The Number 1 Treatment for Gonorrhoea – Ciprofloxacin
Gonorrhoea is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection passed on from one person to another during sex.
10% of men and 80% of women have no symptoms but symptoms may include:
Gonorrhoea In women
- Vaginal discharge that is different than usual
- The need to urinate more often
- Pain when passing urine
- Pain during sex
- Lower abdominal pain
- Any irregular bleeding between periods or after sex
Gonorrhoea In men
- A white, yellow or green discharge from the tip of the penis
- Pain and/or burning when passing urine
- Painful swelling of the testicles
How do I know If I have Gonorrhoea?
Gonorrhoea is much less common than Chlamydia. You may not know you have it. Women often don’t get symptoms. In men you will usually develop a yellow green discharge from your penis within a few days of being infected. If you have Gonorrhoea orally or anally (in your throat or in your arse ) you probably wont know. An RUClear test only tests for genital infection.
What is the treatment for Gonorrhoea?
Treatment for gonorrhoea is usually a simple of course of antibiotics.
If your test for gonorrhoea is positive you will be asked to attend a sexual health clinic in a hospital where you will have another test to check what antibiotics the infection will respond to.
What happens if I don’t get treatment?
Untreated gonorrhoea can cause complications. In women the infection can track up inside and cause pelvic infection. In men the infection can cause painful swollen balls (testicles).
Do I have to be tested for Gonorrhoea as well as Chlamydia?
Yes, there are a number of tests available used for both infections at the same time.
Can you get Chlamydia from a blow job (oral sex)?
Yes. You can get Chlamydia from giving and receiving oral sex. Most screening tests are only testing for genital chlamydia, if you are worried about a risk from oral sex mention it when you go for a test.