Sexually Transmitted Infections

Common STIs

Although there are many different types of STIs, some have symptoms and some do not. Parkville Women’s Clinic will provide you with a referral for STI checks for some of the more common STIs. If you think there’s a possibility you are infected, know for sure. Visit us to gain more information on STIs and receive referrals for STI testing clinics.

Possible Symptoms of STIs

  • Discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Rashes and sores on skin
  • Painful urination
  • Blisters, sores and itching on or around the genitals
  • Fever and headaches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Strong odor
  • Permanent damage from STI’s include: chronic pelvic pain, infertility, cervical cancer, major body organ damage

Why Take an STI Test?

If you are sexually active you are at risk for STIs and pregnancy. That even applies if you have only had a sexual encounter with one partner. It’s important to be tested regularly whether or not you believe you are infected with a STI. Parkville Women’s Clinic will give you free STI information and refers our clients to our providing medical partners for STI checks and treatments. Come visit Parkville Women’s Clinic to learn more about ways to reduce your risk of contracting a STI.

Chances of Infection

Every year in the U.S. there are an estimated 19 million new STI infections and nearly half of all new STI cases occur in people from the ages of 15 to 24. Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for contracting an STI.