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The majority of the time, people do not experience symptoms from Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). If you are currently sexually active, it is really important to get tested for STDs regularly. Regular testing will also allow for early detection of the STD that can lessen the severity of the side effects as well as prevent further spread of infection. Learn more!
STD Testing is a Necessity
Introduction to STD Testing and At-Home
Untreated STDs can have significant long-term side effects that can lead to unpleasant and life-altering conditions such as infertility in both sexes, and pelvic inflammatory disease in women (PID), which causes increased risk of infertility and ectopic pregnancy. HPV, which is detectable in women but not men, can lead to cervical cancer in women. Additionally, untreated STDs can lead to complications with newborn babies. The list goes on and on, which is why it is so important to receive regular testing for STDs.
Testing can be simple and the ways in which tests are administered depend on which STD is being tested for. Screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea is common because you can easily be living with either of this symptoms-free. Tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea are either administered through vaginal swabs for women and swab testing up the urethra of the penis for men, or testing can be administered less invasively through urine samples for either sex.
Another STD that is regularly tested for is human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer in women, while other varieties of STD can cause genital warts. There is no routinely used HPV test for men, but for women testing consists of a pap test or the HPV test. Pap tests check the cervix for any abnormalities. HPV is important to test for because it has been linked to several cancers in both men and women. There are preventative vaccines for HPV, however there are many different strands and the vaccines do not prevent every strand.
Other STDs that can be tested for include HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis. The CDC encourages regular HIV testing. All of these diseases can be tested with a blood sample.
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Testing for STDs not only offers peace of mind, but it also prevents serious long-term complications from arising. STD testing in Sacramento can save you and your future partner from experiencing pain, fertility complications and potential life-threatening cancers. If you are sexually active, it is important to be tested regularly either through genital exams, urine tests or blood tests.
STD testing has been made easier by the option of at-home STD test kits so you can test from the comfort of your own home. At-home STD test kits exist for chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV, and this has become an acceptable means of testing. The only complication with an at-home STD test can be incorrectly administering the test, leading to false positives or false negatives.
For those who want to ensure testing is done sufficiently, California Recovery Center offers STD testing in Sacramento, California. A lot of STD tests are quick and painless and provide clarity.
If you test positive for an STD, the next step is to talk to your doctor about further testing, treatment options, and potential medications. Your doctor will encourage you to inform any sexual partners so they can be properly tested and treated as well. If you are regularly having intercourse with the same partner, you and your partner could end up passing infections back and forth, and that is why it is really important to ensure both you and your partner are both being tested. Any further concerns can be discussed with your doctor.
It is important to understand that you are doing the right thing by getting tested. There is no reason to not test just to feel less shameful – your health is your top priority, and you should take any measures necessary to remain safe. Safe sex is always encouraged, but complications happen, and it’s more important to know about the STD than to go on without knowing and suffering the consequences later on. Taking care of yourself is vital
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Signs You Need to Get an In-Person
or At-Home STD Test
Whether you are experiencing unfamiliar symptoms or no symptoms at all, it is important to get tested for certain STDs as long as you are sexually active. According to the Mayo Clinic, the national guidelines for annual chlamydia/gonorrhea screenings are necessary if you are a sexually active woman under the age of 25, you’re a woman over the age of 25 having sex with a new partner or multiple partners, you are a man who has sex with other men, you have HIV, or if you have been forced to engage in sexual acts against your will.
The national guidelines recommend regular testing for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis if you test positive for another STD (which puts you at greater risk for contracting other STDs), you have more than one sexual partner, you use intravenous drugs, you are a man who has sex with other men, you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant, or if you have been forced to engage in sexual acts against your will.
STD testing in Sacramento is encouraged for those experiencing symptoms such as pain during urination, abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain (for women), or swollen testicles (for men). Other symptoms and signs that you may have an STD include abnormal vaginal bleeding, burning or itching in the vaginal area, pain during sex, bumps or sores, and symptoms that could be related to other illnesses, which can include chills, fever, tiredness, rashes or unexplained weight loss.
STD testing in Sacramento is available at our lab services in California for those who fall under any of the above criteria. Whether you are having sex with new partners but have no symptoms or you are experiencing any unexplained symptoms that may or may not end up being an STD, it is important to get tested on a regular basis. Testing is judgment-free and should be encouraged. If your doctor does not offer regular testing, you can always ask to be tested.
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CRC Lab’s Reliable STD Testing in Sacramento
When you are considering STD testing, it is important to receive high quality, reliable and timely testing, like that provided at California Recovery Center Labs. Lab testing includes responding to health concerns or worsening symptoms that remain undiagnosed, as well as monitoring your future health conditions and offering further testing, treatment options, and medications to improve the condition of your potential sexually transmitted disease. California Recovery Center Labs offers various STD testing options such as urine testing, blood testing, and the option for us to evaluate your at-home STD tests.
At California Recovery Center Labs, we understand the importance of timely, accurate test results for our patients. We are a results-driven lab that provides each of our patients’ cost-effective drugs and treatment options depending on the results of their tests. Come visit CRC Labs today to receive the best, most reliable treatment and care. We believe in the notion of regular testing regardless of symptoms to protect your health, the health of your future partner, and the health of your future in general.
Signing up for STD Testing in Sacramento, California is simple. Patients can schedule testing services through our website by booking an appointment online, or patients can call us at (916) 566-5856 to schedule with us directly.
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