Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea

Features/ Symptoms

  • Also known as “Drop or Clap”;
  • Painful urination;
  • Pelvic pain;
  • Vaginal discharge, usually yellow/greenish;
  • Can be asymptomatic;
  • Swollen glands in genital area; and
  • Fever.

Progression 1-10 days after infection. Causes Gonorrhea is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhea bacteria. The infection is transmitted from one person to another through vaginal, oral, or anal sexual relations. Without treatment infection will spread to other organs and can cause severe infection of the reproductive organs resulting in infertility. It causes urethritis, cervicitis, gonococcal pharyngitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women. Treatment/ Management Treatment of both parties with a course of antibiotics.