Gonorrhoea In Men

Gonorrhoea is the second highest sexually transmitted disease in Singapore. With official figures from the department of sexual health Singapore giving an estimate of 2000 new diagnoses in the year 2018 alone.

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More than 90% of patients with throat gonorrhoea are asymptomatic. That is 9 in 10 patients!

Signs & Symptoms Of Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea symptoms in men can vary from penile discharge, to pain when passing urine, pus from the penis, white or yellowish discharge, watery discharge or at worse no symptoms at all. These symptoms described occur after sexual exposure through penetrative intercourse.

If one has had receptive or penetrative anal sex, or even receptive or penetrative oral sex, with or without condom usage, Gonorrhoea is still able to spread. Throat Gonorrhoea symptoms may include a sore throat, swollen tonsils, swollen glands around the neck. However more than 90% of patients with throat gonorrhoea are asymptomatic. That is 9 in 10 patients!

Symptoms of gonorrhoea in the anus include pain when passing stool, discharge from the anus, anal itching and sores. Again, rectal gonorrhoea or gonorrhoea in the anus, back passage can also be asymptomatic.

If left untreated infection of the testes, spermatic ducts may occur leading to infertility. Infections of the testes or spermatic ducts can result in pain in the scrotum in the testes as well or even pain during ejaculation. If left further untreated, this infection can spread further to the rest of the bloodstream and cause a blood infection, joint and tendon infections and even skin inflammation. During this disseminated gonococcal infection phase, it is also life threatening.

Furthermore untreated gonorrhoea can increase a person’s risk of acquiring and or transmitting the HIV virus.

Untreated gonorrhoea can increase a person’s risk of acquiring and or transmitting the HIV virus.

Testing & Treatment

If there is a concern about Gonorrhoea, testing is quick, easy and fuss-free. With rapid tests available and confidential clinics such as DTAP Express, STD self testing reduces the stigma of speaking with a health professional about one’s sexual health. Traditionally results used to take at least a week and further waiting time before a patient receives treatment. But with rapid STD self testing at DTAP Express, this waiting time is cut short to less than 72 hours from time of testing to expedited treatment.

Gonorrhoea is a fully curable infection with a simple dose of antibiotics – an injection and some tablets. 

As early as 24 hours after the sexual exposure, Gonorrhoea can be picked with a urine test, throat swab or rectal swab in a man. Early testing and treatment stops the infection spread, protecting yourself, your partner and your loved ones.

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Getting Tested

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At DTAP Express, a quick self STD throat swab, self STD rectal swab or a urine test dropped off, would allow you to know your STD status in a matter of days. And if needed, get treated, protect yourself and also the people that you meet.

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