The main cause of gonorrhoea of the penis is through sexual contact with an infected partner. This can be through vaginal, anal or oral sex.
Diagnosis of gonorrhoea of the penis can be done by a physical examination of the penis, followed by laboratory tests. These tests may include a sample of the discharge from the penis or a swab of the urethra.
Differential diagnosis of gonorrhoea of the penis include other sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, genital herpes, syphilis and trichomoniasis.
Treatment for gonorrhoea of the penis is usually a single dose of an antibiotic such as ceftriaxone.
The prognosis for gonorrhoea of the penis is good if the infection is treated promptly. If not treated, the infection can spread and cause more serious complications such as infertility.