, – When urinating, pus comes out of the genitals? Don’t panic just yet, it is a symptom of gonorrhea or better known by the layman as gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus . This disease can happen to anyone, both men and women. Then, what if you get gonorrhea? Can people with gonorrhea recover completely? Find out the answer here.
Get to Know More About Gonorrhea
One of the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, namely gonococcus, is most often found in the fluid of the penis or vagina of an infected person. That is why having sex with someone, both oral and anal, using a sex toy that is contaminated or not coated with a new condom every time you use it, and not having sex using a condom , can cause you to contract gonorrhea.
Pregnant women who suffer from gonorrhea also have the potential to transmit the disease to their babies during the birth process. Gonorrhea bacteria can infect babies’ eyes, putting them at risk of permanent blindness. Whereas in adults, the gonorrhea bacteria can attack the rectum, cervix (cervix), urethra (urinary tract and sperm), eyes, and throat.
However, gonorrhea bacteria cannot survive outside the human body, so it cannot be transmitted through toilet seats, sharing eating utensils or towels, kissing, or in swimming pools.
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Symptoms of Gonorrhea
Gonorrhea sometimes does not cause significant symptoms, so that many people without knowing it pass the disease to their partners. However, the symptoms of gonorrhea in men are easier to recognize than in women. This is because in the early stages, gonorrhea usually only causes very mild symptoms in women, so it is often considered just a urinary tract infection or a normal vaginal infection. However, if not treated immediately, this bacterial infection will spread to the pelvic organs of women and cause bleeding in the vagina, lower abdominal pain, fever, and pain during intercourse .
Symptoms of gonorrhea in men and women are more or less the same, namely feeling painful or sore when urinating and a thick discharge, such as yellow or green pus from the genitals. That is why this disease is also known as “gonorrhea”.
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Can Gonorrhea Can Be Cured Totally?
The good news, gonorrhea can be completely cured. As long as you are diligent in taking care of and taking medication as recommended by your doctor. To treat gonorrhea, doctors will usually give people one shot of antibiotics and one antibiotic tablet. Approximately one to two weeks after this initial treatment, the person needs to return to the doctor again for a repeat examination and ensure that the gonorrhea bacteria have completely disappeared.
Symptoms caused by this disease will usually improve within a few days of effective treatment. However, to prevent transmission of gonorrhea to other people, sufferers are advised not to have intercourse for a while until treatment is complete and re-examination is negative.
You are at risk of getting gonorrhea again if you do not have a healthy and safe relationship in the future. The most effective way to prevent gonorrhea is not to change partners and always use condoms when having intercourse.
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So, if you experience symptoms of gonorrhea, you should immediately visit a doctor to get treatment as early as possible. The sooner gonorrhea is treated, the greater the potential for gonorrhea to heal. You can also ask questions about sexual health issues with the doctor in the application . Don’t be embarrassed, you can contact the doctor via Video / Voice Call and Chat anytime and anywhere. Come on, download it now on the App Store and Google Play.