Gonorrhoea Testing

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Depending on if you are currently experiencing symptoms or not, will depend if you appointment is with a nurse or a doctor.

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Asymptomatic Consultation - You do not have symptoms A nurse £25*
Symptomatic Consultation - You currently have symptoms A GP £85*
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Gonorrhoea Testing

Gonorrhoea, sometimes referred to as the clap or the drip, is the second most common bacterial STI in the UK after chlamydia. It is mostly found in young adults under the age of 25 years and a large percentage of those infected will not experience any symptoms. Symptoms usually develop 2-weeks after being infected but can appear many months later.

Similar to other bacterial STIs, it is easily diagnosed and treatable and therefore it is important to get regularly tested. If left untreated, it can lead to more serious health problems in the future such as infertility and chronic pain.

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Our friendly and experienced doctors and nurses are on hand to discuss any questions or concerns you might have and offer appropriate testing and treatment.

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How is my sample taken?

A urine sample will be required and if you are symptomatic a swab of the infected area may also be required.

If we’re able to deliver an immediate diagnosis then medication will be provided during the same appointment.

When can I do my test after possibly being exposed to Gonorrhea?

It is possible to test within a few days of suspected infection, especially if you are displaying symptoms.

Symptoms can appear within 2-5 days.

If you are asymptomatic, the results may not be 100% accurate as the incubation period for gonorrhea is up to 30 days. Our nurse may advise you to come back for retesting at a later date for peace of mind.

How will I receive my result?

During your appointment we will ask you how you would like your results delivered.

We can either email the results, text them to you or call you. The choice is yours. Once your results are ready we will contact you in a discreet manner and all information is kept confidential.

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What is Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection (Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus) which tends to target warm, moist areas of the body (urethra, vagina, anus, eyes, throat).

This bacteria that causes gonorrhea is usually found in discharge from the penis and in vaginal fluid, is is therefore most commonly spread via unprotected sex (vaginal, anal and oral) and through sharing sex toys. Gonorrhea can also be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy.

What are the symptoms of Gonorrhea?

Symptoms can present within 2 day to 2 weeks post exposure.

Such symptoms include thick green/yellow discharge from the penis or vagina, pain when urinating, bleeding between periods (for women) and painful/swollen testicals (in men). However, it is important to note that 1 in 10 infected men and almost 1 in 2 infected women don’t present any symptoms at all, which is why testing is essential.

How does Gonorrhea affect the body?

In addition to the symptoms listed above, gonorrhoea can spread to the joints and other areas of the body via the bloodstream.

This can result in a fever, rash, skin sores, joint pain, swelling and stiffness.

Book your sexual health consultation online

Book Appointment

Our sexual health services are discreet and confidential.
Depending on if you are currently experiencing symptoms or not, will depend if you appointment is with a nurse or a doctor.

Service Appointment with: Price
Asymptomatic Consultation - You do not have symptoms A nurse £25*
Symptomatic Consultation - You currently have symptoms A GP £85*
* Sexual health tests & treatment are an additional cost
Sexual Health Tests Available: Price
Chlamydia Testing From £65
Gonorrhoea Testing From £65
HIV Testing From £65
Syphilis Testing From £65
Kindly note testing will be advised by your nurse or GP
FAQs

If you think you have been exposed to gonorrhoea you should make a sexual health appointment. If you aren’t displaying symptoms, book a sexual health check up with a nurse and if you do have symptoms, you will need to book a doctor’s appointment. It is also important that you abstain from sexual contact with anybody else until you have been tested and treated.

Yes. Gonorrhoea is typically treated with an antibiotic injection followed by an antibiotic tablet.

The only way to fully ensure you don’t catch gonorrhoea is by abstaining from sexual contact completely. If you are sexually active, you should always use a condom every time you engage in sexual activity (vagina, anal and oral sex), get tested regularly for gonorrhoea, chose less risky sexual behaviours and limit your number of sexual partners.

Absolutely. Getting tested for gonorrhoea is recommended during pregnancy because it can be transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy. It is easily treated with antibiotics. If left untreated,
gonorrhoea can cause permanent blindness in newborn babies.

Yes. It’s completely fine and normal to get tested for gonorrhoea at any point during your menstrual cycle and will not affect the results in any way.

There are several overlaps in symptoms of UTIs and gonorrhea which is why it is crucial to book an appointment with the GP who can carry out a gonorrhea and UTI test in order to properly diagnose you and provide you with the appropriate treatment.

Yes. Even if you have previously tested positive and have been successfully treated, you can catch gonorrhea again. It is therefore important to always use a condom during sexual activity to protect yourself from becoming infected, as well as get regularly tested.

You should wait at least 7 days after been fully treated before you have sex again. You can catch gonorrhea again, so it is important that any infected partners also wait until 7 days after they have finished treatment.

If left untreated, gonorrhea can lead to more serious health conditions such as an increased chance of contracting HIV, infections in other parts of your body (including skin and joins) and infertility.