Weingrow Wellness & Medical Center
Primary Care Practice & Weight Loss Physicians located in Summerlin, Northwest medical district, Las Vegas, NV
Having unprotected sex with multiple partners increases the risk of catching an STD. Weingrow Wellness & Medical Center offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of STDs in a welcoming, discreet environment. To make an in-person or telemedicine appointment at the practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, call the office to speak with a caring administrative staff member, or click the online booking tool today.
STD's Q & A
What is an STD?
An STD, or sexually transmitted disease, is a viral or bacterial infection spread through the exchange of bodily fluids like saliva, blood, or semen.
STDs don’t always present obvious symptoms, so you might have one and not realize it. If you regularly have sex with different people, it’s important to undergo testing on a routine basis so you can protect your health and the health of your partners.
What are the symptoms of an STD?
Common symptoms of an STD include:
- Sores or growths on the genitals or in the oral or rectal area
- Pain during sex
- Odd-smelling vaginal discharge
- Discharge from the penis
- Unusual vaginal bleeding
- Painful or burning urination
As an STD progresses, you might also develop a fever or experience lower abdominal or pelvic pain.
What are some of the most common STDs?
Some of the most common STDs include:
Syphilis is a bacterial infection that starts as a small sore in the mouth or genital region. When caught early, it’s possible to cure, but if left untreated, it increases the risk of more serious health problems like organ damage.
Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that affects the urethra, throat, or rectum. It spreads through vaginal, anal, or oral sex but can be prevented through the practice of safe sex.
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that’s especially common in young women. It responds to antibiotics, but if left untreated, it can lead to more serious, long-term health problems.
Genital herpes is a viral infection that spreads through sexual intercourse. There’s no cure for herpes, but it’s possible to manage flare-ups through a combination of healthy lifestyle changes and prescription medication.
How is an STD diagnosed?
To diagnose an STD, the team at Weingrow Wellness & Medical Center conducts a physical exam and asks about your symptoms and lifestyle. They order a series of laboratory tests, including blood work and urinalysis.
The team analyzes your samples to determine if you have an STD and to develop a treatment plan.
How is an STD treated?
Treatment for an STD often involves taking a prescription medication like antibiotics or antiviral drugs.
The team also recommends practices that encourage safe sex, like wearing condoms, getting tested frequently, and being honest and open with your sexual partners.
To receive treatment for an STD, make an appointment at Weingrow Wellness & Medical Center by calling the office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff, or by clicking the online booking tool today.
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