Gonorrhea: transmission, symptoms, complications
Gonorrhea belongs to the class of infectious diseases that are transmitted sexually. The disease can be attributed to the classical venereology. The causative agent of the disease is known as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the gonococcus.
Infection affects not only the sexual organs, like any venereal disease, but can harm the cervix, the urethra (urethra), the rectum and even slimy.
Modes of transmission of gonorrhea
Transmitted through sexual gonorrhea can be passed not only in the classic version of the contact but also through oral or anal sex. Cases of domestic infection of honora also exist, but the probability of such transmission is very low. In addition, gonorrhea can be passed on to the baby during the mother's pregnancy, when he is in the womb.
It should also be noted that the gonococcus can survive outside of a person about four hours, and all this time he's a little, but poses a risk to potential contamination. Among patients, the greatest number of young people, but this is due to their sexual activity.
It is important to note that the main danger of gonorrhea in the subsequent complication, because the disease affects the male testicles, and in women, the pelvic organs, leading to infertility as men and women.
The low percentage of probability of household gonorrhea infection is because of infection in his body must penetrate a sufficient number of bacteria, with a small amount of the immune system to cope. Therefore, we can immediately discard the fears that can become infected easily from toilet seats, shared towels or utensils.
And yet, it is important to understand that once an intimate relationship with a man with gonorrhea, the probability of infection is 50%, with no condom, that is without any protection. It concerns vaginal and oral sex. By oral to oral contact, the percentage of infection even lower.
However, you must keep in mind that asymptomatic gonococcal pharyngitis, which is the biggest problem even with a single oral sex.
Develops gonorrhea in the female body for up to 10 days, and the incubation period is shorter in men two times and can last up to 5 days
Symptoms of the disease
The first picture However, there are a symptom that uniquely female, talking about intermenstrual bleeding, which is one of the signs of the activity of the gonococcus.
Additionally, you must add that infectious disease in the fairer sex can occur not just asymptomatic, and falsely, say so. After all, the symptoms that characterize gonorrhea, very similar to other infections, so it is possible falsely to regard gonorrhea as a beginningcandidiasis, thrush, pain during urination you should take just over an attack of cystitis.
Gonorrhea leads to complications that cause infertility, and in men and women. Men develop inflammation appendage testicles – epididymitis, and in women, diseases of the uterus, which can lead to infertility eventually.
With the spread of gonorrhea throughout the body may be affected by the brain, liver, heart.