Do I Need an STD Test If I Feel Fine?

September 1, 2022

AFC Indian Trail

Having an STD is similar to having any other common illness. The longer you wait to test and treat the problem, the worse it can become and the more likely it is to cause lasting issues for you.

It also increases your chance of spreading the infection to someone else. Protecting your sexual health is a necessary part of your overall health.

Getting tested regularly is important, especially when you are entering into a new relationship or changing partners. You should also get a test whenever you are experiencing any sort of STD symptoms. We can make the process of getting tested easy for you at AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail.

Are There Common STD Symptoms to Watch For?

Many STDs come with similar symptoms, like burning during urination, abnormal discharge, lower abdominal pain and pain during intercourse. These symptoms are a telltale sign that something is off and needs to be addressed.

However, you can have an STD without having any symptoms at all. That is why it is so important to be tested regularly. Come see us for a test, and we can ensure the process is quick and discreet for you.

Common STD Tests at AFC Indian Trail

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

Will an STD Go Away If I Ignore It?

It is possible that some mild cases of certain STDs will resolve on their own, but it is never recommended to wait and see if that happens to you. You could end up suffering long-term damage to your body and have chronic issues like infertility, pregnancy complications and bladder control problems. Don’t let that happen to you simply because you don’t want to get tested!

Our staff is trained in helping test and treat STDs, and it is our job to help you feel better. We will treat you respectfully and do our best to make your experience with us a positive one.

Preventing an STD

  • Test frequently and before a new relationship.
  • Share diagnoses with your partner.
  • Always use a condom during sexual contact.
  • Get vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.

Are you concerned that you contracted an STD? Come get tested at AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail today.

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