Dermatovenereology

Gently, gonorrhea: what is the danger of this sexually transmitted infection

About gonorrhea or gonorrhea (folk name of the disease), perhaps heard by everyone. About this disease invented by the mass of anecdotes and argued that this sexually transmitted disease is not serious, it is easily detected due to its distinct symptoms and, consequently, to treat there is nothing special. But it is gonorrhea, which is easier to diagnose than other diseases, sexually transmitted, can cause serious complications. And lately, venereologists increasingly diagnosed cases of gonorrhea that are resistant to treatment.

Gonorrhea – a sexually transmitted disease transmitted through sex

This disease refers to venereal diseases, and infected with gonorrhea can be entirely unprotected sex. Napolovi the path of infection is extremely rare, although possible: for example, when using a common towel or linen with an infected person. The disease agent, the gonococcus, initially affects the urinary system. Acute gonorrhea is manifested rapidly after about 3-4 days after sexual contact appear purulent discharge from the genitals and pain during urination.

However, these symptoms may disappear after a few days, especially if infected begins self-treatment washing the genital organs of various antiseptic solutions, herbs, etc. are especially dangerous self-administration of antibiotics, since man himself is unable to choose the right drug, calculate the dose on your individual case, to choose a companion treatment. In the end, the disease becomes chronic, often latent form, which begin to suffer other organ systems. As well as partners, that person infects the infection.

How dangerous is gonorrhea: complications of the disease

If you went to the doctor, began to receive treatment and feel better, then stop the assigned intervention in any case impossible. Gonorrhea is treated for a long time, then you will need to retake the tests, to ensure full recovery and not to endanger the health of yourself and your partner. In gonorrhea primarily affects the reproductive organs: uterus, epididymis, ovaries, prostate, testicles, testes.

Inflammation, adhesions, infertility – this is not a complete list of the effects of gonorrhea. If you caught a pregnant woman, there is a high risk of infection of a baby during childbirth. In the absence of treatment or non-compliance with doctor’s recommendations chronic gonorrhea leads to the penetration of infection into the blood. In the end, affects the meninges, joints, cardiovascular system, etc., which could result in disability and even death.

Treatment and prevention of gonorrhea

Gonorrhea – the disease is highly virulent: that is, through sexual contact with a sick person the risk of infection is 80%. Not necessarily the partner will be redness or discharge from the genitals, which you can visually notice. Chronic gonorrhea “by eye” to determine why a few minutes of fun during unprotected sex with a sick person will cost you long-term and expensive treatment. Antibacterial therapy is indicated, and symptomatic duration of course and dose of antibiotics depend on the localization of the inflammatory process.

For example, gonorrhea of the lower section of the genitourinary system requires lower doses of antibiotics than rising gonorrhea. Therefore, treatment should appoint a doctor. In chronic process can also be assigned to irrigation of the urethra and lubricate the cervix with antibacterial solution. So to avoid gonorrhea should carefully approach the selection of sexual partners, use condoms, and 1-2 times a year to go to a gynecologist/andrologist for laboratory diagnosis and detection of latent genital infections.

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