Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria coccus shaped Neissheria gonorrhoeae. These bacteria usually infects the genital area, which in the male urethra and cervix in women. These bacteria can also cause diseases of the throat, or eyes. On a more serious infection, the bacteria can spread to other areas.
symptoms of gonorrhea
Gonorrhea symptoms depend on the site of infection. In general, it will feel symptoms 2-7 days after infection. In men, symptoms usually start to feel discomfort in the urethra and urethra during urination will feel more pain. Other symptoms of gonorrhea are also a discharge of pus from the penis. If the disease spreads increasingly up, the hole penis will look red and swollen. Patients will also feel a great urge to go pee (urinate more often).
In women, early symptoms usually appear 7-21 days after infected with this bacterium. Symptoms of gonorrhea in women are not always visible, or only mild. Usually the diagnosis will be known to the woman if her sexual partner is infected. When infection is severe it will urge symptoms / desire to urinate more frequently, discharge from the vagina and fever. In women, untreated infection completely will cause the infection spreads further into the deeper female organs. Initially only the infection in the cervix, it can then spread to the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and can even spread to the urethra and rectum. Symptoms of gonorrhea infection when it is spread to internal organs is more like it is a pain in the waist, or they can be painful during sexual intercourse.
Gonorrhea infection of the throat can occur during sexual intercourse with a patient’s mouth with gonorrhea. Gonorrhea of the throat infection rarely causes symptoms, or if there are symptoms of the disorder occur sore throat or swallowing.
If fluid from the infection of the eye may occur in the eye infection called conjunctivitis gonorrhea. This disease usually occurs in newborns whose mothers have gonorrhea during childbirth. Symptoms in infants are both eyelids swollen, and pus out of the eye. In adults it can also happen like this, but usually only on one eye only. If the infection is not treated it can lead to blindness.
Immediately consult with your doctor if you experience any of the above.