Gonorrhoea is also called the drip. Gonorrhoea is very contagious. It can be found in the vagina, anus, throat and in the man's urethra.
Most women have few to no symptoms with gonorrhoea. If you do have symptoms, these usually include:
If you have gonorrhoea in the anus, you can have symptoms such as:
Men usually have symptoms such as:
Gonorrhoea in the throat usually does not cause any symptoms.
If you do not treat the gonorrhoea in the vagina (on time), the inflammation can move to the uterus and fallopian tubes. When gonorrhoea in the urethra is not treated in a man, the inflammation can move to the epididymis.
To prevent problems in the long term, it is important that you regularly get tested for an STI such as gonorrhoea. Preferably once every three months.
Gonorrhoea can be treated well with antibiotics. These are injected into the gluteal muscle.