If you think you may have gonorrhea, it is extremely important that you get tested as soon as possible. Without treatment, gonorrhea can have long term effects and can even be fatal. Some of the other health concerns include: infertility in women, sterility in men, long term and ongoing pelvic pain, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, and infection in the blood and joints.
Gonorrhea Symptoms in Men:
- An abundant, milky or clear discharge that becomes yellow, thick, and may even contain some blood
- Painful or burning urination that is more frequent than normal
- Testicle Swelling and/or pain
- Many individuals who have gonorrhea are asymptomatic, meaning they are carriers with no symptoms
Gonorrhea Symptoms in Women:
- A yellow colored vaginal discharge
- Abnormal bleeding from the vagina (while not on your period)
- A feeling of tiredness or fatigue and/or fever
- Mild to severe discomfort while having intercourse
- Lower abdomen pain
- An itching sensation in the genitals
- Enlarged or painful glands around the vaginal opening
- Symptoms similar to that of a bladder or bacterial infection and are often confused in the early stages
Gonorrhea can be transferred through any type of intercourse. This includes vaginal, anal, and oral intercourse.
Type of Test Required for Diagnosis
A simple urine test is all that is required to diagnose gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea can be cured easily with antibiotics. Should a positive gonorrhea result be discovered, our physicians can call in a prescription to any pharmacy in the nation.