STD Testing and Treatment in Naperville IL

Receiving a screening for a sexually transmitted disease, or STD, is an important step for a sexually active person to take in order to protect themselves and their partner. In many cases, those infected with a sexually transmitted disease may not even know because they aren’t showing symptoms. If left untreated, STDs can be spread to others and may even lead to infertility. STDs are sometimes instead referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STI) rather than diseases, but both terms are used interchangeably.

Dr. Kimberly Wright is a board-certified gynecologist and women’s health specialist in Naperville, Illinois. Dr. Wright provides comprehensive testing and treatment for all types of sexually transmitted diseases. Learn more about STDs and schedule your test at The Wright Center for Women’s Health today. 


When to Get Tested for an STD

Getting tested for each type of STD during your annual visit is expensive and not necessary in most cases. You should speak with Dr. Wright about your specific risk factors and lifestyle so that she can determine which tests are right for you.

It is recommended that you undergo an STD screening if:

You have a new sexual partner. Everyone who is sexually active should receive an STD screening at some point, and this is especially true if you are engaged in sexual relations with a new person. 

You are having unprotected sex. Not wearing protection increases your risk. Because of this, it is recommended that you receive a screening If you’re having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex. 

You are engaging in high-risk behavior. If you or your partner have multiple partners, are an IV drug user or have had contact with a sex worker, it is strongly advised that you receive more frequent STD screenings.

You are exhibiting symptoms. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, it is always best to have it examined by your physician to determine the cause. 

Symptoms to Watch Out For

It isn’t always obvious when you have an STD. Symptoms can be minor or even nonexistent in some cases. Visit Dr. Wright if you are experiencing:

  • Painful urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Blisters or sores on genitals and/or anus
  • Itchy or irritated genital area
  • Unusual discharge
  • Fever / flu-like symptoms

STD Treatment at The Wright Center in Naperville, IL 

If results determine that you have an STD, the type of issue it is will determine how it is treated. STDs are broken down into three categories:

Bacterial STDs. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are good examples of STDs caused by bacteria. These issues can be treated with antibiotics and should go away after the antibiotic treatment is completed.

Parasitic STDs. STDs that are caused by parasites like Trichomonas Vaginalis can be cured using antibiotics, antiparasitic drugs or prescription shampoos.

Viral STDs. STDs caused by a virus cannot be cured completely, but they can be managed. The most common types are HPV, genital herpes, hepatitis B and HIV.

COVID-19 Updates

The Wright Center for Women’s Health remains open as we closely monitor the detection and spread of Coronavirus-19. There is no need to cancel your appointment unless you are sick with fever, cough, or having trouble breathing. If you are sick with these symptoms, please do not come to the office and call us to let us know at (630) 687-9595. If you have reason to think you might have been exposed to Coronavirus, do not come to the office – please contact us at (630) 687-9595. Please click here for more information.

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