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STDs: All About the Symptoms, Screening Tests, and How to Tell Your Doctor and Spouse About It

Sunday, 02 Feb 2014 02:02 AM

Sexually transmitted diseases most commonly occur in sexually active persons. Chlamydia, trichomonas, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV are some common STDs that can be diagnosed by screening. People who notice signs of such diseases often wonder how to tell their family about the symptoms of infection that they may have. So, they try to self-test with ready-to-use screening kits that are available to test for common STDs.
 
Chlamydia is the most common bacteria that affects the genital area. Mostly, chlamydia causes no harm. Chlamydia and other infections can be asymptomatic, without showing any obvious signs and symptoms in a person, but can cause signs and symptoms in their sexual partner. If screening and treatment is not done in time, it can produce signs of pelvic inflammatory disease. Some very mild symptoms such as lower abdomen pain, burning sensation while urinating, and discharge from genitals are common in people affected by chlamydia and other STD infections.
 
When you suspect that you might be suffering from an STD due to certain signs and symptoms that you notice in your body, you might be upset with the idea of how to mention it to the doctor. If you are confused about how to tell your doctor about these signs and symptoms, make a list of the symptoms. Some people feel awkward about it and keep worrying as to how to tell their doctor and get screening tests done to confirm their condition. So they postpone their consultation and the delay allows the disease to become worse.
 
It is easy to tell how serious the STD is if you describe your symptoms accurately and go through the examination and screening tests. If you are clear about how you tell your doctor about the signs and symptoms, it makes it easy for the doctor to diagnose the infection. So be open while describing the signs and symptoms like burning urination, discharge, pain, rash, etc. to your doctor.
 
Chlamydia and other STDs can be diagnosed by screening tests. The best way to screen for chlamydia, trichomonas, and gonorrhea is through a swab test. Another test known as PCR, is a nucleic acid amplification test that confirms the genetic material of the pathogen in the sample and is best done for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Presence of antibodies against chlamydia and other STD pathogens can be confirmed by an ELISA screening test. Sometimes, even doctors feel uncomfortable about how to tell their patients if they are diagnosed for some serious STDs like HIV or hepatitis.
 
The most mind-boggling question people face is how to tell their partner if they have some sexually transmitted infection. If you are thinking as to how to tell your partner about an STD, you should first confirm it by various tests and screening methods. Especially, some people worry about how to tell their spouse about being infected by an STD because of the fear that their partner may suspect their fidelity and they worry about their relationship being affected. It is important to overcome this fear and face the situation. So stop worrying about how to tell your doctor or spouse about STD and go for the screening test in time.

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) like chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas, syphilis, and HIV present with very mild symptoms and signs. It is very important overcome the fear of STD and undergo a screening test.
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