Know Some Interesting Facts About Gonorrhea

By on August 12, 2014

Want to know some interesting facts about Gonorrhea. It also referred as “the clap”, is a sexually transmitted disease affecting many people around the world.

It is a very dangerous disease and if left untreated, it can lead to infertility in both men and women.

Even if the women become pregnant with gonorrhea, it can become a medical emergency.

Here are some interesting facts about Gonorrhea:

  • Gonorrhea is one of the serious sexually transmitted diseases. [Symptoms Of Gonorrhea]
  • Each year, about 700,000 people get gonorrhea in the United States.
    Interesting Facts About Gonorrhea

  • In any sexually active person, the disease spreads through vagina, penis, anus or even mouth.
  • The disease can even transmit to the baby from mother during delivery.
  • Anyone who participated in unprotected sex can get gonorrhea.
  • Gonorrhea if left untreated can cause serious and permanent health problems.
  • People who have gonorrhea are very much prone to contract HIV.
  • People who are infected with HIV are more likely to transmit HIV to someone else.
  • Several antibiotics are available to treat gonorrhea, but the complete removal is very difficult.
  • If you think that you have gonorrhea, immediately stop having sex and consult your doctor.
  • It is not necessary for ejaculation to occur to get gonorrhea.

  • Once you are diagnosed with gonorrhea and started the treatment, you should get re-tested after 3 months.
  • Make sure to not to have sex until the treatment is completed.
  • Burning sensation while urinating, discharge from the penis like yellow, white or green, swollen or painful testicles, which all indicate that you might have gonorrhea.
  • There are some methods of birth control like implants, birth control pills, diaphragms, shots, etc. may not protect you from getting gonorrhea.

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