There are all kinds of illnesses circulating about that have the potential to make you really sick. While you may feel pretty bad for a few days or a week, most illnesses do go away with time or treatment and don’t leave you with any residual issues.
That’s not always the case when it comes to STDs. Untreated STDs can cause significant issues for you later in life if they aren’t treated properly or quickly enough.
Did you know that we test for and treat STDs here at AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail? Read on to learn more and let us be your destination for rapid STD testing.
When Do Symptoms of an STD Show Up?
If you are sexually active, contracting an STD is always a possibility no matter your relationship status. There are over 20 different kinds of STDs, and each can cause different symptoms in individual people. Some can produce symptoms after a few days, or it can take months for them to appear. They can even exist in a person’s body without causing any symptoms whatsoever!
This is why STDs are so tricky in the medical sense. While it may seem like no big deal to be sick without really “being sick,” that’s not the case. You could be spreading this STD to someone else, and it could lead to an entire outbreak. Our center is fully equipped with the tests needed to diagnose you, and we can treat your symptoms right away.
Common STD Symptoms to Watch For
- Burning with urination
- Abnormal discharge
- Pain during or after intercourse
- Itching or general discomfort
What Happens During a Test for STDs?
If you are experiencing symptoms or are just coming in for a routine test, we will get a quick health history and discuss your current situation. We will decide what type of test to run by either taking a blood draw, urine sample or swab and then we will run it through our lab. Some of the most common STDs are chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HPV.
Once we know if you are experiencing an STD or not, we can discuss treatment options to help you overcome your infection quickly. If you don’t, you could end up suffering permanent damage to your reproductive system and actually have trouble with your fertility or future pregnancies later in life. Routine testing and treatment can help prevent all of this from happening!
Prioritizing Your Sexual Health
- Test frequently/before a new relationship, even if you have no symptoms.
- Get vaccinated against hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.
- Communicate any diagnoses with partner.
- Always wear a condom.
We are always here for you. Stop by for an STD test today at AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail.