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This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more
Indirectly for some: Pap smears test for abnormal cervical cells— dysplasia or metaplasia—which lead to biopsies. Any std that causes such changes in the cervical cells, such as hpv, will thus be indirectly tested for. Generally, there are other tests for most stds: culture, wet prep, smear of discharge, blood tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Home tests: I have not heard of those tests being reliable or not so it is best to see your healthcare worker for testing. ...Read more
None: A urinalysis on its own does not test for STDs. Special cultures need to be ordered. In the case of urine assays, gonorrhea and chlamydia screening and T mycoplasma/ureaplasma testing can be done. Other STDs require blood tests. If you are concerned about possible exposure, take to your doctor right away about appropriate testing. ...Read more
Here are some ...: In the US, whatever approved by its FDA & marketed is considered to be reasonably safe, effective, & accurate although some frauds may still exist. But in comparison, that is best we can come by due to its highest transparency; of course, nothing is perfect and behind what we know always still hides a lot what we don't know. So, NAAT testing is good enough for daily use. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more
Yes, but...: The HIV RNA tests are checking for the presence of certain parts of HIV. When positive, it can give us an idea of how much HIV is present. Most of the time, when positive, it highly suggests HIV infection. However, in rare instances, there can be false positive tests, which mean that a positive test may represent something else, not HIV. Thus, the best test for HIV is a standard HIV antibody test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can also get them at many regular family docs. ...Read more
Not the best: At best, online tests for depression are only useful for screening depressive symptoms...And that is if you happen to stumble across a well researched one. The best way to determine if you have depression is to visit with a psychologist or psychiatrist since there are different types of depression, which have different causes, and require different treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: At home STD testing and direct to consumer lab testing is a growing field but still in early stage. We can not comment on specific outside companies and I have not had any personal experience with this company. If there is any doubt consider having your doctor run these basic tests through a reputable lab. ...Read more
Does marijuana have any effect on std tests like herpes, hiv, etc...? I've read it doesn't but I would like to know another educated opinion
If treatment for a std such as chlamydia or gonna failed with a course of abx..i.e still having symptoms would subsequent std tests show negative?
Current tests: Follow up tests, like the initial ones depend on finding the genetic material of either germ in specimens from pee or a swab. When properly performed, these tests are reliable with a false negative rate of only a few percent. Persisting symptoms can be from other issues and or remaining irritation that has not subsided after the germs are dead. Please discuss your concerns with your doc. ...Read more
Nothing irregular has been found in ultrasounds, pelvic exams, Pap or STD tests. I need help w communicating how much I am impacted by symptoms. ?
Confusing post: You get the most from this site when you describe a medical problem with any needed background information & then ask a question supported by that data. You have cited having negative test for an undescribed problem. If you are simply frustrated say so in simple terms to those involved in your treatment. Write down details & take them in for discussion. ...Read more
Std tests twice clear along with uti clear but L testicle L back and abdoman still in pain. Not responding to antibiotics. Is it epididymitis? Worried
Need more info...: Testicular pain is not always from UTI- or STD-related epididymitis, & one has to consider if there is disorders in regional muscles, joints, or nerves, or from its intermittent twisting (torsion). To sort these out correctly chiefly relies on analyzing detailed specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of the pain + exam + testing. How? To article in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more
All STD tests came back negative. I have red and white blood cells in my urine and no bacteria. What could this indicate?i
Maybe nothing: It is all about how many. A few such cells are normal and in a young woman, they are often contaminants. ...Read more
6week duration.urge to urinate/frequent urination/painful bladder/pressure&pain in urethra.Urine/STD tests neg.responded to Meds, but returned.why?
Irritable bladder: The symptoms you describe suggest irritation of the lower urinary tract ( bladder, urethra). This maybe due to infection, inflammation or pressure from something pressing on the area. Your doctor will want to rule out infection, pregnancy and growths that could put pressure on the bladder. If these have been ruled out, interstitial cystitis is possible. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more
Something hard insde penis at tip of urethra and some minor pain if pushed on, urologist said maybe calcification? Being STD tests came back clean?
