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.
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:
Many STDs have long-term health effects and require careful treatment.
There are several types of contact that can lead to an STD. You’re at an increased risk if you:
If you’re unaware of your STD status, you may unknowingly pass an infectious disease to your partner.
Many STDs have no symptoms at all, while others have a few signs to watch for:
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.
At Neudorf Infectious Diseases Clinic, STD testing is quick and painless. Some of the common testing methods include:
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.
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:
To schedule your confidential STD testing, call the Neudorf Infectious Diseases Clinic office closest to you or book an appointment online.