STD Testing Specialist

Janet Sanchez, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Janet Sanchez, MD

Internal Medicine located in Elmhurst, NY

Sexually transmitted diseases and infections can be sneaky: You may not know you even have one, as many don’t show any symptoms. Dr. Janet Sanchez offers testing and treatment services for STDs and STIs for patients in Elmhurst, New York. Getting screened regularly is essential to preserving the health and safety of yourself and your sexual partners. Call for an appointment today.

STD testing Q & A

What are the most common STDs and STIs?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are communicable through all types of intimate sexual contact. Many STDs and STIs are asymptomatic, which means you won’t necessarily experience any apparent symptoms or feel unwell in any way.

However, left untreated, STDs and STIs can lead to health complications that can be serious. The most common sexually transmitted diseases are:

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that can affect your genital tract. It often produces no symptoms, but it can cause pain during urination, vaginal discharge in women, testicular pain in men, and lower abdominal pain.

Gonorrhea

A bacterial infection, gonorrhea can affect your genital tract, anus, mouth, throat, or eyes. Symptoms might include a cloudy discharge, a burning sensation while urinating, heavy periods for women, or painful bowel movements.

Genital herpes

Genital herpes is a highly contagious STD that causes small bumps or blisters to appear on the affected area of skin. These eruptions are often itchy or painful.

Human papillomavirus (HPV)

The human papillomavirus is very common and often causes small, flesh-colored bumps on or around the genitals.

Genital warts

These small, often flesh-colored bumps are usually hard to the touch and can appear on or around the genitals or anus.

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is caused by a small parasite that can create urinary tract problems or discharge.

Other common STDs include HIV, hepatitis, and syphilis.

How are STDs and STIs treated?

Treatment for STDs and STIs varies depending on which condition is present. Bacterial infections can usually be cured with antibiotics, while the symptoms of viral STDs sometimes respond to other types of medications.

Whatever your particular situation, Dr. Sanchez helps you find relief from pain or discomfort and teaches you how to prevent passing the STD or STI on to another person.

What can I expect after treatment?

STD and STI treatment can sometimes be a long process, and it’s important to follow Dr. Sanchez’s recommendations to achieve a full recovery. To prevent further complications or the risk of contracting another STD or STI, always practice safe sex.

To make an appointment with Dr. Sanchez, use the online scheduling system.