gonorrhea

  1. What is Gonorrhea?

    What is Gonorrhea?
    Gonorrhea is a commonly occurring STD, which is generally referred to as ‘the clap.’ Globally it is estimated that around 78 million new cases of gonorrhea are being diagnosed every year. Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID) generally occurs in women if gonorrhea is left untreated, greatly affecting the fallopian tubes or the uterus. In men suffering from gonorrhea infection, complications include epididymitis which is an inflammation of the tubes that carry the sperm and in extreme cases can lead to infertility. → Continue reading
  2. Gonorrhea and its side effects

    Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that affects all genders. The bacterium causing this infection to survive in the throat, the urethra and the rectum. According to some experts, this bacterium even survives in the cervix. Transmission occurs when someone comes in direct contact with gonorrhea-infected individual e.g. sexual contact. Gonorrhea is an easy to treat sexually transmitted infection but if left untreated, it can cause side effects that can be irreversible. Side effects on men and women of gonorrhea vary... → Continue reading
  3. Women And Gonorrhea – Treating It With Pride

    Since Gonorrhea is one of the earliest sexually transmitted infections known to men, women with gonorrhea always feel ashamed to admit that they have it. Oftentimes, they pretend that it doesn’t exist even if all symptoms show that they probably have it. This stigma of gonorrhea stemmed from the fact that gonorrhea is only acquired through direct sexual contact with a person infected with gonorrhea. Facts about gonorrhea that women should know Gonorrhea is transmitted through sexual activity only... → Continue reading
  4. 5 Symptoms of Gonorrhea for Females

    Gonorrhea is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI) or sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by the bacteria, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It is also quite rampant among teens as well as people in their early 20s. it is so common that it is often referred to as “the drip” and “the clap” in certain parlances. Gonorrhea transmission and contraction are typical of any form of unprotected sexual intercourse (i.e. oral, anal, and vaginal sex). It may also be... → Continue reading
  5. Testing For Gonorrhea

    Formal names of the test for gonorrhea are Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture; Neisseria gonorrhoeae Gram Stain; Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA Probe; Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Amplified Detection. The Reason the Test is Done The three main reasons the test are performed are: Diagnosis – analyze the reason for symptoms Screening – to screen sexually functioning people Documentation – to document sexual abuse/assault Because the signs of gonorrhea can act like chlamydia it is important to be definitive in the diagnosis, as they... → Continue reading
  6. Gonorrhea Diagnosis and Treatment

    Gonorrhea is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This bacteria can survive and multiply easily in the mucous membrane of a human body such as the warm and moist area of the cervix, fallopian tube, urethra, mouth, throat, and anus. This bacteria can be transferred through direct contact with the affected area hence oral sex, anal sex and vaginal sex with someone infected with this bacteria can lead to infection. In the US, less than... → Continue reading
  7. Gonorrhea - Cause and Consequences

    Gonorrhea is an ancient disease. Descriptions of it date back to the Old Testament in the Book of Leviticus. Gonorrhea is also known by the euphemistic name “the clap”. Stories about the origins of this name are varied. One story relates it to the French word “clapier”, which itself is a euphemism for a brothel, and not surprisingly, was where the disease was commonly found. Another (wince-inducing) story is that the name refers to an old method of treating... → Continue reading
  8. Sexually Transmitted Infections During Pregnancy

    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) often begin silently, or so mildly that few take any notice of them. Unfortunately, untreated STIs often cause serious adverse effects. The seeming innocuousness of STIs may lead people not to seek diagnosis or medical attention for possible STIs until permanent damage has already occurred. As the majority of STIs occur in young people of childbearing age, it is also important to consider the possible effects of STIs in unborn children. This is because many STIs... → Continue reading
  9. Can a Kiss Give You Oral Gonorrhea?

    Can a kiss transmit Gonorrhea? “Will a simple kiss give you Gonorrhea?” a question that's bothering you so you came searching for answers. When it comes to our modern habits, this is a valid question, and you are right to be concerned. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection/disease (STD). From the acronym STD, Gonorrhea is transmitted by having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral, sex with a person who already has the infection. Vaginal fluids and semen help spread the... → Continue reading
  10. Signs of Gonorrhea in Men, Complications and Treatment

    Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection you can catch by having unprotected (not using a condom) vaginal, oral or anal sex with an infected partner. You can catch Gonorrhea if you are a sexually active young adult, regardless of gender. Men, however, have a slightly lower risk of catching the Gonorrhea than women. In terms of percentage ratio, while women have a 50% risk of contracting Gonorrhea, the risk for men is at 20... → Continue reading

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