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Gonorrhea By: Joe Adamski
What is it? Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by a bacteria called NeisseriaGonorrhoeae. One out of four adults get this disease. It is very contagious
What it affects Gonorrhea grows rapidly in the very warm areas of the body including: Fallopian tubes, womb, cervix, urine canals, mouth, penis, vagina, anus and eyes.
You know you have it when… Burning sensation when you pee. Yellowish-white discharge from either the penis or the vagina. Swollen testicles (men) If untreated, Pelvic Inflammatory disease (women). Symptoms usually appear 2-5 days after infected, but could take as long as 30 days to start.
Who gets it? Males and Females can both get Gonorrhea. Teenagers and Adults are most vulnerable; children and seniors very rarely contract the disease. There is NO particular race that has a higher chance of getting it.
Cures for gonorrhea If you think you have this disease go to a healthcare provider to take a sample of the mucus. Medicine like Penicillin is usually used to kill the bacteria, but it does not always work. The U.S. Disease Control Center recommends a single shot of 125mg of Ceftriaxone taken by the mouth. The only certain way to never get this disease is abstinence. Gonorrhea is not deadly, however it can come back even after you have been treated for it.