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Can You Get Gonorrhea Through a Kiss?

, – Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. These bacteria grow in moist areas of the body such as vagina, penis, rectum, eyes and throat. The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are spread through body fluids (such as fluids from vagina or penis) which are passed from one person to another during vaginal, anal, or oral sex.

In women, the infection starts from within the vagina and triggers pelvic inflammatory disease. The infection can also spread to the female reproductive organs, such as the fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, and ovaries.

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Can Gonorrhea Be Transmitted Through a Kiss?

Gonorrhea cannot be transmitted through kissing. Symptoms of gonorrhea that appear in the mouth area (pharyngeal gonorrhea) usually occur as a result of oral sex with someone with gonorrhea. Another transmission of gonorrhea is from pregnant women to the fetus they are carrying. Babies born to mothers with gonorrhea can develop eye infections and blindness. That’s why pregnant women with gonorrhea need to get immediate treatment to reduce the risk of complications for the mother and the fetus.

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After Recovering, When Can You Have Sex Again?

When a person with gonorrhea has been declared cured and wants to have intercourse, it is advisable to wait around 7-14 days. The reason is because the body still needs to resolve the effects of the drugs taken during the healing process. People with gonorrhea also need to regularly take medication as recommended by a doctor to prevent reinfection.

Symptoms of Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is more easily recognized in men than in women. The early symptoms of gonorrhea in women are not so clear, so that the diagnosis often appears as vaginal infection or urinary tract infection . So, what are the symptoms of gonorrhea to watch out for:

  1. Symptoms of Gonorrhea in Men

  • Gonorrhea.

  • Swelling or pain in the testicles.

  • The presence of Mr P.’s fluid droplets.

  • Pain when urinating.

  • The frequency of urination increases.

  • Long-lasting sore throat.

  • Swelling or redness in the urinary opening.

 

  1. Symptoms of Gonorrhea in Women

  • Pain during intercourse.

  • The frequency of urination increases.

  • Sore throat.

  • Fever.

  • Pain in the lower abdomen.

  • Pain or burning sensation when urinating.

 

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Those are the facts about gonorrhea transmission that need to be known. If you experience the above symptoms of gonorrhea, talk to your doctor immediately . You can ask a doctor through the Contact Doctor feature which is available to contact a doctor anytime and anywhere via Chat, and Voice / Video Call. Come on, immediately download the application on the App Store or Google Play!