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Gonorrhoea - Know The Symptoms For Early Treatment

Apr 5, 2008
Neisseria Gonorrhoea, or gonorrhoea, as it is more commonly known is an infection caused by a bacterium that rapidly multiplies in the genital and reproductive areas, such as the vagina, the womb, the cervix for women, and the penis and urethra for men. It can also develop in the mouth, throat, the anal area and the eyes.

Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection caused by Neisseria Gonorrhoea. As in most STDs, the primary means of transmission is through unprotected sexual contact with an infected partner. The probability of transmission of the disease becomes higher when the sexual contact happens right before or after the menstruation period of the woman.

Still it is important to note that although sexual contact is the primary means for transmission, it is not the only means, by which a healthy individual can catch the disease.

As the Neisseria Gonorrhoea bacteria can survive outside their human host for a few minutes, a healthy person can get infected by being in contact with a contaminated item such as underwear, towels, and toilet seats, among others. Even the mere touching of an infected part of the body is just as risky as having sex with an infected person.

If you have a predilection for erotic games, do not forget that these sex toys could be infected and can do a good job of transmitting the disease to you as well. Putting these items into the vagina or anus, not to mention an infected finger can already infect a healthy individual.

The mother can also pass on the disease to the baby during delivery as the baby passes through the birth canal. These are some of the other ways the disease can be passed on.

Gonorrhoea is a very hazardous disease which can have devastating irreversible effects if not diagnosed and treated early. It can cause infertility for both men and women. The disease can also spread to other parts of the body through the blood and affect the other organs.

This is not an easy disease to deal with because the symptoms are hard to detect, if at all. So as soon as you suspect you might have caught the "clap" basing on the recent past events in your life, then you should not dilly dally in consulting a doctor, whether a specialist (gynaecologist or urologist) or even a family doctor who could then refer the you to a specialist.

The ideal situation is that none of you readers ever find yourselves in is the one needing treatment for this infection. You must be very careful to the protection you use during sexual contact, because the condom is the only real protection against such bacteria, and you must also pay a lot of attention to the items you touch, especially when using other people's restroom or public restrooms.
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