There’s a stigma around sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which means that many go untreated. But, if left untreated, they can cause serious health problems. We’re here to break down the stigma, helping you with simple diagnosis and treatment.
STIs can be common – yet, because people don’t like to talk about them, they often go untreated.
At Denmark Medical Centre, our doctors treat you with absolute respect and privacy. We’ll work with you to diagnose your condition, and can provide medication to treat Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea at no cost to you.
So if you are at all concerned or think you may have an STI, make an appointment with one of our friendly GPs today.
What are the signs and symptoms of STIs?
Common symptoms of STIs include:
Itchiness around the genital area
A burning sensation when peeing
A rash, sores or small lumps on or around the genitals
Unusual bleeding e.g. after sex or between periods
Pain and swelling in the testicles
Pain during sex
When should you be tested for STIs?
It’s a good idea to have regular sexual health check-ups once you start having sex and when you change sexual partners. You and your partner should both get tested if you’re planning to stop using condoms, too.
The test is simple, quick and painless – often, all that’s needed is a urine test.