Can Undiagnosed STDs Be Dangerous?

Just like any other illness, contracting an STD is frustrating and can make you feel pretty uncomfortable or sick for a while. While many other illnesses like colds and the flu will eventually fade away, STDs can linger and cause serious health concerns for you now and later in life.

If you are concerned that you have an STD, getting tested right away gives you the best chance of avoiding a severe infection.

Did you know that AFC Urgent Care Monroe Road offers testing for STDs? Read on as we explain more about our testing process and how we can help you feel your very best.

Will I Know if I Have an STD?

This is one of the reasons why STDs are so tricky at times. While some STDs come with some glaringly obvious symptoms, others can silently spread from person to person without any sort of symptoms being present. If you are sexually active, this could happen to you at any point without you knowing.

This is why getting tested routinely, and especially before entering a new relationship, is important. It can help keep you and your partner(s) healthy and can catch any issues as they arise. Stop by our center any day of the week for a quick STD test. We can have you in and out in as little as 30 minutes!

Symptoms That Can Indicate an STD

  • Burning with urination
  • Abnormal discharge
  • Pain during or after intercourse
  • Itching or general discomfort

What STDs Can AFC Monroe Road Test For?

There are over 20 different kinds of STDs, and all of them can present with slightly different symptoms (or none at all). We often see cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HPV. In any case, our tests will be able to detect what STD you are experiencing and we can take action together to help you feel better.

Failing to treat an STD can lead to some serious issues. The infection could get worse and start to impact your fertility and can cause pregnancy complications and even infertility. It can also increase your risk of experiencing more serious diseases like pelvic inflammatory disease. Skip all that scary stuff by coming to see us for an STD test right away!

Staying Healthy in the Future

  • Test frequently/before a new relationship, even if you have no symptoms.
  • Get vaccinated against hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.
  • Communicate any diagnoses with partner.
  • Always wear a condom.

We are always here for you. Stop by for an STD test today at AFC Urgent Care Monroe Road.