Also called the "clap" or "drip," gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It can also be transmitted during pregnancy from a mother to her baby. Gonorrhea is a common STD, especially among teens. Symptoms include a green or yellow discharge, painful urination, abdominal pain, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how gonorrhea is contracted, how to treat it, and much more.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. Get the facts from WebMD about gonorrhea, including what causes it and how to prevent it.
How Do I Know If I Have Gonorrhea?
What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea? Learn what to look for and when to see a doctor.
What’s the Treatment for Gonorrhea?
If you think you or your partner has gonorrhea, get tested right away. It can be easily cured -- typically with just two types of antibiotics.
Pelvic Examination for Women: What To Expect
A pelvic exam involves a physician looking at a woman’s vulva, uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, and rectum to spot signs of illness.
The Scope of STDs
A look at some of the most common STDs, as well as the scope of the problem in the United States and abroad.
Get the STD Picture
Do you know as much as you think you do about STDs? It's easy to find out. Read through the list of symptoms, then name that STD.
When and How to Reveal You Have an STD
Telling a new sex partner you have an STD (sexually transmitted disease) such as herpes can be intimidating. Louanne Cole Weston, PhD, offers her advice for having “the conversation” before – not after – you have sex and risk passing along a sexually transmitted disease.
Could I Have an STD and Not Know It?
Yes, it's possible. If you're sexually active, get tested for STDs regularly to help prevent serious health problems, such as infertility and cancer, for you and your partner.