Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) don’t always show symptoms, so getting tested is the only way to know whether you have one. The physicians at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists, M.D.P.C., offers in-office STD testing to confirm your status. If you’re looking for a professional and accurate STD test, call the Woodbury, Minnesota, clinic or book an appointment online today.
An STD is a sexually transmitted disease, which means you can contract or pass on an infection when you have sexual intercourse or perform an intimate sexual act with another person.
In many cases, STDs don’t cause signs or symptoms, so you or your partner can have one without knowing it. Even though they may not cause symptoms, STDs can still spread through sexual contact.
When STDs do cause symptoms, they vary depending on the type of infection. Common STD signs and symptoms include:
All of these symptoms may be caused by something other than an STD. See your physician at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists to know for sure if you have an STD and what type.
If you’re sexually active and you or your partner have had multiple partners, it’s a good idea to talk to your physician at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists about getting tested.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends different routine STD testing guidelines based on individual factors, such as your age, health status, and sexual history.
The most convenient way to find out which STD tests you need, and how often, is to discuss your concerns with your knowledgeable physician. They will recommend the necessary tests based on risk factors, such as:
STD tests are generally quick and easy. Certain tests, such as genital herpes or syphilis, may require a small blood sample, but most are completely painless.
Your Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists physician can test you for the following STDs:
Depending on the test, they may ask for a urine sample or collect a cell sample by swabbing your genital area during a pelvic exam. HIV testing may involve a blood sample. To learn more about what STD tests you may need, call or click online to schedule an appointment at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists.