All About Gonorrhea: Get Educated before your Gonorrhea Test
Take charge of your sexual health with STDClinic’s discreet Gonorrhea test. Read on to learn more about Gonorrhea symptoms, testing, and treatment.
Gonorrhea, sometimes called “the drip” or “the clap,” is an STD spread through sharing sexual fluids. In serious cases, it causes inflammation and leads to terminal diseases. You can easily check for Gonorrhea with STDClinic.com’s online test
Gonorrhea is a venereal infection caused by the bacteria neisseria gonorrhoeae. It is estimated to infect 106 million people annually. Neisseria gonorrhoeae can affect the genital tract, vagina, anus, penis, rectum, mouth, and eyes. If left untreated, it can lead to deadly illnesses in men and cause lasting damage to women.
When undiagnosed, Gonorrhea can lead to chronic inflammations that permanently damage your reproductive organs. The upside is that gonococcal infections are easy to diagnose and cure. Get closer to a diagnosis by ordering STDClinic.com’s Gonorrhea test
Like most STDs, gonococcal infections can exist without symptoms. If it does appear, you’ll notice inflammation around the genitals and/or abnormal discharges from the penis or vagina
Gonorrhea symptoms tend to appear more often in men than in women
It’s important for you and your sexual partners to routinely check for STIs just to be safe.
Common symptoms of Gonorrhea in men include:
- Painful urination and ejaculation
- White, yellow, or green discharge from the penis
- Inflamed testicles
- Burning and itchy sensation around the anus
- Rectal bleeding and discharge
- Scarring of urethra
- Frequent urge to pee
Common symptoms of Gonorrhea in women include:
- Foul looking vaginal discharge
- Itchy sensation around the groin
- Pain and bleeding during urination and menstruation
- Heavy-spotting and bleeding between periods
- Sharp pelvic pain and discomfort
- Inflammation of the urinary bladder
- Rectal secretions with pain and bleeding
- Swollen lymph nodes
How do you contract Gonorrhea ?
You can get gonorrhea by sharing sexual fluids with an infected person. You can test for Gonorrhea within two to four days following suspected infection
When to Check
Generally, if you have an active sexual life with multiple partners, you should get tested for Gonorrhea at least once a year.
If you are pregnant, you can potentially pass the infection to your baby during delivery. Treating gonorrhea as soon as possible will make complications much less likely. Order a discreet online Gonorrhea test on STDClinic.com.
NOTE: If you suspect you may have an STI, it is highly recommended that you stop having sex until you’ve recieved medical advice. Doing so ensures you and any potential partners lessen the risk of spreading disease.
Preparation for Testing
Since Gonorrhea is tested through urine samples, be sure not to urinate for 1-2 two hours before your Gonorrhea test. If you are a woman, don’t wash or use a vaginal cleanser in the hours before the test.
Select and order your test online. You'll receive an order confirmation with all the information you need to take your blood test.
Go to the clinic nearest you and take your blood test. Be sure to bring the confirmation email with you to the clinic!
Receive your results on STDClinic.com
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Medically reviewed byon April 1st, 2021.
- Gonorrhea - CDC Fact Sheet https://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.htm
- Second test link https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/gonorrhea-test/