Rectal Gonorrhea (aka Anal Gonorrhea, The Clap) is an infection of the Rectum by the bacteria Neisseria Gonorrhea.
It can also infected the anus and this is called Proctitis.
How do I know I have it?
Rectal Gonorrhea can cause itching of the anus, blood or mucus when you pass motion, soreness of the anus or a constant feeling like you need to pass motion.
Sometimes, Rectal Gonorrhea causes no symptoms at all.Click here for More Info on Gonorrhea
How can I catch it?
Rectal Gonorrhea is caught when you have unprotected anal sex with a partner who is infected with Gonorrhea.
If I have Rectal Gonorrhea can I pass it to my partner?
Yes. If you have Rectal Gonorrhea, you can pass it to your partner by having unprotected anal sex.
If your partner develops symptoms of Gonorrhea (pain passing urine, discharge) after having anal sex with you, you should have yourself checked for Rectal Gonorrhea.
How do I check for Rectal Gonorrhea?
Com see us. We will take a swab from your anus and send it to the lab for a special culture. Please let your doctor know you are worried about Rectal or Anal Gonorrhea. It requires a special swab.
Please know that the symptoms of Rectal Gonorrhea can be very similar to other diseases such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease. Please ask Our Doctors for more advice.
How is Rectal Gonorrhea Treated?
The commonest treatment for Rectal Gonorrhea is an injection of an anti-biotic called Ceftriaxone. If you are unable to take this injection you will be given pills instead. You might need to visit the doctor again to make sure the Rectal Gonorrhea is fully cured.
How can I protect myself from Rectal Gonorrhea?
Always use a condom when having anal sex. Although this reduces the risk of Rectal Gonorrhea, it is not 100% protective.
Are there other STDs associated with Rectal Gonorrhea?Click here for more info on Throat Gonorrhea
Rectal Gonorrhea is associated with HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) infection of the anus and the peri-anal region (area around the anus). This may cause you to develop warts. Certain strains of HPV can also lead to anal cancer. Please seek Our Doctor’s advice on testing for anal HPV and cancer.
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Dr. Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2001. His residency was in the two largest public hospitals in Singapore; Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.