Schaumburg Immediate Care
Family Medicine & Immediate Care located in Schaumburg, IL
STDs can cause genital pain, swelling, and abnormal discharge, but in most cases can clear up with proper medical treatment. If you’ve been exposed to an STD or suspect you might be infected, visit Schaumburg Immediate Care for quick, confidential testing and treatment. The practice is open every day and offers private testing and non-judgmental counseling for STDs, along with treatment to clear up your infection and help you get back to normal. Schedule a visit online, by phone, or walk in today.
When should I get tested for STDs?
You should get tested for STDs before engaging in sexual activities with any new partner. This includes any type of vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse. You should also be tested if you show any signs of STDs.
What are the symptoms of an STD?
Since there are many different types of STDs, symptoms can vary. Common types of STD symptoms include:
- Sores or bumps on or around your genitals, thighs, or butt cheeks
- Unusual discharge from your penis or vagina
- Burning when you pee or frequent urination
- Itching, pain, or swelling in your penis, vagina, vulva, or anus
- Flu-like symptoms, including fever, body aches, swollen glands, and fatigue
Some of these symptoms may also be caused by pimples, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and yeast infections. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s best to visit Schaumburg Immediate Care as soon as possible to determine your diagnosis and get appropriate treatment.
How does STD testing work?
There are different types of tests available to check for the presence of an STD infection, including:
- Blood tests
- Genital exams
- Cheek swab
- Fluid sample from any sores or blisters you have
- Using a swab to test tissue cell samples from your penis, vagina, urethra, cervix, anus, or throat
These tests are available at Schaumburg Immediate Care, and your providers guarantee privacy during testing and when reviewing your results. In many cases, results are available the same day.
What if I test positive for an STD?
If you test positive for an STD, that means you have been exposed to and contracted that specific STD. Your provider can offer you treatment beginning that day, as appropriate. While some STDs are caused by bacteria, other types are caused by viruses. Depending on the type of STD you have, your provider may recommend treatment with either antibiotics or antiviral medications.
Some STDs can be cured with a single-dose antibiotic injection, while other STDs are chronic and require long-term prescription medication. During your visit, your provider explains when to take your medication and how often or how long you’ll need to take it.
Along with avoiding sexual intercourse during an active infection and using condoms during sex, sharing your STD status with your partner is a way to prevent spreading the infection further.
To get an STD test, call or book a visit online at Schaumburg Immediate Care. Walk-in appointments are also available.