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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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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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Annual health check up for 54 male what should we check for on blood test?

Annual health check up for 54 male what should we check for on blood test?

No one answer: It would depend on your medical history, family history and physical findings. However, at a minimum you should have fasting glucose and lipids; and may be cbc. Psa is of questionable value. While not a blood test, you should test your stool for occult blood. ...Read more

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Will chlamydia and gonorrea show up right away in ur STD testing?

Will chlamydia and gonorrea show up right away in ur STD testing?

Yes: Doctor obtains a urine specimen or a gentle swab of your cervix (like a pap smear) which they send to a lab. Typically results are available in a few days. These infections are easy to pass among sexual partners, and you can get them again. Use condoms to prevent spread. Infection is easy to treat with antibiotics. Sometimes they cause damage to your fallopian tubes which can cause infertility. ...Read more

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Will UTI test come up negative if you have an STD?

Will UTI test come up negative if you have an STD?

Depends on std: Some will produce symptoms and findings that overlap with a UTI. Most STD's require expensive testing beyond the normal urinalysis and culture.These germs often go to different tissues and will not show up on basic UTI tests. If you suspect you were exposed, be sure to tell the healthcare provider or it may be overlooked. ...Read more

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Could a UTI test pick up an NGU?

Could a UTI test pick up an NGU?

Here are some ...: Urinalysis with or without urine culture with properly collected urine specimen is to confirm if one's voiding symptoms results from UTI, but usually NGU will not be tested except suspecting STD-related urethritis or vaginitis. But foremost is clinical history + professional alertness which lead to timely testing. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling to lessen confusion & ease anxiety ...Read more

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My boyfriend got a STD screening test at a planned parenthood. Do these tests cover all std's? He gave them urine and blood and came back negative.

My boyfriend got a STD screening test at a planned parenthood. Do these tests cover all std's? He gave them urine and blood and came back negative.

STD Testing: Nope. Absolutely not. There are twelve common stds. You must know which tests were done and which tests were not done. Assuming that all stds are tested is unwise. If you are sexual you have the responsibility as does your boyfriend to know the names of all of these and how they are prevented. ...Read more

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Will a strep b vaginal swab show up any STDs ?

Will a strep b vaginal swab show up any STDs ?

STDs: No, vaginal swabs for group b strep will not reveal stds. Would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does full blood test pick up sexually transmitted disease's? Or what ones does it pick up?

Several: There are thousands of different blood tests & sexually transmitted include hiv, hepatitis b, syphilis, & hepatitis b (i think). Gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, chancroid, lymphogranulosis venereum, herpes, hpv, candida, and molluscum contagiosum, etc. Are detected by cultures of genital tissues. This might not be all inclusive or exact, but you get idea. Crabs are directly visualize. ...Read more

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(Female) Urethra discharge, all STD DNA test negative, blood check normal. Should I go to an ID specialist or urologist?

(Female) Urethra discharge, all STD DNA test negative, blood check normal. Should I go to an ID specialist or urologist?

Vaginal discharge? : If vaginal discharge, which would be more likely probably than urethral discharge, then you can see an gynecologist. If you're convinced it's urethral then seeing a urologist would be advisable. Good luck ...Read more

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If you had an std, would the UTI test come up positive?

If you had an std, would the UTI test come up positive?

No: A urinalysis will not specifically tell a doctor if you have an std. It is only a screening tool used to assess for the risk of a urinary tract infection. A culture will identify the presence and type of the cause of the infection. ...Read more

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My clear blue pregnancy test came up negative. Should I get a blood test to make sure?

My clear blue pregnancy test came up negative. Should I get a blood test to make sure?

When did you do it?: If you have been sexually active and have missed your period then you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test (HPT) now. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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Burning sensations when urinating. Urine Analysis & Gyne check up and pap smear tested all clear. So what could it be please(asking for someone)?

Burning sensations when urinating. Urine Analysis & Gyne check up and pap smear tested all clear. So what could it be please(asking for someone)?

Urinary burning: This symptom can result from urethritis, which may be infectious or may be a result of urethral trauma or irritation from sexual activity. Infectious urethritis occurs from chlamydia, bacteria, yeast, HIV, and GC. Crystalluria from uric acid or oxalate or other substances can also cause urethral lirritation ...Read more

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How soon will an NAAT swab test pick up chlamydia?

How soon will an NAAT swab test pick up chlamydia?

Chlamydia test: Maybe as soon as 2-3 days, but for sure after about 5 days. See my reply to your other question. ...Read more

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Can a routine blood check up reveal if your pregnant?

Can a routine blood check up reveal if your pregnant?

If they look: Annual check up labs don't automatically include a pregnancy test. But it is easy to add one if desired. ...Read more

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I had a routine check up with blood tests woul these tests have checked for diabetes?

I had a routine check up with blood tests woul these tests have checked for diabetes?

Yes : Routine blood tests always include glucose (blood sugar) ; are generally done when fasting. If you have diabetes you'll have an elevated fasting sugar. If that is so then further tests like glycohemoglobin are done to evaluate. If you have a normal fasting blood sugar then it's safe to say you don't have diabetes (though if it's at the high end of the normal range then you could be pre-diabetic). ...Read more

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Can std's like HIV be picked up in a pap smear exam?

Can std's like HIV be picked up in a pap smear exam?

No: Pap test is not designed to test for hiv. Some stds, e.g., herpes infection may show up in pap, but one needs specific tests for each type of stds. ...Read more

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