While you may have done everything you can to avoid contracting an STD, you may still end up with a sexually transmitted disease that will require medical intervention. To help you know whether it might be time to schedule an appointment with your doctor for STD treatment, you will want to continue reading.
Burning When You Urinate
If you can feel a burning sensation when you urinate, it is time to get to the doctor's office. One of the first things you might be tested for, which is not an STD, is a urinary tract infection, as burning when urinating is a common symptom of that. At the same time, they might also just go ahead and test for STD's to rule them out.
You Have Pus Filled Bumps
A herpes outbreak is very painful and can result in a desire to want to itch around your genitals. However, it is important to resist that urge because you do not want to break open any sores, potentially causing the herpes to spread even further. Not only can you end up with an outbreak on your genitals, but you can get it all around your mouth as well. Herpes is not something that can be cured currently, but it can be treated so that the symptoms are mild and it will be easier to live life with this STD. It is important to know that you could have been a carrier for a long time before getting your first outbreak. Those who are diagnosed with herpes should tell their current and passed sexual partners about it so that they can go get tested.
Even though it might be embarrassing to you, it is vital that you are seeking medical treatment as soon as you suspect that you have an STD. Not only do you want to reduce the time you have to suffer with it, if it is an STD that can be cured or simply managed, you owe it to your current and/or future sexual partners. Also, you will want to remember that your doctor has seen it all before and there is a very good chance that they have seen cases much more severe than what you are dealing with. They do not take it personal and do not judge their patients, as this is simply their job. They are trained medical professionals and they are there to help you in situations like this.