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Gonorrhea: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

  • Person with Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea. a venereal disease involving inflammatory discharge from the urethra or vagina.
What Causes Gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in mucus membranes of the body. Gonorrhea bacteria can grow in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body) in women and men.

Person with Gonorrhea
How Do I Know If I Have Gonorrhea?
Not all people infected with gonorrhea have symptoms, so knowing when to seek treatment can be tricky. When symptoms do occur, they are often within two to 10 days after exposure.
Gonorrhea symptoms in women
- Greenish yellow or whitish discharge from the vagina
- Lower abdominal
- Vomiting
- Eye pain, light sensitivity and/or eye discharge resembling pus
- Burning when urinating
- Bleeding between periods
- Spotting after intercourse
- Swelling of the vulva
- Burning in the throat
Gonorrhea symptoms in men
- Greenish yellow or whitish discharge from the penis
- Burning when urinating
- Burning in the throat (due to oral sex)
- Painful or swollen testicles
- Painful or swollen testicles
- Eye pain, light sensitivity and/or eye discharge resembling pus
Treatment of gonorrhea
- The best way to treat gonorrhea is to consult a doctor for medical cheak up.

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