Why Is Getting Tested for an STD Necessary?

Contracting an STD is like contracting any other illness. Failure to test and diagnose the specific problem leaves you vulnerable to your infection getting worse and increases your chance of spreading it to other people. Protecting your sexual health is one of the best things you can do for yourself!

Getting tested for an STD is important when you change partners, enter a new relationship or if you start to experience any sort of unpleasant symptoms. If you are in need of an STD test, look no further! We offer a variety of STD tests right here at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville.

What Sort of STD Symptoms Should I Watch For?

Some of the more common STD symptoms include burning during urination, lower abdominal pain, abnormal discharge and pain during or after intercourse. Even if you don’t have any of these symptoms, it is still possible to have an STD since some don’t present with any symptoms!

Come see us if you need or want to be tested. Our testing procedure is quick and efficient, and we can help diagnose and treat your infection right away. We will work together to decide what kind of test and treatment options are best for you.

Some Common STDs We Test For

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

Will an STD Resolve on Its Own?

It is true that some mild cases will eventually go away on their own, but it is never a good idea to just hope that yours does the same. If you ignore your symptoms, you could find yourself with chronic issues later in life. For example, untreated STDs can lead to infertility, pregnancy complications and pelvic inflammatory disease. A simple test can help prevent all of these issues if you are able to treat your STD immediately.

Don’t feel hesitant to reach out to us if you have questions about your sexual health. We are here to serve you and to help you stay healthy! Our doctors will treat you with the utmost respect and discretion.

STD Prevention

  • Test between partner changes.
  • Clearly discuss any diagnoses with your partner.
  • Always use a condom during sexual contact.
  • Get vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and HPV.

Are you concerned that you contracted an STD? Come get tested at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville today.