Are you worried that you have an STD/STI? The best way to know for sure is to get tested. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are serious and can impact your pregnancy options. If you are pregnant and think you may have an STD/STI, it is important to get tested to receive support so you can continue with your pregnancy decisions with clarity. We can help you find a place to get tested.
What Are STD/STIs?
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are spread by sex or sexual activity with a person infected with an STD. A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is spread the same way, but with more treatable options. These diseases pass from one individual to another by semen, blood, and other bodily fluids. Common STD/STIs are:
- Chancroid (Syphilis)
- Genital warts
- Hepatitis B
Should I Get Tested for STD/STIs?
Common Symptoms of STD/STIs
It’s better to be safe than sorry. If you are having sex, especially with multiple partners, get tested. Some people have symptoms after being infected and some experience little to no signs of infection. Your partner may not even be aware that they’re infected. Some common STD/STI symptoms include:
- Discharge from the penis
- Unusual vaginal bleeding
- Pain during sex
- Sores or bumps on the genitals or in the oral or rectal area
- Painful or burning urination
- Sore, swollen lymph nodes, particularly in the groin but sometimes more widespread
- Lower abdominal pain
Get Tested Today
If there is any chance you could have an STD/STI, be safe by getting tested today, especially when experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Talk to your doctor for treatment options if you receive a positive result and they can help with solutions and treatment.
Talk with our team today to receive STD/STI testing referrals. We are here to help.