Gongorrhea symptoms can be painful. If not handled, it can lead to more serious health problems. The good news is that Gonorrhea can be diagnosed and, if necessary, treated with antibiotics. People who have Gonorrhea should expect to have a healthier and happier life. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of Gonorrhea, as well as how to get better.
Detecting gonorrhea can be difficult since infected people are often asymptomatic or show no symptoms. STD testing on a regular basis is one of the most efficient ways to detect an infection before it produces uncomfortable and painful symptoms. Anxiety and stress levels may rise if any of these concerning indications appear. On the other side, regular testing can help to reduce worry and ensure that you receive treatment as soon as possible. Many people aren’t aware of Gonorrhea’s indications and symptoms. For your convenience, we’ve included a list of common symptoms for men and women below.
Even if there are no symptoms, gonorrhea can create serious health problems.
The majority of gonorrhea-infected women have no symptoms. Even if a woman has symptoms, they are usually minimal and can be misinterpreted as a bladder or vaginal infection. Symptoms that women may experience include:
Men who do have symptoms may have:
In both men and women, rectal infections can cause a variety of symptoms, including the following:
Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms. You should see a doctor if your partner has an STD or is exhibiting symptoms of one. Symptoms include unusual pain, a foul discharge, burning when peeing, and bleeding between periods.
Symptoms of gonorrhoea in men include:
In both men and women, unprotected anal or oral intercourse can cause infection in the rectum, throat, or eyes.
If infected sperm or vaginal fluid comes into contact with the eyes, conjunctivitis can develop.
Symptoms of rectum infection include discomfort, pain, and discharge. An infection in the eyes causes irritation, discomfort, swelling, and drainage, whereas an infection in the throat usually causes no symptoms.
One way to prevent Gonorrhea is to understand how it spreads. Gonorrhea is spread through sexual fluids like sperm, pre-ejaculate, and vaginal secretions, as well as sexual activity (vaginal, oral, or anal). Even if the penis does not fully enter the vaginal canal and the male does not ejaculate, gonorrhea can arise in numerous parts of the body and be transferred. By touching the infected area with your hand and then touching your partner’s body, you might easily spread the germs.
Another method of prevention is to practice safe sex. Abstinence, as well as the use of dental dams and condoms, can lower your and your partner’s risk of exposure. Because they have no symptoms, many Gonorrhea carriers are unaware that they are infected. This is one of the reasons why the CDC predicts that 820,000 cases of Gonorrhea occur in the United States each year.
Testing on a regular basis is another safeguard. You may appear well and normal, yet the illness is damaging your body and spreading to your spouse. Regular testing is one way to ensure that you are free of illness or that you can obtain the treatment you require to recover. We recommend that you and your spouse (or partners) take regular tests.
People who have had Gonorrhea before are not immune to contracting it again. Even those who have already been infected with Gonorrhea are susceptible to re-infection. If your partner has Gonorrhea, avoid sexual contact with them until their prescription is finished. This takes 7-14 days on average.
We recommend that people be tested for STDs on a frequent basis to cope with the shame. We understand how difficult it can be to discuss your concerns with your doctor, which is why we provide our patients a secure testing environment as well as confidentiality and anonymity. Our physicians want the best for their patients, which includes leading a healthy lifestyle. Getting tested is the first step toward getting treated and recovering.
Although many people are fearful of being tested for Gonorrhea, the procedure is simple and painless. A urine sample is typically all that is required. Because they are usually contracted at the same time, your doctor may recommend testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea at the same time. Simultaneous testing may yield more accurate results.
Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics as a preventative measure before you obtain your test results. If your tests come back negative, you could be suffering from another illness, such as a urinary tract infection (UTI), which requires treatment.
Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that is easily treated with antibiotics. Doctors frequently prescribe antibiotics such as azithromycin. If your doctor suspects that your Gonorrhea strain is antibiotic-resistant, you may be given an injection of Ceftriaxone in addition to your oral medications. Both drugs are effective at avoiding infection, but they do not undo the damage that the sickness has caused. STD testing should be done on a regular basis to maximize your chances of catching the infection before it produces serious symptoms and complications.
Those who test positive for Gonorrhea should inform their sexual partners, who may be infected as well. This includes any former partners who may have been harmed, in order to assess them and their companions. While discussing STDs with your partner(s) may be uncomfortable, they will appreciate being informed so that they can take the appropriate precautions to safeguard their health.
Partners should refrain from sexual activity for at least 7 to 10 days while treatment is ongoing. You may feel healthy enough to resume sexual activity after a few days on antibiotics, but this does not mean the harmful germs have been totally removed from your body. It’s possible that both you and your lover will relapse.
People who have previously had Gonorrhea can get it again. Even if you’ve had Gonorrhea previously, antibiotics don’t guarantee that you won’t have it again.
Untreated gonococcal infection during pregnancy has been linked to miscarriages, early birth, low birth weight, preterm rupture of membranes, and chorioamnionitis. A newborn can contract gonorrhea when it passes through the birth canal during delivery. If left untreated, infants might develop eye infections.
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STD testing takes into account your age, risk factors, indications and symptoms, and medical history. You should obtain full testing if you’re at risk for one STD because you might be at risk for others as well.
All of our STD testing is done with urine and/or blood tests to ensure accuracy. Swabs and saliva tests are not used.
If a woman is at risk for STDs, her menstrual period should not prevent her from getting tested.
Within 48-72 hours, the majority of tests yield an electronic result. Trichomoniasis and HIV RNA tests may take one extra day.
To ensure a large enough sample size for a pee test, don’t urinate for at least an hour before the test. You must also fast for 12 hours before taking the wellness panel. There’s nothing else you need to do to prepare for your STD test.
It’s difficult to tell which STDs you’ve been exposed to; if you’re at risk for one, you’re at risk for them all. The best way to ensure that you are fully informed and aware of any potential STDs is to take our 10-Test Panel.
There are tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, Hepatitis A, B, C, Genital herpes, Oral herpes, HIV 1 & 2, and Syphilis. Individual and group testing are available. Get more information on STD Testing.
We recommend getting tested for STDs at least twice a year if you are sexually active in any way. If you are sexually active, have multiple partners, or have previously tested positive for one or more STDs, more frequent testing is recommended.
From the time you arrive, the visit takes roughly five minutes or less. The appointment consists of simple urine and/or blood collection, followed by your exit.
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It is not necessary to make an appointment. After you’ve placed your order, you can pick up your samples at the lab at any time during business hours. If you’re pressed for time, call the lab to make an appointment.
As soon as you receive your Order Form, you can begin taking the test (or confidential test code). The order form will be emailed to you or available through your online account.
It’s a blood test that can diagnose syphilis within two weeks of infection (compared to 4 weeks to 3 months with a standard RPR test)
It’s a blood test that can detect HIV 9-11 days after exposure (compared to 2-6 weeks with an HIV antigen/antibody test).
HIV: 2-6 weeks, Syphilis: 1-3 months, Herpes: 6-26 days, Chlamydia: 1-3 weeks, Gonorrhea: 2-3 days, Hepatitis B: 1-5 months, Hepatitis C: 2-6 months, Trichomonas: 5-28 days
If you are confirmed positive, for a cost of $95, we will offer you with a doctor consultation and written prescription. For an extra $95, you can get a documented prescription for your partner. We can even call your pharmacy on your behalf to get your prescriptions filled.
Yes, having an STD treated does not prevent you from catching it again.
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