Getting tested for STD’s is something that all sexually active individuals should do on a routine basis or more frequently if you feel that you may have contracted something due certain symptoms. While all adults should get STD tests if they are sexually active, it is particularly important for woman and couples looking to become pregnant to do a screening in order to keep their baby healthy.
How Can I Get Tested?
Here at Ultra Med Urgent Care, we can do blood tests as well swab and urine tests to screen for a variety of STD’s. Blood tests can determine viral based sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV or syphilis while urine and swab tests can check for diseases like gonorrhea or chlamydia.
What to Understand About Test Results
If you test positive for any STD, it is important to stay calm. Ultra Med Urgent Care will do their best to assist you with antibiotics to clear up infections like gonorrhea or chlamydia. Ultra Med can also recommend antiviral drugs can help with other STD’s, such as herpes.
What Are Some Common STD Symptoms for Men & Women?
Symptoms for men and women will differ, but in the event, you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, we urge you to stop in for an exam.
Some Symptoms to keep an eye out for are:
- Unusual discharge
- Pain while Urinating
- Red bumps or sores
- Painful blisters
If you think it’s time for another routine STD test or you think you may have contracted an STD contact Ultra Med Urgent Care for quick Comprehensive treatment. Ultra Med Urgent Care proudly serves the Skokie and Evanston, Illinois area for all kinds of medical needs.