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Can just a blood test detect all untreatable std's in women?I don't want my spouse's hymen torn by pap-smear like tests by inserting things into her v

Can just a blood test detect all untreatable std's in women?I don't want my spouse's hymen torn by pap-smear like tests by inserting things into her v

Bad information: Congratulations on your impending marriage. And i'm sorry -- somebody has given you very bad information. Prior to marriage, a blood test for syphilis is all that we need. Nobody's going to culture her cervix without symptoms. This pathologist doesn't think a woman needs a pap smear until she becomes sexually active -- it's not the guideline but it makes sense. And what std is untreatable? ...Read more

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What are the procedures to get an STD test for women?

What are the procedures to get an STD test for women?

See a MD: Std's include, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphillis, hepatitis, and hiv. All of them should be tested. ...Read more

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Can women get urine tests for stds?

Can women get urine tests for stds?

Yes: There are urine tests that can pick up chlamydia and gonorrhea. Many other std's do not send anything into the urine. Blood tests are often required before these can be detected. ...Read more

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Is there a group of tests considered an STD screening for young men and for young women?

Is there a group of tests considered an STD screening for young men and for young women?

Depends: Routine screening for stds in general is seldom performed anymore. On the other hand if you know you have been exposed to a particular one, you may be tested for several others as well. ...Read more

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Throughout a women physical, if you claim to not be sexually active, will they still test for stds?

Throughout a women physical, if you claim to not be sexually active, will they still test for stds?

Generally, no: Unless your doctor has a reason to, it is not standard to test for conditions for which there are no risk factors. ...Read more

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Sex with female with expired condom did not break sex wasnt for long did water test no holes major risk of std?

Sex with female with expired condom did not break sex wasnt for long did water test no  holes major risk of std?

You were protected: Welcome to HealthTap. Thanks for your question. The expiration date indicates when the chance of breakage might increase. And it's only how long the manufacturer tested for, not how long it actually might last. If it doesn't break, protection is complete. The idea of microscopic leaks or pores in latex that can let infection pass through is an urban myth. The "water test" is meaningless. ...Read more

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I recently had a strong fishy odor smell, no matter how much I showered and tried cleaning products for woman, the odor was there and strong. I thought I might of had an std that is why I was having odor but all my test came back negative thank GOD! But t

I recently had a strong fishy odor smell, no matter how much I showered and tried cleaning products for woman, the odor was there and strong. I thought I might of had an std that is why I was having odor but all my test came back negative thank GOD! But t

Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong and/or fishy vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, caused by overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. STDs are more common in women with BV, so it's good to know those tests were negative. However, trichomonais (another STD) also causes fishy odor and is easy to miss on routine testing. Return to your doctor; you need an antibiotic prescription, probably metronidazole. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get a HIV and STD test? I only had vaginal sex with a women for my first time ever.

How long should I wait to get a HIV and STD test? I only had vaginal sex with a women for my first time ever.

Don't wait: Go see your family doc, planned parenthood (yes, even for men), or county health/std clinic for testing now. Then repeat testing in a few months while avoiding unprotected sex during this period of time (safe sex is ok). ...Read more

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How much time after female exposure to chlamydia would it show up on an STD test?

How much time after female exposure to chlamydia would it show up on an STD test?

Usually 2-3 days: The standard test for chlamydia generally is positive within 2-3 days of catching the infection, and always within a week. Same for gonorrhea, usually tested automatically at the same time. But make sure the lab is doing the test on urine or a swab from the urethra (in men) or vagina (in women). Blood testing doesn't accurately diagnose chlamydia or gonorrhea. ...Read more