Gonorrhea

By Samuel F. tb7

What is gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by an infectious bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Transmissions of Gonorrhea

  • vaginal sex
  • oral sex
  • anal sex

Symptoms

There can be many unnoticeable symptoms of gonorrhea but some are:

  • a burning sensation during urination(guys & girls)
  • yellow-green discharge from vagina
  • vaginal bleeding between periods
  • pelvic inflammatory disease
  • yellowish-white discharge out of urethra(tip of penis)

Treatments

  • antibiotics from doctors or gynecologist
  • taking urine samples
  • going to doctors or gynecologist for checkups

Problems of gonorrhea

  • infection can move to fallopian tubes or ovaries
  • inability to have a baby(for women)
  • can cause problems for a newborn baby(mengitis or blindness)
  • male can become infertile
  • swelling in testicular area
  • untreated gonorrhea =>affects throat, eyes, heart, brain, skin, joints

How to Prevent Gonorrhea

  • abstain from all types of sexual intercourse
  • use latex condoms if you do decide to engage in intercourse