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STD Testing Specialist

Urgent Care of Ada -  - Urgent Care

Urgent Care of Ada

Urgent Care located in Ada, OK

Every year, nearly 20 million people in the United States are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Most STDs don’t cause symptoms and the only way to know if you have one is to get tested. The medical professionals at Urgent Care of Ada in Ada, Oklahoma, offer confidential STD testing. To schedule an appointment, contact Urgent Care of Ada by phone or online today. Walk-in appointments are also available.

STD Testing Q & A

What are STDs?

STDs are infections transmitted through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. STDs are very common and can lead to serious health issues without treatment. STDs are especially harmful to women's health and can lead to infertility when left untreated. 

STDs include viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections. Some of the most common STDs include:

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Herpes
  • Genital warts
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

The experienced team at Urgent Care of Ada understands the health consequences of STDs and offers confidential and nonjudgmental STD testing. 

When should I seek STD testing?

If you’re sexually active, you should seek STD testing. It’s especially important to get tested if you have multiple partners. 

Though most STDs develop without causing symptoms, you should contact Urgent Care of Ada to schedule your STD test if you’re experiencing:

  • Genital pain
  • Genital itching
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Foul-smelling genital discharge
  • Genital bumps or sores
  • Unexplained fever
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Pain during urination

You should also get tested if your sexual partner tests positive for an STD. 

What happens during STD testing?

The specifics of your STD testing at Urgent Care of Ada depend on your sexual and medical history. Your provider at Urgent Care of Ada asks detailed questions about symptoms, sexual history, and medical history to determine the types of STDs to test for. 

Your STD testing may require a urine sample, blood draw, fingerstick, genital swab, or cheek swab. Your provider at Urgent Care of Ada discusses the details of your testing so you know what to expect before, during, and after, including how long it takes to get results.

What happens after STD testing?

After STD testing, your provider at Urgent Care of Ada talks to you about safe sex and offers specific recommendations on what you can do to protect yourself based on your sexual history.

Your provider also reviews the results of your STD testing when available and provides the necessary treatment for any positive results. When treated early, you can expect a complete recovery from any bacterial, fungal, or parasitic STD. However, viral STDs can’t be cured, but medications are prescribed to help manage symptoms.

STD testing is important for your health and wellness. To schedule your test, call Urgent Care of Ada or book online today.