How is gonorrhea detected?
The most efficient way to detect gonorrhea is to get a gonorrhea test. There are different ways to test for gonorrhea, and here are some examples:
- by providing a urine sample
- by taking swab samples from the urethra, rectum, throat, or cervix
- by collecting swab samples from the penis or vagina
- by genital examination
What happens if a positive test result is generated?
A patient who gets a positive test result for gonorrhea has to get treated right away. If treatment is not received at the earliest opportunity, the infection may progress to something more serious.
What treatment medications are available for gonorrhea?
Antibiotics are used to treat gonorrhea. The following are examples of the most commonly prescribed gonorrhea antibiotics:
- one dose of 400 mg Tequin
- one dose of 500 mg Levaquin
- one dose of 500 mg Cipro
What happens if gonorrhea is not treated?
Gonorrhea may lead to the following complications:
- inflammation of the testicles in men
- blocked fallopian tubes in women