STD screening

STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) is short for Sexually Transmitted Diseases that can be screened in a gynecological examination. Causes include, for example, various pathogens, bacteria, viruses, chlamydia and mycoplasmas.

Unfortunately, in many cases, the test is performed only when signs of the disease are clearly visible and complications appear.

There is no lasting immune protection for STD, so you can get infected more than once in your life. Seek medical attention immediately if symptoms occur. However, the infection may be asymptomatic or the latency time may vary. Lack of pain and spontaneous recovery of the symptom make it difficult to seek medical attention in a timely manner.

Symptoms

  • unusual vaginal discharge
  • itching
  • skin lesions, rashes, blisters
  • lower abdominal and joint painrecurrent cystitis
  • appearance of genital herpes
  • lymph node enlargement
  • feverish condition

In order to treat these diseases in a timely manner and to treat them properly, it is advisable to have screenings for those who are having a baby, have a urinary tract problem, change their partner frequently, or have new partner seek medical advice to prevent further infection.

STD screening is recommended for both partners because sexually transmitted diseases can be a threat to both parties.

Preparation

Many people are afraid to seek medical help because they are uncomfortable with the problem. The screening is handled by medical professionals with complete discretion. Screening should not be done during menstruation and sexual intercourse should be avoided 3 days prior to screening.

Sampling

The patient is first interviewed about his or her complaints and medical history. Then the health professionals look for visual changes in the affected area followed by a sample taken from the cervix, vagina, or genital area. After the examination the samples are sent to be tested to determine which disease may be present.

It is very important to have an accurate diagnosis for the treatment and then a control test to make sure the disease is completely cured.

Some sexually transmitted diseases can be fatal, so if you have any symptoms that concern you please contact your doctor!

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