This disease is caused by the bacterium gonococcus. The main way of transmission is sexual contact without the use of a condom. Depending on the form of sexual contact (vaginal, oral, anal) gonorrhea can affect the urethra, rectum or throat. The first symptoms appear only 5-7 days after sex.
Symptoms of gonorrhea:
- • men may have "creamy" purulent discharge from the penis, itching, painful and frequent urination;
- • women may have yellowish or greenish discharge from the urethra and vagina, itching, painful urination.
Gonorrhea of the pharynx proceeds without noticeable manifestations. Gonorrhea of the rectum is manifested by itching in the anus and purulent discharge from the rectum.
Treatment: antibacterial therapy.
Prevention: use of a condom during sex.
Danger: untreated (chronic) gonorrhea can subsequently lead to infertility.