Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions/Viral tests

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QUESTION: Is there a broad spectrum virus test a person can have done? I feel like I may still have something wrong even after antibiotics and negative sdi  tests. I really wish there was a way to test for anything that is any bit likely in the US.

ANSWER: each viral test is individual for that specific virus, so you can't check everything, but there are finite illnesses that affect a specific organ or system, so you don't have to check for everything.       

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QUESTION: How about penis and reproductive organs pains? Any tests  beyond sti tests for that region?

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painful skin sores (obvious) could be herpes, non-painful skin sore could be syphilis, but if there are no skin changes, then we would at prostate (or bladder, less likely in a guy) problems......but the prostate problems are not viral, they are inflammatory or bacterial.

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