Gonorrhoea is an STI caused by a type of infection. This will usually occur in the genitals but can also affect the throat, eyes and rectum. If left untreated, you are at risk of serious complications.
Many people who have gonorrhoea may not notice any symptoms. If you do get symptoms these will usually show between 1-14 days after coming into contact with the infection. In most cases, it is men who recognise symptoms more than women.
Men with symptoms of gonorrhoea will notice green or yellow fluid coming out of their penis. This can sometimes be accompanied by pain or burning sensation when peeing. About 3 in 4 women do not have any obvious symptoms of gonorrhoea. Sometimes they can experience increased vaginal discharge, pain when peeing and sometimes bleeding in between periods and after sex.
Testing for gonorrhoea is easy, and pain free. For males the test is carried out on a urine sample and for women a self taken vaginal swab.
Gonorrhoea is treated using antibiotics, usually as an injection.