Gonorrhoea

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Gonorrhoea is a sexually acquired infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium. Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection. It is caught through unprotected vaginal, oral or anal intercourse or genital contact with an infected partner.

Symptoms

The early signs of gonorrhoea are often mild and many people show no symptoms and so can be unaware of their infection. Men show symptoms more often than women.

Symptoms appear 2-10 days after getting infected and can include:

  • a painful and burning sensation when passing urine 
  • discharge from the anus, penis or vagina that is yellow or bloody
  • anal discomfort and pain on anal intercourse. 

Treatment

Gonorrhoea is treated with injectable antibiotics.