Modern OBGYN Care
Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Miramar, FL, seeing patients from Weston, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, & Davie, FL
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing is available any time you need it at Modern OBGYN Care, whether you know you’ve been exposed, have symptoms, or simply want peace of mind. At their office in Miramar, Florida, Miguel Torres, MD, Marcela Torres, MD, and their team provide STD testing for many common infections, including chlamydia, herpes, and gonorrhea. To schedule STD testing for yourself, call Modern OBGYN Care or book an appointment online today.
STD Testing Q & A
What is STD testing?
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing is a routine procedure that you can get at any time. STDs spread through sexual contact and are especially easy to transmit or catch if you don’t use a condom. You should consider coming in for STD testing regularly, when you think you’ve been exposed, or any time you have a new sexual partner.
The STD testing procedure is quick, mostly painless, and easy. You should let your provider know if you have any concerning symptoms, even though many STDs do not cause any symptoms. You’ll also need to discuss the number of partners you’ve had, the type of sexual contact you’ve had, and which type of protection you’ve used.
While it may seem awkward or embarrassing to come in for an STD test or to discuss the details of your sex life with your provider, all details of your visit are highly confidential and judgment-free. Answering your provider’s questions honestly helps them know which tests you might need during your visit for STD testing.
Which STDs does STD testing cover?
There are a few different types of STD testing, including blood tests, urinalysis, swab tests, and physical exams. The team at Modern OBGYN Care tells you which test or tests they’ll use in your case and which diseases they’re testing for. You can get STD testing for:
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Without testing and treatment for diseases like these, you can develop long-term complications or spread the disease yourself.
What happens after STD testing?
If your test results were negative for all of the infections on your panel, you don’t need to take any further action. However, if you tested positive for any STDs, the team at Modern OBGYN Care lets you know what you need to do to treat the infection.
It’s a common misconception that STDs won’t go away or are hard to clear, but fortunately, most are highly treatable. For bacterial infections like gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia, the team prescribes antibiotics. Similarly, antiviral medications can help control viral infections like herpes or HIV, though they won’t cure them.
For genital warts, Modern OBGYN Care offers in-office cryosurgery. The team freezes your genital warts with cold liquid nitrogen, which kills the tissue. You may need two or three sessions to fully clear your genital warts.
To learn more about STDs and what to expect during STD testing, call Modern OBGYN Care or book an appointment online today.
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