Broadway Family Clinic

STD Testing

STD Testing services offered in Pearland, TX

STD Testing

STD Testing services offered in Pearland, TX

Being sexually active can increase your risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). At Broadway Family Clinic in Pearland, Texas, family medicine and primary care physicians Sumera Muzaffar, MD, FAAFP, Kashif Siddiqui, MD, and their highly trained team offer STD testing to detect or rule out STDs you may be at risk for. Schedule STD testing at Broadway Family Clinic by phone or request one online today.

STD Testing Q & A

What is STD testing?

STD testing at Broadway Family Clinic uses painless diagnostic tests to screen for sexually transmitted diseases. You can contract such diseases by having intimate contact with an infected partner via oral, vaginal, or anal sexual intercourse. 

Some STDs are curable, but you must manage others for a lifetime to reduce the risk of bothersome symptoms and disease transmission.

What does STD testing screen for?

Examples of STDs include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Syphilis 
  • Trichomoniasis 
  • Genital herpes
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea 
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

HIV can develop into acquired deficiency syndrome (AIDS) when not addressed. If you’re at risk of STDs or develop unusual symptoms, especially in your genital area, schedule STD testing as soon as possible.

What are the symptoms of STDs?

Not all STDs cause obvious symptoms, at least not right away. If symptoms do develop, they may present as:

  • Genital warts
  • Genital sores
  • Lumps or bumps
  • Unusual or smelly vaginal or penis discharge
  • Pelvic pain in women
  • Infertility
  • Cervical cancer in women
  • Changes in menstruation in women
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Sore or swollen lymph nodes
  • Painful sex
  • Fever
  • Rashes

Sores or bumps may also develop in your mouth or anal area if you’ve engaged in oral or anal sexual contact with an infected partner.

What happens during STD testing?

Common types of STD tests include medical examinations, a review of your medical history and symptoms, blood tests, urine testing, and tissue swabs. Your specialist determines which tests are best based on your risk factors. Each test is simple, quick, and painless. 

What do my STD testing results mean?

When your Broadway Family Clinic provider receives your STD test results, they discuss them with you and let you know if you have an STD. If you do, they offer medications that can cure or help you manage your disease by minimizing symptoms and the risk of disease transmission.

They follow up after treatment and can re-screen you to ensure it worked effectively. It’s important to avoid sexual contact during treatment. Your partner must also be treated. 

Schedule an STD screening at Broadway Family Clinic by phone or request one online today.