San Francisco Gonorrhea Testing

Convenient and affordable testing and treatment options can be found through STD Testing San Francisco. For patients concerned about Gonorrhea, we use the Nucleic Acid Amplification test to detect signs, in your urine, that you are at risk. Gonorrhea can be treated with a simple round of antibiotics, but you need to get tested first. If you live in the San Francisco and San Francisco county areas, you deserve stress-free STD testing and treatment.

Gonorrhea facts and stats

10,672

Based on estimates from the CDC, there will be about 10,672 new cases of Gonorrhea across the greater San Francisco 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.

1%

The rate of Gonorrhea in the greater San Francisco area, has statistically increased by about 1% every year since 2000.

10,672

Based on estimates from the CDC, there will be about 10,672 new cases of Gonorrhea across the greater San Francisco 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.

1%

The rate of Gonorrhea in the greater San Francisco area, has statistically increased by about 1% every year since 2000.

Gonorrhea Frequently Asked Questions

Gonorrhea Basics

How is Gonorrhea spread?

Gonorrhea is most commonly spread through sexual contact, either vaginal, oral, or anal. It can also be spread however through skin to skin contact, even if you aren't having intercourse. The best way and only way to be 100% sure that you aren't contracting Gonorrhea is to avoid having sex. If you do have sex though, using protection methods like condoms can reduce your chance of catching or spreading an STD.

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 STD that can be cured. When an infected person has sexual contact (vaginal, anal and oral) with another person, the disease can spread. In the U.S. there are an estimated 700,000 new cases of Gonorrhea each year, according to the CDC.

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?

This gonorrhea NAA test is the current standard for gonorrhea testing and is widely used. Because the test is so sensitive and accurate, it is extremely unlikely that you'll have false-positive results. If you should test positive for gonorrhea, we will put you in touch with one of our doctors at no extra cost. You'll be advised on how to move forward, and if deemed medically appropriate, you'll get prescribed medication for treatment.

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?

If you test result return as positive, you can receive treatment for Gonorrhea. In most cases, Gonorrhea can be cured with antibiotics.

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

Gonorrhea can become dangerous if it is not treated. In women, untreated Gonorrhea can result in PID, or pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to infertility or ectopic pregnancies. In men, leaving Gonorrhea untreated can result in a painful infection of the prostate, urethral scarring, inflammation of the prostate or even infertility.

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