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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more


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How do you get tested for stds? And which STDs do they check for?

STDs : Testing can happen two ways. Most common would be at your primary care clinic. Or, i believe, in canada there are also public health or std clinics that can do the testing. There are twelve common stds so you may want to go in with symptoms, worries and questions. Many people do not need testing for all twelve. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for depression? All I know is you go to your doctor but what do they actually do?

How do you get tested for depression? All I know is you go to your doctor but what do they actually do?

Assess severity: Doctors assess the severity of the depression including the risk of patient harming themselves. Some doctors use questionnaires to help with the assessment. Sometimes blood tests are ordered. Depending on the severity of the depression treatment may include: Self-help advice Counseling/psychology (including cognitive behavior therapy Medication Urgent referral to specialist. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you get a pap smear do they automatically test for stds?

I wanted to know when you get a pap smear do they automatically test for stds?

No: No. If you have a concern about sexually transmitted infections, you need to see your gynecologist and express your concerns. While there are methods for testing paps for stis, this is not done routinely. ...Read more

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How do you know when you have STD or sti?

How do you know when you have STD or sti?

Testing: Some std's (sexually transmitted disease) aka STI (sexually transmitted infection) have an obvious appearance, but most require testing such as culture or dna testing. If you have had unprotected sex or know that you were exposed to an std, best to get tested. Early treatment can prevent complications. ...Read more

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Why do they not retest you for chlamydia?

Not necessary: The treatment for chlamydia is virtually 100% effective. If you take the medication, you are cured. A retest is not needed. It is recommended to repeat the test after about 3 months. That is not testing for treatment failure but this is actually looking for reinfection. ...Read more

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Do you know when you get checked by a cardiologist, what do they check for?

Do you know when you get checked by a cardiologist, what do they check for?

Plenty: History and physical very important. Depending on symptoms or physical findings they may check for structural heart problems, arrhythmias, blockages, heart failure with a few other tests if necessary. If they find something wrong they will guide you to improve it or treat the problems. I hope this helps as your question is quite open ended. ...Read more

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Do u have to get check regulary for std if you have the same partner if so why?

Do u have to get check regulary for std if you have the same partner if so why?

Because it matters: Several of the std's can be lifelong, deadly, cause sterility, be present without symptoms for years and return, etc. Unless you entered a relationship with a virgin as a virgin an neither of you ever stray (100%), periodic screening is a reasonable thing to do.That is if you want to avoid the potential problems. ...Read more

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Too embarrassed to get add tested, what do they do during testing?

Too embarrassed to get add tested, what do they do during testing?

Varies, but safe: The battery for ADHD/ADD testing varies per clinician. However, it will usually begin with a clinical interview where the psychologist discusses your past and current functioning in various life areas, such as school and work. Then there are measures of IQ and attention/ concentration with other self-report measures where you rate your symptoms. We are not here to judge, but help. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for std?

How do you get tested for std?

Depends on the STD: Syphilis is diagnosed with a blood test. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are diagnosed either with urine tests (for urethral or cervical infections) or from swabs taken from the vagina, rectum, or throat. The swabs can be sent for culture, dna probes, or nucleic acid amplification tests (naats). Those are the "big 3, " but there are other stds. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for stis without embarassment?

How do you get tested for stis without embarassment?

See below: There are a few test kits available where you submit your samples to a lab and then you consult with a doctor online or by phone about positive or equivocal results. Try stdtestexpress.Com for example. Be aware, however, that certain stds have mandatory reporting to the state health department to make sure you finish treatment and notify partners to get tested. ...Read more

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I have allergy test soon what do they test for, what do you recommend?

I have allergy test soon what do they test for, what do you recommend?

Depends on you: If you say you have trouble in the house then cats, dogs, dust, mites, possibly foods if its outdoors then grasses, trees, pollen, ragweed Tell them carefully when you have your allergy attacks and they can narrow don't the testing ...Read more

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What can they do when you get tested for bipolar disorder?

What can they do when you get tested for bipolar disorder?

No test exists: There is no test. The diagnosis is based on a detailed history and description of the symptoms. That is partly why it is sometimes misdiagnosed. People may not be reliable or valid in what they recall and report. Some consider a trial on medication a test. If it "works" then you had the disease. I'm not fond of that kind of science. It can be the placebo effect that "worked" not the drug. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I need to go to if I want to get tested for chlamydia? What kind of test will they do?

What kind of doctor do I need to go to if I want to get tested for chlamydia? What kind of test will they do?

Vaginal swab: Any doctor's office or clinic can easily test for chlamydia; see your primary care provider. The best test in women is a simple vaginal swab, which often is collected by the patient herself. It's quick, simple, and painless. If you think you're at risk, do it ASAP: every day's delay risks compications like fallopian tube infection and future infertility. Good luck! ...Read more

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Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

It depends.: Pain and bloating can be signs of ovarian cancer, but they can be just from a painful period. Ovarian cancer would be more likely in older women, like 40+ years, and most likely in women 70+ years. Other tests, like pelvic exam, ca-125, and transvaginal ultrasound would be needed. The ultimate way to know is surgery to see if it is in fact, a tumor of something else. ...Read more

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I am afraid to get oneand if you do have to get a pap smear, how often do you have to. ?

I am afraid to get oneand if you do have to get a pap smear, how often do you have to. ?

You need a pap: If you are 45 years old, and have ever been sexually active, then you need a pap smear. Cervical cancer is perhaps the most preventable cancer and the pap smear is a huge success in this regard. Find an ob/gyn to discuss your concerns! ...Read more