What are Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

STDs are diseases and infections that are primarily spread through sexual contact. STDs can be dangerous, but most can easily be cured if detected right away. The most common STDs are HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, and genital herpes. Many individuals are unaware that they have an STD until they get tested.

Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STD symptoms can take many weeks or even months to show up after sexual intercourse. While many individuals won’t show any symptoms of an STD, those who are symptomatic might experience the following symptoms:

  • Abnormal discharge from the vagina or penis
  • Painful urination
  • Genital itching
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Lower abdominal pain

Sexually transmitted diseases are more common among teens and young adults. Having unprotected sex or having many different partners also puts you at a higher risk of getting an STD. Having an STD can increase your risk of contracting other diseases and infections.

Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

A simple urine test can detect most common STDs, however a blood test is required to detect other diseases such as HIV. Treatment for STDs often involves an antibiotic to kill the infection. For viral infections, there is no cure, but they can be managed with medication.

If left untreated, STDs can lead to infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Using protection during sexual activity is the best way to avoid getting and spreading sexually transmitted diseases. You should be tested for STDs at least once a year, after you’ve been with a new partner, or if you experience symptoms. You can visit Springfield Urgent Care for testing and treatment or for more information on sexually transmitted diseases.

What Patients Are Saying About Us

Springfield Urgent Care’s convenient and patient-focused approach to urgent care has earned us thousands of glowing reviews from patients throughout the communities we serve.

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“I don’t usually like going to any urgent care because of my bad experience BUT I love this Location. The staffs and the doctor are very nice and very friendly. One of the female nurses name Carrie. She is my favorite because she was nice and gentle when she was care for me. She also did my first Covid on my first visit there months ago. Thank You!!”

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“By far the best Urgent Care I’ve ever been too. First, the employees are amazing and full of positivity. They know what they are doing and get stuff done. You actually feel safe there. I’ve never felt safe in an urgent care before from bad experiences until I walked into this one. I’m beyond grateful. I have to mention how beautiful and CLEAN the building is. If you need an urgent care go to this one you will not be disappointed.”

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“I rarely ever leave ratings of places, and don't think I've ever commented on one, if I have I don't remember doing so but this place is AMAZING!! I was in and out so fast. ALL of the staff was so nice and so efficient. The rooms are clean and the waiting room is so nice and clean and cute. They even have a coffee machine with options if hot chocolate, hot tea, coffee and even chicken broth which I thought was just so thoughtful!! I won't go anywhere else if I need an urgent care center!!”

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Clarkston

9749 Dixie Hwy Suite B
Clarkston, MI 48348

248.942.5888

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2116 S Milford Rd
Highland Charter Township, MI 48357

248.516.2300

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9547 Chilson Commons Circle
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

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320 Town Center Blvd Suite C-101
White Lake, MI 48386

248.849.0365

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7025 E Michigan Ave
Saline, MI 48176

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21929 E. Nine Mile Rd
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

586.207.0956

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Clarkston

9749 Dixie Hwy Suite B
Clarkston, MI 48348

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Highland

2116 S Milford Rd
Highland Charter Township, MI 48357

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Hamburg

9547 Chilson Commons Circle
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

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White Lake

320 Town Center Blvd Suite C-101
White Lake, MI 48386

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Saline

7025 E Michigan Ave
Saline, MI 48176

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St. Clair Shores

21929 E. Nine Mile Rd
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

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