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I hear that it hurts to get STI testing. Do they need to stick a swab in my penis?

Hi.

These days you usually don’t need to get a swab in your penis. Most of the time all you have to do for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing, is pee in a cup.

If you have been treated for Gonorrhea you may be asked to return for a swab to make sure that it is gone.

Your health care provider will talk to you about this if they think it is needed. 

For more about STI testing, click here.

Health Nurse

This answer was posted on September 20, 2012

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