Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s), can cause serious health problems and even sterility if left untreated. The above screening schedule is adapted from the U.S Preventive Services Task Force’s Guide to Clinical Preventive Services and the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer. This includes women’s annual wellness exams and a range of birth control methods. A Pap smear can detect certain viral infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV), which is known to cause cervical cancer. – Sick leaves permits and referrals to other doctors are available. A colposcopy is a test used to examine the cervix and identify abnormal cells on the cervix. Pap tests can also pick up infections and inflammation, and abnormal cells that can change into cancer cells.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the only condition commonly found as a result of Pap smears. Genital Herpes: This commonly transmitted infection results in pain, itching and sores in the genital area of both men and women. It may be for you if you have had an inconclusive or slightly abnormal pap test or if you are over the age of 30.2 HPV testing is not recommended for women under the age of 30 who have not had an abnormal pap test, because HPV is so common in women under the age of 30 and because the risk of cervical cancer increases after the age of 30.2 There is no treatment for HPV, and the vast majority of HPV infections clear on their own. I felt extremely embarrassed to have to get blood drawn for this. Spring 2016 Insurance Plan booklets are available in our office. Researchers evaluated the women’s urine samples using molecular tests to determine what infection, if any, that each woman had. Physical examination.
We will discuss your symptoms and decide on a hormone regimen that will help alleviate these symptoms. Breast exam. What tests do you offer? However, changes such as thickening, lumps, spontaneous nipple discharge, or skin changes like dimpling or puckering need to be evaluated as soon as possible. Pregnancy testing. Basic genetic counseling and referral for genetic evaluation. Emergency contraception.
The specialist will recommend a repeat Pap test in 4 to 6 months. For two days before the test, you should not douche or use vaginal creams, suppositories, foams or vaginal medications (like for a yeast infection). A trained and caring staff of health-care professionals provide these services. STD/HIV Testing Upper Missouri District Health Unit (UMDHU) promotes the early detection and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. UMDHU offers confidential, reduced cost or free testing for several STDs. Noninvasive testing is available for Chlamydia and gonorrhea which are the most common STD’s diagnosed in the area. Immunization prices have changed and are subject to change depending on costs.
Call your local public health unit to make an appointment.