How do doctors test for STDs?

Answer Sexually transmitted diseases or STDs can be a cause for serious concern. The wide variety of STDs leads to different types of testing, typically through examination and urine samples. Some STDs ar... Read More »

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Which STDs Is the Tzanck Test Used for?

A Tzanck test, also known as a Tzanck smear, is a simple test that can be performed to check for a small number of viral infections. This includes the sexually transmitted disease (STD) genital her... Read More »

Does a Pap Test Tell If You Have STDs?

Pap tests, also known as Pap smears, do not check for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These tests detect abnormalities in cervical cells, which may indicate the presence of cervical cancer, a... Read More »

What kind of test is done for STDs?

Tests conducted for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) include a physical exam, in which a doctor will look closely at the genital area; a blood and urine sample, to test for presence of STDs in ... Read More »

Can doctors test for migraine headaches?

Doctors do not have a specific medical test that will allow them to determine if a headache is a migraine. Instead, doctors diagnose migraines by asking questions about the intensity, longevity, an... Read More »