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Gonorrhea

The medical term gonorrhea is a bacterial infection. Male and female both may get infected by a bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Gonorrhea is x-linked disease. In other words gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection. Those who have any type of sex life may be under the risk of this infection. Men and women most often contract bacteria during sex and they do not realize that they are infected. Bacterial growth is generally performed in warm and moist parts of the body. Gonorrhea quite a lot have an effect on throat, urethra or rectum. Besides, in females it may also infect fallopian tubes, uterus and cervix. Unfortunately a gonorrhea-infected mother infects the bacteria to her baby during childbirth. In gonorrhea-infected newborn babies the bacteria affects the eyes. Bacterial growth in gonorrhea infection can have an effect on various parts of your body, but it most normally multiples in the genital region. Signs of gonorrhea infection on the genital area for male are: 1- Feeling of pain while urinating named as dysuria. 2- A discharge from the tip of penis similar to pus. 3- Inflamation, soreness and bump in one testicle. Symptoms of gonorrhea infection on the genital region for female are: 1- Painful urination. 2- Abdominal and pelvic pain. 3- Vaginal discharge greater than before or unusual. 4- Vaginal bleeding between menstruations especially after having sexual intercourse. When gonorrhea infection has an effect on the other regions of the body, the areas and signs are: 1- Eyes: Eye pain, light or luminous sensitivity, discharge from eyes.2- Joints: Warmth, extensive swelling, sharp ache and skin redness while you are moving. 3-  Throat: Signs are like having a sore throat.4- Rectum: Anal itching, discharge from the rectum suchlike pus, having to strain duing bowel movements and red blood drops from rectum.

In gonorrhea infection not only infected person but his/her partner should go to see doctor together. Besides, if you have an infected and treated partner, still you should start gonorrhea treatment. Because you may be unaware of signs and symptoms of gonorrhea. As a consequence, you may reinfect your partner in spite of the fact that he/she has been had gonorrhea treatment. Who are under risk of gonorrhea? Those who are: 1- Young men and women. 2- Have multiple sex partners. 3- Have a new sex partners. 4- Gonorrhea diagnosed before.In the events of untreated gonorrhea potentially harmful complications are: 1- Male infertility: Epididymitis can be experienced by men with untreated gonorrhea. Epididymitis is an inflammation of the back region of the testicles which may end in infertility in female. 2- Female infertility: Women with untreated gonorrhea may spread into womb and fallopian tubes. It may cause female pelvic inflammatory disease in shot PID which may result in infertility. 3- Risk of spreading of infection: The bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae which causes gonorrhea infection can spread throughout the blood circulation and infects other areas of your body such as your joints. 4- HIV and aids-related risks of opportunistic infections: People with infected and untreated gonorrhea are prone to opportunistic viruses of HIV and AIDS. Human ımmunodeficiency viruses in short HIV acquired immune deficiency syndrome in short AIDS are both sexually transmitted diseases. The partners may easly transmit both HIV and AIDS to each other during sex. Gonorrhea treatment can be treated with antibiotics. Please take care: In order to prevent yourself from sexually transmitted infections you may use condom! You may ask your partner to be tested for sexually transmitted infections! Monogamousness or mono partner should be preferred! Please take care of yourself!

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