Richmond Practice - Gonorrhoea

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Gonorrhoea
Symptoms of Gonorrhoea usually appear between 2 and 21 days of exposure. Gonorrhoea is curable, so visiting your doctor, STD clinic, or walk-in clinic is imperative if you suspect exposure. If left untreated, Gonorrhoea can lead to many health problems, including damage to reproductive organs, increased risk of acquiring other STDs like HIV, and a greater chance of ectopic pregnancy in women.

Symptoms

Men:
Men with Gonorrhoea may experience a yellow, white, or green discharge from the penis, painful urination and/or swelling of the testicles.

Women:
Change in the amount, colour, or smell of vaginal discharge, painful urination and intercourse, bleeding after sex, irregular menstrual bleeding, and abdominal pain are symptoms that may be experienced by women with this STD.

Transmission
Gonorrhoea is an STD (sexually transmitted disease) and therefore can be transmitted through unprotected vaginal, anal, and oral sex, and from mother to child during birth.

Diagnosis/Testing
A swab/culture test and urine analysis can be used to detect Gonorrhoea.

Treatment
Antibiotics effectively treat Gonorrhoea.
 

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