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STD Testing Specialist

Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology

OBGYNs located in Fort Worth, TX

Nearly 20 million sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are contracted every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s why Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology offers an array of STD screenings and services at their two office locations, which are situated in the Medical District of Fort Worth, Texas. Regular STD testing is a simple way to protect yourself and others from STDs. To schedule an appointment, call Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology or book online.

STD Testing

For which diseases does STD testing screen?

Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology can screen for a number of STDs at their offices, such as:

  • HIV
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Syphilis
  • Human papillomavirus, or HPV (genital warts)
  • Trichomoniasis (trich)
  • Genital herpes (herpes type 2)

While chlamydia and gonorrhea testing uses a urine sample, an HIV test requires a blood draw. Other STDs, such a genital warts, require a physical exam.

Which STD symptoms should I watch out for?

Many people experience no STD symptoms, which is why Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends coming in for regular STD testing to keep you safe and healthy. However, call the office right away if you notice any of the following changes following vaginal, oral, or anal sex.

  • Burning during urination
  • Genital pain
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Small genital bumps
  • Itchy genitals

While these symptoms don’t necessarily mean you have an STD — they can also be caused by a urinary tract infection (UTI), yeast infection, allergies, and more — regular screenings can help put your mind at ease.

What happens during STD testing?

Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology has a state-of-the-art on-site lab, so most of their STD tests are quick, easy, and painless, but there’s no one screening for all STDs. Depending on your unique situation, your screening may include one or more of the following.

Urine sample

During a urine sample, you simply pee into a container. The test only takes minutes, and you can expect your results within a few hours to about three days.

Blood test

A blood test requires a quick blood draw. While some tests allow you to see your results within hours, the process can take up to one to two weeks.

Swabs

Your doctor may ask for swabs of your mouth, vagina, throat, or anus to test for certain diseases. It typically takes about three days to receive the results.

Physical exam

If you have sores, blisters, warts, rashes, or irritation, your doctor may perform a physical exam before making a diagnosis.

Should your results come back positive for any STDs, your Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology doctor creates an individualized STD treatment plan that works for you. Some common STD treatments include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Antiviral medication
  • Topical medication

To schedule STD testing with an experienced physician, call the experts at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology or book an appointment online.