Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease. The typical symptoms are pain when urinating and discharge. You can have gonorrhoea without knowing it. Gonorrhoea is treated with antibiotics. You should be checked 2 weeks after completed treatment.
Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease which is transmitted by sexual intercourse, anal or oral sex.
Although more and more people get gonorrhoea, the disease is still relatively rare with about 800 cases per year in Denmark. Men who have sex with men and men who have sex with prostitutes while traveling abroad are particularly vulnerable.
If you get symptoms of gonorrhoea this begins 2-7 days after you have been infected.
About half of all women with gonorrhoea have no symptoms. The typical symptoms in women are pain during urination and discharge from the urethra or vagina. Most men (9 of 10) with gonorrhoea have no symptoms. The typical symptoms in men are burning during urination and discharge from the penis.
The doctor makes the diagnosis of gonorrhoea by taking samples from the vagina and urethra in women and the urethra in men.
It is a big problem that half of all women with gonorrhoea have no symptoms. First, women - without knowing it - infect others and may develop complications of pelvic inflammatory disease and decreased ability to become pregnant - infertility.