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Know More About Gonorrhea – San Diego

Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD). It is a bacterial infection that is highly contagious and can be transmitted by any form of intimate contact. Gonorrhea can spread into the uterus and fallopian tubes, resulting in pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID affects more than 1 million American women every year and can cause tubal (ectopic) pregnancy and infertility in as many as 10 percent of infected women. Gonorrhea is not passed through casual contact. Shaking someone’s hand, using a towel, or sitting on a toilet does not transmit gonorrhea.

Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported notifiable disease in the United States. The CDC estimates that approximately 700,000 new gonorrheal infections occur yearly in the U.S., only about half of which are reported to the CDC. Gonorrhea is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae . It can be spread during vaginal, anal, or oral sex with an infected partner. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It is spread through sexual contact (oral, vaginal, penile, or anal). The bacteria can live in the reproductive organs, eyes, mouth, and rectum.

Gonorrhea is one of the easier STIs to prevent because the bacterium that causes the infection can survive only under certain conditions. The use of condoms protects against gonorrhea infection. Gonorrhea used to be easily treated but is starting to become resistant to certain drugs meaning in the future it may get even harder to treat. When taking the medication make sure to read the instructions on the medication and follow them exactly and remember that after your gonorrhea is treated it can easily be caught again and may become harder to treat the second time. Gonorrhea is a curable sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae . These bacteria can infect the genital tract, the mouth, and the rectum.

Women who leave these symptoms untreated may develop severe complications. The infection will usually spread to the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, causing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). Women are much more likely than men to be asymptomatic. If they do develop symptoms, they are likely to include: bleeding after sex, pain or burning sensation when urinating, need to urinate more frequently, vaginal discharge that is yellow or bloody, cramps, bleeding between periods, nausea or vomiting and fever. Most infected women do not get symptoms, though a greenish-yellow vaginal discharge may come from the cervix . Other symptoms may include an itchy and red vulva.

Women and men under the age of 25—including sexually active adolescents—are at highest risk for genital gonorrhea infection. Risk factors for gonorrhea include a history of previous gonorrhea infection, other sexually transmitted infections, new or multiple sexual partners, inconsistent condom use, sex work, and drug use. Women’s symptoms can include discharge from the vagina, frequent urination, pain or burning when urinating, pain between periods. Men are most likely to experience pain during urination and discharge from the penis.

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