Gonorrhea Diagnosis in Adults
For gonorrhea diagnosis, the only way to find out if you have gonorrhea is to see a doctor. Do not delay to see your doctor if you suspect that you or your partner has contracted gonorrhea or other sexually transmitted diseases.
It is usually recommended to wait until a week after having sex for examination. Even so, the examination can be done after a few days to have sex.
The risk of complications such as testicular infection or pelvic inflammatory disease can be reduced by early diagnosis and immediate treatment. It’s much harder to treat complications arising from long-term infections, so check yourself out soon.
If you experience the conditions mentioned below, you are advised to see a doctor.
- Have other sexually transmitted diseases.
- You or your spouse thinks of having gonorrhea symptoms like the unusual fluid from the vagina or the penis.
- Women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
- Sexual partners have other sexually transmitted diseases.
- You or your partner have unprotected sex with others.
Examination of Gonorrhea
There are several ways to check gonorrhea. But the most widely used way is to take fluid samples from the suspected body part of the infected, such as the vagina, penis, rectum, ureta or throat.
Examination of this fluid is done by using a tool resembling a cotton bud. In women, the doctor will rub the device into the vagina or cervix (through internal examination). The doctor may also take samples from the tip of the urinary tract (urethra). The liquid will then be sent to the laboratory for further examination.
In men, in addition to checking the fluid that comes out of the tip of the penis, the doctor may perform a urine examination. Before doing urine examination, you are advised not to urinate at least two hours before the examination so that germs do not come rinse out with urine so that affect the results of laboratory tests.
In addition, doctors may recommend tests for other sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV), as gonorrhea increases the risk of other infections, one of which is chlamydia (chlamydia).