Gonorrhoea is a highly contagious bacterial sexual transmitted disease and can infect both men and women, through unprotected sex with an infected person. If left untreated the bacteria spreads from the site of infection within days or weeks.
If you have gonorrhoea during pregnancy, you may have a greater risk of?miscarriage, infection of the amniotic sac and fluid,?preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), and?preterm birth. Early detection and treatment reduces these risks to your unborn baby.
Also, an untreated gonorrhoea infection makes you more susceptible to?HIV?and some other?sexually transmitted infections (STIs), if you come in contact with any. It also raises your risk of a uterine infection after you have your baby.
If you have a gonorrhoea infection when you go into labour, you can pass the bacteria to your baby.
Gonorrhoea in newborns most commonly affects the eyes. If left untreated, a gonorrhoea infection in an infant can cause blindness or spread to other parts of a baby’s body, causing such problems as blood or joint infections and meningitis.
Who is this for & When to take it
Before planning for a baby it is important that both the man and woman take a Gonorrhea test. Also this test is important for expecting mothers, throughout their pregnancy if they suspect becoming infected. At the point they suspect they may have become infected, it is recommended to take this test one week after when you suspected you contracted the infection. If the test is negative, it is recommend you re-test after 10 days.
Turnaround Time: 3-4 days
Turnaround Time express: 2-3 days