Do I Need a Gonorrhea Test Since My Girlfriend was Tested?

Q: I just found out that my girlfriend was tested for gonorrhea. She never told me about this and now I am worried about my health. Should I seek a gonorrhea test as soon as possible? I haven’t exhibited any abnormal symptoms.

J. Madison

Sacramento, CA

A: It is a great sign that you are not showing any symptoms; however, that does not necessarily mean that you don’t have gonorrhea. In fact, about half the time men don’t show any symptoms at all. If you believe you may have been exposed, it is important that you seek testing as soon as possible. Left untreated, gonorrhea can cause irreversible damage.

We offer private testing across the country. Simply call our office to find the most convenient collection site for you, arrange for testing, submit a urine sample, and wait for results. Results typically return in 2-3 business days, and we can help you get treatment if necessary. The testing process is easy, painless, private, and fast. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.