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Gonorrhea treatment available online today

In order to treat your gonorrhea, consult with one of our board-certified doctors online today to prescribe antibiotics to decrease burning symptoms, if you qualify. Get a new prescription to treat gonorrhea or refill an existing prescription today.

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We accept these insurance plans and many more!

Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Otherwise, new patient visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for members.

  • United Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Aetna

3 simple steps to request treatment for gonorrhea today

  • Book a gonorrhea treatment appointment.

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  • Talk to your medical provider regarding your gonorrhea symptoms.

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    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up a prescription to treat gonorrhea.

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    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

  • Book a gonorrhea treatment appointment.

    Step 1

    Book a gonorrhea treatment appointment.

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your medical provider regarding your gonorrhea symptoms.

    Step 2

    Talk to your medical provider regarding your gonorrhea symptoms.

    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up a prescription to treat gonorrhea.

    Step 3

    Pick up a prescription to treat gonorrhea.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Gonorrhea treatment pricing details

How pricing works

To request gonorrhea treatment online and get a new or refill on your prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

Paying with insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

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For all visits

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:
    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

$129

Repeats only $69

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for active members.

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Learn about gonorrhea

Gonorrhea, sometimes called “the clap” or “the drip,” is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that affects both women and men. It is caused by an infection by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

This bacterial infection is transmitted by having oral, anal, or vaginal sex with a person who has gonorrhea. Rarely, in addition to the genitals and rectum, gonorrhea can also infect the eyes, throat, or joints. Gonorrhea is one of the most common STIs in the United States with about 1.14 million cases annually.

Gonorrhea causes

  • Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium. This means that it is passed from one person to another through sexual contact, including oral, vaginal, or anal sex.

  • How to prevent gonorrhea

    If you are sexually active, here are some things you can do to lower your chances of being infected with gonorrhea:

    • Use protection: Using condoms correctly every time you engage in sexual activity can help reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections. It is important to keep in mind that condoms are not 100% effective.
    • Get tested regularly: Getting tested for STIs regularly can help you prevent spread to others, and having a history of sexually transmitted infections increases your likelihood of contracting another. If you and your partner(s) get tested regularly, it helps limit exposure.
    • Limit your number of sexual partners: Limit your number of sex partners and have yourself and each partner get tested before having sex. This may be easier to do with fewer partners. The more partners you have at any given time increases your likelihood of getting gonorrhea or any other STI.
    • Avoid douching: Douching refers to washing the vagina either with a product that can include antiseptics and fragrances. Medical professionals agree that douching is not effective and can increase your risk of sexual health issues, as it upsets the natural environment of the genitals.

    When to see a doctor for gonorrhea

    If you notice any of the symptoms of gonorrhea, you should make an appointment with a doctor immediately. If you have gonorrhea, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible not only to prevent spread to others, but also to prevent spread to other parts of the body. Untreated gonorrhea could spread as far as the blood and joints, which could be fatal.

    If you suspect you may have a STI, it is very important to get tested. Even if you have no symptoms, if you are sexually active, you should get tested regularly so as to avoid  unknowingly spreading STIs to others.

    Related conditions to gonorrhea

    How to treat gonorrhea

    Since gonorrhea is caused by a bacterial infection, gonorrhea treatment is a regimen of oral antibiotics. The most commonly used is oral azithromycin (Z-pack).

    Some strains of gonorrhea in the US have become antibiotic resistant, referred to as “super gonorrhea,” and may need stronger, intravenous antibiotics if standard antibiotic treatments fail.

    Gonorrhea symptoms

    The most common symptoms of gonorrhea in men and women are:

    • Discharge that may be watery, creamy, slightly green or yellow
    • Burning sensation while urinating (dysuria)
    • Pain during sex
    • Painful, burning and swollen glands in throat
    • Painful bowel movements

  • Gonorrhea treatment FAQs

    • What is the best treatment for gonorrhea?

      If you test positive for gonorrhea don’t stress- it is treatable with antibiotics. You will work with your doctor to create a comprehensive treatment plan including an antibiotic prescription. Your partner(s) should also start a course of antibiotics as well if they’ve been exposed. Antibiotics work in 95% of gonorrhea cases. Refrain from sexual activity until your infection has cleared and your doctor gives you the go ahead.

    • What is the best medication for gonorrhea?

      The best medication for gonorrhea is a course of antibiotics. Azithromycin is most commonly prescribed, but for antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea, the antibiotic ceftriaxone may be given intravenously in addition.

    • Can I get gonorrhea treatment online?

      An online doctor can write you a lab referral so you can receive STI testing. This referral is required by most labs before you can receive testing. During your virtual visit, our doctors will hear your symptoms and refer you to your closest lab. Once your results come in the doctor will get in touch with you to give you an official diagnosis and treatment plan, including any necessary prescription medications.

