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STD Testing Specialists

K & K OB-GYN & Cosmetics

OB-GYNs & Cosmetic Specialists located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY

The doctors and staff of K & K OB-GYN & Cosmetics specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many different sexually transmitted issues that involve STD testing. Both the Brighton Beach, Brooklyn clinic and the Midtown East, Manhattan clinic serves the residents of New York City as well as many of the nearby neighborhoods and boroughs.

STD Testing Q & A

How Often Should a Person Be Tested for STDs?

Most gynecologists recommend that their patients be tested for sexually transmitted diseases at least once a year. If a person is in a committed relationship and only has one partner, the need for the test can be determined by the patient. The need for the STD testing is normally based on the patient’s lifestyle, number of sexual partners, and whether or not they use sufficient forms of protection. Birth control medications do not protect against STDs. If a patient is concerned about whether or not they may have contracted an STD, it is important that they schedule an appointment and be tested as soon as possible. They should not wait until their yearly exam.

What Are Common Symptoms of STDs?

Many STDs have minimal or mild symptoms that often go unnoticed. Other symptoms can be quite noticeable and will make the person extremely uncomfortable. These include discharge from the vagina or penis that is thick, off color, and has an odor, itching and irritation in and around the reproductive organs, and painful intercourse. Each STD is known to have specific symptoms that tend to characterize the condition as it progresses. It is important to report all symptoms to a gynecologist to prevent the condition from worsening. If left untreated, STDs can lead to infertility, lesions and in some cases, cancer.

How Can STDs Be Prevented?

In most situations, STDs can be easily prevented through prudent sexual practices. Limiting the number of sexual partners and using condoms are also beneficial ways to reduce the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease. It is important to talk to a gynecologist to find out just how many ways a person can be exposed to different types of STDs. Sexually transmitted diseases can be transferred from person to person in more ways than just sexual intercourse. It is vitally important to be fully informed. By knowing all of the facts, a person can take the necessary precautions to prevent exposure to STDs and reduce their risk of contracting them.

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