Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted condition affecting both men and women. It is caused by particular bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The bacteria can be transferred from person-to-person mainly through sex. Pregnant women with the gonorrhea may transfer the bacteria to their baby also. According to studies about gonorrhea, women are more prone on getting the disease than men, most likely because of hygienic reasons. How or what does gonorrhea look like?
Symptoms may appear after 1-2 weeks after the bacterial infection and are different for both genders. In rare instances, it would take a few months for the symptoms to arise. For women, irritation and itching of their vagina and their cervical area is the most known symptom. They may often bleed between their menstrual periods. Most of them also urinate more often than the average. For men, infection or inflammation of one of the ducts in their testicles is the most popular known symptom. Their urine may appear thick and more yellowish most of time too. Majority of those infected regardless of age have a hard time urinating, whether because it’s painful when urinating or for some other reasons. Both may also have fever and abdominal pains as well.
Gonorrhea may also affect the rectum if the person had anal intercourse with his/her partner. Symptoms include pus-like discharges from the rectum. The person’s anus may become itchy as well and it may be somehow bleeding. Actually, other parts of the body may also be affected most likely our eyes and the throat. It is imminent for a patient with gonorrhea to have sore throats as well as eye pains. In the case of the eyes affected, the patient may be too sensitive to bright lights.
Generally in both sexes, swelling and inflammation of the genitals are mainly present. So if someone has these on their genital area, most probably they have some kind of sexually transmitted diseases and gonorrhea is one of them. Worse, the infection may affect the bloodstream and so therefore other parts of the body. The joints may also get irritated and some parts of the body may develop mild or severe cases of rash. Study showed that there will be an increased risk of HIV/AIDS on patient with gonorrhea. In worst cases, patients with serious gonorrhea may develop meningitis or even endocarditis. And in some, infertility of the patient may occur if recovery may be impossible or if been neglected by the individual.