Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that can be spread through sexual contact. Some common STDs include:
- Hepatitis C
Symptoms of STDs
The symptoms of STDs can vary depending on the type of infection. Some common symptoms of STDs include:
- Painful urination
- Discharge from the penis or vagina
- Swollen lymph nodes
Care Provided at Urgent Care for STDs
Urgent care centers can provide a variety of services for STDs, including:
- Testing for STDs
- Treatment for STDs
- Medications for STDs
- Referral to a specialist
Urgent Care vs. Primary Care Doctor
If you think you may have an STD, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Urgent care centers can be a good option if you need to see a doctor quickly, but they may not be able to provide all of the services that a primary care doctor can.
Your primary care doctor can provide you with ongoing care for your STD, as well as other medical needs. They can also help you prevent STDs in the future.
How to Prevent STDs
There are a few things you can do to prevent STDs, including:
- Practice safe sex
- Get tested for STDs regularly
- Get vaccinated for STDs
- Talk to your partner(s) about STDs
If you have any questions or concerns about STDs, please talk to your doctor.