STD Testing Specialist

Sarah E Miller, MD -  - Infectious Disease Specialist

Neudorf Infectious Diseases Clinic

Sarah E Miller, MD

Infectious Disease Specialist & Internist located in Conroe, TX & Montgomery, TX

Each year, there are nearly 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). If you’re sexually active, you can protect yourself with regular STD testing at Neudorf Infectious Diseases Clinic. Sarah Miller, MD, provides discreet STD testing in both of the clinic’s offices in Conroe and Montgomery, Texas. Call to schedule an appointment or use the online scheduling option.

STD Testing Q&A

What is an STD?

An STD is an infection that you can catch from oral, vaginal, or anal sex. There are many types of STDs. Some of the most common are:

  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Genital herpes
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

Many STDs have long-term health effects and require careful treatment. 

Am I at risk for an STD?

There are several types of contact that can lead to an STD. You’re at an increased risk if you:

  • Have sex with multiple partners
  • Have sex with someone who has sex with others
  • Don’t use a condom during sex
  • Use IV drugs
  • Are a man who has sex with men

If you’re unaware of your STD status, you may unknowingly pass an infectious disease to your partner.

What are some symptoms of STDs?

Many STDs have no symptoms at all, while others have a few signs to watch for:

  • Vaginal itching and swelling
  • Blisters or sores on your genitalia
  • Penile discharge
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Burning while you urinate

Of course, these symptoms may be due to medical concerns other than an STD, which is another reason to seek the expert opinion of your medical practitioner.

What can I expect during STD testing?

At Neudorf Infectious Diseases Clinic, STD testing is quick and painless. Some of the common testing methods include:

  • Pap smear
  • Blood draw
  • Vaginal or urethral swab
  • Urine sample
  • Fluid and secretion samples

The exact method of STD testing depends on your risk factors. Dr. Miller talks to you about your sexual behavior to learn which tests are most beneficial for you.

How are STDs treated?

Typically, STDs are treated with antibiotics or antiviral medications. Dr. Miller writes a treatment plan for you based on the type of STD you have and your other health concerns. 

Some STDs, like HIV, can’t be cured, but with the right medications and protocol, you can live a high-quality life. To help prevent STDs, Dr. Miller advises:

  • Limiting your number of sex partners
  • Knowing if your partner has sex with other people
  • Using a condom during sex
  • Using a dental dam during sex

To schedule your confidential STD testing, call the Neudorf Infectious Diseases Clinic office closest to you or book an appointment online.