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All About Gonorrhea: Get Educated before your Gonorrhea Test

by Marissa Lynch

Take charge of your sexual health with STDClinic’s discreet Gonorrhea test. Read on to learn more about Gonorrhea symptoms, testing, and treatment.

Gonorrhea Overview

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

Symptoms

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.

  • 1. Schedule

    Select and order your test online. You'll receive an order confirmation with all the information you need to take your blood test.

  • 2. Get Tested

    Go to the clinic nearest you and take your blood test. Be sure to bring the confirmation email with you to the clinic!

  • 3. Results

    Receive your results on STDClinic.com

Know Your Treatments

  • In most cases, the Gonorrhea infection is easily curable with antibiotics, though treatment will not reverse permanent damage. Having recovered from Gonorrhea once does not make you immune to being reinfected in the future, so make sure to practice safe sex and have regular STD screenings.
  • To learn more, speak to your doctor to get personalized information about your diagnosis. With your STDClinic.com test results, you’re one step closer to making informed decisions about your sexual health.
  • Be sure to retest one month after starting treatment to be sure you are free of the infection. You and your partner are recommended not to engage in sexual relations until you’ve finished your prescription.
  • Take control of your sexual health.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an STD?

An STD, or sexually transmitted disease, is an infection that is primarily transmitted through sexual fluids during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Sometimes, STDs are referred to as “venereal diseases.” Many STDs can be cured when they are properly diagnosed. Get tested for STDs at STDClinic.com.

How can I know if I have an STD?

Since some STDs are asymptomatic, the only way to really know if you have an STD is to get tested. Order your STD test online here.

How does STDClinic.com work?

STDClinic makes it easy to get discreet, fast STD blood and urine test results. First, select and purchase the test you want. Then, download your proof of purchase form- also called a “requisition form”- and bring it to the clinic. Take your test at the clinic nearest you. Afterwards, see your results online.

Can Gonorrhea be cured?

Gonorrhea is easily cured with the correct course of treatment. While treatment will stop the disease, it will not reverse any permanent damage the STD has caused. Use your STDClinic.com test results to get a diagnosis from your doctor and figure out which treatment is right for you

How is Gonorrhea spread?

You can contract gonorrhea by having unprotected anal, oral, or vaginal sex with someone who is infected.

How can you test for Gonorrhea?

You can test for gonorrhea with a simple urine test. Order your test at STDClinic.com to check your sexual health
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Medically reviewed by Zion Ben Refael, MD on April 1st, 2021.

Resources

  1. Gonorrhea - CDC Fact Sheet https://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.htm
  2. Second test link https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/gonorrhea-test/

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