GONORREA RAPID TEST
Get a rapid test for Neisseria Gonorrhoeae bacteria
The test is performed using a urethral exudate (men) or an endocervical exudate (women): a sample is taken directly from the urethra / cervix for analysis. You can go WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT and the results are obtained in 20 minutes.
Novelty: Currently we have the possibility of performing a highly sensitive and specific test without the need to perform a urethral exudate, but through a urine sample: PCR. In this case, the results are obtained in 90 minutes, being able to be provided by email in case of not being able to wait in consultation. The window period is shortened to just 48/72 hours after exposure to the bacteria.
When the infection is asymptomatic, it is the recommended test for the detection of Gonococcus.
The test can be performed on the genitals, oropharynx, and rectum.
Our doctor will solve any doubts you may have about a possible contagion or symptoms that you present.
Do not hesitate to take the test and ensure your health and that of those around you.
What is gonorrhea and what are its symptoms?
Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae and can be spread by any type of sexual activity. It can be contracted by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus.
Bacteria thrive in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria can be found in the reproductive system (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). This bacteria can even grow in the eyes.
Gonorrhea symptoms usually appear 2 to 5 days after infection, however, in men it can take up to a month for symptoms to appear.
Some people have no symptoms; they may be completely unaware that they have acquired the disease and therefore do not seek treatment. This increases the risk of complications and the chances of passing the infection to another person.
Symptoms in men include:
- Pain and burning when urinating
- Increased urinary frequency or urgency
- Discharge from the penis (white, yellow, or green in color)
- Red or swollen opening of the penis (urethra)
- Tender or swollen testicles
- Sore throat (gonococcal pharyngitis)
Symptoms in women can be very mild and can be mistaken for another type of infection. These symptoms include:
- Vaginal discharge
- Pain and burning when urinating
- Increased urination
- Throat pain
- Painful intercourse
- Severe pain in the lower abdomen (if the infection spreads to the fallopian tubes and stomach area)
- Fever (if the infection spreads to the fallopian tubes and stomach area)
If you have gonorrhea, you should ask to be tested for other sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV. If you are a woman and 21 years of age or older, you should make sure that you have had a recent Pap smear.
Many different antibiotics can be used to treat this type of infection.
- You may be given an antibiotic injection and then continued treatment with antibiotic pills.
- The most serious cases of PID may require hospitalization. Antibiotics are first given intravenously.
- Never self-medicate without first seeing a doctor. The doctor will determine the best treatment.
About half of women with gonorrhea are also infected with chlamydia. Chlamydia is treated at the same time as a gonorrhea infection.
Sex partners should be tested and treated to avoid reciprocal transmission of the infection.
All sexual contacts of the person with gonorrhea should be located and examined, which helps prevent further spread of the disease.