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Sexually Transmitted Disease

STD Doctor & Specialist in Tarzana, Encino, Van Nuys, Northridge

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STD), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STI), are often acquired by sexual contact. However, they may pass through other forms such as blood, semen, vaginal or other bodily fluids that are not related to sexual activities including shared needles, blood transfusions, or even from mother to infant during childbirth.

It is important to begin the process of treatment in order to prevent the infection from worsening, which could impact your fertility.

Symptoms of STDs

It’s important to understand that not everyone who possesses an STD will show signs of symptoms. This is why it’s important to receive an STD check periodically to make sure you’re STD-free.

Symptoms from an STD depend on the type of cause. STDs are caused by:

  • Bacteria (i.e. gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia)
  • Parasites (i.e. trichomoniasis)
  • Viruses (i.e. human papillomavirus, genital herpes, HIV)

Most often patients diagnosed with an STD will experience either of the following symptoms:

  • Sores or bumps in the genital area
  • Odd smelling vaginal discharge
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Pain during sex
  • Unusual discharge from penis
  • Burning urination
  • Fever
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the groin

Dr. Torbati Will Treat Your STDs in Tarzana, CA

The first step involves receiving an accurate diagnosis, which is dependent on the results gained from an STD screening, which Dr. Torbati will help you achieve.

After a diagnosis has been made, Dr. Torbati will then recommend the best course of treatment unique to your case, which may involve a variety of antibiotics and antiviral drugs. Not all STDs are curable, but many are very treatable, especially if they are detected early.

Contact Dr. Torbati for a Detailed STD Consultation.