STD Testing Specialist

Pavilion for Women's Health and Wellness

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Miami, FL

Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause several uncomfortable symptoms, including itching, burning, pain, or blisters. For fast and effective treatment, visit the Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness in Miami. Under the care of Dr. Scott Dunkin and Dr. Eric Runyon, women can have routine screenings and treatment for STDs, as well as other gynecological services to maintain reproductive health. Call or book online to schedule an appointment.

STD Testing Q & A

What are the symptoms of an STD?

The symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) vary, depending on the specific disease. However, there are often common signs that may indicate a problem. If you have an STD, you might experience:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Itching
  • Blisters or sores in the genitals
  • Rash
  • Burning during urination
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Bleeding or spotting in between periods

In some cases, you may also experience fever, nausea, lower back pain, or swelling in your joints. There are also people who experience no symptoms, which is why it’s essential to get screened for STDs regularly.


How does STD testing work?

There are several ways your physician at Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness may screen you for sexually transmitted diseases. Some of these methods may include a urine test, a cheek swab, a blood test, or a physical exam.

Your physician may also use a swab to collect tissue directly from your vagina, urethra, or cervix.

What happens if I have an STD?

Many common STDs are treatable with medication or topical creams and ointments. Your physician can help you understand what your treatment will consist of, how long it will take, and how to avoid transmitting the disease to another person.

Some STDs technically have no cure, but it’s possible to manage your symptoms and live a normal, healthy life. Once you know you have an STD, it’s important to have regular gynecological appointments to ensure you stay in good reproductive health.


What results can a woman expect with STD treatment?

In most cases, your physician can help you manage immediate pain or discomfort. Healing from an STD, however, can take time.

You may need to refrain from unprotected sex or intercourse for a period. If you follow your physician’s instructions, your condition should recede, and you can resume sexual activity within a few weeks.

To learn about the STD testing services at Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness, call the office today or book a confidential consultation using the online scheduling system.