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What tests test for infertility?

What tests test for infertility?

Many : You should see your obgyn, your husband( hopefully you are married at your age if you are trying to get preg) should ahve a semen ananlysis and your obgyn needs to do an exam on you with cultures and an ultrasound and determine if you are ovulating or not, and other tests can be done after that like tubal hsg, etc. ...Read more

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Vaginismus (Definition)

Vaginismus = involuntary tightening of vaginal ...Read more


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What tests are done for prostatitis?

What tests are done for prostatitis?

History and Exam: Symptoms guide the diagnosis of prostatitis. When the prostate swells it triggers irritation to the bladder. Urgency/frequency of urination and a variable stream are the norm. Pain typically involves the tip of the penis, groins, testicles, low back and perineum. Urine tests may be done, but not always. Treatment with antibiotics, nsaids, prostate relaxation and bladder calming meds can fix it. ...Read more

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What are serum prolaxtin tests for infertility?

What are serum prolaxtin tests for infertility?

Prolactin?: Do you mean prolactin? It's a pituitary hormone that, when elevated, can cause ovulatory dysfunction in females. ...Read more

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What are the tests for trichomonas vaginitis?

What are the tests for trichomonas vaginitis?

Microscope exam: Your doctor will take a sample of vaginal fluid with a swab and look at it under the microscope. The trichomonas organisms are visible under magnification. ...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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Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

CA-125: That is a blood test. If it is normal it is not helpful. In appropriate women, if it is elevated it may suggest endometriosis. An ultrasound may also suggest an endometrioma (endometriosis cyst on the ovary). But a true diagnosis requires surgery. ...Read more

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Can a home menopause test work for testing for premature ovarian failure?

Can a home menopause test work for testing for premature ovarian failure?

No: There is a blood test called fsh that can determine if you are in the menopause. Generally levels greater than 25-30 are suggestive of the menopause. Premature ovarian failure (pof) is the cessation of menses before the age of 38; and the most common cause in premature menopause. If you have pof, you should consult your gyn because it can sometimes be associated with other endocrine disorders. ...Read more

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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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What is more credible test for prostate? A blood test or to see urologist for a rectum test?

What is more credible test for prostate? A blood test or to see urologist for a rectum test?

Use these together: The blood test you are referring to is the PSA which measures a chemical more commonly released by an inflammed or cancerous prostate. The urologist will feel the prostate through the rectum (not a big deal;) and can tell whether it is enlarged, nodular or asymetrical which can be suspicious for cancer. These two tests alone answer only part of the question and should be taken together. ...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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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 tests for trichomonas vulvovaginitis?

What are the tests for trichomonas vulvovaginitis?

Trichomoniasis: To diagnose trichomoniasis urine sediment, vaginal swab, semen, urethral swab can be used for a wet mount reading, culture, rapid assay or pcr test. ...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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What is vaginismus?

What is vaginismus?

Pain on insertion: Vaginismus produces vaginal "tonic" contractions at the opening of the vagina which if entry is "forced" pain will result. Painful intravaginal intercourse has different causes. Try positional changes to see if that helps, and if not see an ob-gyn md. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have vaginismus?

Vaginismus: Vaginismus = involuntary spasm of vaginal muscle which may prevent penetration of vagina by object (penis/ tampon etc) due to pain and spasm. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat vaginismus?

Vaginismus: First, find the cause. A visit to your gynecologist ought to be helpful to start. If the cause is physical, he/she can recommend treatments, such as exercises, medications, or surgery (if warranted). If the cause is not physical but primarily psychological, work with a qualified sex therapist or therapist adept at sexual dysfunction may prove useful. ...Read more

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Is vaginismus and dyspsreunia the same?

Is vaginismus and dyspsreunia the same?

No: Vaginismus involves spasms and pain of the vagina, which can cause pain with intercourse (dyspareunia). Dyspareunia can be from any number of other issues as well. Finding out the cause of the underlying pain or dysfunction is important to get you to a healthy, pain-free state. ...Read more

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What is vaginismus? What makes it happen?

Pain on insertion: Vaginismus produces vaginal "tonic" contractions at the opening of the vagina which if entry is "forced" pain will result. Painful intravaginal intercourse has different causes. Try positional changes to see if that helps, and if not see an ob-gyn md. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of vaginismus?

Pain with sex: Pain and tightening involuntarily when try to insert anything in vagina. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for vaginismus?

Treatment program...: Vaginismus is considered one of the most successfully treatable female sexual disorders. Many studies have shown treatment success rates approaching nearly 100%. Treatment resolution follows a manageable, step-by-step program involving personal exercises, couple exercises, vaginal dilators, etc. One site where these steps are well described is: Vaginismus.com. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I think I may have vaginismus? New bf hurts.

Pain on insertion: Vaginismus produces vaginal "tonic" contractions at the opening of the vagina which if entry is "forced" pain will result. Painful intravaginal intercourse has different causes. Try positional changes to see if that helps, and if not see an ob-gyn md. ...Read more

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How do you deal with internal examinations if you have vaginismus?

Patience & info: Vaginismus requires that you communicate that information to the examining doctor prior to the exam. Additionally, you can assist the MD by using a lubricated tampon at home to help the vaginal opening get used to penetration. The well versed GYN MD has a responsibility to you to be gentle, and take the time with patience to exam you with your feedback as to what is problematic and what isn't. ...Read more

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My wife has vaginismus. We have no sex because she's afraid so much from sex. What do we do?

Get treated: This is common and any physician can explain the treatment to you, probably best as a couple. The key is education, desensitization and some graded exercises that are generally highly successful in solving this problem. I hope you will be able to work together on this as a couple and save your marriage. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been using the dialators to treat my vaginismus however even the largest isn't close to my husbands size.. Sex is impossible he can't even go h?

I have been using the dialators to treat my vaginismus however even the largest isn't close to my husbands size.. Sex is impossible he can't even go h?

Need for counseling: It isn't the physical size of your husband or dilators that is the problem with entry in vaginismus, rather it is the involuntary muscle spasms that occur from your anxiety from penetration that is the concern. You need to see a Psychologist or Counsellor that specializes in relaxation techniques and sexuality issues. ...Read more

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How to treat vaginismus?

Seek professional: First seek a GYN to ensure there is nothing wrong with your anatomy. If your anatomy is normal then seek the advice of a certified sex therapist. They can help you overcome this problem. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How is vaginismus overcome?

Discuss with doc: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How will doctors help vaginismus?

Discuss with doc: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How can my girlfriend get over vaginismus?

Vaginismus: First, exam by ob/gyn who can rule out physical causes & recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Can a childbirth fix a prior vaginismus issue?

Can a childbirth fix a prior vaginismus issue?

Possibly: I believe that the process of vaginal birth might very well improve the problem of an elevated resting tone and spasticity of the muscles around the vagina. ...Read more