STDs are Equal Opportunity
Let’s not sugarcoat it, an STD (sexually transmitted disease) isn’t pleasant, nor is it something you even want to acknowledge, let alone talk about. However, sweeping an STD under the rug is not an option. Your health is too important to ignore something that has the potential to seriously harm you, or someone else. Physician Partners of America offer discreet STD testing at convenient locations around Tampa so you can get tested and get on with your life.
A sexually transmitted disease, or sexually transmitted infection (STI), does not discriminate between gay or straight, married or single. Using condoms and other protective devices are not always enough to stop an infection from spreading. Additionally, any type of sex can spread disease from one person to another, so just because intercourse was not involved does not mean you aren’t at risk.
Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
This is where things can get tricky. Sometimes STDs and STIs display no symptoms at all. It is up to the individual to be responsible for getting themselves tested for infections before becoming romantically involved with someone else. However, sometimes infections such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, and HIV have specific symptoms to watch out for.
Some Symptoms of STDs/STIs:
- Painful urination
- Lower abdominal pain
- Vaginal discharge in women
- Discharge from the penis in men
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Bleeding between periods in women
- Testicular pain in men
- Thick, cloudy or bloody discharge from the penis or vagina
- Pain or burning sensation when urinating
- Heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding between periods
- Painful, swollen testicles
- Painful bowel movements
- Anal itching
- Clear, white, greenish or yellowish vaginal discharge
- Discharge from the penis
- Strong vaginal odor
- Vaginal itching or irritation
- Itching or irritation inside the penis
Get an STD Test Now
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact us immediately to be tested. The sooner we discover the condition, the sooner we can treat it and help get you back to health. Again, even if you’re not seeing any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you get tested for an STD if you suspect you may have one, or live a lifestyle that would benefit yourself and others from knowing.