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Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection that is primarily transmitted through anal and vaginal sex, but oral sex can also lead to gonorrhoea. The sooner you get treatment, the lower the risk of you passing gonorrhoea on to someone else. Without treatment it may be difficult for you to become pregnant, or difficult for you to get someone pregnant.
Gonorrhoea is caused by a bacterium. In men, the bacterium is mainly found in the urethra and the anus, but it can also be found in the throat and the eyes.
You can have gonorrhoea without realising it, as sometimes the infection produces no symptoms. The most common situation is that you get one or more of the following symptoms:
• smarting pain when you urinate
• discharge from the penis or vagina
bleeding in between periods
• discharge from the anus
• pain in the scrotum
• red and swollen eyes if sperm or vaginal secretions have come into contact with them.
Less common symptoms are:
• pain or swelling in a large joint, for example, a knee or ankle
• pain in the lower abdomen.
Gonorrhoea in the throat or rectum does not usually produce any symptoms. If you have symptoms they usually appear within a week of you getting gonorrhoea, but symptoms can also appear later.
When should I seek medical care?
Get tested as soon as possible if you have had unprotected sex with someone you think might have gonorrhoea. You should also get tested if you have one or more of the symptoms of gonorrhoea.
Gonorrhoea is covered by the Swedish Communicable Diseases Act. This means that you must get tested if you think you have gonorrhoea.
You do not need to pay anything, either for the test or for any treatment you receive.