Gonorrhea

shw sti fig6Features/Symptoms

  • Also known as "Drop or Clap";
  • Painful urination;
  • Discharge or drip from penis, usually yellow/greenish;
  • Can be asymptomatic (meaning no symptoms present);
  • Swollen glands in genital area.

Progression

Symptoms develop 1-10 days after infection. Without treatment, infection will spread to other organs and can cause severe infection of genitals resulting in infertility. It causes urethritis, cervicitis, epididymitis, pharyngitis, proctitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

Causes

Gonorrhea is caused by exposure to the Neisseria gonorrhea bacteria. The infection is transmitted from one person to another through vaginal, oral, or anal sexual relations.

Treatment/Management

Treatment of both parties with a course of antibiotics.

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