STD Testing In Leesburg
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Centreville, VA & Leesburg, VA
Every year, more than 20 million people in the United States find out they have a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Although many people have noticeable symptoms, it’s possible to carry an STD — and pass it along — without showing any signs of infection. The obstetrics and gynecology team at Midatlantic OBGYN offers comprehensive STD testing and treatment in Leesburg and Centreville. Call the nearest location or book online to schedule your screening today.
What are STDs?
Sexually transmitted diseases are spread through sexual contact. Traditional intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex are all types of sexual contact that can spread diseases. Some of the most common STDs that our team in Leesburg and Centreville tests for include:
- Genital herpes
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
If you’re sexually active and not in a mutually monogamous relationship, testing is important, because many of these STDs don’t present with outward symptoms. Women in Leesburg who do present symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease may have:
- Anal itching
- Genital itching
- Pain during sex
- Bleeding between periods
- Pain during urination
- Sores or warts around the genitals
- Unusual vaginal odor
Because many STDs cause no outright symptoms, you should get tested if you’re sexually active. You should get tested right away if you have any symptoms at all or changes in the way your genitals look or feel.
What to Expect during STD Testing
STD testing is not a standard part of your well-woman exam, so you must request it. This can feel awkward or embarrassing, but know that our medical professionals in Leesburg and Centreville are compassionate and discrete when conducting any STD screenings.
Testing may involve a urine screening, blood test, or mouth swab. The doctors may have you undergo a pelvic exam during which they look for signs of infection and take swabs of your vaginal fluid and any visible sores. The team sends samples to a lab, and you’re notified as soon as the results are available.
What Treatments are Available for Sexually Transmitted Diseases?
You can contract an STD even if you practice safe sex. As many as 20 million new cases of STDs are diagnosed each year. In many cases, a course of antibiotics clears up your STD. In other instances, you may need to use a topical cream for a prescribed period of time. For some STDs, no cure is available, but you can control symptoms with prescription medication.
Contact a Leesburg OB/GYN to Receive STD Testing
If you’re in need of STD testing in Leesburg or Centreville due to symptoms or your sexual history, call one of the offices or book online with Midatlantic OBGYN today.