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Swab test to rule out sexually transmitted disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   Hello Dr
User :   I needed some advise
Doctor :   Type your query
User :   I wanted to get myself tested for any possible STDs - and was wondering what tests need to be taken
User :   I have been to a lab for HIV and VDRL
User :   and both have been negative
User :   dont have any symptons
User :   but as a precaution
Doctor :   ook
Doctor :   Other tests
Doctor :   Hep B surface antigen and Surface antibody
Doctor :   hep c antibody
Doctor :   that is all
User :   HCV has been negative too
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Hep B?
User :   havent tested for that
User :   the matter is - my partner had bacterial infection and has been on anti biotics
User :   i dont have any signs or symptons
User :   my partner's doctor took a swob test
Doctor :   ok
User :   and gave some injections and tablets to take for 5 days
Doctor :   plz wait
User :   ok
Doctor :   usually swab test include for Gonorrhoea , chlamydia
Doctor :   Does your partner has any other problems?
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Yes
User :   sorry got disconnected earlier
Doctor :   ok
User :   so could you tell me the process for testing for Gonorrhoea, chlamydia?.
Doctor :   If you do not have any penile discharge, you do not need tests
Doctor :   if there is any discharge, swab is taken from penis, discharge is collected and send for analysis
User :   can it be dormant?
Doctor :   usually not not in males
User :   what can be the symptons?
Doctor :   burning in penis, discharge from penis
User :   dont have that
User :   can it surface at later stage?
Doctor :   no
User :   so i dont need any tests?
Doctor :   no
User :   can itching be a sympton?
User :   white flaky skin?
Doctor :   where
Doctor :   on general body
Doctor :   or skin on penis
User :   near penis - inside thigh
Doctor :   it could be fungal infction
Doctor :   i could be dry skin
Doctor :   it is not STD
User :   ok
User :   but no Ganorr?
User :   ok
Doctor :   no
User :   ok thanks doctor
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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