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Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that, if left untreated, can lead to serious health complications. At NewMed Immediate Care in Rolling Meadows, we provide confidential testing and effective treatment for gonorrhea, ensuring that our patients receive the care they need to resolve infections and prevent long-term consequences.

Understanding Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It can infect various parts of the body, including the urethra, vagina, anus, and throat. While it is most commonly spread through sexual contact, gonorrhea can also be transmitted from mother to child during childbirth.

Symptoms of Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea may not always present symptoms, making it possible for individuals to spread the infection unknowingly. When symptoms do occur, they can vary depending on the infected area:

  • Genitals: Painful urination, increased urinary frequency, unusual discharge from the penis or vagina, and in women, pain during intercourse.
  • Anus: Discomfort, discharge, and painful bowel movements.
  • Throat: Persistent sore throat, redness, and difficulty swallowing.

It is crucial for sexually active individuals, especially those with new or multiple partners, to undergo regular STI screenings, including tests for gonorrhea.

Gonorrhea Testing at NewMed Immediate Care

Testing for gonorrhea involves simple and quick methods such as urine tests, blood tests, or swabs of the affected area. These tests are crucial for accurate diagnosis and determining the appropriate treatment.

Treatment for Gonorrhea in Rolling Meadows

The primary treatment for gonorrhea is antibiotics. The most commonly prescribed treatment involves:

  • Ceftriaxone injection: A powerful antibiotic that is typically administered in a single dose.
  • Oral antibiotics: May be prescribed along with the injection, depending on the case severity and physician discretion.

It is important to complete the entire course of antibiotics even if symptoms disappear quickly to ensure the infection is fully cleared.

Preventing Gonorrhea

Prevention of gonorrhea involves practicing safe sex, including the use of condoms, and undergoing regular STI screenings. Educating yourself and your partners about STIs can also reduce the risk of transmission.

FAQs About Gonorrhea

Visit NewMed Immediate Care for Gonorrhea Testing and Treatment

If you believe you may have been exposed to gonorrhea or are experiencing symptoms, visit NewMed Immediate Care in Rolling Meadows. We provide confidential testing and effective treatment to help you manage and overcome this infection. Protect your health and the health of others by getting tested today.

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Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Rolling Meadows, Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, and Hoffman Estates 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.

Rolling Meadows

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008


5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804


2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608


134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169