Sexually transmitted infections or STIs are diseases that can affect your reproductive and sex organs. The common STIs include - Chlamydia, genital warts (HPV) and genital herpes.
Anyone who has been sexually active may get or spread this sexually transmitted infection. Make sure you are aware about the symptoms and get tested regularly if you are at higher risk of having an STI.
STIs can be severe, painful and may even have long term effects on your health. This can be the reason for your inability to give birth to children in future.If you suffer from any of these symptoms, see your family doctor or one at our sexual health clinics to know what you may have and how to treat them. It is important not to enjoy anal, oral or vaginal sex till you see a doctor and know if you have an STI.
You may suffer from different kinds of infections when you have anal, oral or vaginal sex. There are some STIs that do not show any symptoms at all and so, you as well as your partner(s) might get infected without knowing about it. Thus, if you are sexually active or want to begin a new relationship, then regular STI check in London is necessary.
When you have the symptoms of an STI, it is advised to fix an appointment and get tested soon. If you remain sexually active, then it is certainly a good idea to get tested every year for different sexually transmitted infections. Some STIs do not have any symptoms and so, you might not even know you have one before getting tested.
If you are planning to begin a new relationship and consider having oral sex or intercourse with your new partner, then schedule an appointment to get tested soon. While you wait to get the test results, it is suggested to practice safer sex by using a condom or a dental dam.
The kinds of tests to perform depend on your symptoms and health concerns. Your doctor will tell about the tests you need to undergo and what will take place during the tests. Feel free to ask all questions to your doctor if you have any concerns about the test(s).
Do not urinate for at least 2 hours before going for the check-up. When you see the doctor, they will ask to remove your clothes either partially or completely.
Based on the symptoms, your doctor may:
Your doctor should not perform HIV testing without your consent. The testing consists of pre-test counselling and then a blood test. He won’t test for HIV automatically.
The kinds of tests you need to perform are based on your symptoms and concerns. The doctor at your GP or local sexual health clinic like Medical Express Clinic will explain about the tests that need to be done and what will occur during the test(s). Ask all important questions that you might have in your mind related to the tests.
When you visit the doctor, they will ask you to undress either partially or completely.
Depending on your symptoms, the doctor may:
You may visit your private doctor at Medical Express Clinic and get tested to know if you have been infected with any sexually transmitted infection. This way, both of you can get treated soon and avoid getting one in future.
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