Tests for Gonorrhea
Gonorrhea is one of the most common Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and it can infect both men and women.
How to get Gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex and it can infect your penis, vagina, cervix, anus, urethra, throat, and eyes and the infection is carried in semen (cum), pre-cum, and vaginal fluids. The main ways people get gonorrhea are from having vaginal sex and anal sex, you can also get gonorrhea by touching your eye if you have infected fluids on your hand. It can also be spread to a baby during birth if the mother has it.
Symptoms of Gonorrhea
When symptoms do appear, gonorrhea infection will affect multiple sites in your body, however it usually seems in the genital tract.
Symptoms of Gonorrhea in men include:
White, yellow, or green urethral discharge, resembling pus
Inflammation or swelling of the foreskin
Pain in the testicles or scrotum
Painful or frequent urination
Anal discharge, itching, pain, bleeding, or pain once passing stools
Itching, difficulty swallowing, or swollen neck lymph nodes
Eye pain, light-weight sensitivity, or eye discharge resembling pus
Red, swollen, warm, painful joints
Causes of Gonorrhea
This Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) comes from a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Even though it’s spread through sex, a man doesn’t have to ejaculate to pass it on to his partner.
Gonorrhea could be a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) which will infect both men and women. It will cause infections within the genitals, rectum, and throat. It is a very common infection, especially among young people ages 15-24 years, you can get gonorrhea from any kind of sexual contact, including:
As with other germs, you'll be able to get the bacterium that causes gonorrhea just from touching an infected area on another person. If you come into contact with the penis, vagina, mouth, or anus of someone carrying this bacteria, you'll be able to get gonorrhea. These germs can’t live for more than a few seconds outside the body, so you can’t get this Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) by touching objects like toilet seats or clothes but women who have gonorrhea can pass the disease on to their baby during vaginal delivery.
Test for Gonorrhea
A gonorrhea test looks for the presence of gonorrhea microorganisms in your body. The disease can be cured with medicine that prescribed by the doctors but you left it untreated, gonorrhea can lead to infertility and other serious health problems. When the patient comes to our Heng Kang Clinic, the patient's medical profile is confidential, helping the patient relieve the psychological burdens. This is also one of the factors that help our clinic receive the trust of numerous patients with Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) over the years, especially gonorrhea.
You can’t tell for sure if you've got gonorrhea just by the way you feel. Like all Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), the only way to know if you have gonorrhea is to get tested whether or not you have symptoms and if you think you have gonorrhea symptoms, get tested. Testing is also a good idea if you’ve had unprotected sex or if someone you’ve had sex with has gonorrhea (even if you don’t have symptoms), besides that, when you come to Heng Kang Clinic, you will be treated in the best quality environment. The treatment method is also the most advanced of medicine nowadays, ensuring maximum treatment efficiency. Our team of doctors and physicians are highly qualified, experienced professionals in the treatment of dangerous social diseases such as gonorrhea.
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