What is gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is an STD that can infect your genitals, rectum, or your throat. It can spread by having unprotected sex with the infected person.

How can I reduce my risk of getting gonorrhea?

Getting tested before having sex is one way to make sure that you and your partner are both uninfected. But if that’s not possible, then using a condom can help to reduce the risk of gonorrhea.

What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

It’s rare for men to not getting any symptoms, but if they do, the symptoms will include,

  • White, yellow, green discharge from the urinary tract or
  • A burning sensation while urinating or
  • Painful or swollen testicles (though, this is less common)

For women, the symptoms will include,

  • Increased vaginal discharge or
  • A burning sensation while urinating or
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding between periods

Rectal infections may or may not cause the following symptoms,

  • Discharge or
  • Anal itching or
  • Bleeding or
  • Painful bowel movements

How can my doctor know if I have gonorrhea?

Urine tests will be used to diagnose gonorrhea; other tests such as oral or rectal swabs are available for different areas of infections.

Can gonorrhea be cured?

Gonorrhea can be cured if all medications are taken as prescribed by the doctor.

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