What is it and how does it affect me?

Gonorrhea is caused by a bacteria that most commonly infects the urethra of the penis and vagina, as well as the cervix in women. While infections can also occur in the rectum, throat, and eyes, the Healthyr STD panel only detects infections in the vagina and penis. The bacteria is most commonly spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. While most people with gonorrhea do not experience symptoms, in women the infection may cause discharge from the cervix, vaginal bleeding, painful urination or sex, or increased frequency of urination. In men gonorrhea can cause discharge from the penis, painful urination, or tenderness, pain, or swelling of the testicles. The Healthyr gonorrhea test looks for genetic material from the bacteria in your urine, indicating an active infection.