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Gonorrhoea

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Introduction
Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. It used to be known as "the clap".
Symptoms of gonorrhoea
Symptoms of gonorrhoea usually develop within about 10 days of being infected, although they sometimes may not appear until many months later.
Diagnosing gonorrhoea
The only way to find out if you have gonorrhoea is to be tested.
Treating gonorrhoea
Gonorrhoea can usually be treated successfully with a short course of antibiotics.
Complications of gonorrhoea
If treated early, gonorrhoea is unlikely to lead to any complications or long-term problems.
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