What is Gonorrhoea?
Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) known to be caused by bacteria called neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. It is very easily passed between sexual partners through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex and by sharing sex toys. It can also pass from an expectant mother to her baby during pregnancy. This is particularly dangerous as it can lead to permanent blindness in the newborn baby if left untreated. It is therefore very important to get tested and treated before the baby is born. Left untreated in adults, gonorrhoea can lead to infertility in men and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women.
Please note: Because of the possibility of bacterial resistance to oral treatment, the first line of treatment for gonorrhoea is now a single intra-muscular injection of an antibiotic called ceftriaxone. Anytime Doctor is unable to offer this treatment as it cannot safely be self-administered. To obtain the injection treatment please visit your local NHS (GUM) sexual health clinic. Oral antibiotics for the treatment of gonorrhoea are not available online. Only the postal testing kit is available.
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|Purchase test kit||
Decide which test kit you need and purchase online. All orders are sent using discrete packaging with no mention of Anytime Doctor or the parcel content. Upgrade to same day delivery for orders within the M25.
|Pee in the pot||
Follow the instructions that come with your test kit. All our home test kits are designed for collection of a urine sample. No swabs or needles. Simply pee in the pot provided.
|Send off sample||
Your test kit includes a pre-paid envelope for returning the sample to the laboratory. Once sealed per the instructions, your sample is safe to post in any UK post box.
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Once our partner laboratory completes testing on your sample, your results are uploaded to your patient profile. You will receive a text message as soon as your results are available. No need to keep checking your patient profile. If any of your results are positive, you will also receive further advice on how to get treatment.
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We aim to offer you similar pattern of healthcare as if you were to visit your normal GP for a face to face consultation. We believe it is important that you complete a medical consultation to ensure that the treatment option you are requesting is appropriate for your needs. Our GMC registered doctors are also able to suggest treatment options for you if you prefer. Once a doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your medical consultation and registration is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment after your consultation.
In order to manage some conditions online, we are required to inform your GP about the medicine you have been prescribed. This will be clearly highlighted during your consultation. We will not contact or share this information with your GP without your consent. You are required to provide consent each time you order, so you remain in full control of when we contact your GP on your behalf.
Your Anytime Doctor medical record is confidential and securely stored on our UK data servers. We will never share your details unless you expressly ask us to do so.
What are the symptoms of gonorrhoea?
Symptoms of gonorrhoea include:
Approximately 10% of men infected with gonorrhoea do not have any symptoms. This number rises to nearly 50% of women infected.
Can gonorrhoea be treated with oral antibiotics?
Oral antibiotic treatment is no longer the first line of treatment for gonorrhoea. This is because gonorrhoea can be resistant to this treatment especially if the infection has been caught in south-east Asia or Africa. The first line of treatment for gonorrhoea is now a single intra-muscular injection of an antibiotic called ceftriaxone, available from your local NHS (GUM) sexual health clinic.
Last reviewed & updated 02/11/2019 Authored 18/09/2009
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Purchase test kit online
Pee in the pot and seal
No swabs or needles
Return using pre-paid envelope
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