Essential Information About STD Testing Methods
Chancroid – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
You might know that opes painful and pus-delivering sores can be pretty obvious symptom of chancroid, these symptoms are similar to herpes or syphilis, so you will really need a professional test to identify the disease. We believe that open sores on your body are enough reason for visiting a doctor, there is no need to wait for any other sign. As for the test itself – doctors would examine the discharge from sores under the microscope. Testing process won’t be painful for you so here is nothing to be afraid of.
Chlamydia – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
It’s a tricky disease that can show no symptoms, the right moment for a check at the doctor’s cabinet is each time you had an unprotected sexual contact with new partner or, if you have a regular partner, you can make visits at least on the yearly basis. Testing process may be presented by taking a swab test from penis, urethra, cervix or anus. Also urine test is possible.
Gonorrhea – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
It has something in common with chlamydia – sometimes it shows no symptoms, so we can give you exactly the same advice as on the item above. If you feel pain or burning during the urination or have abnormal discharge – this means that it is definitely a time to visit a doctor. Testing process it the same as in above chlamydia case.
Hepatitis B – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
The symptoms for hepatitis B are not one of those you’ll immediately recognize – tiredness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, headache – sometimes people think it’s a flue, but it also may be hepatitis B. Dark urine and jaundice – are the main factors that will make you understand that you’re ill. To recognise the disease itself and its type you’ll have to make a blood test. Further treatment and tests will be done according to the recommendations.
Herpes – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
Don’t forget that it can be oral or genital, or both if you’re lucky! You will definitely recognise it by sores and blisters that may be itching. Also we hope you know that once you get herpes – it will always be with you till the end of the days, but you can keep it under control. Typical testing methods are blood test and sore fluids samples.
HIV/AIDS – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
Unfortunately this disease needs years to show any symptoms: fever, swollen glands, fatigue, head or muscle aches… Usually patients find out that they are infected during routine medical tests. To know it earlier you can make tests like antibody blood test, RNA blood test or oral swab tests every time you had unprotected sex.
HPV – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
Usually people don’t pay much attention to it as it can goes away without any complications or even special treatment, but women over 30 are recommended to do HPV test every five years. Also it is desirable to make Pap test too to prevent cervical cancer. The test is a sample which is taken from the cervix to identify the virus that can cause abnormal cells changes.
Lymphogranuloma Venereum – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
Small sores on the genitals, swelling or redness in groin area, swollen lymph nodes, blood or discharge from rectum, make test for LGV, also you can check other STDs.
You will need to make biopsy or a blood test to identify the reasons.
Molluscum Contagiosum – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
It is right a time for a visit to the medical center if you discovered spot abnormal round growths with indentations around the genitals or on thighs. The testing can be done speculatively, but sometimes microscope can be used to examine the sample in detail.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
On the early stages of PID no symptoms can occur. After some time pass infected person can discover disorders with menstrual periods, abdominal and back pains, pain during sexual intercourse and sometimes urination, also nausea and vomiting could be the signs. What tests are done in that cease – blood test, cervical and vaginal discharge test, pelvic exam and laparoscopy.
Pubic Lice – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
If you feel itching that growth at nighttime – you should attend the doctor. Sometime you can see lice by your own eyes. Google it to know your possible enemy’s face. No particular tests are required as you can easily recognise pubic lice just by taking a look.
Scabies – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
Scabies symptoms are similar to pubic lice – itching that growth at night, also it accompanied with rash in genital areas, on fingers, thighs and maybe some other part of the body.
It is slightly possible that you could diagnose scabies on your own, but a doctor with the help of microscope will examine a skin sample. Sometimes biopsy can be applied.
Syphilis – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
You should note that the earlier you’ll start treatment – the better. If you noticed sores or wet ulcers in genital areas, lips, breasts or other parts of the body – you should immediately visit your health care specialist. As for the testing – it depends: if sores are opened, it is usually enough to take a fluid sample, but in other cases a blood test would be an essential.
Trichomoniasis – when it is time for testing and how it is done?
A women can recognise it by a smelly vaginal discharge and itching. Also sometimes it burns during the urination. As for the men – frequent urge to go to the toilet and some abnormal discharge from urethra are the signs. Tests are also are different according to the gender: women take a pelvic test with vaginal discharge samples and men are subject to urethra swab test.