Gonorrhea

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Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted diseases. It is casused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Bacterial infections occur in the reproductive tracts of both male and females and is passed on by anal, oral or vaginal sexual intercourse. Infection can also occur in the mouth, throat, anus and eye.

Symptoms

The symptoms of gonorrhea vary slightly in males and females and usually present from 1 day after contraction of the infection to 14 days after. However it is not common for the infection to show no symptoms.[1]

In males the symptoms may consist of:

In females:

Treatment

The Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterial infection can be treated with antibiotics such as Amoxicillin or Ampicillin. However some strains are resistant to Penicillin so other forms of antibiotics may be taken.It is best to contact your local GP if any of the above symptoms presist due to the presense of strains of the bacteria that are have developed antibiotic resistance.

If the infection is not quickly diagnosed and treated complications may occur leading to serious health problems and ultimately infertility [2]. However the best way to restrain from contacting this disease is to restrain from multiple sexual partners and practice safe sex.

Reference

  1. http://www.avert.org/gonorrhea.htm
  2. http://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.htm
 
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