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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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Which screening tests are don't for women and men?

Which screening tests are don't for women and men?

Many: There are many recommended tests including cholesterol blood tests, colon / breast / cervical cancer screening, tests for depression, obesity, osteoporosis, and abdominal aneurysm. There are other recommendations, too. For a complete list of preventive recommendations by age/gender and risk factors (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...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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Will STDs show in blood tests looking for infections?

Will STDs show in blood tests looking for infections?

Yes, some: Certain stds such as hiv, syphilis, and herpes are diagnosed with specific blood tests and other stds such as gonorrhea and chlamydia are most commonly diagnosed by specific urine tests or cultures. ...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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How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

How accurate are STD urine tests for men?

GC & Chlamydia: Very accurate for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but not used for most other infections. ...Read more

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Are infection rates for syphilis similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for syphilis similar for men and women?

Equal opportunity: The infection frequency of this shared disease depends on the sexual habits of the infected individual. Overall, the germ is passed easily to either sex. ...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 ALL pregnancies in the US required STI tests including chlamydia? & how early do they test you? Or is it throughout pregnancy?

Are ALL pregnancies in the US required STI tests including chlamydia? & how early do they test you? Or is it throughout pregnancy?

Difficult question: Many who achieve pregnancy have no prenatal care or access care late in pregnancy. A good full pregnancy workup would include a discussion of exposures and screening for a variety of STD's, but the extent of the evaluation may vary with the facility. New exposures would need new screening. A frank discussion with the OB can avert damage to the baby from an untreated problem. ...Read more

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Which screening tests are performed for pregnancy?

Which screening tests are performed for pregnancy?

Beta HCG: If you mean test to diagnose pregnancy, urine and/or blood level of beta chain of human chorionic gonadotrophic hormone are tested. ...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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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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Are blood tests for pregnancy done at the gyno?

Are blood tests for pregnancy done at the gyno?

Serum HCG's can: Often be drawn at the doctor's clinic or at a lab. ...Read more

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Which std's are included in standard STD screening tests?

Which std's are included in standard STD screening tests?

STD screening: Chlamydia & gonorrhea if you are a sexually active woman, especially with multiple partners & condoms were not used. Same for men especially those who have sex with men. Screen for syphilis if "sore" is present. HPV test if female over age 30. HIV at least once & yearly if at risk (multiple partners, test +ve for Chlamydia or gonorrhea or IV drug user) Same for syphilis & hepatitis ...Read more

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What tests are available for men who have prostate problems?

What tests are available for men who have prostate problems?

In blood or urine...: If you refer to blood tests we usually order psa in adults above age 50 ( which has been controversial )or before if symptomatic or if the dre(digital rectal examination) shows nodules, or enlarged or painful prostate. The urine analysis may be positive for infection or blood in cases of prostatitis. The pap ( prost. Acid phosphatase) is ordered in cases suspicious of prostate cancer. Others. ...Read more

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Do drs test for basic STDs when you're pregnant in the normal lab tests?

Do drs test for basic STDs when you're pregnant in the normal lab tests?

Most do: Most docs check for basic STD's a the first or second visit, whichever you have your pelvic exam at. Some of the diseases are checked for form the pelvic, many now are checked for in urine. If you have specific concerns about a specific agent, it's best to talk to them about it to see if testing was or will be done. ...Read more

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What are recommended health screenings for women in their 30s?

What are recommended health screenings for women in their 30s?

Several: The most common health screens for women in their 30's are pap smears, hpv testing, breast exams, BP checks and pelvic exams. Other tests are ordered for women at high risk. ...Read more

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