Gonorrhea

by Gianmarco Flores

Gonorrhea

Bacteria called Neisseria Gonorrhoeae

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

Symptoms

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

Treatments

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.

Problems

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.

Prevention

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