    • Can you reinfect yourself with gonorrhea during treatment?

      It is possible to be reinfected with gonorrhea, during the same time that you are taking your treatment.

    • How long will I test positive for gonorrhea after treatment?

      Gonococcal DNA will remain for up to 2 weeks after treatment. It is recommended that you test again 2 weeks, and 3 months following treatment.

    • Can gonorrhea go away without treatment?

      It’s a bad idea to try to wait out a gonorrhea infection for two main reasons. First, the infection may get worse and spread to other areas of your body causing worsening symptoms and lasting damage to your reproductive organs, including fatal blood and joint conditions. Second, the longer you have gonorrhea the more likely you are to spread it. Considering gonorrhea is easily treated with antibiotics, and you can get prescribed online, there really is no good reason to delay treatment.

    • How long does gonorrhea last after treatment?

      Gonorrhea symptoms should be resolved after treatment, but you may test positive for gonorrhea until two weeks after treatment.

    • What antibiotics kill gonorrhea?

      Since gonorrhea is a bacterial infection, any antibiotic will kill it. However, for antibiotic-resistant strains, you may need to be given an intravenous dose of ceftriaxone, one of the cephalosporin antibiotics, in addition to oral azithromycin.

    • How long does gonorrhea take to treat?

      Gonorrhea can be treated in one to two weeks, although symptoms may resolve after a few days. However, it is important to take the full course of antibiotics to clear the infection.

    • What does gonorrhea look like?

      The visible symptoms of gonorrhea include redness and swelling of the genitals, and abnormal discharge that is yellow or green in color. That said, not everyone with an infection will display these symptoms. In fact, more than 50% of women with gonorrhea show no symptoms.

    • Is gonorrhea curable?

      Since gonorrhea is caused by a bacterial infection, gonorrhea treatment is a regimen of oral antibiotics. Some strains of gonorrhea in the US have become antibiotic resistant, sometimes called “Super Gonorrhea”. Therefore, a medical physician will decide on the best course of antibiotics, with some of the commonly recommended ones being: ceftriaxone, cefixime, doxycycline,  or azithromycin (the brand name is Zithromax). The infection should clear after one to two weeks. You should never stop taking antibiotics until the recommended course is finished, even if you think the infection cleared or you are feeling better.

    • What does gonorrhea smell like?

      Gonorrhea typically does not have an odor. That said, some women report a mushroom-like smell in the genital area.

    • Which is worse, chlamydia or gonorrhea?

      Both of these STDs are caused by bacteria. They have many overlapping symptoms and are both treated with antibiotics. One is not worse than the other, they both have complications that can arise and should each be tested for as soon as you notice symptoms to determine the best course of treatment.

    • Can you die from gonorrhea?

      Untreated gonorrhea can spread to the blood and joints which can be fatal. It can also lead to complications such as increased risk of HIV which can also cause death. When treated promptly and effectively gonorrhea is not life threatening.

    • How is gonorrhea tested for?

      In most cases, gonorrhea is tested using a urine sample. If you have symptoms of oral gonorrhea or gonorrhea of the eyes, swabs will be taken from the symptomatic areas.

    • Can you get gonorrhea from kissing?

      No, someone with gonorrhea cannot pass it along via kissing.

    • Why is gonorrhea called the clap?

      Gonorrhea has been called the clap for potentially hundreds of years. Slang terms for STDs are often common due to the social stigma around talking about them. They are usually based on the name of the disease itself or on an iconic aspect of the disease.

      Gonorrhea is unique in that the slang term, “the clap,” does not have a known origin. However, there are a few interesting theories as to how the term came to exist.

      The origin could come from old English. The word “clappan” was used to describe a beating or throbbing. This could refer to the painful, burning urination or swelling in the penis or vagina caused by gonorrhea.

      A number of people believe that the name stems from a proposed treatment during medieval times of “clapping” the penis or slamming the penis between both hands (or a hard surface) to get rid of the discharge/pus and thus the infection. This theory has most likely gained popularity due to the treatment’s gruesome nature.

      In the 1500’s, “clapier” was an old French word for brothel. The use of the clap then would have referred to the location where the disease most easily spread: brothels. In French, the disease then became known as “clapier bubo” meaning an infection of the penis resulting from a visit to a brothel.

      There are also a few theories that come from more modern times. During the early 1900’s, GIs often were infected with gonorrhea during the World Wars. It was sometimes said that they had “the collapse,” which was shortened and transformed into the clap. A 1918 Medical journal is cited as referring to “gonorrhea clap” as well as calling it the “running range,” but does not describe why the name exists.