Chicago Gonorrhea Testing

Testing and treatment options can be found through STD Testing Chicago. When you get tested, we use the Nucleic Acid Amplification test to inform with if you've been exposed to Gonorrhea. Gonorrhea can be treated with a simple round of antibiotics, but you need to get tested first. All residents of the Chicago and Cook county areas deserve hassle-free STD testing and treatment.

Gonorrhea facts and stats

81,566

Based on estimates from the CDC, there will be about 81,566 new cases of Gonorrhea across the greater Chicago area in 2015.

3.5x

Data from the CDC suggests that Americans, who are under the age of 29, are 3.5x more likely to contract Gonorrhea, as opposed to those who are over the age of 30.

2%

The rate of Gonorrhea in the greater Chicago area, has statistically increased by about 2% every year since 2000.

81,566

Based on estimates from the CDC, there will be about 81,566 new cases of Gonorrhea across the greater Chicago area in 2015.

3.5x

Data from the CDC suggests that Americans, who are under the age of 29, are 3.5x more likely to contract Gonorrhea, as opposed to those who are over the age of 30.

2%

The rate of Gonorrhea in the greater Chicago area, has statistically increased by about 2% every year since 2000.

Gonorrhea Frequently Asked Questions

Gonorrhea Basics

How is Gonorrhea spread?

As a sexually transmitted disease, Gonorrhea can be transmitted during oral, anal or vaginal sex. It is not necessary for a person to engage in intercourse to transmit or receive Gonorrhea. It can also be transmitted simply during genital to genital contact. Though the only way to be completely sure you will not contract Gonorrhea is to avoid sexual activity or sexual contact altogether, there are some steps you can take to protect yourself while being sexually active. For example, always be sure to wear a condom during sexual intercourse or a dental dam during oral sex.

What are the symptoms of Gonorrhea?

Symptoms of Gonorrhea are different for males and females. In males, symptoms can include: penile discharge, itching of the genitals and painful urination. In females, symptoms can include: abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, bleeding between menstrual cycles and painful urination. These symptoms will usually occur a few days after sexual activity with a person with Gonorrhea. Although these are common symptoms, not everyone with a Gonorrheal infection will have these symptoms, or even have symptoms at all. That's why we recommend regular STD testing, so you always know your status.

What is Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States. As an STD, it is generally transmitted during sexual activity, including oral, vaginal and anal sex. The CDC estimates about 700,000 new cases of Gonorrhea are reported every year.

Will Gonorrhea affect my ability to get pregnant or my pregnancy?

There's a risk that a mother infected by the bacteria can pass it to her baby during delivery, potentially causing blindness, joint problems, a blood infection or other risks to the infant's health. To reduce these complications, early testing and treatment of Gonorrhea is critical for pregnant women.

If you're pregnant and concerned about Gonorrhea, be sure to consult your doctor.

Gonorrhea Testing

How does the test for Gonorrhea work?

We use the Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA) test for gonorrhea. This test is very similar to the NAAT for chlamydia, and does the same thing. It uses a small urine sample to detect if gonorrhea-causing bacteria exists. It then will amplify the bacteria to figure out whether the patient has contracted gonorrhea. This test is very, very accurate, and comes highly recommended by the CDC for this reason. The chances of receiving an inaccurate result, or a false-positive result, are extremely low. If you do test positive for gonorrhea, we can set you up with a phone consultation with one of our doctors. Our doctors can discuss your results and talk to you about your treatment options for no extra cost.

What is the test for Gonorrhea?

Like Chlamydia testing, Gonorrhea testing is very easy. It does not require any invasive techniques. Instead it just requires a simple urine sample to detect whether a person has Gonorrhea or not.

Gonorrhea Treatment

Are there treatment or cure options for Gonorrhea?

Yes, Gonorrhea can be cured with antibiotics medication. It's important to take the medication as prescribed, practice safe sex, and tell anyone you might have infected that they should be tested and treated, too.

What happens if I don't get treatment for Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea affects both men and women equally and can lead to long term side effects if it is not treated. Untreated Gonorrhea can lead to PID, or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, which can affect fertility. Gonorrhea can also make men and women more susceptible to contracting HIV and other STDs if you're exposed to them.

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