If you are having symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease (STD), have been exposed to an STD, are having bothersome vaginal discharge burning or itching, or are having urinary symptoms such as increased frequency or burning please call the office and schedule a same-day appointment for quick evaluation, testing and treatment!  Prompt treatment will improve your symptoms and have you feeling better faster.

The four female OBGYNs at Associated Women’s Healthcare are all board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and are all members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. They have extensive experience performing accurate STD screenings. They will walk you through each step of the test in a confidential, judgment-free manner to help you feel at ease and provide easy, fast treatment. Contact Associated Women’s Healthcare today to schedule an appointment in Plano, TX by calling 972.612.8829.

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When to Get Tested for an STD

It is recommended that you undergo an STD screening if:

You have a new sexual partner. Everyone who is sexually active (with either male or female partners) should receive STD screening, and this is especially true if you are engaged in sexual relations with a new person.

You are having unprotected sex. Not wearing protection increases your risk. Because of this, it is recommended that you receive screening if you’re having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex.

You are exhibiting symptoms. Many times STD can be asymptomatic but if you are having changes in your vaginal discharge, spotting or bleeding after sex or vaginal or pelvic pain it is best to have it examined by your physician to determine the cause.

STD Symptoms to Watch Out For

It isn’t always obvious when you have an STD. Symptoms can be minor or even absent in some cases. Visit a gynecologist with Associated Women’s Healthcare if you are experiencing:

  • Painful urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Blisters or sores on genitals and/or anus
  • Itchy or irritated genital area
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Fever / flu-like symptoms

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Symptoms of a urinary tract infection may include using the bathroom more frequently, an increase in the urge to urinate, burning with urination, or burning and pain when you are urinating.

Bacteria in the urinary system including the bladder is the cause of these symptoms and can easily be treated with antibiotic therapy.  During your visit your gynecologist will discuss your symptoms, test your urine and prescribe an antibiotic if appropriate.  At home remedies such as increasing your water intake, drinking cranberry juice and over the counter medications such as Azo may provide some relief but the infection does not resolve until you take antibiotics.  In rare cases bladder infections can progress to kidney infections and make you very sick so do not ignore these symptoms.  It is important to see your gynecologist for testing and treatment.

Vaginal Infections: Yeast and Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Many women will experience vaginal infections during their lifetime.  For some women it happens only once or twice but for some other women it can be a recurring problem that happens over and over.  Yeast and BV are not sexually transmitted but having intercourse can make symptoms worse.  These infections can cause bothersome symptoms such as vaginal discharge, vaginal itching and vaginal odor.  Whether this is your first infection or your tenth infection our gynecologist can guide you through testing, treatment and lifestyle changes to help!

Schedule an Appointment in Plano, TX

Contact women-led Associated Women’s Healthcare to schedule an appointment and address all of your questions and concerns surrounding STDs and other types of infections. Patients may call our office in Plano, TX, at (972) 612-8829 to schedule an appointment with one of our four female gynecologists! We treat STDs for patients from Plano, Garland, Frisco, Allen, Lewisville, and the surrounding area.