Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacterium that is found mainly in the penis secretions and vaginal fluid of infected men and women. Gonorrhea is easily transmitted and is treated with antibiotics.
Gonorrhea is easily transmitted through:
It can also be transmitted from a pregnant woman to her baby. Typical symptoms are unusual discharge from the vagina or penis, and pain when urinating.
The symptoms of gonorrhea generally show within two weeks of infection, but sometimes this makes take several months to appear. Approximately 1:10 infected men and half of infected women do not experience any noticeable symptoms after contracting gonorrhea, which means it can remain untreated for a long time.
The symptoms of gonorrhea are specific to men and women but it is common that the main symptom is pain.
The pain affects the genitals, when you urinate or defecate, but can also spread in the airways and in this case you will experience a sore throat, and eyes, with tearing of the conjunctiva and the presence of pus.
Both men and women are also affected by losses from genital.
Symptoms of gonorrhea in women are:
The symptoms of gonorrhea in men are:
Symptoms of gonorrhea in men and women:
Symptoms of gonorrhea in children:
Gonorrhea can be transmitted from mother to child during childbirth. Infants typically show symptoms in the eyes during the first two weeks. They become red and swollen and have pus secretions (conjunctivitis). Gonorrhea can be cured with antibiotics during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because antibiotics are not dangerous drugs for the child.
How do people get gonorrhea?
Anyone who is sexually active can contract gonorrhea, especially people who change partner frequently or do not use condoms during sex.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacterium, Neisseria the Gnorrhoeae. The bacteria are generally found in the penis secretions and vaginal fluid of infected men or women and usually transmitted from person to person through sexual contact.
They can live inside the cells of the cervix (the entrance channel of the uterus), urethra (the tube from which is expelled in the urine), rectum, throat, and, rarely, Eye. The infection spreads very commonly through:
If you are a woman it is possible that gonorrhea can be spread through vaginal secretions anus, without necessarily having anal intercourse. If you are pregnant, gonorrhea can be transmitted to the baby during delivery. Your baby may develop an eye infection (conjunctivitis), which can lead to blindness if not treated.
Gonorrhea can be easily diagnosed through a swab test and treated with antibiotics. If left untreated, it can lead to serious health problems and infertility.
If the laboratory tests, performed by urine culture, confirmed gonococcal infection, the disease is treated like all other STIs or STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) by administration a course of antibiotics. Because the symptoms of gonorrhea are similar to those of chlamydia, patients suffering from gonorrhea often are treated to defeat both diseases.