Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

Get screened annually if:

  • You're a sexually active woman under age 25

  • You're a woman older than 25 and at risk of STIs — for example, if you're having sex with a new partner or multiple partners

  • You're a man who has sex with men

  • You have HIV

  • You've been forced to have intercourse or engage in sexual activity against your will

 

EnRoute Health will screen you for chlamydia and gonorrhea through a urine test. No painful swabs. The sample is then analyzed in a laboratory. Screening is important, because if you don't have signs or symptoms, you can be unaware that you have either infection.

Common Symptoms of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea:

Most people who have chlamydia or gonorrhea have no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they may not appear until several weeks after you have sex with an infected partner. Even when chlamydia causes no symptoms, it can damage your reproductive system.

 

Women with symptoms may notice

  • An abnormal vaginal discharge;

  • A burning sensation when urinating.

 

Symptoms in men can include

  • A discharge from their penis;

  • A burning sensation when urinating;

  • Pain and swelling in one or both testicles (although this is less common).

 

Men and women can also get infected with chlamydia or gonorrhea in their rectum. This happens either by having receptive anal sex, or by spread from another infected site (such as the vagina). While these infections often cause no symptoms, they can cause

  • Rectal pain;

  • Discharge;

  • Bleeding.

 

You should be examined by your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms or if your partner has an STD or symptoms of an STD. STD symptoms can include an unusual sore, a smelly discharge, burning when urinating, or bleeding between periods.

How is the Test Performed?

This test requires a urine sample. The sample is collected by urinating in a specimen cup at your healthcare provider's office. You should collect the first part of the urine stream for the test sample.

Urinating within 1 to 2 hours of collecting the urine sample may affect the results. Taking antibiotics can also affect your test results. If you are female, your test results could be affected by douching or using vaginal creams within 24 hours of testing. 

To prepare for a urine gonorrhea and chlamydia test, women should not douche or use vaginal creams within 24 hours of testing. You should not urinate within 1 to 2 hours of testing.

How Are Results Reported to Me?

Test results are typically available within 2-3 days. Your results will be sent to you using a secured HIPAA compliant email. 

I Tested Positive. Now What?

You may follow up with your primary medical provider for treatment options. If you do not have a primary medical provider or would like to be treated today, EnRoue Health will connect you with a clinician who can treat most STIs through telemedicine. To be treated by EnRoute Health, schedule an URGENT CARE TELEMEDICINE VISIT  (Click Here) for $39. The clinician will review your results and offer treatment options. Any prescriptions will be electronically sent to the pharmacy of your choice.

To minimize disease transmission, person treated for gonorrhea or chlamydia should abstain from sexual activity for 7 days after treatment and until all sex partners are adequately treated (7 days after receiving treatment and resolution of symptoms, if present). ALL PERSONS WHO RECEIVE A DIAGNOSIS OF GONORRHEA SHOULD BE TESTED FOR OTHER STDs, Including syphilis and HIV. 

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