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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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What does a routine urine culture and ssensitivity test for? Does it picky up STDs

What does a routine urine culture and ssensitivity test for?  Does it picky up STDs

Urine C&S not 4 STDs: Urine culture and sensitivity is used to determine what bacteria, if any, growing in urine and which antibiotic(s) are most appropriate. This is not the way to test for stds. I have, however seen trichomonas in ua. ...Read more

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Urinated about 30 minutes before taking an aptima combo2 urine test for stds, also urinated into the cup midstream. Could that change the results?

Urinated about 30 minutes before taking an aptima combo2 urine test for stds, also urinated into the cup midstream. Could that change the results?

First morning urine : It is most accurate to get the first urine of the morning for the most accurate results. This could possibly change results otherwise if urine is dilute/"watered down". ...Read more

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I tested negative with wet mount and urine test for stds but I have itching on the skin outside of the vagina. Is there a topical ointment yousuggest?

I tested negative with wet mount and urine test for stds but I have itching on the skin outside of the vagina. Is there a topical ointment yousuggest?

Vaginal "azole": Vaginal area itching suggests a possible yeast infection, which can easily be missed on standard wet mount and STD testing. If you have vaginal yeast, just treating the irritated outside tissues won't help much. Try one of the OTC yeast vaginal creams like miconazole (Monistat®) or any other product with active ingredient ending in "azole". Recheck with your doc if that doesn't clear it up. ...Read more

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All test for std's are neg, cystoscopy & X-ray neg! sitting for long time irritates prostate or perineum & blood in urine/ semen occ. What do I do?

All test for std's are neg, cystoscopy & X-ray  neg! sitting for long time irritates prostate or perineum & blood in urine/ semen occ. What do I do?

12 STDs: There are twelve stds. Some are bacterial, some are viral, etc. Prostatitis is, in general, not caused by stds. And many chronic prostatitis situations are not caused by infection. You may want to seek out online the natural approaches to managing chronic prostatitis. Or you may want to consult a urologist since the symptoms are persisting. I just want to point out that there are a lot more stds. ...Read more

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If you had an STD and gave a urine sample for a standard UTI screen, would bacteria from std be mistaken for just a UTI?

If you had an STD and gave a urine sample for a standard UTI screen, would bacteria from std be mistaken for just a UTI?

Usually not: STD screening and or germ testing must be ordered specifically because the germs involved require specialized testing and or growth media. Some UTI screening is based on presence of pus cells, which might cause a STD to be mistaken for a UTI.The best UTI screening is based on a culture which would miss the STD. ...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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