The Miami Institute For Women's Health
Peter A Khamvongsa, FACOG, FACS, IF
Triple Boarded in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Urogynecology in Miami, FL
If you’re sexually active & at risk of a STD, or you experience new or unusual gynecological symptoms, STD testing can help prevent serious complications. Our expert team can detect, diagnose, and treat STDs to alleviate symptoms or cure the disease.
STD Testing Q & A
What is STD testing?
STD testing includes diagnostic procedures that help Dr. Khamvongsa and his team diagnose sexually transmitted diseases that spread through sexual contact with an infected partner. Common STDs you might encounter if you’re sexually active include:
- Genital herpes
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
STDs are often caused by viruses, parasites, or bacteria. There are more than 20 types of sexually transmitted diseases, which can affect both men and women. Many times health complications associated with STDs are more severe in women and can affect pregnancy.
What are the symptoms of STDs?
Not all STDs cause symptoms, at least not right away. You might experience genital or rectal bumps, open sores, pelvic pain, or infertility. Painful or burning urination, pain with intercourse, unusual discharge or bleeding, a fever, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash are other symptoms to watch out for. See Dr. Khamvongsa at the first sign of an STD.
What should I expect during STD testing?
What are my STD treatment options?
Your personalized STD treatment plan depends on the type of STD you have. Antibiotics can cure STDs caused by parasites or bacteria. While there’s no cure for STDs caused by viruses, certain medications can reduce unpleasant symptoms. Dr. Khamvongsa might recommend minor surgical procedures to remove genital warts or cancerous tissue associated with STDs.
How can I lower my risk of contracting STDs?
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Medical Arts West Tower
8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite #501
Miami, FL 33176
Phone: (786) 220-2184
Fax: (305) 283-1882
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday
8950 North Kendall Drive
Medical Arts West Tower Suite 501
Miami, FL 33176