STD Testing Specialist

Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC

Board Certified OB/GYN located in Leesburg, FL & Lady Lake, FL

Every year, around 20 million STD cases are diagnosed in the United States, and around half of sexually-active people contract an STD by age 25. You can protect your sexual health with STD testing at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC in Leesburg, and Lady Lake, in Florida. The team of health care professionals offers discreet, judgement-free STD testing to help you stay healthy or get the treatment you need to restore your health. Call Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC or schedule your STD test online today.

STD Testing Q & A

How do I know if I need an STD test?

Everyone should have an STD test at some point during their lives. You might want to get tested before you become sexually intimate with a new partner. You might also choose to have STD testing if your partner has an STD or if you’ve had unprotected sex. Some of the other risk factors for STDs include:

  • Multiple partners
  • Unprotected sex, including incorrect or inconsistent condom use
  • History of STDs
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Sexual assault or rape

The team at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC wants to help you protect your health. They offer STD testing in a compassionate and nonjudgemental environment.

What are the signs of an STD?

In most cases, STDs don’t cause noticeable symptoms in their early stages. However, an STD test can reveal an infection so you can start treatment before your health is impaired. 

When left untreated, STDs can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:

  • Sores or bumps on your genitals
  • Painful urination
  • Abnormal discharge
  • Irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Painful sex
  • Rash on your chest, hands, and/or feet

A wide range of conditions could cause these symptoms. The best way to find out what’s causing your symptoms and get the treatment you need to restore your health is to get tested. In the best-case scenario, you end up with the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re STD-free.

What happens during STD testing?

STD tests are quick. Your health care provider takes a blood or urine sample or a vaginal swab. They send your sample to a medical lab where technicians test it for STDs, including:

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Herpes
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis

In most cases, your results are available within a week. Your doctor calls to share your results and schedule any follow-up care.

What should I do if my STD test results are positive?

STD treatment depends on the specific disease. The team at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC can treat many STDs with antibiotics. However, some STDs like herpes and HIV don’t have cures. Your doctor can help you protect and manage your health to reduce your risk of disruptive symptoms and other complications that can interfere with your health.

Call Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC or schedule an appointment online today for expert STD testing services.