

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How is gonorrhea typically treated?

Antibiotics: Your doctor can prescribe antibiotics. Oral antibiotics will usually work, but in severe cases a shot or even IV treatment may be needed.

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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

Often none at all: Nearly half of women with gonorrhea have no symptoms at all. When symptoms occur, the most common is increased vaginal discharge. Less often are painful urination, spotting between periods or after sex, or pain in the lower abdoman, sometimes with fever. In men, usually pus dripping from the penis and painful urination. If gonorrhea suspected, you and sex partner (s) must see doctor for exam & Rx.

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How is gonorrhea in the body treated?

How is gonorrhea in the body treated?

Ceftriaxone: Because of drug resistance to oral antibiotics, gonorrhea is usually treated with a shot of ceftriaxone. Let's hope it doesn't become resistant to that!