Gonorrhea

Genetic Disorder

Type of Pathogen

Gonorrhea is the cause from a bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Causes of Disorder

You can get gonorrhea by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has gonorrhea. A pregnant woman with gonorrhea can give the infection to her baby during delivery. If you are a sexually active man who is gay, bisexual, or who has sex with men, you should be tested for gonorrhea every year.Women with risks factors such as new, or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection you should also be tested for gonorrhea every year.

How common is this disorder

Its very common infection especially among young people ages 15-24 years. More women ages 20-24 are diagnosed with gonorrhea. Overall more men can get infected than women.

Symptoms

Some men don't have any symptoms at all. But some men may have the symptoms some of the symptoms are:

-A burning sensation when urinating
-A white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis
-Painful or swollen testicles.

Most women with gonorrhea do not have any symptoms but can be mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infections. Symptoms of the women include :

-Painful or burning sensation when urinating
-Increasing vaginal discharge
-Vaginal bleeding between periods

Rectal infection may either cause no symptoms or cause symptoms in both men and women that may include
-Discharge
-Anal itching
-Soreness
-Bleeding
-Painful bowel movements

Medication?

Gonorrhea can be treated with antibotics such as ceftriaxone, azithromycin and doxycycline. Gonorrhea can be cured with the right treatment. It is important that you take all of the medication your doctor prescribes to cure your infection.

Prevention?

Abstain from sexual intercourse
Use a reliable condom every time you have vaginal, oral, or anal sexual intercourse. Have only one sexual partner who is uninfected and who is also sexually monogamous.
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