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    Gonorrhea Is Transmittable: Anyone that frequently have unprotected sex with random partners is open to getting infected with gonorrhea. According to reports, the rate of people affected with the disease is high in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. This is common among young adult and sexually active teenager. It’s very important to have a protective means whenever you want to have sex. The use of condom will help a lot in preventing STDs

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    Learn The Symptoms In Both Males And Females: Symptoms in male include blood tinged urine, burning or pain when urinating, discharge from the penis (yellow, green, or white in colour), swollen or tender testicles, and painful or swollen tip of the penis which is red in colour. In addition, frequent urination and sore throat are also symptoms of gonorrhea.

    Symptoms in women can be very mild compared to that in men, which can be mistaken for a different type of infection. The only way bacteria can be detected is by doing specific antibody detection (serological test) and culture (taking a sample of the infected area and see what organism grows). 

    Symptoms in women include; pain or burning when urinating, vaginal discharge (smell like yeast at times), painful sexual intercourse, sore throat, fever and severe pain can be felt if the infecting gets to the fallopian tubes.

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    Look For Symptoms Of Gonorrhea: The gonorrhea symptoms may appear with 3 to 10 days of infection, or as late as 30 days after infection in that of males. Most people do not exhibit any symptoms or signs; up to 80% of infected females and 20% of infected males have no presentation. Symptoms and signs at times can be non-specific, contact your doctor immediately if you suspect any sign of gonorrhea at all. 

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    Know That Gonorrhea Requires Medical Treatment: If gonorrhea is left untreated, it can cause numerous serious health issues, including infertility in both women and men and chronic pain. If untreated, it can spread to the joints and blood, which can be life-threatening. While gonorrhea which is well treated will be cured by antibiotics and all the signs and symptoms will go away.

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    Ensure You Get Treated: Without treatment, an infected person will be faced with serious health problems. Both females and males can experience a horrible condition known as disseminated gonorrhea. That means that the bacteria has entered into the bloodstream and spread into the joints and skin. This then leads to maculopapular skin rash (tiny raised painful circular lesions from the neck down), fevers and severe joint pains. 

    The complication in women includes inflammation of the fallopian tubes resulting to pelvic inflammatory disease (severe lower abdominal pain). This leads to severe scars within the area causing infertility and future pregnancy complication. An untreated gonorrhea also inflames the pelvis, and this can increase the risk of an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside of the uterus). In the case of males, the condition known as epididymitis can develop, resulting to pain behind your testicles and eventually infertility. 

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    Visit Your Doctor: Pay a visit to your doctor to complain and tell him/her what signs or symptoms you’ve been experiencing. You may be asked the following question by your doctor or nurse: when last did you have sex? Did you perform vaginal, oral, or anal sex? How many sexual partner you have? Do you use protection? All these will be asked because gonorrhea is a sexually transmittable disease which is transferred through sexual activities. The more sexual partners the higher risk involved.

    Make sure you drink some water before going to see your doctor, because your urine sample might be taken, so as to see if any white blood cells, blood, or hints of infection in your urine. In the case of females, a urine pregnancy test might be done as this will also necessitate confirmatory test. This is an infection required by law to be reported to the health departments. 

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    Follow Your Doctor's Recommendations For Treatment: When gonorrhea is diagnosed, doctors do test if chlamydia is also there because there is a high rate of co-infection. These two bacteria ( gonorrhea and chlamydia) are commonly transmitted diseases and has similar signs and symptoms. The doctor provides treatment for both diseases. The health worker will clean the area with (usually shoulder muscle) with an alcohol swab and inject a 250mg dose intramuscularly of ceftriaxone to treat the gonorrhea. This medication provides by the health worker is part of the cephalosporin class of antibiotics and prevent the gonorrhea cell wall from growing.

    The doctor will then place you on some medications or give you a one time dose of 1 gram of Azithromycin. A 7-day course of 100mg Doxycycline twice a day can be substituted for the azithromycin to treat for chlamydia. The drugs help prevent important enzymes and structural components of the disease from being formed by interrupting protein synthesis.

     

     

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Tips

  • Edit Tips Having just one sexual active partner and having protected sex helps prevent gonorrhea.
  • Edit Tips Abstaining from sex, wearing a condom during a sexual intercourse, having sexual partner tested for sexually transmitted diseases, before having sex with them and also reducing high-risk sexual behaviours.
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Warnings

  • Edit Warning Ensure to see a medical doctor as soon as you notice any sign or symptoms of gonorrhea.

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