Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection easily passed on during sex. Some people particularly women may have no symptoms, for those that do have symptoms, these can include:

For women: bleeding after sex or between periods, abdominal pain, change in discharge or pain when passing urine

For men: pain when passing urine, pain in testicles, discharge from the tip of the penis

It is also possible to have a gonorrhoea infection in your rectum (bottom), throat and eyes.

Tests can be done by urine test or swabs and the infection is treated with antibiotics. If the test is positive, it is important to have a repeat test 2 weeks after treatment to check it has worked.

If untreated, Gonorrhoea can cause long term problems such as infertility.

For more information visit https://www.sexwise.org.uk/stis/gonorrhoea

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How to order a Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing kit

This test is for people who have no symptoms and who live in Sefton and are over 16 years of age. If you are under 16 and have concerns please contact our service.
Please enter your details on the Send my free kit button on our homepage so that we may post a kit out to you. We will keep your details confidential. If you have any problems please email us at letsgetscreened@sefton.nhs.uk