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Gonorrhoea

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.

Women:

  • 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.

Men:

  • A yellow/whitish discharge.

  • May develop a discharge around the anus (bottom).

  • Painful testicles.

  • Painful or sore feeling when passing urine.

What will it do to me?

If left untreated Gonorrhoea can cause:

In Men:

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 baby).

In Women:

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, or Doctor.

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.

 

 

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