Most think they would know if they have an STD, but the only sure way to know if you have an infection is to get tested. Most STDs symptoms are mild and can go completely unnoticed. If left untreated, they can lead to further health complications down the line.
Generally, you should get tested at least once a year, or at least every few months if you have high-risk factors, such as new or multiple sex partners.
If you are experiencing symptoms that you think could be an STD, you should seek medical guidance. Some symptoms of STDs include:
- Painful urination
- Lower abdominal pain
- Vaginal discharge in women
- Pain during sexual intercourse in women
- Bleeding between periods in women
- Discharge from the penis in men
- Testicular pain in men
At FirstCall Medical Center, we can test for a wide variety of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Our physicians will go over your results and provide you with any medical information and treatment if necessary.
Some of our testing services include:
If you test positive for an STD or STI, it’s also important to notify your partner and advise them to get tested, as well.
If you would like to utilize our STD testing services, or would like more information about sexually transmitted diseases and infections, please call us at 410-730-3399.