What is Gonorrhoea?
Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection brought about by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoea. It is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK.
Gonorrhoea is easily treated. In any case, if left untreated in women, gonorrhoea can spread to other reproductive organs (the womb and the fallopian tubes), causing long-term pain, blocked tubes, infertility and ectopic pregnancy (this is when a pregnancy develops in the fallopian tube rather than in the womb). If untreated in men, gonorrhoea can cause a painful infection in the testicles and prostate gland.
As per the report published on 5 June 2018 by Health Protection Report Volume 12 Number 20, there were 44,676 diagnoses of gonorrhoea reported in 2017, a 22% increase relative to the year prior; this is of concern given the recent emergence of extensively drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoea.
It is impossible to know the underlying cause of your symptoms without being tested. Do not attempt to guess which bacteria is present as many produce similar symptoms.
If you simply want to exclude the possibility that you might have gonorrhoea then this is the right test for you. If you have any symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection, then we recommend our END THE WORRY screen in which we test for the most common 10 different infections, including Gardnerella, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Hepatitis B & more, so we can correctly identify the root cause.
A discreet Test kit is dispatched simply at your given address. The sample is forwarded to the laboratory using our self-addressed envelope. Results are sent via a text message. Lab testing offers accurate results without the margin of errors as compared to the home self-testing kits.