When it comes about venereal diseases there are many questions without answers. This happens because usually people do not like to talk about it. They are ashamed or they despise the persons who have them. Sadly, this is a reality. No matter how the world has evolved, people still have the wrong idea that we should label other people who may have such health problems and we should stay away from them.
In the following rows of this article, we will discuss about Gonorrhea and not just about the disease itself but also about the terrible fact that sometimes it cannot be defeated. Unfortunately, this happens more and more these days. Is this our fault? You are about to discover if you continue your reading.
How can we recognize the presence of this disease?
This is a very good question indeed. It seems that many people live with it without even know it. As you can already imagine it is a disease, which can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, no matter if it is normal, oral or anal.
Another bad news is that women do not show any type of symptom. Usually men notice that they have a problem. Women may also have certain symptoms but they can be easily confused with other diseases such as urinary infections. They can feel some burns during the urination process, they may also have abundant vaginal secretions or they can even have small bleedings between menstruations. This aspect might alarm them more because it can be a cancer sign as well.
When it comes about men things are a bit similar but you can add the swollen testicles. This means also allot o pain. It is practically impossible for them not to notice that is something wrong.
How is Gonorrhea treated
As you can imagine, when you have such disease the antibiotics are the first weapon. Usually the main antibiotics prescribed are Cephalosporins mixed with Azithromycin. In the past it was used also the penicillin and the tetracycline but it seems that the bacteria developed immunity to these drugs. In fact, scientists consider this bacteria to be a very intelligent type of bacteria. It can hide very well and it is ready to fight against any type of treatment. Lately, after many studies were done, they discovered situations when this disease could not be defeated at all.
You may wonder how this can be possible. One of the answers is the habit patients have to self-medicate on their own. Because the symptoms of this disease can be quite deceiving, people try all kinds of treatments to cure diseases they imagine they have instead of going to the doctor.
A person who has a long-term relationship will hardly believe that he or she has Gonorrhea. Many people will also think that oral sex will spare them of unpleasant surprises. This is false. You can contact this disease even if you do not have normal intercourse. The bad thing is that if the bacterium hides inside your throat, you can pass it through kissing as well.
What Gonorrhea can cause?
Taking in consideration that women might not even have any type of symptom until the infection reaches their cervix, they could face serious problems. They can develop pelvis inflammatory diseases or they can become infertile. One of the most terrifying things happens when the woman is already pregnant. The chances of passing this disease to her child are inevitable.
The baby can lose his sight during labor. When you talk about men, things can lead to infertility as well. Another unpleasant news is that in most of the cases the infection can be transmitted from the first contact. To be more specific, you do not have to get in contact with an ill person several times. It will be enough just once.
As you can see, it is far from being something easy to treat. Your sexual life is very important but this does not mean that you cannot become ill from your previous relationships. Considering that the symptoms are quite difficult to spot, you can live with it for quite some time before you will realize that something is wrong.