What is gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is a common bacterial sexually-transmitted disease that strikes your genital tract. It can infect males, females, young, and old. It can bring about various harm and damage to the body if not detected and treated at the earliest chance.

How do you know if it is time to get a gonorrhea test?

It is advised that everyone undergo gonorrhea testing regularly, especially if sexually active. 

Also, it is important to be familiar with the symptoms of gonorrhea to know if you have to undergo gonorrhea testing now.

The common symptoms of gonorrhea usually manifest a couple of days or so after first exposure to the bacterium. But, in some cases, these symptoms may not appear until after several months.

Signs and Symptoms of Gonorrhea

So, here are the gonorrhea signs and symptoms to watch out for:

  • Unusually discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Anal itching
  • Pain or burning sensation when urinating
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Abnormal menstrual bleeding in women
  • Painful, swollen testicles in men

If you experience any of those symptoms, get a gonorrhea test immediately and see a doctor to know how to treat this STD.