Go-away Gonorrhoea

It’s Wednesday morning. You got up early, went to the gym, had a great breakfast, and enjoyed a cup of coffee on your way to work. As you start to settle in for a long work day, all the sudden you realize something doesn’t feel right. As you sit at your desk you get the […]

Health Sexual Health Bill Coleman, PhD

This article was published on May 11th, 2015

Gonorrhoea

It’s Wednesday morning. You got up early, went to the gym, had a great breakfast, and enjoyed a cup of coffee on your way to work. As you start to settle in for a long work day, all the sudden you realize something doesn’t feel right. As you sit at your desk you get the sensation like you’re dripping pre-cum, only, you haven’t been hard all morning. You run to the washroom and when you piss, it burns like fire. It’s at this point you realize, the random guy you hooked up with on Saturday night must have given you gonorrhoea.

Gonorrhoea is the second most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection (STI). It’s a bacterial infection that is transmitted through sex. A 2006 study found six per cent of gay men had gonorrhea in their throat, two per cent in their rectum, and one per cent in their urethra. When you realize you have gonorrhoea, you just want it to go away, fast.

Symptoms 

It can take two to ten days for gonorrhoea symptoms to show up. In some cases, you may not have any symptoms at all. For people who do, they can experience:

  • White, yellow or green discharge from the penis
  • A burning sensation when urinating
  • Itchiness, pain, and/or mucus with bowel movements
  • White or green fluid leaking from the rectum
  • A dry and/or sore throat
  • Swollen neck glands
  • Inflammation of the eyelid

Transmission

Oral, anal sex, and fisting are all methods that gonorrhoea can be transmitted. It’s spread by skin-to-skin contact and through infected cum.

Even if you use condoms every single time you have anal sex, you can still get gonorrhoea. Transmission is as easy as putting your cock in someone’s mouth who has gonorrhea. It can happen that fast, and that easy.

Getting Tested 

Testing for gonorrhoea is easy. Simply visit your health care professional or your doctor. It is a simple swab taken of your throat, urethra, and/or anus. Test results usually take 24-48 hours.

Treatment

In 2004, the treatment of gonorrhoea changed, based on new medication that was proven to be found more effective. The two common types of treatments are either a 125mg injection of Ceftriazone, or a 400mg pill of Cifixime taken orally. If either of these two options don’t treat the STI, then other treatments may be considered.

In some cases, gonorrhoea can resolve itself, about 50% of the time in cases where there is an infection in the throat. While it can take up to three months, it is possible. While taking no action is possible, you would have to live with the symptoms and be aware that you are knowingly and deliberately transmitting the infection to your other partners.

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