Affinity Urgent Care offers testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) to men and women on a walk-in basis at our fully equipped centers in La Marque, Galveston, and Alvin, Texas. Men who are sexually active or who are experiencing any of the following symptoms are encouraged to visit us for confidential and convenient STD testing.
The majority of men with gonorrhea—also referred to as “clap”—do not display symptoms. In the event that noticeable changes occur, they may involve:
Swollen and painful testicles
Penile discharge that may be green, white, or yellow
Pain or burning sensations while urinating
Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver that typically does not cause symptoms in the genital area. In fact, most men don’t report any noticeable symptoms. If symptoms develop, they may include:
Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and eyes
Unusually dark urine
Feeling weak and fatigued
Loss of appetite
Aches and pains
Nausea and vomiting
Genital herpes, or the herpes simplex virus, usually doesn’t cause obvious symptoms. When it does, they tend to be mild and develop a few days to a few weeks after contact. Symptoms may include:
Blisters, scabs, or ulcers around the genital area or thighs
Itching, burning, or tingling sensations around the blisters
Enlarged or tender lymph nodes around the groin
Muscle aches in the lower body
Loss of appetite
Chlamydia symptoms may take a few weeks to appear and aren’t always obvious. When symptoms are noticeable, they may include:
Cloudy or clear penile discharge
Swollen and tender testicles
Burning and itching around the genital area
Syphilis is a particularly serious and contagious STD that warrants timely medical attention. The symptoms of this infection often resolve on their own, only to be followed by a new set of symptoms. Promptly speak with a medical profession if any of the following occur:
A small, painless, and firm sore that may appear around the mouth, penis, or anus
Swollen lymph nodes near the sore
A skin rash on the bottom of the feet or palms of the hands
Fatigue and sore throat
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
HPV is among the most common STDs in the United States. Depending on the strain of HPV present, a man may experience:
Genital warts that may be flesh-colored or have a “cauliflower” appearance
Warts in the mouth or throat
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
HIV is a progressive disease that may develop into AIDS if it is left untreated. Most men experience flu-like symptoms within two to four weeks after contact. This initial stage of HIV may cause:
Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
Aches and pains
Painful mouth sores
Ulcers on the penis
STD Testing at Affinity Urgent Care
Affinity Urgent Care’s centers are equipped with clinical labs to swiftly provide STD testing on site. Our experienced medical practitioners also treat many STDS and can refer to specialists in more complex cases. To learn more, contact our friendly team today or just stop by when it’s convenient for your schedule.
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