Gonorrhea also known as gonococcal urethritis, gonococcal infection, gonorrhoea and the clip is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The common symptoms in men are a burning sensation with urination and discharge from the penis.
Women have no symptoms about half of the time or have pelvic pain and vaginal discharge. In both women and men, if gonorrhea is left untreated, it may spread locally, causing inflammation of the epididymis or pelvic inflammatory disease or throughout the body, affecting joints and heart valves. It can be prevented through the use of condoms. Treatment is usually with ceftriaxone, as resistance has developed to many previously used antibiotics.
Consult your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. Happy New Year! Stay healthy.