by Gianmarco Flores


Bacteria called Neisseria Gonorrhoeae


passed from one person to another through vaginal, oral, or anal sex, even when the person who is infected has no symptoms.


Symptoms usually appear 2 to 7 days after a person has been exposed to gonorrhea, and in girls they may appear even later


You need to see your doctor or gynecologist. He or she will do an exam which may include checking a urine (pee) sample, or for a girl, swabbing the vagina or cervix for discharge, which will then be analyzed.


In girls, the infection can move into the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries (causing P.I.D.) and can lead to scarring and infertility. In guys, gonorrhea can spread to the epididymis causing pain and swell in the testicular area.


The only way to completely prevent the infection is to abstain from all types of sexual intercourse.