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Doctor insights on: Pre Pubertal Patients With St Ds

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How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

Confidentiality: There is no reason to expect anything except complete confidentiality regarding your visit and your results from an std clinic. Be aware, however, that the centers for disease control and prevention require reporting for cases of hepatitis, gonorrhea or syphilis. In those cases, your name will be provided to the health department to follow up on treatment for you and any partners. ...Read more

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Could it be against doctor patient confidentiality to tell someones partner they have an std?

Could it be against doctor patient confidentiality to tell someones partner they have an std?

Yes: However, stds need to be reported to the department of health. It is strongly encouraged that you share your std status with all sexual partners to make sure the infections are not spread. ...Read more

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A used Foley catheter from a male patient touches my skin for seconds. Can i get STD ifxns?Dont know the history of patient.

A used Foley catheter from a male patient touches my skin for  seconds. Can i get STD ifxns?Dont know the history of patient.

No risk, BUT....: Zero risk here. Your skin is a good barrier to infection in general. But, in medicine when you touch these instruments you are to be wearing gloves at all times. It would be very foolish for someone in health care to be not wearing gloves when they are working with patients and/or the medical products patients use. ...Read more

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Can patients ask for a copy of pap, std, and blood work results for their own personal records even if test were normal?

Can patients ask for a copy of pap, std, and blood work results for their own personal records even if test were normal?

Absolutely : You are entitled by law to a copy of your medical records including all test results. Though very similar, every state and every office has their particular rules and procedures in handling requests for medical records and they have the right to charge you, if so desired, a fee for making copies (50-75 cents per page customary). I feel it is a good idea for patients to keep copies of test results. ...Read more

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Isn't there a STD test that can be given to make sure a strong hypnotic sedative is really needed and that patient understands dangers and doses. ?

Isn't there a STD test that can be given to make sure a strong hypnotic sedative is really needed and that patient understands dangers and doses. ?

Testing for: A standard test for what? Your question is very much unclear. What context are you discussing? Why are you worried about anesthesia? Is it dentistry? Or are you asking about rohipnol use in sexual play? ...Read more

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Can a gynecologist test you for STD without telling you, if you came in for routine yearly Pap smear? I am a self pay patient.

Can a gynecologist test you for STD without telling you, if you came in for routine yearly Pap smear? I am a self pay patient.

It could happen: Because almost everybody is supposed to get routine screenings for STD's, it becomes so "normal" to do it for almost all patients that it would be easy for a doctor or nurse to forget to mention that the tests are being done. For example, a nurse might count a patient's pulse without ever saying that she is counting the pulse. ...Read more

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Are there any doctors on here who have had patients take gardasil? This vaccine is very new to me even though its been around awhile, and I am not shore if its a safe bet to try. Have yet to be diagnose w/ any type of STD yet so as far as i know I am in

Are there any doctors on here who have had patients take gardasil? This vaccine is very new to me even though its been around awhile, and I am not shore if its a safe bet to try.

Have yet to be diagnose w/ any type of STD yet so as far as i know I am in

I'm : I'm a pediatrician, and judging from your question you are in the over 18 category! but, i just wanted to add a little to the great answer given by dr. Alvin bay lin. In pediatrics, we do routinely recommend Gardasil (against human papillomavirus) to both boys and girls. All hpv vaccines thus far are licensed for 9 - 26 year olds, as mentioned, and in pediatrics we typically target the 11 or 12 year old visit to give this. It is very important to have this shot administered before a child or adult is sexually active to have an effect; once a person is infected with a certain strain of hpv the vaccine will not help prevent that infection. Gardasil is specifically licensed to protect against 4 types of hpv - 2 which can cause genital warts and 2 which can cause cervical or penile cancer. There are other products on the market that only protect against 2 strains; in my state the vaccines for children program is covering Gardasil specifically so that is what we use. These shots need to be given at 0, 2 and 6 months (at a minimum) and they cost ~ $300 per shot in our state, so i definitely recommend parents have their children vaccinated before they are too old to be covered by the parent's (or medicaid) insurance. Side effects for this vaccine have been mild - like any other shot, you can have redness, swelling and pain at the site of the shot. There have been reports of slightly higher rates of fainting in our teenage girls! (i probably would have been in that group myself as a teenager). But most people do very well with this shot. If i assume you did have genital warts, then the chances are you are already exposed to at least one strain of hpv; this means the Gardasil vaccine may not be as effective in you as compared to others, but then it also could mean you're preventing three other types of hpv infection! so, in general, i would recommend it if you were my teenage patient! finally, for the adult women, it's important to remember that just because you get the Gardasil vaccine, you don't get out of the annual pap smear! it's important to have this screening done as recommended by your ob/gyn or general doctor. Good luck with the decision! sincerely - dr. Marney gundlach. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy today and noticed dry anal stains from the previous patient on the sheet that i sit naked , what the chances of hiv/std/hepatitis/hpv?

Had colonoscopy today and noticed dry anal stains from the previous patient on the sheet that i sit naked , what the chances of hiv/std/hepatitis/hpv?

Unlikely: If you don't have any open skin wounds/scrapes/injuries, you should be fine. The skin is a good protective barrier. You should not hesitate to bring such observations to the attention of the medical staff for concerns of hygiene. ...Read more

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If Doxyclycine and Azithromycin are both contraindications for a patient what else can be used for GON/STDs/PID?

If Doxyclycine and Azithromycin are both contraindications for a patient what else can be used for GON/STDs/PID?

Depends on disease: The CDC recommends ceftriaxone or cefixime for gonorrhoeae. Other drugs are recommended for other STDs. PID can be treated with clindamycin and gentamycin in those who are allergic to or can't take azithromycin or doxycycline. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can i get an STD test while on my period? Is it normal for a doctor to refuse blood and urine testing to a patient, and only recommend a physical exam

Can i get an STD test while on my period? Is it normal for a doctor to refuse blood and urine testing to a patient, and only recommend a physical exam

Yes: Testing for STDs can be done while on your period. Some are done on blood drawn from your arm and others on urine or cervical swabs but bleeding does not prevent any of the testing.The only way to know why a physician would want to just do an exam and no blood or urine tests would be to ask that physician. Sorry I can't tell u what the other doctor was thinking. It may have been done to save money ...Read more

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Would an endocrinologist deal with delayed puberty patients?

Would an endocrinologist deal with delayed puberty patients?

Definitely yes: Pediatric endocrinologist is probably best because she/he will have more experience interacting with adolescents and their parents. ...Read more

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What s all the ways to get a STD is it honestly only through sex?

What s all the ways to get a STD is it honestly only through sex?

Yup: That's why they're called sexually transmitted diseases. Of course, tainted blood in a transfusion or contaminated needle pricks can transmit some std like HIV or hcv. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more