Gonorrhea is Sexually Transmitted Disease – Use Condoms

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia have normally no symptoms

Gonorrhea is sexually transmitted disease. The infection is caused by the  bacterium Neisseria .

Gonorrhea – Adolescent Vulnerability

Symptoms when advanced

Yellowish discharge from the penis with painful frequent  urination. Symptoms are not seen in few men but it will be seen  from two to thirty days after infection. If not treated it may lead to sterility.

The symptoms are not visible in 50% of affected woman. Otherwise the symptoms are

  • discharge from the vagina
  • discomfort in the lower abdomen
  •  irritation of the genitals
  •  pain or burning during urination
  • abnormal bleeding

If not treated in time it will lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), spreading to   the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, Gonorrhea is the most common cause of female infertility.

Treatment suggested

Use the following antibiotics with doctors advise on usage:

In tablet form

  • Amoxicillin 2 g plus probenecid 1 g
  • Ampicillin 2 to 3 g plus probenecid 1 g
  • Azithromycin 2 g
  • Cefixime or Suprax 400 mg

Injection + Tablet

  •  Cefotaxime 500 mg by intramuscular injection
  • Cefoxitin 2 g by intramuscular injection, plus probenecid 1 g orally
  •  Cefpodoxime (Vantin) 400 mg orally
  • Ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 125 to 250 mg by intramuscular injection
  •  Ciprofloxacin 500 mg orally
  • Levofloxacin 250 mg orally
  • Ofloxacin 400 mg orally
  •  Spectinomycin 2 g by intramuscular injection

Pl. take medical advise on the above treatment

Questions and answers about Gonorrhea

Follow Gonorrhea among kids

Prevent Gonorrhea with simple tips: Be frank with your partner and find out sexually transmitted infections if any before a sexual relation. Some Sexually transmitted infections like HIV  will show up only after 6 months. If you enter an external relational ship than your  life partner beware of their disease conditions. Best way is avoid external sex. Gonorrhea can be transmitted to new born babies. Have a checkup for STD’s before conceiving baby. Use condoms whenever possible. Do not have sex if you suspect gonorrhea or any other sexually transmitted disease.