STD Testing Available for Residents of Norwich, CT
As the name implies, a sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infection that is transmitted through activities involving contact with the sexual organs, mouth, or other intimate parts of the body. While there are steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of contracting an STD, such as using a condom every time you are intimate with someone, there is still a chance that you could become infected with an STD. So, if you are sexually active, it’s a good idea to undergo STD testing on a regular basis.
If you live in Norwich, Connecticut, or a surrounding area, you can come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care at almost any time to receive STD testing. We are open 365 days per year during extended hours, and we accept patients on a walk-in basis, making it easy for you to receive STD testing at a time that works for you.
Signs You Should be Tested
Many STDs don’t cause noticeable symptoms, so anyone who is sexually active should be tested periodically. However, if you have any of the following symptoms, you should seek STD testing immediately:
- An off-color or odorous discharge from your vagina or bleeding between your menstrual periods (if you’re female)
- Testicular pain or swelling (if you’re male)
- A burning sensation while urinating
- Sores on your genitals
- Rectal pain or discharge
- Burning, itching, or discomfort in or around your genitals
Additionally, if you are pregnant, even if you have no reason to suspect that you have an STD, you should be tested because some infections such as syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea can be transmitted to your child.
Stop by PhysicianOne Urgent Care Today
Whether you suspect that you may have an STD, or you just want to be on the safe side, stopping by PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Norwich to undergo STD testing is always a good idea. Our urgent care center is located at 607 West Main Street.