For couples experiencing difficulty in conceiving, we can help with initial tests. It is easier (but not essential) if both partners are registered with us.
Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it’s important to be screened if you may be at risk. We can screen for, diagnose and treat the common STIs in both women and men.
Symptoms of each STI can vary from local symptoms affecting the genitals, to symptoms that affect various other parts of the body. The following is not a full list of all possible symptoms. However, these are the common symptoms to look out for:
- A vaginal discharge.
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding.
- A discharge from the penis
- A sore, ulcer, rash, or lump that appears on the penis or around the vagina, vulva or anus.
- Pain when you have sex.
- Pain when you pass urine (although the common reason for this is a urine infection and not a STI).
- Swelling of the glands in your groin.