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STDs: Do They All Have Warning Signs And Symptoms? - Dr. Kotian

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Dr. Zarine Kotian recalls whether or not all sexually transmitted diseases present with visual warning signs and symptoms. Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.

Dr. Kotian:
Many sexually transmitted diseases are asymptomatic. For a male it’s very easy for them to see signs of sexually transmitted infections because their organs are external whereas women, our organs, are cervix, are all internal. So it’s very important that you get tested.

Things like chlamydia, gonorrhea, even herpes can be asymptomatic to the women. They might not think anything is wrong with them but unfortunately, chlamydia, gonorrhea; these infections can lead to future repercussions such as infertility. So it’s very important that you get these tested for when you see your obstetrician and gynecologist.

There is no reason for you to be scared about talking about your sexual activity or if you are nervous about having a sexually transmitted infection, no reason for you to be nervous to talk to your gynecologist. That’s what we are there for. This is what we see every day. Our goal is to make you better and to keep you healthy. So in order for us to do that you need to tell us if you have any signs or symptoms or any scares or anything else that you want to talk to us about.

About Dr. Zarine Kotian, M.D.:
Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. She was born and raised in Ohio, attending Ohio State University where she completed her degree in Molecular Genetics with a minor in Spanish. She is board certified in OB/GYN. Dr. Kotian knew she wanted to be an OB/GYN while in her rotation during medical school after seeing her first birth.

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Condition: Pregnancy, Menopause, Sexual Health

Related Terms: Cesarean Section, C-Section, Vaginal Birth, Elective C-Section, Emergency C-Section, Labor, Umbilical Cord Prolapse, Birth Control, Fertility, Menstrual Cycle, HPV, Menopause, Sexual Health, Sexual Activity, STD

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital

Location: Glendale, Arizona, AZ, 85306, East Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Expert: Dr. Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, M.D., Doctor Kotian, Gynecologist Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, OB/GYN

Expertise: Pregnancy, Cesarean Section, C-Section, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Assessment, Breastfeeding Support, Premature Babies, Fertility, Sexual Health

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