Calcification penis: If the urologist reassured you there is no problem then you dont have to worry, i will check it again in three months with the urologist.If you are not satisfied, get a second opinion. ...Read more
Bleeding after sex, not heavy, lasts between an hour to 24 hours. Had pap and hpv/std tests for this and all are normal. Any ideas? Gave birth 8/2012.
Cervicitis?: Bleeding after sex is often a sign of inflammation of the cervix, i.e. cervicitis. Although some cervicitis is due to STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia), those tests are highly reliable so probably not a concern. Cervicitis is normally diagnosed by direct exam. In addition to the tests (pap, HPV, STD), did your doctor say anything about the appearance of your cervix or the cause of bleeding? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing slight urethral tingling after being treated for gonorrhea/chlamydia 2 weeks ago. std tests were negative, no other symptoms since.
Here are some...: The pace of symptomatic improvement under effective treatment may widely vary among the people. It is okay as long as getting better slowly but surely day by day. If no more symptoms, that is good. But, make sure that the partner is treated and tested simultaneously and keeping on a one-to-one relationship + counseling for safer sex are advisable. Best wish to health.... ...Read more
What causes prostatitis? All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?
Small open cut between thigh and vagina, recently treated for a yeast infection, std tests negative, what could this be n what can I put on?
I had all hiv ars symptoms after sex. Elevated wbc and neutrophils for 1 year but negative hiv and std tests. Any suggestions of what I can have?
Always feeling the need to urinate. Doxycycline helped, but after 6 weeks it came back.Clear UTI&STD tests.Emptying bladder fully+?
Urology referral: Always feeling the need to urinate without infection suggests a few things, including an overactive bladder or pelvic muscle dysfunction that can be triggered by recurrent UTIs in young women. If you've had these symptoms for a while, ask your GP about being referred for more tests, such as urine flow studies. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burning foreskin and tip of penis I been tested for herpes chlamydia gonerea and all my STD tests came back neg not sure what to do?
Possibly heat rash: Candidal balanitis (you can look that up): basically heat rash, the male equivalent of "yeast infection" could be the cause. Try to wear lighter, loser, better ventilated undergarments in the hotter weather. Maybe to pull back the foreskin, keep that area at the tip of the penis dry; can try a trial of yeast vaginitis treatment, (available over-the-counter). ...Read more
In April I had my 1st yeast infection & several more since. I had my IUD removed 6 days ago because it was misplaced. Could this have been the reason? PID ruled out, I'm not pregnant & no diabetes. STD tests negative. What else could be the cause?
Causes unknown: Having an IUD is not a likely cause of recurrent or persistent yeast infections. Except for diabetes, usually no particular cause is known. Assuming the diagnosis of yeast has been confirmed, speak with your doctor about periodic (e.g. weekly) fluconazole (Diflucan®) to stay ahead of the problem. ...Read more
Heavy, yellow vaginal discharge for about 8 months, yeast, trich, bacterial vaginitis and all STD tests come back negative. What now?
Vaginal discharge...: ...can be very difficult to diagnose. Is odor an issue? Cervcitis on exam? Trich test done by PCR? (Culture and microscopy miss half of all infections.) Maybe test for Mycoplasma genitalium. Maybe try treatment for trich, BV, and/or yeast despite negative tests. Avoid sex for a while? Sex partner(s) examined and tested for STDs? Consider consult by gyn who specializes in infectious diseases. ...Read more
With all std tests clear and 2wks doxycycline my testicles part left still painful with back pain. Tip of penis also in pain. Is it epidymititis?
Not epididymitis: Infectioius epididymitis almost always involves only one testicle, with marked swelling and tenderness. And the only STDs that cause it are gonorrhea and chlamydia, so your negative tests rule it out. Pain in both testicles without swelling, and/or pain referred to tip of penis usually means chronic pelvic pain syndrome, similar to non-bacterial prostatitis. Wikipedia has v/ good article on CPPS. ...Read more
I am experiencing red/pink bleeding from my uterus and It's not my period. Ultrasound clear. Pap test clear. Internal exam normal. Scared it is undetected cancer? Std tests clear too. help. Not sure what else to do
Obgyn visit: The next steps is to schedule a visit with an obgyn. If all of these tests that you mention are normal then you may simply have dysfunctional uterine bleeding -- a very common condition. You doctor can discuss options for cycle regulation such as birth control or other hormonal manipulation ...Read more