Gonorrhea

By: Gavin C. Shannon & Matt G.(Note: DON'T GET IT!!!!)

What Is Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is a bacterial disease that can be fatal if not treated in time. Also called "The Clap." It arrives from mostly unprotected sexual intercourse with someone with the disease. Gonorrhea affects the body by weakening the bodies immune system.

Body System With Gonorrhea


Gonorrhea affects the throat, rectum, vagina, penis, and mouth. These get affected by; Oral= throat and/or mouth, anal=rectum, reproductive= penis or vagina.

When you go to urinate it normally does not sting. If you have gonorrhea it will feel like you are peeing fire. A normal mouth looks pink or a light pink; with gonorrhea, the tonsils have white spots, the uvula is bigger, and behind the uvula becomes mostly red. Gonorrhea in the rectum has a bump. Normally, there are no bumps. The vagina looks pink. A vagina with gonorrhea looks reddish with yellow pus. A penis with gonorrhea looks dried up with discharge out of the tip of the penis.

People At Risk

Men and Women of all ages can get gonorrhea. If a woman is infected, she can pass it on to her unborn child or during birth. You can also get gonorrhea later in life too if you are not protected. Any race can get gonorrhea.

Diagnosis


Medicines to get rid of gonorrhea is quinolones, penicillin, tetracycline, and sulfa drugs as well as some cephalosporins used to get rid of the disease. When bacteria become resistant to an antibiotic, they no longer can be killed by that diagnosis. A doctor can tell if you have gonorrhea by swabbing the mouth if oral sex or urine sample if reproductive sex.

Treatment

The only way to get rid of gonorrhea is to get tested and receive treatment. Gonorrhea is also called "The Silent Infection" because it can spread without you even knowing. Make sure you get tested after you have sex.

Signs And Symtoms

For the men the penis gets pus at the end of the tip. And the throat has white patches on the tonsils same as women. The vagaina gets greenish yellow or white discharge and red itchy eyes.

Prognosis

You can live forever with this condition unless you are not treated for a while and it can be fatal.

Connections

John Dillinger was the most famous person with gonorrhea. I found this topic to be interesting and very educating.

What is Gonorrhea?