1 x Home Gonorrhoea Test Kit
1 x home gonorrhoea test kit
What do I get in this pack?
You will receive everything you need to do 5 separate tests:
- 1 x Test Devices
- 2 x Reagent Solutions
- 1 x Vaginal Swabs
- 1 x Extraction Tubes
- 1 x Instructions For Use
1 x Home Gonorrhoea Test Kit
What is Gonorrhoea?
1 x Home gonorrhoea test kit tests for Gonorrhoea which is the second most common STD/STI in the UK and is also known as the ‘clap’. Gonorrhoea is caused by a bacterium called Neisseria Gonorrhoeae, the bacterium grows and multiplies quickly in moist, warm areas of the body. Gonorrhoea can infect areas of the body such as the cervix, urethra, anus, rectum or throat.
In women the cervix is the most common site of infection. The name gonorrhoea means ‘flow of seed’.
What causes Gonorrhoea?
Gonorrhoea is passed on through vaginal, anal and oral sex, though sometimes it only takes physical contact to spread. Gonorrhoea can be passed on to a new-born from an infected mother during delivery, causing eye infections in the baby, which could lead to blindness but usually mothers are pregnant mums are tested for this during pregnancy.
Like most sexually transmitted diseases, gonorrhoea can be avoided by a contraception, consistent and correct use of condoms during any sexual activity.
What are the symptoms of Gonorrhoea?
Gonorrhoea symptoms can show up at any time between 1 and 14 days after exposure.
Women symptoms of gonorrhoea may include:
- Pain or burning sensation on urinating.
- A change in vaginal discharge. This may be more yellow or bloody and can have a strong smell.
- Low abdominal pain.
Men the symptoms of gonorrhoea are more noticeable and include:
- Discharge from the tip of the penis.
- Inflammation or dull pain in the testes.
- Burning sensation during urinating.
- Irritation or discharge from the anus.
How to treat for Gonorrhoea?
Gonorrhoea is usually treated with antibiotics. If you have gonorrhoea it is very important that your partner is also tested and treated even if they are showing no symptoms, otherwise you may find it will keep reoccurring.
A repeat test will usually be carried out after the course of antibiotics has been completed to ensure the infection has completely gone.
How will gonorrhoea affect me in the future?
The most common complication of untreated gonorrhoea in women is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (P.I.D.). This is a result of the disease spreading to the uterus(womb) and fallopian tubes. P.I.D. is a serious infection of the female reproductive organs, which can cause a an ectopic pregnancy or even woman to become infertile.
In men the main complication of untreated gonorrhoea is inflammation or swollen testes, which could lead to infertility problems. Also if you are pregnant and you have gonorrhoea you could pass the infection on to your baby when it is born.
1 x Home gonorrhoea test Kit Features:
Designed for use by non-medical professionals with simple, straightforward instructions
Provides clear positive or negative results.
Fully CE approved
Results in just 10 minutes
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