STD Testing Blueprint

by admin on April 15, 2013

If you are considering to have STD testing because you’re not  sure of  a possible STI, it sure is the right thing to do.

There is no need to feel mortified or to spend sleepless nights over the issue. These tests are:

  • Simple
  • Hassle free
  • Anonymous
  • Affordable

After the test results are known,  you know exactly what to do if you test positive.

 

3 types of STD Testing

1. Anonymous lab testing near your home

It’s always the best to visit a nearby lab and get your STD testing. Even if you have to come out of your comfort zone for this type of testing, you should opt for this.

We have more than 4000 labs all around. All you have to do is check for the nearby lab location as per your ZIP code. You can use the search window to your right.

Then select the type of testing you want to undergo.

For the first-timers, it’s advisable to undergo all the tests.

The reason to undergo a complete STD test  is to ensure that you are free from all types of STIs. It’s possible when you conduct all the tests in one go.

The benefits are:

  • Combined, these tests cost a fraction of the cost if you undergo all these tests one by one.
  • It’s easy as you can collect the samples once.
  • It saves a lot of time and cost involved in commuting.

Then, select the time of testing and register.

All our registration is code based, so no one other than you knows the type of testing  you are about to undergo.

If you test positive for any of the STDs, then you can get professional advice at our labs.

 

Lab testing order button

 

2. Sending test samples to a lab

If you don’t want to visit a lab to submit the samples personally, you can ask for a sampling kit during registration. An appropriate kit, as per your selected test package will arrive at your door step by post.

You’ve to collect the samples in the sample bottles. All the instructions are enclosed with the kit. It’s easy because you’ve to collect samples as directed. See the video below to get further information on how to collect the test samples.

 

 

After you’ve collected the samples, seal it with the transparent pack provided and put it into the dispatch container. Never drop it into a mailbox, hand it over at the post office.

After the testing is complete, you would be intimated either by email or by phone as per your preference at the time of registration.

The only disadvantage with these types of STD testing is it’s takes a bit of more time.

 

Sample collection order button

 

3. STD Testing at home with a home STD test kit

This is the easiest type of STD testing of all three.

If you don’t like any hassle of involvement with any lab, then a complete home std test kit. You get everything you will ever need to carry out the tests at home. These kits are as simple as a home pregnancy test or ovulation test kit.

These are instant or rapid test kits and overall duration of a test is not more than 5 to 15 minutes depending upon the type of test.

 

 

Home test kit order button

Why not a free STD testing?

If you’re considering a free STD testing, you can go ahead, but most likely you wouldn’t like the outcome. First, you’re not sure of  the test results. Second, it’s not anonymous. Free things come with its own dose of inconveniences.

What’s the solution?

Private STD Testing.  You pay for  results which you can trust.

Free STD testing is not anonymous because the testing agencies have to report the outcome of your test. In private STD testing, the agencies report neither your STD testing nor the test results to anybody, not even to your insurance agency. However, if you want to get a medi-claim, you can get an invoice to settle your claim.

There’re 3 distinct ways to get your STD testing done.

 

For “how-to-use information” on  instant STD test kits  click here

 

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What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

by admin on August 13, 2014

what is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

More than 50% of cases of infertility comes from PID alone. It’s a nightmare for a woman to know, but it’s true. The name “Pelvic Inflammatory Disease” refers to pelvis and inflammation, but it can hardly indicate the range of destruction it can cause to the reproductive system of a woman. Once the tissue is affected, the condition is more or less permanent unless corrected by surgery, but the chances are low for a full recovery. No woman wants to lose her capacity to motherhood, so it’s better to know how to prevent this condition.

What is PID?

PID is the inflammation of the female reproductive system, especially uterus, fallopian tubes, and the ovaries. The common seat of inflammation is either the ovaries or the fallopian tubes. A common condition called Salpingitis is a result of this inflammation when fallopian tubes are affected. Either tube is narrowed or totally blocked. Pelvic inflammatory disease can come from any STD or from bacterial vaginitis. BV results in the ascension of microorganisms from the cervix and vagina to the upper genital tract. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are the two probable STDs to cause this state.

It’s easier to prevent than to get a cure. This condition primarily comes from bacterial infections and causes induration or a fibroid condition of ovaries too. The primary inflammation causes scarring if the condition is not treated in time. This is a permanent damage to the reproductive system is irreversible. It can only be treated successfully by surgery in some cases.

The uterus is also not free from this scarring. There are other organs and tissues which get affected by this scarring. The inexplicable pelvic pain women experience, comes from the process of scarring during a PID onslaught. During the primary inflammation state it’s treatable with antibiotics and treatments same as used to treat other bacterial infections. Acute ruptures in the fallopian tube due to ectopic pregnancy can only be with surgery.

Causes of PID

PID can come from a wide array of microorganisms, so it’s considered a polymicrobial infection. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are very similar in their manifestation and very similar in nature. Both are caused by bacteria and both are capable of causing PID.

Neisseria gonorrhea and Chlamydia trachomatis have been identified to be present in women with PID infections almost half of the times. Other anaerobic organisms which cause bacterial vaginosis in women have also been found in women with PID. Latest developments in medicine indicate that Mycoplasm genitalium may also be responsible for milder cases of PID. All in all, this is a complication mainly caused by bacteria responsible for infection of the vaginal tract.

Frequent vaginal douching can disturb the vaginal flora because it disturbs the normal chemical and microbial balance of the vagina. It also increases the chances of PID.

Women use douching to clean their vagina from time to time. The techniques used are different in different women. A wide variety of techniques are use with different cleaning agents and liquids. Use of plain cold water is common. Some use luke warm water for better comfort and better cleaning. Some women may use diluted vinegar or various antiseptics. It may involve a non-pressurized rinsing to a high pressure jet. It is always a risky factor, but women do it anyway when they want to get rid of the foul odor. If the odor is due to a BV, they increase the chances of PID.

What are the Symptoms of PID?

  • Pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Bleeding between menstrual periods
  • Excess and foul smelling vaginal discharge
  • Painful urination
  • Painful sex
  • Lower back pain
  • Fever and other general signs of infection with exhaustion

Risk factors for PID

Sexually active teenagers are more prone to this than women ranging between 25- to 29 year of age. The probable cause for this seems that the reproductive tracts of young teens are fully developed to deal with pathogens and bacteria.

African-American women seem to be in the high risk of PID. This may be due to their ethnicity or biological factors. They use regular douching which may be a possible cause for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.

The relationship between PID and infertility is established beyond doubt, but there may be “Nay-Sayers,” as there are always a few, but it’s ultimately your life. Women generally want a baby at mature age except the ones with the “teen-mom” desire. What if they discover their infertility at too old an age? Pelvic Inflammatory Disease takes hold of the female reproductive system at a younger age when they least expect it. Last word, prevent it! That’s the easiest way to do it. If you have the slightest reason to believe that you might have contacted Chlamydia or Gonorrhea, get a STD Testing.

Note: Even if everything seems normal an extra STD test doesn’t hurt. Considering the risk factors and the future expenses the amount you spend on testing is nothing.

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