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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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Would a urine PCR test is sufficient for detection of chlamydia trachomatis for women or have a chance for false negative result?

Would a urine PCR test is sufficient for detection of chlamydia trachomatis for women or have a chance for false negative result?

Chlamydia: I know of no good provider who would use urine testing for chlamydia in women. Chlamydia infects the cervix and other vaginal tissue. It is not found normally in the bladder or urethra in women. So, a urine test in women is the incorrect test. ...Read more

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Why do males test negative for Trichomoniasis but the partner test positive ?

Why do males test negative for Trichomoniasis but the partner test positive ?

Sampling of trich: Well trich can be 'tricky' if I can make such a pun. The issue could be with the quality of the testing... so if your male partner is testing negative, it might be that either a) he didn't have it or b) the sample collected was not sufficient. It could also be that in your case c) perhaps it wasn't trich. I've seen that on rare occasions. Best thing to do is talk to your doc- maybe a couples visit ...Read more

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Why do so few places test men for trichomoniasis?

Why do so few places test men for trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis: Most importantly, most men don't have vaginas! If they report that their partners are + for Trichomoniasis they should of course should be treated. ...Read more

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What are the recommended fertility test for women and first things for women to do?

What are the recommended fertility test for women and first things for women to do?

Sperm count: Keep a good menstrual chart for your doctor to review. Just to make sure you ovulate regularly. Semenalysis should be the first test because it is cheaper than any tests you are going to have. ...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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Are infection rates for chlamydia similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for chlamydia similar for men and women?

More women diagnosed: Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection. There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men. This may not reflect the true incidence rates. ...Read more

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Is taking a urine sample enough to test for gonorrhea in men ?

Is taking a urine sample enough to test for gonorrhea in men ?

Usually: Alternative is a bacterial swab (like a q-tip if there is any pus at the urinary opening. However urine test for gonorrhea is pretty reiable. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a female to test positive for Trichomoniasis but the male to test negative ?

Is it possible for a female to test positive for Trichomoniasis but the male to test negative ?

Yes, very common: This is very common. The available tests are not designed for testing men, only women. Your partner still needs treatment for trich to prevent you from being reinfected. You both also should be tested for gonorrhe and chlamydia, which are more common in people with trichomoniasis. Good luck! ...Read more

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If my uti urine test came out negative. Is it possible to test positive for a uti culture test? Also can doctors see stds or stis in this culture test

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If my uti urine test came out negative. Is it possible to test positive for a uti culture test? Also can doctors see stds or stis in this culture test

Here are some...: Urinalysis (under microscope) of properly collected fresh urine should give an fair accurate indication for bacterial UTI or not, but ultimate confirmation is urine culture with properly collected urine. And either one should correlate with clinical picture and suspicion. But, testing for STD/STI like chlamydia & gono should be done with the first (dirty) part of urine, differing from testing UTI. ...Read more

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Will every women in pregnancy get a positive home pregnancy test? Not blood test. But hpt

Will every women in pregnancy get a positive home pregnancy test? Not blood test. But hpt

Eventually yes: If you are pregnant and take a home pregnancy test, it should eventually be pregnant. Maybe not right away but soon after being pregnant. If rare cases a woman does not get a positive urine test and must take a blood test but that is pretty uncommon. ...Read more

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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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Urinated about 30 minutes before taking an aptima combo2 urine test for stds, also urinated into the cup midstream. Could that change the results?

Urinated about 30 minutes before taking an aptima combo2 urine test for stds, also urinated into the cup midstream. Could that change the results?

First morning urine : It is most accurate to get the first urine of the morning for the most accurate results. This could possibly change results otherwise if urine is dilute/"watered down". ...Read more

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I was tested via blood test for STDs and was told I tested positive for herpes exposure and that I have the antibodies in my blood but that I don t have herpes I am so confused do I have herpes ?

I was tested via blood test for STDs and was told I tested positive for herpes exposure and that I have the antibodies in my blood but that I don t have herpes I am so confused do I have herpes ?

Correlate: A pathologist's perspective: herpes simplex 1 generally affects the lips and mouth and most people are positive, simplex 2 the genitals, there's variability. The antibody tests are famously unreliable and often mistake one for the other. If you are not symptomatic, consider ignoring these results unless your physician tells you otherwise. ...Read more

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Had testicle pain. Took antibiotics, but doctor didn't test for STDs until 13 days later. Test was negative, but is it valid? Am married. Test again?

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Had testicle pain. Took antibiotics, but doctor didn't test for STDs until 13 days later. Test was negative, but is it valid? Am married. Test again?

Here are some...: Without detailed history stressing the onset, degree, duration, interval, progression, evolution, and the sequence of events on all related symptoms, it is hard to tell if testicular pain is related to STD or just the disorders of local muscles, joints, or nerves. To deepen investigation to verify what it may be, follow suggestions in articles on http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best.... ...Read more

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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

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My wife and i (both women) are experiencing pain similar to a uti, though she saw a dr. Negative test. No sex in months (pregnancy). No stds. Idea?

My wife and i (both women) are experiencing pain similar to a uti, though she saw a dr. Negative test.  No sex in months (pregnancy).  No stds.  Idea?

Bladder irritants: If neither of you have a positive urinalysis and your wife had a "negative test", there could be a dietary irritant to the bladder at fault. If you both ingested the same foods recently, the answer may lie in your diet. You can find a list on the internet. Common foods are acidic foods such as tomatoes, citrus, cranberries, coffee, chocolate, tea, artificial sweeteners, spicy foods. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a female to get an STD in her urinary tract only (negative vaginal STD test) and appear to be a recurrent uti?

Is it possible for a female to get an STD in her urinary tract only (negative vaginal STD test) and appear to be a recurrent uti?

STD: This would be rather unusual. You would have to be more specific about the tests run and the findings. Certainly chlamydia can produce urethritis, but confined to the urinary tract and not affecting the vagina would be remarkable. ...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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The skin lession around the lips are bumps with hair inside, by the other hand I only sleep with only one women after y STD test ,And she lookclean?

The skin lession around the lips are bumps with hair inside, by the other hand I only sleep with only one women after y STD test ,And she lookclean?

See doctor: Bumps around the lips with hair inside may be prominent hair follicles ,this may be due to allergic itching or any infection of skin .watch if persisting then consult your doctor .It does not indicate sexually transmitted disease . ...Read more