STD Testing Specialist

Lievano Perez Obstetrics and Gynecology of Miami

OBGYNs & Medical Aesthetics located in Miami, FL

Half of all sexually active adults contracts an STD by the time they turn 25. With STDs so common today, it’s crucial that you take precautions and undergo regular STD screenings. At Lievano Perez Obstetrics and Gynecology of Miami in Miami, Florida, the highly skilled OB-GYN team is here to help you stay healthy and STD-free at every stage of your life. Use the online booking tool or call the office to schedule today.

STD Testing Q & A

What are the symptoms of an STD?

STD symptoms can vary widely, and some STDs have no symptoms at all in their earliest stages. Some symptoms that may signal an STD include:

  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal odor
  • Pain when you urinate
  • Pain during sex
  • New sores, bumps, or swelling in or around your genital area
  • Vaginal burning
  • Vaginal itching

If you notice some of these symptoms, a quick response is important. Call your Lievano Perez Obstetrics and Gynecology of Miami to schedule an appointment right away.

What does an STD screening include?

A standard STD screening checks for the most common STDs. All sexually active adults should have an STD screening at the frequency recommended by their OB-GYN. An STD screening at Lievano Perez Obstetrics and Gynecology of Miami can be customized for your situation, testing for any or all of the following.

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • Molluscum
  • Trichomoniasis
  • HPV

Talk to your OB-GYN at Lievano Perez Obstetrics and Gynecology of Miami to discuss your symptoms, your lifestyle, and your concerns to determine which STD tests you need.

What does STD testing involve?

STD testing is quite simple. Most STD tests require a urine or blood sample, but HIV testing requires a cheek swab. If you have open sores or fluid-filled blisters, your OB-GYN may take a sample to test it.

Your OB-GYN may also need to take small cell samples from your vagina to test for some STDs. HPV testing is often part of your regular checkups, and is frequently done at the same time as a Pap smear.

Can my STD be treated?

Yes, STDs are treatable, but a rapid response after diagnosis is important. If the STD is caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics can be extremely effective in eliminating the infection rapidly.

For viral STDs, the treatment depends on the disease. Antiviral medications or other medications made especially for the specific disease can also be effective in managing viral STD symptoms.

When you're worried about an STD, it's important to have an OB-GYN who's understanding and compassionate. The Lievano Perez Obstetrics and Gynecology of Miami team is here for you, from STD screening to treatment. Book now through the online scheduler or by calling the office.

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