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What STDs do doctors test for through urinalysis??

What STDs do doctors test for through urinalysis??

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

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

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


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Do urologists do STD testing?

Do urologists do STD testing?

Any doctor can: Any doctor can diagnose stds. The cdc has excellent information on stds at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.Htm and added links from this webpage. ...Read more

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Do they test for genital herpes in prenatal STD tests?

Do they test for genital herpes in prenatal STD tests?

No: No, unless you have a history of herpes or lesions that look suspicious. Sometimes a pap smear can see cells that look suspicious for herpes which may then prompt a recommendation to actually do a specific test for herpes during a subsequent office visit. ...Read more

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Do doctors check for PID in paps?

Do doctors check for PID in paps?

No: Doctors may check for gonorrhea and chlamydia in the process of doing a pap smear (using a separate swab). Those infections can cause pid. However, the diagnosis of pid is made based on symptoms and physical exam, not by a specific test. ...Read more

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What kind of dr tests throat for stds? Obgyn, pcp, ent, planned parenthood all say they don't do this...

What kind of dr tests throat for stds? Obgyn, pcp, ent, planned parenthood all say they don't do this...

Gonorrhea only: Even after oral sex exposure, throat STDs are uncommon and the only one that normally requires possible testing is gonorrhea. Chlamydia rarely infects the throat; and viral STDs (HPV, herpes, etc) are not normally tested unless there are symptoms. Any doctor or clinic can collect a gonorrhea throat culture. If these various docs still say no, see a health dept STD clinic for expert advice. ...Read more

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Is HIV and STDs checked when doctors do a pap smear?

Is HIV and STDs checked when doctors do a pap smear?

As I understand, : ...Patients older than 30 get hpv dna testing when they get their pap but to my knowledge, no other std is routinely tested. Maybe one of my gyn health tap colleagues knows more. ...Read more

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Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Probably not: Neither PID nor any other health problem has ever been documented in the sex partners of men with NGU not due to chlamydia or M. genitalium. Does your partner have PID, or are you just worried concerned about it? If the latter, my advice is to not worry. If PID is suspected, she of course should see her doctor or perhaps an NHS GUM clinic. Otherwise nothing need be done. ...Read more

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How do STD tests work?

How do STD tests work?

Antibodies & antigen: Most stds will check for antibodies against the pathogen or check for the antigen itself. Some use dna tests. ...Read more

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Do dermatologists preform the Genital HPV tests?

Do dermatologists preform the Genital HPV tests?

They can: Primary care physicians, gynecologists, and urologists are another group that will encounter, diagnose and treat this problem. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can virgins get neurosyphilis?

Hello doctors, can virgins get neurosyphilis?

Possibly: The germ that causes syphilis can be passed from an infected mother to her infant during pregnancy and eventually cause NS in the kid. Since the germ could pass between persons engaged in non-vaginal sex, the germ could pass, cause syphilis and eventually cause NS in a virgin.It is most commonly passes during vaginal or anal sex, and results in NS after years without treatment. ...Read more

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Do urologists treat std?

Do urologists treat std?

They can, but...: ...You need to be treated for the std long before you get a referral and an appointment with a urologist. As a result, most stds are treated by primary care doctors, at std clinics, or in emergency rooms. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors test for genital herpes unless there are symptoms?

Why don't doctors test for genital herpes unless there are symptoms?

Men will have: some type of external lesion, or group of lesions that need to undergo direct viral culture which is the gold standard. If nothing is visible then one can only presume that you may have had herpes sometime given the suggestive history. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors test for genital herpes or genital warts unless symptoms are shown?

Why don't doctors test for genital herpes or genital warts unless symptoms are shown?

Lot of positives: Genital herpes cultures and wart biopsies (if needed) are often obtained when you have an actual lesion. They guide if you need treatment and confirm diagnosis. Blood tests can identify if you have had exposure to herpes (genital or oral) as high as 80% of americans can test positive by blood tests without symptoms. You dont treat history of exposure. ...Read more

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Does family doctors do papsmere?

Does family doctors do papsmere?

Yes: Yes they are trained to know how to do it. Some male practitioners may opt to refer ladies to a gyn for the pap ( wellness peogram) or to a lady dr. ...Read more

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Im willing to pay for herpes specific serology testing?

Im willing to pay for herpes specific serology testing?

Why?: If you need to confirm a genital herpes diagnosis, or if you have atypical complaints and want to know if you have HSV or something else, or you suspect that you are an asymptomatic carrier or at particular risk for hsv, it's probably worth the expense. But if you just want to know if it's type 1 or type 2, the treatment is the same either way, so there is no point. ...Read more

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How do integrative doctors treat chlamydia infections?

How do integrative doctors treat chlamydia infections?

Umm: Hopefully appropriately, using evidence based medicine and ethics. Just what is an "integrative doctor, " anyway? Is that code for doesn't prescribe pharmaceuticals? Or code for not a real doctor but is trying hard? It should mean a licensed physician who evaluates every aspect of a patient when they practice their craft. ...Read more

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Do pap tests check for stds?

Do pap tests check for stds?

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 more

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How do doctors test for Zika Virus?

How do doctors test for Zika Virus?

We ask Questions 1st: Doctor's determine Zika Virus by first determining clinic symptoms. Meaning if a patient has symptoms like fevers, rashes, muscle pains or red eyes. Then we think of the possiblility of Zika and ask questions about travel history like to Brazil and make sure it is not something else like dengue. Then we test the blood for presence of Zika Virus which is done through the CDC. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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