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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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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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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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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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(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

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26 y/o female diagnosed w/urethritis, negative urine test, neg STD tests, no birth control pills. What could cause this? Already taken Zithromax.

26 y/o female diagnosed w/urethritis, negative urine test, neg STD tests, no birth control pills. What could cause this? Already taken Zithromax.

Urethritis causes: include viral infections in addition to bacterial, but may also include Injury and sensitivity to the chemicals used in spermicides or contraceptive jellies, creams, or foams, and sometimes dietary chemicals. Avoid excessive holding of urine and drinking dye free liquids until urine is very light colored may be helpful. ...Read more

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Are STDs more common in women?

Are STDs more common in women?

Yes, in some ways: Yes, overall, women have higher rates of stds. That may be partly because women are on the 'receiving end' of penetrating sexual contact and thus retain more secretions placing them at more risk. It may also partly be due to women getting tested more often. Women see gyn's frequently. Men dont have such specialized visits and thus are tested less frequently. ...Read more

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Do STDs effect men similarly to women?

Do STDs effect men similarly to women?

No: The male reproductive organs are external and there is no connection from the exterior of the body to the inside such as is provided by the female cervix which literally provides an access point for infection to ascend into the peritoneal cavity, the inside of the abdomen. Infection there can potentially cause much more damage. ...Read more

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What tests can I take for checking for STDs?

What tests can I take for checking for STDs?

Recommend: that you see your physician or an STD clinic rather than ordering individual tests on-line. It is usually best to initially test broadly rather than for one specific STD. ...Read more

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If my husband tests negative for stds, how could i get 1?

If my husband tests negative for stds, how could i get 1?

Who knows?: Being negative for stds on testing still does not guarantee for 100% saying no stds because all the tests have their false positive or negative result. Furthermore, many men and women are asymptomatic carriers notably for hpv, herpes, chlamydia, etc. In real life, we have to keep up good health to win the war against bacteria, yeasts, virus as much as we can through practicing healthy lifestyle. ...Read more