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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

A medical examination may be necessary if a person believes he or she may have an STD or if he or she may have been exposed to someone with an STD. Being seen by a doctor as soon as possible after exposure to an STD is important; these infections can easily spread to others and can have serious complications.

Go to a hospital's emergency department in these circumstances if:

  • an STD problem worsens;
  • a fever develops with other symptoms; or
  • if it will be a couple of days before the individual can be evaluated by a doctor.

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