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STD Test Came Back Negative, But I'm Worried They Missed Something

Published: April 27, 2017
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I have yellow/white splotches on my genitalia but just about two weeks ago I got tested for std's and they came back negative. I'm still worried they missed something
Signed: STD Test Came Back Negative, But I'm Worried They Missed Something

Dear STD Test Came Back Negative, But I'm Worried They Missed Something,

TeenHealthFX can appreciate your concern - it can be difficult to feel like something may have been overlooked when it comes to health-related issues. FX is not sure if you only had bloodwork done for the STD testing, but if that was the case then something could have been missed if there was not a physical exam. However, even if you did have a physical exam at the time, since you still have these splotches and you are concerned, we do recommend that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician or adolescent medicine specialist so that you can have a physical exam. A doctor would need to look at these yellow and white splotches in order to make a proper diagnosis and provide recommendations about any needed medical treatments. FX can appreciate that it might feel awkward or embarrassing to have a physical exam of your genitals, however, it is important to have done so that you can find out what is going on. It also might be helpful to remember that the doctors you meet with are trained professionals who deal with these types of issues all the time.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. A Planned Parenthood health center is a good option if you have concerns about cost or confidentiality issues. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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