Gonorrhoea Testing & Treatment in Singapore (2024)

Gonorrhoea Testing & Treatment in Singapore (2024)

Disclaimer: The information in this article is for general knowledge only and should not be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult a doctor for diagnosis and treatment of any gonorrhea infection or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

What Is Gonorrhoea?

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It affects both men and women and can infect the throat, genitals, and rectum.

Gonorrhoea is also one of the top three STI in Singapore, based on a study conducted in 2018.

Gonorrhoea is one of the top 3 STI in Singapore at 2051 cases according to a 2018 study.

Gonorrhoea Test in Singapore

Testing for gonorrhoea typically involves nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs), which are highly sensitive and specific, using samples like urine or swabs from potentially infected areas.

Gonorrhoea Symptoms

Symptoms can vary by stage for both males and females. Possible symptoms include:

  • Thick, cloudy or bloody discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Pain or burning sensation when urinating
  • Increased vaginal bleeding or discharge
  • Painful, swollen testicles

Sometimes, there may also not be any symptoms. If you are unsure or experience any symptoms, please talk to a doctor.

Complications From Gonorrhoea

Potential complications of untreated gonorrhoea include:

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) in women, potentially leading to chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility.
  • Epididymitis in men, which can cause pain and, rarely, infertility.
  • Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI), characterised by joint pain, skin lesions, and, in severe cases, infections of the heart or brain.
  • Increased risk of contracting and transmitting HIV.
  • Neonatal infections such as conjunctivitis in infants born to infected mothers, which can lead to blindness if untreated.

How Fast Does Gonorrhoea Show Up?

Symptoms usually appear within 1 to 14 days after exposure.

Is Gonorrhoea Curable?

Yes, gonorrhoea can be effectively cured with antibiotics.

How Long Does It Take To Cure Gonorrhoea?

Treatment usually involves a single injection and a one-week course of oral antibiotics, with symptoms improving within a few days.

Follow-up tests are recommended about two weeks after treatment concludes to ensure the infection has been fully eradicated, especially if symptoms persist or there is a risk of reinfection.

Gonorrhoea Treatment

Treatment typically includes a combination of ceftriaxone and azithromycin or doxycycline to also cover potential chlamydial infection.

Gonorrhoea Treatment Cost in Singapore

Your doctor will discuss the specific treatment plan with you during your consultation. Please note that the prices listed here are rough estimates and may be subject to change.

Treatment Price*
Consultation $38.15
Antibiotics Injection $32.70
Doxycycline 100 mg $15.26 (based on 7 days supply and twice daily)
*Prices are NETT and inclusive of GST.
While we make every effort to keep our treatment prices up to date, please contact us directly to confirm the most current pricing information. We appreciate your understanding.

How Do I Make an Appointment?

ATA Medical @ Orchard

Address: 1 Orchard Blvd, #05-09 Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649
Nearest MRT: Orchard Boulevard Station (TE13)
Contact Number: 6322 7331
Email: camden@atamed.sg
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sun & PH: Closed
Please note that our last appointment is at 5:15 PM from Monday to Friday and at 12:15 PM on Saturday. Thank you for your understanding.

ATA Medical @ Tanjong Pagar

Address: 72 Anson Rd, #01-02 Anson House, Singapore 079911
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar Station (EW15)
Contact Number: 6223 0682
Email: hi@atamed.sg
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sun & PH: Closed
Please note that our last appointment is at 5:15 PM from Monday to Friday and at 12:15 PM on Saturday. Thank you for your understanding.

STD Test in Singapore

Regular STD screenings are essential, particularly for those with multiple partners, as they help identify infections early. This not only reduces the risk of serious health complications but also helps prevent the transmission of STDs to others. At ATA Medical, we provide thorough STD testing services to help manage and safeguard your sexual health effectively.

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