Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is one of a number of sexually transmitted infections (also known as STIs or Venereal Diseases).

The disease is caused by a germ that can affect different parts of the body – including the eyes, throat, anus, and the reproductive organs – vagina, womb, penis, scrotum.

It’s earliest symptoms are:

  • discharge from the penis (that can be painful) within the first 2-5 days of getting infected

  • increased (or altered) vaginal discharge – with or without ‘tummy’ pain; painful urination may also occur

Other parts of the body can be affected to lesser degrees.

How is Gonorrhoea diagnosed? Laboratory tests are used to confirm infection with the germ: Neisseria gonorrhoea.

  • In women : a sample taken from within the vagina or the womb (or throat  & anus depending on sexual practice)

  • In men: a sample taken from the tip of the penis (or the throat & anus depending on sexual practice);  or a urine test (first morning sample)

How is Gonorrhoea treated? Basic treatments should cover:

  • Inform the individual about how the infection is transmitted and prevented

  • Look for other STIs when testing

  • Treat individual and their partner

  • Use the CORRECT antibiotic for a specific infection

  • Complete the course of treatment

  • Abstain from sexual intercourse until the person and their partner(s) are completely cured

 

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Please seek urgent medical care if you have severe or life threatening symptoms.
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