Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) usually caused by a bacterium that infects both males and females named Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium usually infects the mucous membrane of the fallopian tubes in women, reproductive tracts which include cervix and uterus and urethra in both men and women.
Sometimes the bacteria also infect the mucous membrane of the eyes, mouth, rectum and throat. Sometimes, gonorrhea is easily treated but delays in treatment can cause serious complications.
For example, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women that can develop when gonorrhea affects the fallopian tube or the uterus which can result to infertility. Another problem is epididymitis in men, that develops when there is inflammation of the tubes that carries the sperm which can also result to infertility in men.
Gonorrhoeae bacteria usually thrive in warm, moist environment and that’s why the infection can easily be passed from person to person through sexual contact that involves vagina, anus, or mouth during unprotected sex.
You can also get gonorrhea through various sex toys you make use of if shared with infected partner and haven’t been washed or covered with condom when used.
In men, most common site for gonorrhea infection seems to start in the urethra, the tubes that helps urine exist from the body. In women, the common site for the infection is cervix which is the opening from the vagina to the uterus usually called (womb).
How to prevent gonorrhea include;
Symptoms of gonorrhea in men include;
Symptoms of gonorrhea in women include;
Prompt treatment can help you cure gonorrhea, if the medications are taken as your provider instructs. The right treatment can help you cure gonorrhea and do not share your gonorrhea medicine with anyone. Gonorrhea infection doesn’t go on it own and if its not well treated it can cause serious complications, so it is important to take treatment as soon as possible.
Fluid sample test: penis, vaginal, throat and rectum may be swab to get a sample of fluid for testing, this test involve a laboratory culture which can take several days
Blood test: blood can also be used to detect gonorrhea including nuclei-acid amplification (NAAT) to detect genetic material of the gonorrhea bacteria which is also considered as optimal test for gonorrhea infection
Urine test: often a urine test can also detect gonorrhea.
You should not treat gonorrhea over the counter or DIY home remedies, once the symptoms is noticeable ensure you see your doctor. The common recommended treatment is usually a one-time intramuscular injection of ceftriaxone antibiotics or some dose of oral medications such as, a twice-daily usage of doxycycline 7-days usage.
Some powerful herbs as also known to help cure gonorrhea especially when it contains botanical extracts that contain ant-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties such as; ipomoea batatas leaf, tabernaemontana elegans leaf, goldenseal root, silybum marianum, cloves, ginger, and garlic.
All the listed botanical extract has several ways of combining the herbs and dosage as well, so you have to visit an expert in the field before consuming if not yet made and packed in capsules.
Keep it in mind that infection is very common and you as an individual don’t have to feel embarrassed or ashamed about it. You can begin to take a step towards getting it treated instead of transmitting it because you got it from a partner that could have prevented it. Get tested for STIs regularly with your partner and always talk with your partner(s) before you start a sexual relationship, Practice sex guidelines on how to reduce the risk of STI.