How is Gonorrhea diagnosed?

There are a few options doctors can use to diagnose gonorrhea. Often, more than one is used to ensure a proper diagnosis.

  • Bacterial Staining. Done in office, more accurate for men than women.
  • Urine Sample. Checked for bacteria DNA.
  • Culture. Discharge is swabbed and smeared on a culture plate, allowing bacteria to grow.

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How do you test for Gonorrhea?

The Gonorrhea test requires you to provide either a body fluid or urine sample to check for the bacteria in the system. Like other STDs, it may be asymptomatic, so make sure to get yourself tested if you're concerned about being infected. Even if your risk level isn't high, it is recommended that you get yourself tested at least once a year.

The Gonorrhea test is less accurate from mouth samples, so our doctors and labs will not use this method, but rather go straight for a urine sample to get the most highly accurate results.

Our Gonorrhea test will confirm whether or not you're infected, so even if you're shy, make sure to get yourself tested to avoid further complications due to a more advanced infection.

Mark Riegel, MD

Quick snapshot

Can it be cured?

Yes. Gonorrhea is easily treated with a course of antibiotics.

Type of Infection

Bacterial. Gonorrhea is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium.

How is it treated?

Antibiotics. A single Cefixime, Ceftriaxone, or Cephalosporin.

Recovery Time

Upto 1 week. One to two weeks can be needed for symptoms to fully disappear.

Can I have sex?

No. Sexual activity should be avoided until treatment is successful.

Can I get re-infected?

Yes. Re-infection is possible from sexual activity with an infected person.