What kind of doctor should I see if I have an STD?

You can certainly see your regular medical practitioner for STD-related health concerns. However, some people are more comfortable going to an appropriate specialist. Women, for example, may be more comfortable seeing a gynecologist, nurse midwife, or other women’s health practitioner for STD testing and treatment.

Does a gynecologist deal with STDs?

Any woman who is sexually active should have regular testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Even if you have no symptoms, a routine STD testing by your gynecologist can be immensely beneficial for a number of reasons.

Do urologists help STDs?

STDs can cause unpleasant side effects, cancer, or infertility in men and women, though they commonly cause more severe problems in women. Treatment with highly trained experts at Comprehensive Urology can cure STDs or help you better manage unpleasant symptoms.

Do primary care physicians do STD testing?

Where can I get tested for STDs? You should have the option to get tested at your primary care physician’s office, at any health clinic, or if you’re a student, through your school.

Can a gynecologist see chlamydia?

Chlamydia is easily detected. Many Gynecologist can now test for Chlamydia at the time of annual Pap smear. (Another very good reason to have your annual pap girls), and it is easily treated with antibiotics. Of course the best prevention ladies is a condom.

Can you get rid of an STD without going to the doctor?

There is no proven alternative therapy to treating an STI. Treatment is testing and antibiotics. The most effective complementary treatments of STIs — that is, those that that go along with standard medical treatment — involve prevention and patient counseling.

Does a Pap smear pick up STDs?

A Pap smear can’t detect STDs. To test for diseases like chlamydia or gonorrhea, your healthcare provider takes a swab from your cervix. Blood tests can also identify certain STDs.