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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. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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What are all the symptoms of gonorrhea?

What are all the symptoms of gonorrhea?

Pain, discharge: In men, the classic symptoms are burning with urination and the presence of a greenish-yellow urethral discharge. ...Read more

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How would I know that gonorrhea is gone?

How would I know that gonorrhea is gone?

Gonorrhea treatment: Assuming urethral infection, you probably had discharge from your penis, often with pain or discomfort when passing urine. Treated with antibiotics, right? Once all symptoms are gone, you are been cured. But if any doubt, e.g. mild symptoms, have a repeat test. Also, everyone with gonorrhea should be retested about 3 months later. Make sure all partner (s) have been treated. ...Read more

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How should I keep from getting gonorrhea?

Condoms/ abstinence: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection passed through fluid transmission. The only way to be 100% safe is to avoid vaginal, oral and anal intercourse. Condoms are very effective in decreasing risk by blocking fluid transmission from one person to the other. You can not catch gonorrhea through casual contact. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of gonorrhea?

What are the signs or symptoms of gonorrhea?

GC Sxs: Sxs in a male can include: pain with urination, burning or itching from the interior of the penis, swollen testicles which can also be painful & yellowish to greenish penile discharge. Sxs in a female can include: vaginal discharge, abdominal pain, pain during with sexual intercourse, irregular bleeding (especially after sexual intercourse) & burning/pain with urination. Other sxs can include >>. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neisseria gonorrhoeae?

N. GON.: In males it is usually a persistant urethral discharge. It can be much more subtle in females until it gets higher in the reproductive tract where it causes pain and fever. ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to gonorrhea?

Yes. Huge.: Great question. In 2010, rate of gonorrhea [gc] was 17-18 times higher for blacks than whites. American indians/alaska natives 5 times more than whites. Asians/pacific islanders 15 times less than whites. Hispanics 2 times more than whites. What to do about these differences [outreach, health care access] is an even bigger, critical question. ...Read more

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I was told I have gonorrhea but have no signs it at all?

Asymptomatic STD: According to the CDC, most women with gonorrhea are asymptomatic. Even when a woman has symptoms, they are often so mild and nonspecific that they are mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infection. The initial symptoms in women include dysuria, increased vaginal discharge, or vaginal bleeding between periods. If ur doctor said it's true I believe it and you need treatment. Hope you can get it cured. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture?

Why would someone need a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture?

N. gonorrheae cultur: Might be needed to be certain the right antibiotic is used to fight the infection. Penicillin used to be the drug of choice for tx but resistant strains of the bacteria now require different antibiotics (ceftriaxone at present). ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die from Neisseria gonorrhoeae?

Is it possible for you to die from Neisseria gonorrhoeae?

Yes: I've autopsied two people who have died of it. One from fitz-hugh-curtis infection around the liver, the other from sepsis. ...Read more