What is Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The gonorrhea bacteria are most often passed from one person to another during sexual contact, including oral, anal or vaginal intercourse.

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Also known as clap, the drip, the clap, gc test, Gonorrheas, neisseria gonorrhoeae culture, neisseria gonorrhoeae gram stain, neisseria gonorrhoeae dna probe, neisseria gonorrhoeae by amplified detection
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Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture, Neisseria gonorrhoeae gram stain, Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA probe, Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Amplified Detection

To screen for or diagnose an infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea

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Gonorrhea is a curable sexually transmitted disease. It is most common in young adults. The bacteria that cause gonorrhea can infect the genital tract, mouth or anus. Gonorrhea does not always cause symptoms, especially in women. In men, gonorrhea can cause pain when urinating and discharge from the penis. If untreated, it can cause epididymitis, which affects the testicles and can lead to infertility. In women, gonorrhea can cause bleeding between periods, pain when urinating and increased discharge from the vagina. If untreated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which causes problems with pregnancy and infertility. Gonorrhea can pass from mother to baby during pregnancy.

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Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted bacterium that can infect men and women. Gonorrhea can affect the urethra, rectum and throat of both men and women. In women, gonorrhea can also infect the cervix.

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A contagious inflammation of the genital mucous membrane transmitted chiefly by sexual intercourse and due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae, may involve the lower or upper genital tract, especially the uterine tubes, or spread to the peritoneum and other structures by the bloodstream.

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Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection STI) caused by a bacteria called neisseria gonorrheoae or gonococcus. It used to be known as 'the clap'. The bacteria is found mainly in the semen of infected men and vaginal fluids of infected women, so is easily passed between people through sexual contact.

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Gonorrhea, Primary Infection

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhea. It is a contagious sexually transmitted disease spread by unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal sex with an infected partner. The bacterium can live in the mouth, semen or vaginal fluids of infected persons. It is possible to be infected without symptoms and continue to spread the disease.

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STD Facts - Gonorrhea

Sep 1, 2010 ... A quick laboratory test for gonorrhea that can be done in some clinics or ... If a person has been diagnosed and treated for gonorrhea, ...

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Gonorrhea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gonorrhea (also colloquially known as the clap) is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. ...

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Gonorrhea can be very dangerous if it is left untreated, even in someone who has mild or no symptoms. For information about how to protect yourself, ...

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Information on Gonorrhea (vaginal, penile, oral, throat, rectal ...

In women, the symptoms of gonorrhea are often mild, but most women who are ... Gonorrhea is one of the most common diseases passed from one person to ...


Untreated gonorrhea can lead to significant complications, such as: Infertility in women. Untreated gonorrhea can spread into the uterus and fallopian tubes, causing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which may result in scarring of the tubes, greater risk of pregnancy complications and infertility. PID may lead to abdominal pain, backache, irregular menstrual periods, pain during intercourse and foul-smelling vaginal discharge. It's a serious infection that requires immediate treatment. Infertility in men. Men with untreated gonorrhea can experience epididymitis inflammation of the rear portion of the testicles where the sperm ducts are located (epididymis). Epididymitis is treatable, but...

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Exams and Tests
Gonorrhea can be quickly identified by staining a sample of tissue or discharge and then looking at it under a microscope. This is called a gram stain. Although this method is fast, it is not the most certain.

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Medical advice
If you have symptoms suggestive of gonorrhea, you should call your health care provider immediately. Most state-sponsored clinics will diagnose and treat STDs without charge.

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Outlook (Prognosis)
Immediately treating a gonorrhea infection helps prevent permanent scarring and infertility. When treatment is delayed there is a greater chance of complications and sterility.

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Possible Complications
Complications in women may include:Salpingitis (scarring of the fallopian tubes), which can lead to problems getting pregnant or ectopic pregnancy; Pelvic inflammatory disease ; Sterility (inability to become pregnant); Painful intercourse (dyspareunia); Pregnant women with severe gonorrhea may pass the disease to their baby while in the womb or during delivery; Scarring or narrowing of the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body (See: Urethral stricture); Abscess (collection of...

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Preparing for your appointment
If you think you have gonorrhea, you're likely to start by seeing your family doctor or a general practitioner. If your gonorrhea causes complications, you may be referred to specialists.

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Take steps to reduce your risk of gonorrhea. Try to: Use a condom if you choose to have sex. Abstaining from sex is the surest way to prevent gonorrhea. But if you choose to have sex, use a condom during any type of sexual contact, including anal sex, oral sex or vaginal sex. Ask your partner to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases. Ask your partner whether he or she has been tested for sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea. If not, ask whether he or she would be willing to undergo testing. Don't have sex with someone who has any unusual symptoms. If your partner has signs or symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease, such as burning during urination or a rash on the...

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Risk factors
Factors that may increase your risk of gonorrhea infection include: Younger age; A new sex partner; Multiple sex partners; Previous gonorrhea diagnosis

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Signs and symptoms of gonorrhea that affects the urethra in men include: Painful urination; Pus-like discharge from the tip of the penis; Pain or swelling in one testicle

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Tests and diagnosis
To determine whether the gonorrhea bacterium is present in your body, your doctor will analyze a sample of cells. Samples can be collected by: Urine test. This may help identify bacteria in your urethra. Swab of affected area. A swab of your throat, urethra, vagina or rectum may collect bacteria that can be identified in a laboratory.

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Treatments and drugs
Gonorrhea treatment in adults Adults with gonorrhea are treated with antibiotics. You typically receive treatment as an injection or as a single tablet you take by mouth.

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