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Are STD Tests Required After A Polyp-removal Procedure?

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Posted on Fri, 10 Nov 2017
Question: Hi, I'm seeing an OBGYN after having been in the ER over the weekend for post menopausal extreme bleeding. The doctor removed a polyp...said my ovaries looked good, but WHY are they testing me for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea when I am a 65 year old married woman who hasn't had sexual relations in over 13 years, since my husband had a stroke 13 years ago and lost his libido. Yes, I have bacteria present in my uterus and vaginal area, but why test me for STDs?
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Answered by Dr. B. Radhakrishnan. Nair (59 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It may be part of the investigations

Detailed Answer:
Hi
GREETINGS
I absolutely agree from the patients side ,but the doctors may be investigating your infections inside your vagina.
They may not be aware of your sexual activities .
Both deseases you mentioned may PE part of other infections.So be relaxed and wait for the report.
Hope my answer helps you.
Regards
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Are STD Tests Required After A Polyp-removal Procedure?

Brief Answer: It may be part of the investigations Detailed Answer: Hi GREETINGS I absolutely agree from the patients side ,but the doctors may be investigating your infections inside your vagina. They may not be aware of your sexual activities . Both deseases you mentioned may PE part of other infections.So be relaxed and wait for the report. Hope my answer helps you. Regards