Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases have symptoms that are not always obvious. Although condoms are effective in reducing transmission, no method is 100 percent foolproof. If you think you have a STD or have been exposed to a STD, you need to see a doctor. Some symptoms can be pain, discharge, burning or pain with urination, bleeding, itching, fever, and swollen lymph nodes. Timely diagnosis and treatment can avoid serious health problems and avoid infecting others. Some STDs can be treated easily, while others require long term treatment.
If you are sexually active or are thinking about becoming sexually active, speak to your OB/GYN to learn how to protect yourself. If you think you have contracted an STD, schedule an appointment with a trusted St. Luke’s physician today by calling St. Luke’s InfoLink toll-free at 1-866-STLUKES.