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How Long Does It Take For Gonorrhoea To Show Up?

In 2022, there were 82,592 new cases of gonorrhoea in the UK – and a staggering 50% increase in positive cases compared to 2013. Symptoms for the infection can sometimes take months to show up, which may have contributed to the wider spread of infection over the past 10 years. So, how long does it take for gonorrhoea to show up? 

Symptoms for gonorrhoea typically show up 2 weeks after initial exposure to the infection. However, most people won’t show symptoms for up to 6 months, and some symptoms may take even longer to show. Having regular STD tests will enable you to detect gonorrhoea, even if you don’t have symptoms. 

Read on to learn how long it takes for gonorrhoea to show up, when you’ll experience symptoms, and which symptoms you may experience if you have gonorrhoea. 

Discreet STD Tests From Your Sexual Health

At Your Sexual Health, we’re specialists in private STD testing. We have over 100 clinics located across the UK, with a wide range of comprehensive test options available for detecting gonorrhoea. We also offer a discreet postal test service, for those who prefer to test in the comfort of their own home. 

Get started by visiting our Clinics or STI Tests page. If you aren’t sure which test to go for, get in touch with a member of our team who would be more than happy to help.

If you’re looking for more advice on gonorrhoea, visit our dedicated advice page.