Urgent Care for STD Testing Explained
If you believe you’ve been exposed to an STD or simply have an STD symptom, you may want to be checked out as soon as possible. STDs will often lie dormant for many years and then may suddenly present symptoms out of the blue due to a lowered immune system, a stressful incident, or simply a random occurrence. Visual STD tests can present a number of findings to experienced medical professionals, yet the only true way to know for certain one has an STD is to have blood drawn and ran against a full, 10-panel STD test. Read on to learn more about how we at Remedy are able to help you with your STD test diagnosis and have you well on your way to healthy, happier, and safer sexually focused experiences.
Does Urgent Care Test for STDs?
This question of whether or not urgent care centers test for STDs is one of the oldest in the book. We’re very much able to perform a visual diagnosis for a few different STDs such as herpes, HPV (genital warts), gonorrhea, etc… These aforementioned STDs tend to exhibit very defined and noticeable symptoms and will also have associated, internal symptoms which go along with the external symptoms. Sometimes one may experience a number of symptoms which consist of pain, fever, pelvic pain, and more. When these symptoms pop up simultaneously with the visual symptoms, you’ll more often than not have the STD which matches up with your symptoms. However, as mentioned before, the only true way to know which STDs you test positive for is through blood testing.
Which Types of STDs Does Urgent Care Test?
Urgent care medical providers such as remedy will run and recommend tests for the full ten-panel STD test. This consists of testing for everything from AIDS, to herpes simplex virus, to hepatitis. These tests are great for those looking to know for sure where they stand with every major STD out there. It can truly be such a peace of mind experience when you receive the negative results for all STD test variables. All in all, the more your incorporate the process of elimination with your STD testing, the better you will ultimately feel.
How Will I Know For Sure Which STDs I Have or Don’t Have?
The only true way to know, as mentioned above, is through a blood test. The main aspect to remember with blood tests is the fact certain STDs such as HIV may not appear in your panel test until up to six months after exposure. There are more advanced testing mechanisms available for determining your HIV status where early detection is key. Choosing to be proactive instead of reactive with your sexual health and wellness will only put you in a better place in the future. Another component to remember is the fact in nearly any medical testing, sexually-related or not, there are false positives and false negatives. For this reason, it’s important to have an additional follow-up, ten-panel test performed a few months later to ensure the previous results shared were not inaccurate.
Focusing on Treatment & Prevention
If you do happen to be diagnosed with an STD, don’t fret, you’re very much not alone. While yes, the social stigmas associated with carrying an STD may seem too much to bear at the given moment; you’ll find many more people than you think carry an STD as well. After all, how are people contracting STDs in the first place, right? Right. So be strong and know we’ll provide the recommended help you need for both mental health and sexual health.
Being proactive and addressing any and all areas of your concerns with a qualified medical professional here at Remedy can truly place you on the right path when learning to manage your sexual health and wellbeing. Never ignore what your body is telling you. Address whatever is going on “down there” and yourself and your future partners will thank you.
Choosing Remedy for Your STD Diagnoses
If you’ve been searching for a way to discreetly go about being tested for a wide range of STDs without having to leave your home initially, you’ll want to check out our telemedicine services. We have the experience, expertise, and know-how to truly ensure your privacy is protected and consult with you the appropriate next steps in diagnosing, treating, and preventing STDs. Feel free to book an appointment using the button below and you’ll typically be seen within minutes and be well on your way to better sexual health overall.