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 your primary care physician or an urgent care center 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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/1/2015
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