Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

       Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are common and many people don’t receive prompt treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD). The types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) testing you need may vary by your risk factors.

Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Men

  It’s possible to contract a Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) without developing symptoms, but some Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) cause obvious symptoms.

  In men, common symptoms include:

   Pain or discomfort during sex or urination

   Sores, bumps, or rashes on or around the penis, testicles, anus, thighs, or mouth

   Unusual discharge or bleeding from the penis

   Painful or swollen testicles

  Specific symptoms can vary, depending on the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

  Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Women

  In many cases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) don’t cause noticeable symptoms. When they do, common Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) symptoms in women include:

   Pain or discomfort during sex or urination

   Sores, bumps, or rashes on or around the vagina, anus, thighs, or mouth

   Unusual discharge or bleeding from the vagina

   Itchiness in or around the vagina

  The specific symptoms can vary from one Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) to another.

Most Common Types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  Chlamydia is bacterial that transmitted from a person with an infection can pass by having anal, oral, or vaginal sex without a condom, men can get Chlamydia in the urethra, rectum, or throat. People refer to chlamydia as a silent infection because people are usually unaware that they have it the majority of chlamydia infections in men don't cause any symptoms; however, some men will develop symptoms many weeks once infection.

  Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). Older studies from before the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was available estimated that three-quarters of the sexually active population had Human Papillomavirus (HPV) at some point during their lives, and one-quarter of women were infected at any given time.

  Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that may not always show signs and symptoms and may remain undiagnosed. Similar to Chlamydia, Gonorrhea can cause urethritis in men, which leads to burning or pain on urination and discharge from the urethra. Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, and when symptoms do occur, they develop about 4 to 8 days after contracting the infection.

  Syphilis could be an extremely contagious disease spread primarily by sexual intercourse, including oral and anal intercourse. Occasionally, the disease will be passed to another person through prolonged kissing or close bodily contact. Although this disease is spread from sores, the vast majority of those sores go unrecognized and the infected person is usually unaware of the disease and unknowingly passes it on to his or her sexual partner.

Treatment and Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  If you have Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), the best way you can do to avoid, go to our doctor at Heng Kang clinic to talk about your health problems, so the doctor can tell you what to avoid.

  The recommended treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) varies, depending on what Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) you have. You and your sexual partner must be successfully treated for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) before resuming sexual activity.

  Otherwise, you'll pass an infection back and forth between you.

  If your sexual history and current signs and symptoms recommend that you simply have a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), laboratory tests will identify the cause and discover coinfections you may have contracted.

  Blood tests - Blood tests will make sure the diagnosis of HIV or later stages of syphilis.

  Urine samples - Some Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) can be confirmed with a urine sample.

  Fluid samples - If you've got active genital sores, testing fluid and samples from the sores could also be done to diagnose the type of infection. Laboratory tests of material from a genital sore or discharge are used to diagnose some Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

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