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What Do They Do When You Get Tested For St Ds
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
STD: Primary care physician office or health centers can check for stds. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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