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Gonorrhoea

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.

 

Symptoms

Most women have few to no symptoms with gonorrhoea. If you do have symptoms, these usually include:

  • discharge from the vagina
  • pain when urinating

If you have gonorrhoea in the anus, you can have symptoms such as:

  • Itching
  • Slimy secretion
  • Irritation
  • Urge to urinate

Men usually have symptoms such as:

  • green/yellow or watery discharge from the penis. Sometimes, it even drips out of the penis, which is why it is also called the drip.
  • pain when urinating

Gonorrhoea in the throat usually does not cause any symptoms.

 

Consequences

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.

 

Testing

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.

 

Treatment

Gonorrhoea can be treated well with antibiotics. These are injected into the gluteal muscle.

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