you or your partner engage in
certain sexual behaviors that may put you at risk, such as having multiple sex partners or having sex without using a condom (except if you're in a long-term relationship)?
Have you had
an STI in the past? How was it treated?
Your doctor will ask you questions about your medical
gonorrhea tests can be used to detect or confirm an
infection. Your doctor will collect a sample of body fluid or urine to be
tested for gonorrhea bacteria (Neisseria gonorrhoeae).
Most tests give results within a few days.
transmitted infections may be present with a gonorrhea infection. Your doctor may
recommend testing for:
bacterial infection of the
urethra in men, and the urethra, the
cervix, or the upper reproductive organs (or all
three) in women. Up to 40% of people who have gonorrhea also have
Syphilis, a bacterial infection in which the most
common symptom is a painless sore called a chancre (say "SHANK-er") that
develops on the genitals.
Hepatitis B, a
viral infection that causes the liver to become swollen and tender
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a
virus that attacks the immune system, making it difficult for the body to fight
off infection and some diseases.
In the United States, your doctor must report to the state health
department that you have gonorrhea.