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What Does Gonorrhoea Smell Like?

Gonorrhoea is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK after chlamydia, yet many people don’t know what the infection looks like. In this article, our Medical Director, Dr Bani, explains one of the more uncommon symptoms of the infection – the scent. So, let’s get straight to it, does gonorrhoea smell?

Gonorrhoea can cause a slight smell in the genital region alongside unusual discharge, which is usually described as a ‘mushroom-like’ smell in women. Smell alone, however, does not always occur and is not a reliable indicator of a gonorrhoea infection.

Read on to find out more about the odour gonorrhoea can cause, how this differs between men and women, and where you can get comprehensive yet discreet STD testing in the UK.