Gonorrhea

An STD

Transmission

The Gonorrhea Bacteria can be transmitted via any type of semen and vaginal fluid, during sexual contact. It can be transmitted via the vagina, anus, and the mouth, between adults and teenagers. However, a mother can transmit it via the placental barrier, which means giving it to a baby while its still in the womb.

Symptoms

Male-

  • 100 degree+ fever
  • Unusual discharge from the urethra
  • Swollen Testes
  • Sore throat
  • Frequent Urination
Female-

  • 100+ Fever
  • Sore Throat
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Bleeding (NOT A PERIOD)
  • Frequent Urination
Baby-

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Pinkeye
  • Pneumonia
  • Blindness

Treatment

Can be treated and cured

Using Antibiotics
Under Fluoroquinolones

  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Levofloxacin
  • Ofloxacin
  • Chlamydia May Occur, so special drugs are given for gonorrhea and chlamydia
  • Azithromycin
  • Cefixime

Problems and Complications

  • Rash
  • Arthritis
  • Lesions
  • Holes in body filled with fluid
  • HIV Vulnerability
  • Sterility
Males-

  • Epididymitis
Females-

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Miscarriage
  • Ectopic Pregnancy

Prevention

  • Abstinence
  • Safe Sex
  • Condoms
  • Dental Dams (Vaginal Barriers)
  • Not abusing substances
  • Monogamy (Not cheating. If the original partner doesn't get you, the STD still may)