Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection easily passed on during sex. Some people particularly women may have no symptoms, for those that do have symptoms, these can include:
For women: bleeding after sex or between periods, abdominal pain, change in discharge or pain when passing urine
For men: pain when passing urine, pain in testicles, discharge from the tip of the penis
It is also possible to have a gonorrhoea infection in your rectum (bottom), throat and eyes.
Tests can be done by urine test or swabs and the infection is treated with antibiotics. If the test is positive, it is important to have a repeat test 2 weeks after treatment to check it has worked.
If untreated, Gonorrhoea can cause long term problems such as infertility.
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How to order a Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing kit
Please click here to order a home testing kit. This test is for people who have no symptoms and who live in Sefton and are over 16 years of age. If you are under 16 and have concerns please contact our service.