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Sexually transmitted diseases are spread from one sexual partner to another. They can be spread through oral, genital or anal contact. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites can cause sexually transmitted diseases. People of any gender or age can get a sexually transmitted disease. Just one instance of sexual contact can lead to an infection. If you notice any new symptoms or are told by a current or former partner that you may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease, it's important to be tested.
You may have heard the term sexually transmitted disease and the term sexually transmitted infection and wondered what the difference is. A sexually transmitted infection might not cause any symptoms in a person, or the symptoms could take months or even years to develop. A sexually transmitted disease is a symptomatic infection. With prompt medical treatment, most STDs can be cured. At BASS Urgent Care, we offer STD testing in Walnut Creek at convenient times that fit into your busy schedule. Our doctors and nurses will respect your privacy. If you have any questions, we'll answer them.
Some of the most common STDs include:
The symptoms of STDs vary widely, but some of the most typical symptoms include painful or difficult urination, fever and oral, anal or genital sores. An unusual vaginal or penile discharge, bleeding between periods, itching of the anal or genital region, painful intercourse or a flu-like illness are also signs of STD infections.
Syphilis is a bacterial infection that's almost exclusively spread through sexual contact. Syphilis infection has four stages. In the first stage, it causes a small, painless sore to develop in the anal, genital or oral region. In the second stage, a rash develops. During the third stage, symptoms disappear. In the fourth stage, syphilis spreads through the body. Early syphilis testing allows the infection to be cured as soon as possible. This can prevent serious complications. At BASS Urgent Care, we offer convenient appointment times for syphilis testing in Walnut Creek.
Chlamydia is a common STD caused by bacteria. It can occur in men and women of any age. In the early stage of a chlamydia infection, there may be no or only mild symptoms. As the infection persists, symptoms such as painful urination, vaginal or penile discharge, painful intercourse and vaginal or testicular pain may occur. Chlamydia can also infect the rectum and cause burning, discharge or pain during anal intercourse or a bowel movement. Chlamydia can also cause an eye infection if infected fluids enter the eye. Contact BASS Urgent Care to schedule an appointment for chlamydia testing in Walnut Creek.
Yeast infections are common in women. They primarily occur in the vagina because the fungi that causes them prefers the warm, dark and moist area. Yeast infections can also occur in folds of skin that aren't well-cleaned. Also called vaginal candidiasis, yeast infections cause a painful burning sensation during intercourse and while urinating. About three out of four women will have at least one yeast infection in their lifetime. A male partner can get infected with the fungi and spread it to his partners.
Yeast infections are typically spread through oral-genital and vaginal intercourse. The treatment for yeast infections is simple and involves the insertion of an antifungal cream for one to seven days. For diagnosis and treatment of yeast infection in Walnut Creek, contact BASS Urgent Care today.
Mono, or mononucleosis, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. It's common in teenagers and young adults. Most middle-age adults have had it and are immune to it. Mono can be spread through non-sexual and sexual contact. It's primarily spread through saliva, so sharing a beverage, kissing or oral sex can spread mono from one person to another. The symptoms include a sore throat, swollen tonsils, swollen glands, body aches, loss of appetite and headaches.
The symptoms of STDs can be a bit alarming, but help is available. If you think you have an STD, make an appointment with BASS Urgent Care for diagnosis and treatment in Walnut Creek.
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