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About Our Gonorrhea, Urine Test
Note: Fasting is not required for this test.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This contagious disease is also known as the "clap" or "drip" and is spread by contact with infected bodily fluids. Mothers can pass the infection on to their babies during childbirth.
Untreated gonorrhea can lead to ectopic pregnancy or pelvic inflammatory disease in women which can cause infertility. In men, gonorrhea can cause ureathral scarring and epididymitis, a painful testicular condition that can affect fertility. If gonorrhea spreads to the joints or blood, it can be deadly.Gonorrhea and chlamydia, another common sexually transmitted disease, often occur together, so you may be tested and treated for both.
Sometimes mild symptoms go unnoticed, but symptoms of gonorrhea include:
- Greenish yellow or white vaginal discharge
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Burning during urination
- Lower abdominal pain/pelvic pain
- Swelling of the vulva
- Bleeding between periods or spotting after intercourse
- Burning in the throat (from oral sex)
- Painful or swollen testicles
- Swollen glands in the throat (from oral sex)