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Do you have to go to doctor for STD testing?

Do you have to go to doctor for STD testing?

STD testing isn’t always part of your regular checkup or gynecologist exam. So make sure to ask for STD testing. Be honest with your nurse or doctor about your sex life, so they can help you figure out which tests are best for you. Talking about STD testing might feel awkward, but try not to be embarrassed.

Where can I get a STD test for free?

You can get tested for STDs at your local Planned Parenthood health center, a doctor’s office, and health clinics. You may be able to get free STD testing. Want to get tested for STDs? Find a Health Center

What kind of tests are done for STD’s?

STD testing may include: A urine test — you just pee into a cup. A cheek swab — you rub the inside of your cheek with a soft swab to test for HIV. A blood test — your nurse or doctor takes blood from your arm or a quick finger prick. A physical exam — your nurse or doctor looks at your genital area …

Do you feel embarrassed when you get a STD test?

Talking about STD testing might feel awkward, but try not to be embarrassed. Remember, doctors have seen and heard it all. Most people get an STD at least once in their lives, and getting tested is the responsible thing to do — it means you’re taking good care of your health.

STD testing isn’t always part of your regular checkup or gynecologist exam. So make sure to ask for STD testing. Be honest with your nurse or doctor about your sex life, so they can help you figure out which tests are best for you. Talking about STD testing might feel awkward, but try not to be embarrassed.

STD testing may include: A urine test — you just pee into a cup. A cheek swab — you rub the inside of your cheek with a soft swab to test for HIV. A blood test — your nurse or doctor takes blood from your arm or a quick finger prick. A physical exam — your nurse or doctor looks at your genital area

Where can I get a STD swab taken?

a swab from the genitals, such as the urethra in guys or the cervix in girls Sometimes, the sample can be tested right there in the health provider’s office. Other times, the sample is sent to a lab and the results come later. It depends on the office and the type of infection doctors are testing for. STDs can be sneaky.

Talking about STD testing might feel awkward, but try not to be embarrassed. Remember, doctors have seen and heard it all. Most people get an STD at least once in their lives, and getting tested is the responsible thing to do — it means you’re taking good care of your health.