Gonorrhoeic Overview: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
Gonorrhoea is an infectious sexually transmitted bacterial disease that spreads during sexual vaginal intercourse, oral sex or anal sex.
Gonorrhoea not only occurs in females but also in males. The disease is caused by a bacteria called gonococcus. Gonorrhoea can cause pain, discomfort and soreness in your urethra and throat and cervix.
If a woman who is already affected by gonorrhoea gives birth to a child , there is high chance that her child also get affected by the same. Having unprotected sex is the major cause of gonorrhoea in today’s generation.
More than 50% patients of with gonorrhoea positive do not experience symptoms. While others may experience moderate or severe symptoms. Signs and symptoms include some of the following –
When to seek medical attention ?
If you experience any kind of discomfort in urination like a burning sensation or pain or you have a white-yellowish discharge from the vagina or penis, you as well as your partner should go to see your doctor for further diagnosis and proper treatment.
What are the causes of gonorehoea ?
Gonorrhoea is basically caused by the spread of a bacteria called gonococcus. But the question is why and how do these bacteria spread?
The causes of the spread of gonococcus include –
• Unprotected vaginal, oral and anal sex
• Having multiple sex partners
• Dating someone who has multiple partners
Complications associated with gonorrhoea include –
• Infect your baby
• Lead you to fatal diseases like HIV / AIDS
• Infertility in men as well as women
Prevention tips –
• Never have sex without a condom until and unless you are planning for your baby.
• Date a trusted partner and be a trusted one. Have a single-sex partner only.
• Do not share your sex toys with your friends or others
Myths created about gonorrhoea
Fact – condoms reduce the risk of virus and bacteria to a great extent but it never gives your 100% assurity
Fact – gonorrhoeic treatment can surely be curable if started at the right time. But delaying things can lead you to various kinds of complications.
Fact – no , gonorrhoeic can spread through oral sex if not done safely. Maybe the chances of spread in intercourse is more , but it spreads from oral sex too.
Fact – it depends. In few people , they have very good hormonal growth and a wide immune system which fight STD’s easily. But its not applicable to everyone. So best is to give yourself proper treatment.
Fact – this is false. If you again have unprotected sex and if you again do not follow the precautions , you would suffer STD’S again and again.
Your doctor can ask for following samples to determine , check and diagnose your gonorrhoeic –
• Urine analysis
• Blood sample ( if required)
• Swab of the following area –
• nucleic acid amplification testing ( NAAT )
Treatments may include –
• Medications – antibiotics and drugs like azithromycin. It is mostly a one-time dose only and they may increase your dose based on your improvement in the past weeks.
• Single dose injection of gemifloxacin, and ceftriaxone ( 250 mg ). The injection is provided in the butt area
Frequently asked questions –
Answer – it is suggested not to have any kind of sexual contact id you suffer gonorrhoeic or any other STD by the time you nit recover from it to let the disease not spread to others.
Answer – no , there is no evidence which proof this.
Answer – yes , gonorrhoeic can transmit through kissing , says experts.
Answer – the vaginal / penis discharge can be foul and unbearable to handle.
Answer – you may have not went for proper treatment and the required antibiotic. Try to change the doctor you seek and go for better one.
Answer – gonorrhoeic can stay in your body for 1-2 months without making you experience any kind of symptoms.
Answer – moderately , it can give you slight pain and soreness in genital. But gonorrhoeic in severe can make you experience burning sensation and harsh pain.
Answer – yes , it can pass through sharing sex toys , masturbating very unhygienic or not cleaning genitals well after masturbating , using public toilets.
Answer – gonorrhoeic is curable mostly if right treatment is provided. However , if left untreated , it can spread to your blood causing many severe diseases like HIV / AIDS and others becoming fatal.