What is gonorrhoea?

Gonorrhoea. The main symptoms are vaginal discharge and pain passing urine, but there may be no symptoms in the early stages. Untreated, gonorrhoea can lead to pelvic infection, with abdominal pain, painful sex, and a general feeling of being unwell. Damage to the Fallopian tubes can result in reduced fertility and an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the tube rather than the womb).

The bacterium responsible is called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Penicillin used to be the standard treatment, but as resistance is now a problem newer antibiotics are often used.

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Is there some body could explain to me what gonorrhoea is? And how to treat that sickness.? Thx

Gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection spread from infected tissues during a sexual encounter. This bacteria is easily transferred from person to person (if they are infected) during sexual activity. This infection is getting more and more difficult to treat and there is now a drug resistant version of gonorrhea spreading around the world. If you have any more questions please do not hesitate. Read more...