Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect both men and women. It can cause infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat. It is a very common infection, especially among young people ages 15-24 years. You can get gonorrhea by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who already carries the infection. Moreover, a pregnant woman with gonorrhea can also pass on the infection to her baby during childbirth.
Most women with Gonorrhea do not have any visible symptoms, but Gonorrhea symptoms in men may be visible. Even when a woman has symptoms, Gonorrhea causes are often mild and can be mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infection. Women with Gonorrhea are at risk of developing serious complications from the infection, even if they don’t have any symptoms.
Symptoms in men can include:
Symptoms in women can include:
Rectal infections may either cause no symptoms or cause symptoms in both men and women that may include:
You should be examined by your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms or if your partner has an Sexually Transmitted Infections(STIs) or symptoms of an Sexually Transmitted Infections(STIs), such as an unusual sore, a smelly discharge, burning when urinating, or bleeding between periods.
Gonorrhea transmission can be prevented with proper precautions. However, if you are already infected, Gonorrhea can be cured with the right on-time treatment. It is recommended that you get yourself medically tested and then consult your doctor for the right medication to cure Gonorrhea.