It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Hypochondria Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-31-2004, 11:35 AM   #1
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 66
angelgrl28 HB User
Lightbulb hypochondriac STD Testing?

I am a hypochondriac and knowing that pap smears donít detect a lot of STD's and I may not have symptoms but I want to be checked for every STD that I can be checked for but I donít want to go to my regular gyn because I donít feel comfortable I would feel better going to a planned parent hood type of place but i want to know if anyone knows how much that would cost me to do it is a lot of money even if i have insurance?

 
Old 04-01-2004, 05:17 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,075
devastated HB User
Re: hypochondriac STD Testing?

Just to make one thing clear, a PAP does not test for ANY STD's at all. The only thing a pap detects are cervical cell changes, which can be caused by an STD, but it is possible to have an STD for months, or even years, before it damages your cervix enough for the change to show on a PAP. That being said, Planned Parenthood is GREAT. They do take insurance also, so if you have insurance, you would only pay whatever co-pay you generally pay at your gyn. If you don't have insurance, they charge on a sliding scale based on your income level. I have found all the workers at Planned Parenthood to be so nice , that I have been thinking of just going to them for all my gyn needs, instead of my regular gyn.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-01-2004, 06:42 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,049
desertdweller HB User
Re: hypochondriac STD Testing?

The government is trying pretty hard to crack down on STD's so it shouldn't be too hard to get tested for free. Your local health dept. will do it along with PP. If I remember right, HIV, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis are tested through a blood sample. I was tested for Clamydia from a cervix culture, and my BF through a urine test.

 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:44 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,075
devastated HB User
Re: hypochondriac STD Testing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by desertdweller
The government is trying pretty hard to crack down on STD's so it shouldn't be too hard to get tested for free. Your local health dept. will do it along with PP. If I remember right, HIV, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis are tested through a blood sample. I was tested for Clamydia from a cervix culture, and my BF through a urine test.
...and herpes is also tested for via blood test. Trich is tested via culture. There are no tests available currently for HPV or molluscum contagium unless lesions are present to do a culture of.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Confused & Treated like a hypochondriac pw1958 Hypochondria 10 07-21-2009 10:58 AM
hypochondriac with MS in the family.. Crankyrobot Hypochondria 16 09-06-2008 11:51 PM
Am I just a hypochondriac? Mommy2oo6 Hypochondria 9 06-08-2008 01:07 AM
I am a hypochondriac and Im sick because of it Gar2007 Hypochondria 3 12-10-2007 05:35 AM
Does anyone else get angry when they say you are a hypochondriac? o_janus_o Hypochondria 12 01-09-2006 12:13 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Rafael02 (1), bikesing (1), viktik (1), writeleft (1), slenderella (1), BlueSkies14 (1), Thescaredone (1), d0ink (1), crosdo8 (1), luv2read (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1139), MSJayhawk (943), Apollo123 (860), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (774), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:37 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!