Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection that affects both men and women. It is becoming more common in Perth and Australia generally. Sadly, antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea is a concern globally.

If you think you could have symptoms of gonorrhoea, if you may have been in contact with it, or if you just want reassurance from an STI check, it’s important to be tested and get timely advice on whether treatment is right for you. As sexual health and Perth STI specialists, we can be there for you.

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What is gonorrhoea?

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Gonorrhoea symptoms & the potential complications of undetected or untreated infection

Not everyone with gonorrhoea will have symptoms, but common symptoms are listed below.

If men have gonorrhoea in their penis, symptoms can include:

  • stinging or burning when passing urine
  • discharge or pus from the eye of the penis
  • redness at the eye of the penis
  • swollen sore testicles

Women with an infection often have fewer symptoms than men. However, symptoms can include:

  • abnormal vaginal discharge
  • stinging or burning when passing urine
  • painful periods
  • pain during sex
  • and pelvic pain

Again, not all cases of gonorrhoea cause symptoms. For example, infections in the anus and throat are often silent.

However, infections in the anus can lead to discharge, irritation, pain when opening your bowels and altered bowel habit.

Eye infections in adults are uncommon but can cause discharge, eye pain and may threaten your sight.

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How common is gonorrhoea and who should get tested?

Our sexual health specialists are up to date with everything happening in the management of gonorrhoea and other STIs. They are best placed to give you care based on up-to-the-minute recommendations. At Sexual Health North Joondalup, we offer STI diagnosis and treatment with counselling under one roof.

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What does a test involve?

We offer easy and fast STI testing for gonorrhoea. However, the STI tests our specialists will organise depend on the types of sex you have.

We will test for gonorrhoea from all the body sites where you have sex, this may include penile/urethral, vaginal, oral and anal samples. You may be asked to collect a urine sample, take a swab from the vagina, throat and anus. If you have no symptoms, these swabs can often be done by yourself in a toilet.

For patients with symptoms, we will examine you to exclude complicated infections. Unfortunately, gonorrhoea cannot be detected on routine blood testing.

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It’s important to remember that you can have gonorrhoea without symptoms. The only way to find out if you have been infected is to get tested. Both testing and treatment are hassle-free when you visit the experienced and specialised STI doctors in Joondalup at Sexual Health North.

We don’t judge what you do or who you do it with; instead, we focus on giving you the best care, access to the correct treatment options, and a positive experience in the management of your sexual healthcare needs.

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