Gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted infection that is passed on during unprotected sex without a condom. It can be caught during oral, vaginal or anal sex and is more commonly known as “the clap.”
Women are less likely to experience symptoms than men are after catching gonorrhoea. Nine out of ten infected males will have symptoms but there is still a chance that you can have it without knowing so it’s important to get tested if you have had unprotected sex.
The symptoms of gonorrhoea in men include:
The symptoms will usually show up within a week (sometimes two) of having unprotected sex but it could take longer than that. If you experience any of these symptoms then you should get tested for both gonorrhoea and chlamydia right away as the two infections can produce similar symptoms.
If gonorrhoea is left untreated it can cause an infection in either the testicles or prostate gland and potentially lead to an inflamed genital tract. This may cause pain, leading to the sperm ducts to become narrow or blocked, making it harder to produce a healthy flow of sperm. This can have an impact on fertility and lead to infertility in a small number of cases.
To protect yourself from gonorrhoea and other infections, always use a condom during sex. If you have a long term partner, wait until you both have confirmation that you are free from unwanted STIs before you stop using condoms in favour of other methods of birth control.
Find out more about the treatments mentioned in this article below:
Tests for seven STIs
Urine or swab test
Urine or swab test
Blood test for four STIs
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