A sexually transmitted infection (STI) or sexually transmitted disease (STD) is a gynecological condition that needs personalized treatment with humankindness. Dignity Health Central Coast women’s health doctors can help you learn more about prevention and treatment based on a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect.
STIs and STDs are broad terms for a number of conditions, including HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, HPV or genital warts, scabies, gonorrhea, and more. Also falling under this medical category are hepatitis, herpes, trichomoniasis, and pelvic inflammatory disease.
If you have been diagnosed with an STI on the Central Coast, Find a Doctor to prevent the infection from leading to more serious complications.
Identifying the Symptoms of STIs & STDs at Dignity Health Central Coast
Symptoms of STI are different for each one of the infections. Tell your doctor if you are experiencing any of these common STI and STD symptoms:
- Vaginal discharge that is unusual
- Lumps in your genital area
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Pain during sex
- Painful urination
- Pain, itching, or burning in your genital area
Although it is possible for you to have an STI without symptoms, most will have one or more from the list above. Your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor will discuss treatment options with you that address your physical, mental, and spiritual needs.
Personalized Treatment of STIs & STDs
Dignity Health Central Coast doctors will offer treatment for your overall health and well-being. They also will coach you on prevention steps, such as vaccination, protected sex, and medical treatment for STIs and STDs on the Central Coast.
Contact Dignity Health Central Coast to receive timely, personalized treatment before you develop complications. Annual exams, along with screenings, are an important part of women’s health. Dignity Health’s philosophy of care, dignity, and respect is always part of our treatment for STIs and STDs throughout the California Central Coast.