Solace Women's Care
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Conroe, TX
The consequences of sexually transmitted diseases can be frightful and, if left untreated, some STDs can lead to infertility. At Solace Women’s Center in Conroe, Texas, Farly Sejour, MD, FACOG, offers advanced STD testing to help you take care of your reproductive health and sexual wellness. Some STDs don’t have any symptoms, so STD testing is an integral part of your preventive health care. We serve patients in Conroe, Tx along with The Woodlands, Magnolia, Spring, Willis, and Montgomery. If you have concerns or are due for a test, call Solace Women’s Center or click to use the online scheduling system.
STD Testing Q&A
What is an STD?
STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, are medical conditions you typically contract through sexual activity without proper protection. You can also transmit some STDs, such as hepatitis, through blood.
Dr. Sejour discusses different methods to protect you against an STD and provides effective STD testing. The sooner you detect an STD, the lesser your chances of developing complications are. If you’re sexually active and have multiple partners, it’s essential you get tested regularly for STDs.
During your consultation with Dr. Sejour, he devises a customized treatment plan and helps you determine the best methods of testing.
What are some of the most common STDs?
There are a number of common STDs.
Chlamydia is an infection of bacteria in the genital tract.
Trichomoniasis is fairly common and caused by a microscopic single-celled parasite. The parasite typically infects the vagina or urinary tract.
Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection of the genital tract that can also grow in the mouth, anus, eyes, and throat.
HIV is a viral infection that can progressively damage the immune system.
Other common STDs include genital warts, genital herpes, and hepatitis – viral infections that impact the liver.
What are the different types of STD testing?
Various STD testing methods are available at Solace Women’s Center, including:
- Urine samples
- Blood tests
Some STD tests you can take at home, but professional testing from a medical specialist with specific knowledge of STDs is the most reliable and accurate form of testing.
What are the benefits of STD testing?
STD testing provides many benefits as part of your overall preventive health care. STD testing can help you take care of your reproductive health. Many STDs don’t have any symptoms and can go unnoticed. An STD test is the only way to detect many of them.
If left untreated, some STDs can have dire complications, such as infertility. STD testing is a safe and efficient way to assess your current health and Dr. Sejour can perform most tests conveniently and quickly in-office.
Dr. Sejour offers comprehensive STD testing to detect an array of conditions. For more information and to book your test, please call our office today.