Gonorrhea – known infectious disease, mainly sexually transmitted. Also, this disease is known as “clap”. This is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world, every year it infects more than 150 million people.
Gonorrhoea is a disease gonococcus Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
- For the most part the disease affects the mucosal tissues of the human body and, depending on the circumstances of contamination, this may be the urethra or cervix cervix, rectum, pharynx, tonsil and even the eyes.
- In general practice the disease, to distinguish between on the location of gonorrhea:
lower genital organs (bartholinitis, urethritis, endocervicitis, vulvovaginitis – women and the front of the urethra – for men);
- the upper part of the genital organs (salpingitis, pelvioperitonit, endometritis – in women, and prostate, vesicles epidimitrit, orchitis – men).
- Gonorrhea is often inflammation of the urethra (men) and internal genitals (in women). In addition, this disease, as well as other diseases, sexually transmitted diseases without treatment causes serious complications, among which the most dangerous are infertility and impotence.
Symptoms and stages of gonorrhea:
Symptoms of gonorrhea symptoms, most commonly associated with various secretions from the genitals, as well as pain, burning during urination:
It may appear white or yellow discharge, soiling underwear;
women first symptoms often associated with the end of menstruation: at this time there are abundant watery or thick vaginal discharge yellow or greenish color. When the disease may appear intermenstrual bleeding, and abdominal pain.
The incubation period of the disease is different in men and women: men may develop after 2-5 days after unprotected sex, women – in 5-10 days.
- For the purpose of successful treatment, doctors venereologists must not only correctly determine with any disease encountered addressed them patient, as different from the genital organs, characterized by a variety of sexually transmitted diseases, but also in the case of diagnosing a patient is gonorrhea distinguish stage it flow:
- Fresh Step does not exceed a period of 2 months from the moment of infection.
At this stage, the disease can be acute (pronounced symptoms and signs of illness), subacute (with fever and some of the symptoms) and torpid (minor changes) form.
After 2 months after infection, the disease becomes chronic.
- Latent form of the disease characterized by the absence of symptoms, and the patient is the source of the infection.
- The difference in the severity of the disease may be related to the level of immunity, and age of the patient. In addition, comorbidities and medication can prolong the incubation period, and lubricate the picture of the disease. That is why, faced with a suspected sexual nature of the disease, should seek qualified help to proven specialists.
- Modern medical centers are always ready to help their patients to full confidentiality and conduct the full range of diagnostic procedures aimed at treatment for gonorrhea at any stage of the tide. Venereologists our center know that the effectiveness of treatment is enhanced in the early stages of the disease, so at the first symptoms of the disease symptoms, seek medical advice. If you suspect gonorrhea, as well as for any STD, a doctor will examine, record the patient’s complaints, as well as prescribe tests to identify the causative agent. Then, the confirmation of the diagnosis will be assigned to the optimal treatment of the identified disease. In practice, the treatment often takes place in three directions: the destruction of the bacteria in the body, increase immunity and removal of the external manifestations of the disease (symptoms).
In the absence of symptoms, as well as during the self-medication when the symptoms disappear, but the infection is in the body, there is a risk of progression of the disease in the chronic or latent phase. In this case, it may be difficult to diagnosis and duration of treatment.
Also, in the absence of proper treatment, gonorrhea can be generalized disease, hitting all major systems of the body: the nervous and cardiovascular system, joints, respiratory system, may also develop gonococcal sepsis.