First Med Urgent Care On Sexually Transmitted Diseases
When it comes to preventing and testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) people often have false information, fears or embarrassment about addressing the issue. It’s important to talk about STDs as there has been an increased number of patients visiting the urgent care facilities for these types of infections. In reality, most STDs are like many other infections that can be treated with medicine.
What do you think is the most common STD today?
If you answered Chlamydia then you’re correct!
The worst part about this disease is that 80-90% of women who have Chlamydia don’t ever have symptoms. It is also uncommon for men to have symptoms as only about 30% of them show signs of having Chlamydia. In case you’re one to have symptoms you should keep an eye out for the following things:
- Abnormal vaginal discharge that may have an odor
- Bleeding between periods
- Painful periods
- Abdominal pain with fever
- Pain when having sex
- Itching or burning in or around the vagina
- Pain when urinating
- Small amounts of clear or cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis
- Painful urination
- Burning and itching around the opening of the penis
- Pain and swelling around the testicles
Another highly important point to keep in mind is that intercourse isn’t the only way that Chlamydia can be spread. ANY kind of sexual activity poses a risk. Luckily, treatment or testing for this disease can be done by visiting First Med Urgent Care!
First Med Urgent Care recommends that you and your partner get tested for STDs prior to having sex. If you receive antibiotics to treat Chlamydia it is recommended that you get re-tested to be sure that the infection is cured. You shouldn’t have sex again until you are sure both you and your partner no longer have the disease.
First Med Urgent Care is a walk-in urgent care medical clinic that provides medical treatment to individuals, families and employers. We are open 7 days a week 8:00am to 7:30pm. No appointment is necessary to enjoy our convenient urgent care, just walk in and receive prompt attention.