Confidential STI Testing Specialist in Los Banos, CA
Suffering from vaginal itchiness, abnormal discharge, unusual odors, blisters and sores, warts, skin growths, painful urination, rash, and bleeding? Get yourself tested for STI now. One way Los Banos Primary Care helps its patients is through our confidential STI testing services. To consult Dr. Raminder Mand, contact us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1120 West I St Suite B, Los Banos, CA 93635.
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Here at Los Banos Primary Care, our team of specialized physicians offers a wide variety of primary care services including women’s health services, primary care, preventative care, STI testing, and chronic condition management. We are devoted to helping our community stay mentally and physically healthy. Our clinic would be more than happy to book you in if you need to be screened for covid or tested for an undiagnosed infection. Please continue reading down below to learn more about how our STI testing specialist can help keep you safe.
Sexually transmitted infections can cause numerously uncomfortable and painful symptoms. Common symptoms of an STI include:
• Abnormal discharge
• Unusual odors
• Blisters and sores
• Skin growths
• Painful urination
If you have any symptoms of sexually transmitted symptoms, it’s important to get tested immediately. These infections can easily spread to your intimate partners and in some cases, can be quite dangerous. Engaging in safe sex practices such as regular STI testing and wearing protection can prevent the spread of life-threatening infections.
There are more than twenty types of STIs that can cause the above symptoms. A few of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections that can be tested at Los Banos Primary Care include the following:
Chlamydia is one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections that can be treated through oral antibiotic medication. Without treatment, chlamydia can cause long-term damage to a woman’s reproductive system.
Human papillomavirus, otherwise referred to as HPV, is a common STI that can go away on its way within one or two years. Having HPV can increase your chance of developing cancers in the reproductive system or genital warts.
HIV is a dangerous STI that attacks and weakens the body’s immune system. Without treatment, this can turn into an autoimmune disorder called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Gonorrhea can cause painful symptoms in the rectum, throat, and genitals. Similar to chlamydia, this STI is usually treated through antibiotic medications or injections.
Genital herpes, otherwise called herpes simplex virus, can be dormant in your body without showing symptoms for years. An HSV flare-up can cause sores, ulcers, swollen lymph nodes, shooting pain, fever, fatigue, and aches.
Other common STIs treated at Los Banos Primary Care include syphilis, trichomoniasis, pubic lice, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
It usually takes about two to three weeks for symptoms of an STI to show. However, there is a chance your symptoms will show much earlier or later than this. Every type of infection has a different incubation period that will determine the time it takes to start displaying symptoms. This is why it’s essential to get an STI test before having sex with a new partner.
STIs including chlamydia, trichomoniasis, syphilis, and gonorrhea are curable through special medications. Incurable STIs such as herpes simplex virus, HIV, HPV, and hepatitis B are manageable through long-term treatments.
To book an appointment at Los Banos Primary Care, request a consultation online or give our friendly reception a call during business hours. If you or your partner has any symptoms of an STI, book an STI test immediately. Other reasons you may want to get an STI test include:
• Preventing an infection/spreading an infection
• Getting the proper treatment plan
• Reducing the likelihood of serious complications such as infertility, serious illness, and even death
• Having a better understanding of your sexual health
• Building trust between you and your sexual partners
If you have any additional questions about the testing services offered at Los Banos Primary Care, we would be more than willing to provide you with the answers you’re looking for. Our professional medical staff is here to make sure this entire process is as easy, comfortable, and seamless as possible. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1120 West I St Suite B, Los Banos, CA 93635. We serve patients from Los Banos CA, Volta CA, Santa Nella CA, and Trent CA. We look forward to your visit to Los Banos Primary Care soon!