Sexually Transmitted Diseases (cont.)
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Diagnosis
Some STDs can be diagnosed without any tests at all (for example, pubic lice). Other STDs require a blood test or a sample of any unusual fluid (such as an abnormal discharge from the vagina or the penis for gonorrhea or chlamydia) to be analyzed in a lab to help establish a diagnosis. Some tests are completed while a person waits; other tests require a few days before a person may obtain the results (for example, syphilis).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/19/2013
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