Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing is recommended for sexually active patients annually, or when symptoms or concerns arise. However, if you notice any concerning changes you will want to come in for a test as soon as possible. While this testing is recommended for all sexually active patients, it is also especially recommended for couples trying to have a baby. This will ensure that nothing will be spread to the baby during birth.
How is STD Testing Done?
At Springfield Urgent Care, we offer blood tests, swab, and urine tests to screen for all possible of STDs. Blood tests are used to determine viral based STD’s such as HIV or syphilis. Urine and swab tests are used to check for bacterial diseases like gonorrhea or chlamydia.
STD Symptoms in Men & Women
While symptoms for men and women will be different, any of the following symptoms should warrant a visit to Springfield Urgent Care for testing:
Some symptoms of concern are:
- Unusual discharge from the penis or vagina
- Discomfort while urinating
- Red bumps, sores or painful blisters
If you have any of the above symptoms or it’s time for your routine exam, stop into Springfield Urgent Care today for a quick and easy STD screening.