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How are STD tests performed?

Asked by on April 20, 2014

I’ve never had an STD test, what do they do for a male? I don’t think I have anything… but want to be sure.
I don’t have a discharge/lumps/bumps or anything….

occasionally it burns when I pee, but im thinking its just frequent bladder infections….




isobelle f

April 30, 2008 at 4:06 am

ive heard they have to stick a long cotton bud looking thing down the pee hole 2 swab???



April 30, 2008 at 1:23 am

usually from swabs – if you have a discharge they will swab that or if there is a rash/raw looking area they will swab that. Then the swabs are sent to the lab.



April 30, 2008 at 6:47 am

It really depends on the STD. Some testing are blood draws, some urine sample, so are swabs, where a q-tip like swab is inserted in the urethra, some are oral swabs.

A full STD screening will get you a little of each-

IF you are unsure, go get tested, the longer you wait the more harm can be done to your body.

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