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Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can affect many parts of the body, including the urethra, anus, vagina, or throat. It is crucial to diagnose and treat gonorrhea early to avoid serious long-term complications such as infertility. At Cermak Immediate Care, located in Cicero and Roseland in Chicago, Illinois, we offer confidential STD screening and effective treatment for gonorrhea, ensuring your health and well-being.

Understanding Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It can infect anyone of any age or gender, and while it is often asymptomatic, it can still be transmitted to others even without noticeable symptoms. Recognizing the signs of gonorrhea and undergoing regular testing are key to effective management and prevention of transmission.

Gonorrhea Symptoms

Many individuals with gonorrhea do not exhibit symptoms, but when symptoms do occur, they can vary depending on the site of infection:

Genital Symptoms:

  • Increased urinary frequency and urgency
  • Painful urination
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pus-like discharge from the penis
  • Pain during intercourse

Rectal Symptoms:

  • Discharge
  • Anal itching
  • Soreness
  • Bleeding
  • Painful bowel movements

Throat Symptoms:

  • Persistent sore throat
  • Redness in the throat

Regular screenings are recommended, especially if you are sexually active with multiple partners or suspect potential exposure to STDs.

Our Approach to Gonorrhea Treatment

At Cermak Immediate Care, treatment for gonorrhea involves:

  • Antibiotics: The primary treatment for gonorrhea is a one-time injection of ceftriaxone. In some cases, additional oral antibiotics may be prescribed to ensure complete eradication of the infection.
  • Follow-up Testing: It’s important to return for a follow-up test to ensure the infection is fully cleared. This is typically recommended a few weeks after the completion of treatment.

Preventing Gonorrhea and Other STDs

Prevention of gonorrhea involves:

  • Safe Sex Practices: Using condoms during all sexual activities.
  • Regular Screenings: Especially important for those with multiple sexual partners.
  • Communication: Discuss STD testing and history openly with sexual partners.

FAQs About Gonorrhea

Confidential Gonorrhea Testing and Treatment in Chicago

If you are concerned about gonorrhea or other STDs, contact Cermak Immediate Care today. We provide confidential testing and treatment options that respect your privacy and health. Schedule your appointment online or call us to ensure the best care possible for your sexual health.

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Convenient Locations and Accessibility

Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, Hoffman Estates, and Rolling Meadows are easily accessible. We cater to the needs of our community by offering flexible visiting hours, including walk-in options and the ability to schedule appointments online or by phone. This ensures that you can receive care when it suits you best.

Cicero

Cermak Immediate Care

5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804

Chicago

Cermak Immediate Care

2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608

Roseland

Cermak Immediate Care

134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

Rapid Immediate Care

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169

Rolling Meadows

NewMed Immediate Care

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008