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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT GONORRHEA

 

In everything that we do, we should always find the root of the problem in order to administer the best solution. With gonorrhea, sexually active people should be aware how gonorrhea or any other sexually disease can be contracted. Being informed is a great weapon in protecting yourself from the destructive causes of any disease, especially the sexually transmitted kind such as gonorrhea.

 

SO WHAT EXACTLY CAUSES GONORRHEA?

 

Gonorrhea is a form of infection known to be caused by the bacteria Neisseria Gonorrhoeae. It is spread through contact with the male or female’s sex organs even in the absence of ejaculation. It can also be transferred to the baby from an infected mother during delivery. Statistics show that teenagers and young adults are the most common victims of gonorrhea basically because this is the stage where people are more open to having multiple and changing sex partners.


Gonorrhea is not constrained to the penis and the vagina. It also infects nearby organs such as the urethra, cervix and rectum. Oral sex also makes the mouth and the throat susceptible to gonorrhea. People usually don’t know that they are already infected with gonorrhea because the symptoms do not manifest in their bodies. Signs and symptoms of the disease show up two to five days after contracting the disease or in some cases, up to thirty days even!

Those who have been infected with gonorrhea feel pain when they urinate coupled with a whitish or yellowish-greenish discharge from the penis or the vagina. The males also experience swollen testicles causing them severe discomfort and pain. It is therefore advised that sexually active people to be extra vigilant in any changes they observe in their bodies.

A person can contract gonorrhea by having sexual contact, whether vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected person. Because of this, the most effective way to avoid transmission of gonorrhea is to abstain from any sexual activity if you do not know your partner’s sexual history.

It is also an extra precautionary measure to stay in a long-term monogamous relationship with a person who has been diagnosed as clean. It would also help to use protection such as latex condoms to lessen the risk of transmitting gonorrhea. Antibiotics are the known treatments for gonorrhea.

The key to being gonorrhea-free is to have protected sex and to be educated. It pays to be responsible adults and not regret anything in the end!



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