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Gonorrhea

What is it?

 

Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease which used to be known as "the clap."

 

Among sexually transmitted infections, it is the second most common in both the UK and the US after Chlamydia. It is caused by a bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae that can be passed by sexual activity such as unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex, or by sharing sex toys.

What does it do?

 

In women gonorrhea can cause cervicitis, while in men it cause cause urethritis.

 

Women who develop cervicitis can have worsened health issues going forward. This ranges from pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) to ectopic pregnancy, so it is important to get gonorrhea treated as soon as it's detected.

 

Diagnosis and Treatment

 

Gonnorhea is detected by testing a sample of discharge, and if the test comes back positive, it can be treated easily with one antibiotic injection and tablet.

 

What is it?

 

Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease which used to be known as "the clap."

 

Among sexually transmitted infections, it is the second most common in both the UK and the US after Chlamydia. It is caused by a bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae that can be passed by sexual activity such as unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex, or by sharing sex toys.

Graphic representation of Gonorrhea

What does it do?

 

In women gonorrhea can cause cervicitis, while in men it cause cause urethritis.

 

Women who develop cervicitis can have worsened health issues going forward. This ranges from pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) to ectopic pregnancy, so it is important to get gonorrhea treated as soon as it's detected.

 

Diagnosis and Treatment

 

Gonnorhea is detected by testing a sample of discharge, and if the test comes back positive, it can be treated easily with one antibiotic injection and tablet.

 

Symptom list:

Gonorrhea

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