Charlotte Gonorrhea Testing

High quality testing and treatment options are available with STD Testing Charlotte. When testing, we use the Nucleic Acid Amplification test to effectively determine if you have been exposed to Gonorrhea recently. Despite the stigma that surrounds it, Gonorrhea can be treated with a single round of antibiotics. No matter the reason, residents of Charlotte and Mecklenburg areas deserve stress-free STD testing and treatment.

Gonorrhea facts and stats

13,200

Based on estimates from the CDC, there will be about 13,200 new cases of Gonorrhea across the greater Charlotte 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 Charlotte area, has statistically increased by about 1% every year since 2000.

13,200

Based on estimates from the CDC, there will be about 13,200 new cases of Gonorrhea across the greater Charlotte 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 Charlotte area, has statistically increased by about 1% 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?

Gonorrhea can often be asymptomatic, meaning that it does not show symptoms. However, if there are symptoms, they will not appear until a few days after sexual contact with someone who is infected. For men, symptoms may include unusual discharge from the penis, itching and painful urination. Women may experience milder symptoms or no symptoms at all. Symptoms in women include fever, painful urination, bleeding between periods, unusual vaginal discharge, vomiting and belly pain.

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?

If a woman is pregnant, an untreated infection can cause prenatal problems for the unborn baby, which can include pneumonia. Other risks include potentially causing blindness, joint problems, a blood infection, or other risks to the infant's health.

If you're pregnant and worried about Gonorrhea, please 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 there is. Once you've been tested and diagnosed with Gonorrhea, it can be effectively and easily cured with antibiotics most commonly, with a single dose.

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

Both men and women who are infected with Gonorrhea can have no signs or symptoms for years. An untreated infection could lead to PID, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, which can ultimately lead to a infertility. Untreated Gonorrhea can also cause you to be more susceptible to contracting HIV and other STDs if you're exposed to them.

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