If treated early, gonorrhoea is unlikely to lead to any complications or long-term problems. However, without treatment, it can spread to other parts of your body and cause serious problems.
Gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted infection.
Gonorrhoea is mainly spread through unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex.
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.
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