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Today both men and women are more open when it comes to sexuality, there is a lot of information and despite the freedom we have and how good it is to know each other intimately, when we do it without protection there are infinite risks. We will tell you about gonorrhea, what it is, how it is spread and how to treat it.
We have previously told you that changes in vaginal discharge are one of the main signs, but there is much more you should know, because sexually transmitted infections are more common than you imagine and preventing them is very easy.RELATED
We must leave the penalty aside and focus on enjoying but at the same time taking care of our health so that neither now nor in the future we have any complications, in addition, it is important that you particularly prevent yourself when it comes to a new partner.
Let's go in parts … what is gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that is also known as blenorrhagia and is one of the most common particularly in young people between 15 and 24 years. Eye, the contagion can occur at any age, so do not skimp on protection if you do not have a fixed partner.
With regard to the spread of gonorrhea, this can occur by sexual means (when there is no protection method such as a condom) or from mother to child during childbirth, it can infect both men and women. Since it is given by the contact of intimate fluids, it does not require that there be an orgasm to become infected.
Mostly given by vaginal, anal and oral sex. Casual contact is safe, that is, there will be no gonorrhea problem when sharing food, drinks, greeting, giving a kiss or a hug, either if the person sneezes or if you sit on a toilet that was used by someone with gonorrhea.
Although unfortunately there are cases where gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases have no symptoms, it is best to use a blood test when you have doubts or do not know the history of your sexual partner.
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When there are symptoms you can experience details such as
Increased vaginal discharge
Bleeding out of your menstrual period
Discomfort when urinating
Pain in the pelvic area or abdomen
Itching in the intimate area, penis, vagina, anus
Blood when cleaning when you go to the bathroom
Eye discomfort or abnormal discharge
Sore throat and swollen glands in the neck
Swelling, pain, redness or heat in the joints
What is the treatment to follow?
Once the doctor has examined you, has ordered analysis and has the diagnosis with certainty, gonorrhea is usually treated with antibiotics, pills that you should ingest as the specialist indicates, your partner should also receive treatment.
When gonorrhea is not treated, it can cause more serious illnesses in both men and women. In girls it can cause infections in the reproductive organs and with it pelvic pain, pregnancy complications and even infertility.
Gonorrhea can also increase the risk of contracting and spreading HIV, including causing infections in the blood, joints, heart and brain, which could lead to death.
To prevent infection, do not forget to use a condom in your sexual intercourse, to have regular health check-ups or when in doubt or discomfort. Consult your doctor shortly for any clarification.