The first signs of a sexually transmitted disease (STD or STI) can vary considerably based on the type of infection. In fact, many STDs never cause noticeable symptoms. Because of this, it’s difficult to say what the first signs of an STD may be. As a general rule of thumb, make sure to promptly visit a medical professional if you notice any of the following symptoms:
Pain or burning while urinating
A frequent urge to urinate
Bumps, blisters, sores, or rashes around the genital area
Abnormal bleeding or discharge
Pain during sex
Unusual rash around your stomach, hands, or feet
Swollen or tender lymph nodes, especially around the groin
Most STD symptoms develop 3 to 10 days after exposure. Herpes, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, may not display symptoms for several weeks, months, or even years—if ever.
It is incredibly important to receive regular STD testing if you are sexually active. Because many STDs don’t cause noticeable symptoms, testing is the only way to know for sure if you have an active infection.
STD Testing at Affinity Urgent Care
Affinity Urgent Care’s fully equipped immediate care centers in La Marque, Alvin, and Galveston, Texas, provide comprehensive and confidential STD testing on a walk-in basis. Here, you can ask our clinicians any sexual health questions you may have, learn safer sex practices, and find the answers and peace of mind you need through reliable STD testing services. We are open during extended hours every day to serve busy people like you. And, we accept all major health insurances and offer low self-pay rates. Visit us today!
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"We have a special needs daughter who needed her foot looked at. Thankful that Affinity accepted her Medicaid first of all. Staff was nice, did not have a long wait, doctor was knowledgeable and understanding with our daughter, which means a lot. She was able to get x-rays done on her foot and received the results before we left. A great place to go on short notice."
"Facility was very clean. Very short wait. The doctor and x-ray tech were great!!"
"Fast and friendly. Was in and out in about an hour, and the PA and nurses were great. Much better experience than the ER."
"The Affinity care clinic in Galveston was wonderful. I walked in Memorial Day (without an appointment) and was seen by a very courteous and helpful staff. I highly recommend them."
"My experience at this urgent care facility was a pleasant one. I brought my daughter in due to an allergic reaction. The staff members there were awesome!"
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