The Women's Specialists of Fayette
Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Fayetteville, GA & Peachtree City, GA
Routine STD testing is essential for identifying potentially harmful diseases that can cause reproductive health complications. At The Women's Specialists of Fayette in Fayetteville, Georgia, the skilled medical team offers a variety of in-office STD screenings for conditions like gonorrhea and chlamydia to proactively protect your health. Learn more about available testing options for STDs by calling the office today or using the online booking feature to schedule your appointment.
STD Testing Q & A
What are STDs?
Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are infectious conditions that spread through sexual contact. If left untreated, these diseases can cause short-term and long-term health complications, including miscarriages and infertility.
Common STDs screenings include:
The Women's Specialists of Fayette also offers in-office testing for human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus that can increase your risk for cervical cancer.
Why do I need STD testing?
Not all STDs present noticeable symptoms, and if you have the disease, you may unknowingly impact your health or spread the infection to your sexual partners.
By identifying an STD in the early stages, you can prevent health complications that affect your reproductive system and your general health.
The providers at The Women's Specialists of Fayette can recommend testing based on your sexual activity, number of sexual partners, and your risk for certain diseases.
What can I expect during STD testing?
In many cases, routine STD screenings are a part of your annual wellness exam. Some diseases are identifiable through blood work, including hepatitis and syphilis. For others, like HPV and chlamydia, your provider takes a sample of cells from your cervix for further analysis.
Your provider may also recommend testing if you have visible signs of an STD, such as genital warts common with herpes, or based on any symptoms you’re experiencing.
In general, STD tests are painless and fast. Your provider will discuss results with you and may recommend additional testing to confirm your diagnosis.
In addition to getting tested during routine wellness exams, you can also contact the office if you have unprotected sex and have concerns about your health.
What if I test positive for an STD?
If your STD test comes back positive, your provider may recommend a retest or other types of testing to confirm your diagnosis.
Based on the nature of your condition, your physician creates a custom treatment plan to alleviate pain or other symptoms. They can provide you with a long-term care plan to protect your health and ensure you don’t spread the illness to your sexual partners.
If you haven’t been screened for STDs or have concerns about your sexual health, schedule a consultation with The Women's Specialists of Fayette online or by phone today.
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