Few people feel comfortable sharing the details of their sexual experiences, but the doctor’s office is one place where such information is essential to appropriate care.
Giving your doctor a complete report of your symptoms and sexual history will help him/her determine how to best care for you. Here are some of the things you may be asked:
In the meantime, if you suspect you have an STD, it’s best to abstain from sexual activity until you’ve talked with your doctor. If you do engage in sexual activity before seeing your doctor, be sure to follow safe sex practices, such as using a condom.