Can doctors give STD test results by phone?

Depends on… Type of test & the results. Negative results r often reported by phone (except for HIV test). Many docs prefer to discuss positive results face-to-face so treatment can begin at once & preventive advice can be given. Most prefer to discuss all results of HIV test in person so reassurance can be provided, options for treatment, need to tell partners & have them treated.

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Are STD test results at the 3 month mark too early and in accurate? My doctor says 3 months is still too early and he says 6 months is accurate?

STD Testing. This question is too broad. There are 12 common stds. Some are symptomatic by day three or four and some take months to show up. Please re-ask this question with more specifics. Read more...

I had an std test done for trichomonasis. The results were negative but 24-48hrs prior I had to take amoxicillin for a tooth abcess. Would the antibiotic have masked the presence of the protozoa trichomonasis? Doctor on health tap said it wouldn't. T/F?

True. The Amoxicillin would not have masked the Trichomonasis. Agree with the prior Healthtap doctor as well.
Why Amoxicillin does not kill Trichomonasis. So it would not have changed the result of your test. Read more...
Wouldn't. Amoxicillin works by interfering with cell wall creation in bacteria.It has no effect on parasites nor would its use mask a trich test. Read more...

Went in for a new std test after one that was a month ago. Felt like the doctor was being mean telling me not to come often. What's the deal?

Case of miscommunica. Every time you have unprotected sex with someone new, you are at risk of acquiring STDs. You should get STD testing done if you had unprotected sex with a new partner or with someone who you think may have an STD. Best wishes Dr M. Read more...

Please point me to where I can get an STD test kit without going to the doctor?

Not a fan... While home tests offer convenience and privacy, errors can occur quite easily if the sample is collected incorrectly. It is always best that an actual doctor confirm any results, whether negative or positive. Because of this, it may be simpler to just go to the doctor.One of the biggest negatives about taking at-home tests is the cost. Expensive! Read more...
Don't do it. Please don't waste the time, money, or energy on this. STDs are not to be diagnosed at home. What happens if you are positive? The test will have to be repeated at the doctors office. No doctor should care if you need an STD test. Every primary doc discusses STDs every day. If you are anxious find an DTD expert and go in for a one time evaluation. I do such evaluations discreetly all the time. Read more...

What does it mean when my doctor asked for a second urine STD test 10 days after my last STD test? I was treated for Chymadia three weeks ago

That's standard. It's called a "test of cure." It's a standard of care. When we treat an STD such as Chlamydia, we test after therapy to ensure that we have cured you. You should not be sexually active until this has been completed and your infection has been proven to be cured. Read more...

I've been spotting light and pink for weeks (3) went to the doctors and took a pregnancy and STD test and everything out negative. What could it be??

Here are some ... Since you went thus far, you should have asked the Doc right then for instant answer. Clinically, without knowing your personal profile including age, prior gyn/ob-activity, more pertinen opinion would not be offered although the common occurrence of BV and STDs should first come to mind for consideration. For more, go back with your existing Doc timely so to receive proper care. Best ... Read more...

What STD test to take if you had only vaginal sex with a girl for first time of unknown status? Doctor please help. Its been a month n half.

To begin with... ....Don't have unprotected sex with a girl of "unknown status." you need to use protection. Stds that you can easily be tested for include syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and hiv. There are other stds too, but harder to test for in person without symptoms. Unprotected sex also frequently causes pregnancy. Use protection. A moment of passion is not worth a lifetime of regret. Read more...

I have vaginal discharge and an Oder. All my std test are clean I haven't had sex in 4yrs doctors can't seem to figure out what's wrong with me?

Vaginal discharge. There are many causes of vaginal discharge including infections including fungal infections, gonorrhea, genital herpes, and other STDs, trichomonis, chlamydia, cervical cancer, cervical dysplasia, diabetes, pregnancy, cancer of the uterus, Reiter's syndrome, and even anxiety. Keep getting examined something might turn up. Repeat pap smears, physicals, cultures and blood tests may turn positive. Read more...