What is it?
Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection.
How did I get it?
It is Sexually transmitted and you can catch this
from having oral sex.
What are the symptoms?
It is possible to be infected and have no symptoms.
Discharge may become greenish yellow and become smelly.
Painful or a burning feeling when passing urine.
Your anus (bottom) may be sore and may have discharge.
A yellow/whitish discharge.
May develop a discharge around the anus (bottom).
Painful or sore feeling when passing urine.
What will it do to me?
If left untreated Gonorrhoea can cause:
Epididymitis - the tube inside the testicles may become inflamed
and swell (epididymitis) and may be painful.
You can become infertile (not enough fertile sperm to make a
It can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), the fallopian
tubes become inflamed.
There is also an increased risk of infertility.
Where can I go?
To your local Sexual Health Clinic GUM Clinic,
Can it be treated?
Yes, treatment is usually in the form of an antibiotic
in either tablet, liquid, or injection form.
Always wearing a condom during sex will
reduce the risk of becoming infected.