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Treatment

Gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted infection.

Not everyone with gonorrhoea has symptoms. Common symptoms include unusual discharge from your vagina or penis and pain when peeing.

Gonorrhoea is treated with antibiotics. You can get treatment from a sexual health clinic.

Gonorrhoea is mainly spread through unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex.

Read more on the NHS website.

Not everyone with gonorrhoea has symptoms. Common symptoms include unusual discharge from your vagina or penis and pain when peeing.

Symptoms of gonorrhoea

Typical symptoms of gonorrhoea include a thick green or yellow discharge from the vagina or penis, pain when peeing and, in women, bleeding between periods.

But around 1 in 10 infected men and almost half of infected women do not experience any symptoms.

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Gonorrhoea is treated with antibiotics. You can get treatment from a sexual health clinic.

Medical treatments

Gonorrhoea is usually treated with a single antibiotic injection and a single antibiotic tablet. With effective treatment, most of your symptoms should improve within a few days.

It's usually recommended you attend a follow-up appointment a week or 2 after treatment so another test can be carried out to see if you're clear of infection.

You should avoid having sex until you have been told you no longer have the infection.

Previous successful treatment for gonorrhoea does not make you immune to catching it again.

Read more on the NHS website.

Gonorrhoea is mainly spread through unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex.

Read more on the NHS website.