Sexual Health Clinic London
See a sexual health expert in a private setting at our London Sexual Health Clinic. Our STI tests are a discreet and confidential way to check your symptoms.
Our private GPs can evaluate and diagnose any concerns you may have with your sexual health and provide expert advice on appropriate treatments. Whether you are experiencing issues or seeking reassurance, you can schedule an appointment directly at our STI clinic without a GP referral. In many cases, we offer a same-day appointment for your convenience.
STI Testing London – Next Day Results
We offer next-day sexually transmitted disease (STD) tests so you can receive your results quickly for peace of mind. STI testing is discreet and confidential. Our tests involve providing a urine sample and blood test which is sent to a laboratory for testing. Once you receive your results, our medical team will be able to provide further advice and recommend potential treatment.
What are the most common symptoms of an STI?
Although symptoms can vary, there are common signs that suggest the need for an STI test:
- Unusual discharge
- Sores or rashes
- Lower abdominal pain
- Pain or burning sensation during urination
- Irregular bleeding in women
When should I have an STI test?
Early detection STI tests can be completed immediately. For specific tests such a HIV, it’s important to wait a certain period of time before taking an STI test, as accuracy depends on the specific infection being tested for. Testing too soon after exposure can yield false results. The required waiting period varies depending on the type of test, so we recommend checking the information provided on each STI test for specific guidance.
However, if you experience any symptoms of an STI, it’s crucial to see a doctor as soon as possible.
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Trichomonas is a prevalent sexually transmitted infection that arises from the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. While some individuals remain asymptomatic, others experience a range of distressing symptoms. It’s important to note that timely testing and diagnosis play a pivotal role in preventing the spread of this infection and safeguarding your health.
At Private Medical Clinic, we prioritise your health and well-being. Our comprehensive Trichomonas testing involves a meticulous examination and swab taken from the genital area or a urine sample. Our expert medical professionals ensure that the testing process is swift, accurate, and discreet.
Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma are bacterial infections that are primarily transmitted through sexual contact, leading to genital infections. While these infections are not officially classified as STIs (sexually transmitted infections), they can still cause uncomfortable symptoms if left untreated. Despite the lack of extensive information on long-term risks, it’s essential to address these infections promptly.
Our clinic offers accurate and reliable testing methods, including urine samples and genital swabs. These tests are performed by experienced medical professionals to ensure the highest level of accuracy.
At Private Medical Clinic, we provide comprehensive Herpes Simplex Testing in Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield. Our testing services allow you to swiftly and efficiently confirm whether your symptoms are linked to HSV, ensuring timely and accurate diagnosis.
Our testing process involves collecting a sample of fluid from one of your blisters using a swab. This liquid is then tested on-site for HSV. We also offer blood tests that can detect either Herpes type 1 or type 2. Additionally, during the testing process, we can screen for other sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) to ensure a comprehensive evaluation of your sexual health.
The most effective method of preventing Hepatitis B infection is through vaccination. The Hepatitis B vaccine is safe and highly effective. If you plan to travel to high risk areas, it is essential to assess your risk and take appropriate precautions to safeguard your health.
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that primarily targets the liver, leading to acute illness and potentially causing long-lasting damage. This global health challenge affects millions of individuals across nearly every continent. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were approximately 296 million cases of Hepatitis B in 2019, resulting in an alarming 820,000 deaths attributed to liver damage and liver cancer. The highest concentration of cases can be found in the WHO Western Pacific and African regions.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that can be contracted through vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected individual. One of the alarming aspects of syphilis is that its early symptoms, such as painless ulcers, can often go unnoticed. These ulcers, which may appear on the genitals, anus, or mouth, can lead to unintentional transmission if left untreated. Additionally, syphilis can be transmitted from an infected mother to her child during pregnancy, underscoring the importance of routine testing for pregnant women.
Early detection and timely treatment are critical when it comes to syphilis. There are three distinct stages of infection, and treatment can be initiated at any stage. However, the sooner treatment begins, the better the outcomes. The primary stage is characterised by painless red sores at the infection site, which typically heal within a few weeks. If left untreated, primary syphilis can progress to secondary syphilis, marked by symptoms like a rash, white patches in the mouth, and flu-like symptoms.
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a prevalent infection caused by an imbalance of natural bacteria in the vaginal environment. This imbalance can lead to various symptoms, including excess vaginal discharge accompanied by an unpleasant odor. While some cases of BV may resolve on their own with mild symptoms, in other instances, a course of antibiotic medication may be recommended for effective treatment.
Vaginal discharge is a natural bodily process that most women experience. It serves as a mechanism to keep the vaginal environment clean and healthy. However, deviations in color, quantity, or odor can be indicative of underlying issues.
While some vaginal discharge is normal, any significant change in its characteristics could suggest an infection. Abnormal discharge may include changes in color, consistency, and odor. Such changes might be a sign of infection or an imbalance in the vaginal flora.
Thrush, scientifically known as candidiasis, is a common yeast infection caused by the Candida species of fungus. Candida naturally resides in the body, particularly in warm and moist regions such as the mouth and genitals. Normally, the immune system and beneficial bacteria keep candida in check. However, certain factors can lead to its overgrowth, resulting in infection.
Thrush infections often manifest in the mouth (oral thrush) or the genital area. While it is more prevalent among women due to the presence of candida in the vagina, men can also be affected. Men who haven’t been circumcised are more susceptible to thrush due to the conducive environment under the foreskin that promotes fungal growth.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system, making it harder for the body to fight off infections and diseases. HIV is primarily spread through sexual contact, but it can also be transmitted through sharing needles, from mother to child during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and through blood transfusions. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to managing HIV, so testing is an essential part of HIV prevention and management.
Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection that can affect both men and women. It often exhibits subtle or even no symptoms in its early stages, making regular testing a crucial aspect of maintaining your sexual health. If left untreated, Gonorrhoea can lead to serious complications, such as inflammatory pelvic disease in women and testicular swelling in men, which can result in infertility.
Genital warts are a manifestation of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a diverse family of viruses with over 100 different types affecting various parts of the body. While around 30 types of HPV can affect the genital skin, a staggering 90% of genital warts are attributed to two specific strains: types 6 and 11. These warts may emerge as small, painless growths, appearing either individually or in clusters that resemble a cauliflower-like texture. While typically painless, itching and inflammation can occur, sometimes leading to minor bleeding.
Chlamydia, while relatively benign in its initial stages, can lead to severe health complications if left untreated. These complications include infertility, ectopic pregnancy, chronic pain, and even arthritis. Early detection is crucial, as many infected individuals may not exhibit any symptoms. That’s why we emphasise the significance of routine sexual health check-ups, regardless of symptom presence.
Our chlamydia testing process is designed to be quick, efficient, and discreet. We understand the sensitive nature of such tests and ensure complete confidentiality. Our experienced professionals will guide you through the process, answering any questions or concerns you may have. You can trust that your privacy is our utmost priority throughout the testing journey.
Dr Simon Khela
Consultant Private GP
Dr Simon Khela is an experienced private GP and the medical director of Private Medical Clinic. He has a special interest in lifestyle & functional medicine.
GP with Specialist Interest in Women’s and Sexual Health
Dr Jayawardena is an experienced private GP with specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Naima has a wealth of experience and dedication to providing high-quality patient care with a compassionate approach to nursing.
Shamila’s nursing approach is based on compassion and a sincere desire to improve the lives of others. She is motivated to care for patients’ needs.