It is a truly prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted disease that strikes males and females. Gonorrhea mainly affects the urethra, rectum or throat but in women, it could possibly also impair the cervix. In infants, gonorrhea usually affects the eyes. Occasionally, infected people don't display signs. Getting in a monogamous romantic relationship, making use of a condom during sex and abstaining from sex are tips on how to avoid sexually transmitted diseases.

Gonorrhea symptoms

Signs and symptoms of gonorrhea typically turn up about five days after infection, though in men, it could take up to 30 days to emerge. Some do not demonstrate any of the symptoms by any means. This is extremely critical since they do not seek out treatment and continue to spread the health problem to sexual partners. It also puts them susceptible to severe complications.

In guys, signs and symptoms can include:

• A sore throat or gonococcal pharyngitis 
• burning and serious pain while urinating 
• pus-like emission from the tip of the penis 
• increase in the regularity of urination and urgency 
• tender or enlarged testicles

In ladies, warning signs can include:

• severe pain in the lower abdominal area, which happens because of infection spread to the fallopian tubes. It is typically coupled with fever. 
• painful urination 
• conjunctivitis
• discharge from the vagina 
• increased urination 
• pelvic pain 
• sore throat 
• painful sex 
• vaginal bleeding between periods, like after vaginal intercourse

Gonorrhea treatment

Gonorrhea may be treated and healed. The end goal here is to heal the infected persons and their sexual mates. In older people, gonorrhea is dealt with an antibiotic that can be oral or by an injection. It is imperative to take all your antibiotics although you may feel better. Do not treat your gonorrhea with another person's medication. This only makes it difficult to treat yours. Because of rising strains of drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhea, several medications known as cephalosporin is usually recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address uncomplicated instances of gonorrhea.

You can be reinfected in case your partner is not treated. It is essential that your partner gets gonorrhea tested and treated. Your partner will receive the identical treatment as yours. This will help stop further spread of the problem.

Children born to moms with gonorrhea get a medication in their eyes right after labor and birth to avoid infection. However, if the infection does happen they are prescribed antibiotics to cure it. Word of advice: Do not have sex while being treated.