Gonorrhea: symptoms in women and men, treatment and pictures
Gonorrhoea, popularly gonorrhea, an infectious disease attributable to sexually transmitted diseases. Gonorrhea is usually sexually transmitted, and much less household, using household items. There are several types of the disease:
- Fresh gonorrhoea;
- Chronic gonorrhea;
- Latent gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea in men and women
As a rule, women have found torpid form of the disease. Is characterized by the occurrence of a disease without symptoms. In this case, it can be described as follows — infection has occurred, but not observed signs of disease. This form is dangerous because during the laboratory analysis of the gonococcus is not found, but the woman is a carrier of the disease, and spread gonorrhea through unprotected sexual intercourse, for example.
For men gonorrhea is a dangerous disease. Often the disease affects the nervous system, joints, rectum, cardiovascular system, eyes, throat, urethra. Because the infection cannot live long outside the human body, most often the infection occurs through contact with a sick person. In this case, the first suffers from the urethra. Gonococcus, moving along it in the body and causes serious disorders and inflammation. Edema, infiltration, scarring, redness, destruction of the epithelium, suppuration, all this is the result of infection with the gonococcus. Unfortunately, the human body is not able to develop immunity against the disease. Therefore, the infection can be repeated.
The causes of the disease
Gonorrhea is inflammation of the mucous membranes of reproductive and urinary system, can affect other organs. The causative agent is a bacterium of the genus Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Cause of infection with gonorrhea, is usually sexual contact with the gonorrhea man. Characteristically, you can become infected from person is not expressed symptoms of the disease.
Unprotected intercourse is a distributor of such diseases as anaplasmosis, HIV, There are other methods of infection. Most pregnant women can infect the fetus during pregnancy and childbirth. The child in this case becomes infected during its movement along the ancestral channels.
During intercourse, the probability to become infected is 53%.
Men are more often treated at an early stage of the disease to the venereal diseases, comparatively with the cases of women. The reason for this trend is that male patients with gonorrhoea, as a rule, the initial symptoms are manifested early. Women are treated asa rule, to a specialist, when the disease has reached chronic form. The development of the disease can be avoided if immediately after sexual intercourse to use antiseptic drugs. It is also important to observe personal hygiene, otherwise the risk increases.
Symptoms in women
Today, gonorrhea in women, is diagnosed with a bacteriostatic and bacteriological analysis. But this method is used if the disease in women is at an early stage. In the chronic form, use diathermy procedures to detect infection.
It is also possible to detect the disease in women with gonococcal vaccine, which is applied to the mucosa of the urethra or the cervix. For these purposes, use silver nitrate.
Often gonorrhea in women can carry a chlamydia. It is recommended to carry out research and for this infection. Symptoms of gonorrhea in women appear yellowish-white discharge from the vagina (shown in photo) and pain when urinating.
Symptoms in men
Usually the first symptoms of gonorrhea infection in men occur on the fourth day after infection. The incubation period of the disease, however, can be 14 days. There are three stages of disease in men:
The acute stage has pronounced symptoms. There are two forms of chronic stage:
- Subacute form;
- Torpid form.
The chronic form of the disease usually is asymptomatic in men but leads to dire consequences, complications and inflammation. The course of the disease also depends on the disease that hurts people, and from age.
Symptoms of infection are mucus of a purulent substance from the urethra, as shown in the photo. Often lead to pain in the region of the urethra when urinating. Itching, burning and stinging in the urethra are the symptoms of the disease. After a few days the symptoms are worse. There is swelling of sponges of the urethra. Pus increase. Sometimes there is inflammation of the seminal glands. In this case there is fever, pain in the region of the epididymis. Ejaculatory canal swells and observed its redness and inflammation.
Treatment of gonorrhea in women
Treatment of gonorrhea as men and women spend with antibiotics, grouppenicillins or cephalosporins. These are bitsillin, Cefotaxime, ceforal, benzylpenicillin. If the disease is accompanied by chlamydia, shows the treatment group antichlamydia. Therapy is not just about antibiotics. Usually infected prescribed local treatment, consisting in the introduction of antibacterial drugs in the vagina. In the chronic form of the disease, prescribe immunomodulators. These are chymotrypsin and pirogenal. Also, if the disease is at a late stage, shows the use of gonococcus vaccines.
You need to understand that the disease is much easier to cure if it is diagnosed at an early stage. In this case it is possible to avoid serious consequences and complications. If the treatment is correct, and the doctor chose the right treatment plan, the disease gets better within three months.
The treatment of gonorrhea in men
Gonorrhea in men is diagnosed easily and usually accurately. Therapy is aimed at the destruction of the gonococcus. As well as for treatment of gonorrhea in women for men also shows the course of antibiotics. As a rule, such treatment leads to a rapid and positive outcome.
In some cases, your doctor may prescribe a complex treatment, depending on the form of the disease. Therapy may include diet, physiotherapy and drugs of the local destination.
For a full and quick recovery, is not recommended for male to be active, enjoy Biking, horse-riding, alcoholic beverages and fatty foods.