Samples taken during the examination are looked at
under a microscope to check for infection. In some clinics,
the result is available immediately. A second sample
is sent to a laboratory for testing, the result of which
is available usually within one week.
Treatment is easy and essential.You will be given an
antibiotic in tablet, liquid or injection form.
If you are allergic to any antibiotics, or if there
is any possibility that you may be pregnant, it is important
that you tell your doctor. It is important to complete
your course of treatment.
If you are told you have gonorrhoea, you may be asked
to see a health adviser who will explain the infection
to you and answer your questions. The health adviser
will also ask you about your sexual partner(s), so that
they can get a check-up and treatment if necessary.
You should not have penetrative sex until you have
returned to the clinic and been given the all-clear
by the doctor. The doctor or health adviser will tell
you about which sexual activities are safe.