Washington Surgi-Clinic
The Washington Surgi-Clinic provides a wide-range of complete gynecological and pregnancy termination services. We can also be reached at (877) 659-9403 or at (202) 659-9403.

What You Should Know About Gonorrhea

Comprehensive gynecology services near Washington, D.C., include testing for sexually transmitted diseases. There are many different kinds of STDs, and some have no symptoms or side effects. STD testing is therefore required to make sure men and women maintain superior sexual health—and are not inadvertently passing on diseases to their partners. Gonorrhea is one STD that can be identified in standard STD testing. Keep reading to learn what you should know about gonorrhea, including common symptoms, simple testing, and effective treatments.

Common Symptoms

Most women who have gonorrhea never experience any symptoms, so they do not know they have an STD until they visit their gynecologist for STD testing. In contrast, 95% of men do experience gonorrhea symptoms. If you have a male sexual partner who is experiencing discharge, soreness, or swelling in the penis or testicles, cease sexual activity and visit your gynecologist for STD testing. Women may also experience burning in the throat when performing oral sex on an infected male.

Simple Testing

Gonorrhea is conclusively diagnosed with STD testing at an office that provides gynecology services. STD testing for gonorrhea is extremely accurate. The most common tests involve either urine analysis or testing of a sample of body fluid. For example, women may be tested in areas where infection might be present due to sexual activity. Body fluid can be collected from the urethra, cervix, rectum, or throat.

Effective Treatments

STD treatment for gonorrhea usually involves two antibiotics. A gynecologist will inject one medication called ceftriaxone. The other medicine is called azithromycin and comes in pill form. By taking your antibiotics as prescribed and completing the entire dose, you can permanently rid yourself of gonorrhea.

Do you need STD testing? For STD testing and all your gynecology services needs, contact The Washington Surgi-Clinic today by calling (202) 659-9403. You can arrange a confidential appointment with an experienced gynecologist, who will address all your sexual health needs and concerns. We also offer both first trimester abortion and second trimester abortion.

Answers to Your Questions about Pregnancy Termination

The decision to seek an abortion or pregnancy termination is incredibly personal, stressful, and emotional. It’s important to make sure you understand your pregnancy termination options, and that your gynecologist or doctor answers all of your questions patiently, knowledgeably, and compassionately. An abortion can be performed surgically or non-surgically for up to 26 weeks after the date of your last period.

A first-trimester abortion can be performed surgically or non-surgically. A surgical abortion is performed about five weeks after the date of your last period by utilizing the suction dilatation and curettage method. A non-surgical abortion utilizes a combination of medications to induce pregnancy termination when a woman is less than six weeks pregnant. A second-trimester abortion can only be performed surgically over 1-3 visits, and is a more complex method of pregnancy termination.

If you would like more information about your options for pregnancy termination near Washington, DC, visit us at Washington Surgi-Clinic. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff is committed to providing you with all of the information you need, in a safe and comforting environment. To schedule a confidential appointment with a gynecologist, call us today at (202) 659-9403.

What is a Birth Control Shot?

There are a variety of birth control methods available to women of all ages who are sexually active. The birth control method that your gynecologist recommends will depend upon your age, sexual history, lifestyle, medical history, and personal preferences.

Watch this video to learn more about the injectable birth control method, known as a birth control shot. A birth control shot is the perfect birth control method for women who have trouble remembering to take a birth control pill every day.

If you’re interested in learning more about your alternatives to the birth control pill in Washington, DC, come see us at Washington Surgi-Clinic. Our experienced and knowledgeable gynecologists can help you determine which birth control method is best for you. To schedule a confidential appointment for gynecology services, including pap smears and STD testing, call us today at (202) 659-9403.

Getting Tested for HIV

Regular STD testing and HIV testing is a crucial part of maintaining your gynecological and overall health. If you’re sexually active or are at high risk for HIV, you should visit a gynecologist for HIV testing at least once per year, possibly more if you are at high risk. Here is a look at some important facts about HIV testing.

When You Should Get Tested

Any woman who is sexually active or at high risk for HIV should visit a gynecologist for HIV testing. If your test is negative, your gynecologist can let you know how often you should come back for HIV testing. If you’re pregnant, it’s even more important that you undergo STD testing, HIV testing, and prenatal gynecology services. Your gynecologist will maintain strict patient confidentiality throughout the HIV testing process.

Who’s at High Risk

Women who are at a higher risk for contracting HIV will need to undergo HIV testing more frequently. You are at higher risk if you are having unprotected sex with more than one male partner, if you have injected drugs in the past or are doing so currently, if you are currently having sex with or have had sex in the past with someone who has had multiple partners or who has injected drugs, if you have a current STD, or if you received a blood transfusion between 1978 and 1985. Your gynecologist can advise you as to how often you will need HIV testing.

HIV Testing Procedures

Your gynecologist can inform you as to your HIV testing options. The most commonly used test is the enzyme immunoassay test, which provides results in one day to one or two weeks. Some gynecologists use a rapid test, which provides results within 20 minutes.

If you’re in need of HIV testing near Washington, DC, come see us at Washington Surgi-Clinic. Our experienced and compassionate gynecologists can provide a wide range of affordable gynecology services, including STD testing, STD treatment, pap smears, birth control methods, and pregnancy termination. To learn more about our gynecology services, call us today at (202) 659-9403.

A Look at Your Birth Control Options

As soon as you become sexually active, you should visit a gynecologist to discuss birth control methods, and receive a pap smear and STD testing. The birth control method that you choose will depend upon your health, medical history, lifestyle, and personal preferences. Here is a look at the most common birth control methods recommended by gynecologists.

Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are available as a combination pill, progestin-only pill, or extended-cycle pill. The combination birth control pill contains estrogen and progestin, is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, and must be taken around the same time every day. The progestin-only pill doesn’t contain estrogen. Gynecologists recommend it for women who have migraines with aura, diabetes, heart disease, or who smoke or are at risk for blood clots. The extended-cycle pill allows you to only have a period every three months.

Vaginal Rings, IUDs, and Implants

If you don’t want to have to remember to take a daily birth control pill, you can opt for a vaginal ring, IUD, implant, patch, or birth control shot. Vaginal rings are placed in the vagina for three weeks, and then removed on week four to stimulate your period. IUDs, or intrauterine devices, are surgically implanted in the uterus to prevent sperm from reaching an egg. Implants are placed under the skin of your upper arm, and can last up to three years.

The Morning After Pill

The morning after pill, also known as emergency contraception or Plan B, is not a typical birth control method. It is only recommended for occasional use, if your regular birth control method failed. It must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, and has a 95% success rate if taken within 24 hours.

If you’re interested in learning more about available birth control methods in Washington, DC, come see us at Washington Surgi-Clinic. When you make an appointment with one of our caring gynecologists, you can receive affordable gynecological services in a safe, confidential, comforting environment. To make an appointment with a gynecologist, call us today at (202) 659-9403.

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  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The office is closed on Sundays and on major federal holidays.