STD Screening Clinic in Van Nuys CA
Many STDs do not display symptoms but can be dangerous and contagious, for this reason, it is important to undergo regular screenings. The untreated or recurring STIs can cause reproductive harm, particularly in women who have persistent pelvic discomfort, pelvic inflammatory disease, or fallopian tube damage.STD screening is available at Van Nuys Urgent Care Family Medicine. We are conveniently located at 7211 Van Nuys Blvd Van Nuys, CA 91405. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online.
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What are the 5 common symptoms of an STD?
Can STDs be cured?
What are the 4 types of STDs?
When do STD symptoms start?
There are many different types of STDs and their symptoms are equally varied as a result. Five of the most common STD symptoms to look out for include a discharge from the penis, vagina, or anus, a rash, lumps or skin growths around the genitals, itchy genitals or anus, blisters or sores around the genitals or anus, and warts around the genitals or anus. Symptoms will display differently for each individual, with some displaying no visible symptoms at all, for this reason STD screening is highly important.
There are many types of STDs, and many of them can be treated. It is possible to completely cure many of them. There are medicines available that can be used to treat even STDs that cannot be cured.
There are some STDs that cannot be cured with treatment. You can find support and resources if you have been diagnosed with herpes, HIV, hepatitis B, or another STD that cannot be cured. Having as much good information as possible will help you.
You can also infect anyone with whom you have had vaginal, anal, or oral sex if you have been diagnosed with an STD. In order to help your sexual partner(s) get tested and treated for an STD, you should let them know that you have one.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most frequently diagnosed sexually transmitted infection in the United States. It is estimated that 43 million people were infected with HPV in 2018, most of whom were in their late teens and early 20s. A person may catch HPV at some point or another; however, some types cause few symptoms and no health conditions, while others can lead to serious concerns like genital warts, cervical cancer, and oropharyngeal cancer.
The most common “reportable” STD in the U.S. is chlamydia. A reportable STD must be reported to the local health department when it is diagnosed to track trends and control future outbreaks. Chlamydia is capable of being transmitted through oral, vaginal, or anal sex. Sexual activity between men, such as oral and anal sex, can spread chlamydia to gay, bisexual, and other men.
Typically transmitted sexually, trichomoniasis is caused by an infection with Trichomonas vaginalis, a protozoan parasite. Often, people with trichomoniasis do not exhibit any symptoms. The good news is that trichomoniasis is considered one of the most easily curable STDs.
It is possible to treat gonorrhea successfully, but failure to do so can lead to serious medical complications. An untreated case of gonorrhea not only increases the risk of HIV infection, it can also cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women. Having PID may result in infertility and increase your chances of having an ectopic pregnancy. It is also possible for women to transmit the infection to their children. Infections of the rectal cavity can also be caused by gonorrhea.
It depends on the type of sexually transmitted infection (STD) you have and how quickly symptoms appear. It can take a few days or weeks for symptoms to appear, but sometimes they don’t appear for months or even years. There are often few or no symptoms, so you may not even be aware that you have an STD.
For a free and confidential checkup, go to an urgent care clinic if you suspect you may have an STD.
It takes 2 to 3 weeks for gonorrhea and chlamydia symptoms to appear. Symptoms of HIV, genital herpes, and syphilis are more difficult to identify. Symptoms may appear within one to three weeks for some people. Some people don’t experience symptoms for months or even years. Many people never show any signs of having any of these STDs. It is possible to get an STD from someone who does not have any symptoms. You can still pass an STD on to someone else even if you don’t have symptoms. Even if you don’t have any symptoms of an STD, it’s important to use condoms and get tested regularly.
STD screening is available at Van Nuys Urgent Care Family Medicine. We are conveniently located at 7211 Van Nuys Blvd Van Nuys, CA 91405. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Van Nuys CA, North Hollywood CA, Sherman Oaks CA, Panorama City, Arleta CA, Reseda CA, and surrounding areas.