Gonorrhea is one of the top sexually-transmitted diseases today. It is caused by bacteria and can trigger various signs and symptoms upon infection. It can be passed on from one person to another usually through sexual intercourse.

One of the most common problems about gonorrhea is people's failure to get diagnosed and tested at the earliest opportunity. As a result, a lot end up suffering from very serious complications, such as:


Infertility


Men and women who fail to get a gonorrhea test are at risk of being infertile. The bacteria can spread to the fallopian tubes and uterus, in women, and to the testicles and sperm ducts, in men.

Infections
 

The gonorrhea bacteria can enter the bloodstream and spread to other parts of the body, including the joints. As a result, a patient can experience joint pains, swelling, fever, skin sores, rashes, and stiffness.


Higher Risk Of Contracting HIV/AIDS


Being infected with gonorrhea makes you more likely to be infected with HIV/AIDS. There have been many cases of gonorrhea patients who also contracted HIV and passed both diseases on to their partners because they did not get tested and treated.