Getting tested is the best way to know if you have contracted Gonorrhea. People who are sexually active should get tested regularly. Gonorrhea tests is quick and painless.
If you are worried about contracting gonorrhea and feel you have symptoms you should get tested. Testing is necessary if you had unprotected sex or if your partner has gonorrhea (regardless of whether you have symptoms). When you're pregnant, get tested for gonorrhea at your first prenatal visit.
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You can get Gonorrhea by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has Gonorrhea. You are at high risk of contracting gonorrhea through vaginal, anal, or oral sex without a condom through a partner who has Gonorrhea. A pregnant person with chlamydia can give the infection to their baby during childbirth. Gonorrhea is very common, mainly among young people ages 15-24 years.
Sexually active youngsters are at a higher risk of getting Gonorrhea. Gay and bisexual men are additionally at risk since Gonorrhea can spread through oral and anal sex also.
If you are a sexually active woman, you should get tested for gonorrhea regularly, if you are:
Most people infected with Gonorrhea usually do not notice any symptoms Gonorrhea and chlamydia have similar symptoms, and the two STDs often occur together.
Gonorrhea can cause blindness and other serious, sometimes life-threatening, complications in infants. Book an appointment if you notice any of these symptoms. You should also see a provider if your partner has an STD or symptoms of one.
In women, untreated gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Some of the complications of PID are:
Men rarely have health problems from gonorrhea. The infection can cause a fever and pain in the tubes attached to the testicles. This can, in rare cases, lead to infertility. Untreated gonorrhea may also increase your chances of getting or giving HIV.