Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing can detect harmful infections that rarely cause any indicative symptoms. At Canton Urgent Care in Canton, Massachusetts, Muhammad Bajwa, MD, and Monika Parrish, PA-C, provide testing and treatment for common STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes. Call Canton Urgent Care, book an appointment online, or walk in to determine which STD tests you need today.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are viral or bacterial infections that pass from one person to another during sexual contact. They can infect your genitals but can also infect your throat or anus. It’s vital to consider STD testing if you’re sexually active, especially if you have multiple partners.
Testing for STDs is particularly important because many don’t cause symptoms. A simple test at Canton Urgent Care can identify an infection and lead you to get the treatment you need so you can avoid complications.
You should also get tested if you have symptoms of an STD. While specific STDs cause different symptoms, it’s important to consider testing if you experience symptoms like genital itching, unusual discharge, or sores around your genitals or anus.
Your provider at Canton Urgent Care can talk with you about your personal needs when it comes to STD testing. The tests you need most can change according to your lifestyle and personal risks.
Canton Urgent Care can provide STD testing for common sexually transmitted diseases like:
Some STDs can spread through shared needles instead of sexual contact. You should let your provider know if this is a risk factor for you so they can recommend the tests you need.
STD testing can use several methods, with specific methods able to detect more than one STD type. Canton Urgent Care uses:
Any present viruses and bacteria that cause STDs show up in a sample of your urine you provide at Canton Urgent Care.
Your provider collects a sample of your blood from the tip of your finger or your arm to examine in a lab for signs of an infection.
Your provider takes a fluid sample from your genitals, anus, throat, or any visible sores to send to a lab for testing. Lab testing can detect any viruses or bacteria present in the swab sample.
Contrary to what you might think, most STDs are treatable with medications such as antibiotics. Chronic STDs can be managed over time.
Call Canton Urgent Care, book an appointment online, or walk in for immediate STD testing today.