The Risk Of An STD Is Real
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be present in a person’s body without symptoms. You and your partner may not know you’re infected. Left untreated, STDs can have serious health consequences.
Getting tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea is a smart move because these two STDs have become a growing problem in Minnesota. In fact, infection rates have skyrocketed in recent years, particularly among youth and young adults.
How You Get An STD
STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, are a common result of having multiple sexual partners – or even one partner if he or she is infected. People who have had an STD and have been treated can get infected again if they have sex with an infected person.
If you are sexually active with multiple partners or with a partner who has had multiple partners, it’s important to get tested regularly for STDs. Even if you are practicing safer sex, you can still get an STD.
The Two Most Common STDs
The two most common STDs are chlamydia and gonorrhea. We offer women no-cost STD testing for both of these. Through a painless urine test, you can find out for sure if you have chlamydia or gonorrhea. If you test positive, we’ll provide you with a prescription for treatment. You will also be able to consult with a nurse about avoiding STIs/STDs and other sexual health risks.
Symptoms Of Chlamydia
Early-stage chlamydia infections often cause few or no signs and symptoms. When signs or symptoms occur, they usually start one to two weeks after exposure to chlamydia. Often the signs and symptoms are mild and passing, making them easy to overlook.
Signs and symptoms of chlamydia infection may include:
- Painful urination
- Lower abdominal pain
- Vaginal discharge
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Bleeding between periods and after sex
Symptoms Of Gonorrhea
In many cases, gonorrhea infection causes no symptoms. When symptoms do appear, gonorrhea infection can affect multiple sites in your body, but it commonly appears in the genital tract
Signs and symptoms of gonorrhea infection include:
- Increased vaginal discharge
- Painful urination
- Vaginal bleeding between periods, such as after vaginal intercourse
- Abdominal pain
- Pelvic pain, possibly Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
No-Cost Lab-Quality STD Testing
Sexually transmitted infection and disease is a growing problem, but it’s one you can avoid. It’s important to know the facts about STD so that you can avoid the associated health risks and emotional stress.
To answer your questions about STDs, call us at 651-695-0111 or text us at 651-538-1414. Book an appointment instantly for women seeking medical counseling or STD testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. You deserve the best sexual health.