When you hear the word Gonorrhea, what comes to your mind? Do you think of something so frightening or terrible, or maybe you don’t even have any idea. Well, after reading this article you would have understand the meaning of Gonorrhea and what it entails.
You need to understand that the term Gonorrhea refers to a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect both men and women. Gonorrhea can without any doubt cause infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat. This medical condition is a very common infection, especially among young people ages 15-24 years. It is sometimes called “the clap” or “the drip.” now let’s talk about how it can be spread or contracted.
Mode by which it spreads
It has been confirmed that most people usually get gonorrhea from having unprotected s## with someone who has the infection and thus it can be spread through v######, anal, and oral s##. Also researches proved that the infection is carried in semen (cum) , pre-cum , and v###### fluids. Another thing is that this infection can infect your p#### , vagina , cervix , anus , urethra , throat, and eyes (but that’s rare). in most cases, people with gonorrhea don’t have any symptoms and feel totally fine, so they might not even know they’re infected. It has also been confirmed that pregnant women with gonorrhea can give the infection to their babies during childbirth.
How to know when you have Gonorrhea
In some cases, certain men with gonorrhea may have no symptoms at all. But, if there are symptoms, they may include:
1. A burning sensation when urinating;
2. Another symptom is a white, yellow, or green discharge from the p####;
3. Also, a painful or swollen testicles (although this is less common) can be seen.
As for women, most of them living with gonorrhea do not have any symptoms, and even when a woman has symptoms, the symptoms are often mild and can be mistaken for a bladder or v###### infection. But the fact is that women with gonorrhea are at risk of developing serious complications from the infection, even if they don’t have any symptoms.
Symptoms in women can include:
1. Painful or burning sensation when urinating;
2. Increased v###### discharge;
3. V###### bleeding between periods.
Ways to treat Gonorrhea infection
The best way to get yourself treated is to go to a doctor to drop your urine sample for proper examination. However, if you have had oral or anal s##, then swabs will be used to collect samples from your throat or rectum
It is highly essential for you to take all of the medication your doctor prescribes to cure your infection. When given medications for gonorrhea, the medications should not be shared with anyone. Note that Eve though medication will stop the infection, it will not undo any permanent damage caused by the disease.
Consequences of not treating Gonorrhea
Gonorrhea, if not properly treated can cause serious and permanent health problems in both women and men.
For females, untreated gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), this may result in Formation of scar tissue that blocks fallopian tubes, Ectopic pregnancy ( pregnancy outside the womb), Infertility (inability to get pregnant), and Long-term pelvic/abdominal pain.
As for males, gonorrhea can cause a painful condition in the tubes attached to the testicles. But in some cases that are however rare, this may cause a man to be sterile, or prevent him from being able to father a child.