A comprehensive overview of gonorrhea covering subjects as symptoms, diagnostics, research, causes and pictures
Gonorrhea is transmitted through sexual contact with the penis, vagina, mouth or anus. Ejaculation is not compulsory for gonorrhea transmission or for gonorrhea to be acquired.
The risk of getting infected with gonorrhea is directly proportional to the number of partners you have: the more partners, the greater is the risk of gonorrhea contact. Doing sex with fewer people it will reduce the risk of getting infected with gonorrhea.
The only way to be 100% sure that you have eliminated the risk of getting infected with gonorrhea or other STDs is wary of having sex. If you're sexually active, condom use for sexual activity is the best way to protect yourself. Since gonorrhea can be transmitted through oral sex from penis to mouth or mouth to penis, it would be wise to use a condom for oral sex too, both as active and as passive, because this is the best way to contract gonorrhea mouth. It is also advisable to test for the main STDs regularly, at least every six months if you're sexually active with more than one monogamous partner. Gonorrhea and other STDs caused by a bacterium can be completely cured with proper medication.
If the sex-type infection was oral, gonorrhea mouth is located in the throat and it also throat irritation may occur here.
Symptoms of gonorrhea mouth
It is something common for gonorrhea not to manifest in any form, especially in women.
Throat, anus, urethra are the most common areas affected. Gonorrhea infection symptoms are: pain during urination, anal itching and bleeding or abnormal discharge from the penis or vagina. When infection is transmitted to the pelvic organs, symptoms are: pain in the lower abdomen, vaginal bleeding, and pain during intercourse, vaginal bleeding. Gonorrhea mouth infection does not cause any symptoms. Infection with gonorrhea in the mouth affects the throat which does not produce symptoms such as sore throat.
In men, the obvious symptoms that usually appear cause them to consult a doctor.
The incubating period of the bacteria is from 2 to 5 days and in some cases the symptoms are not observed until after 30 days.
Gonorrhea is one of the STDs most easily preventable because the bacteria that cause the infection can only survive in certain conditions. Using condoms protects against infection with gonorrhea. Because the organism can live in your neck, condoms should be used when oral-genital contact, because it can be contracted gonorrhea in the mouth. Oral sex can cause gonorrhea mouth and throat, with sore throat with painful swallowing and redness of the throat and tonsils. If the infection spreads to the eyes by touching, gonorrhea can cause redness and inflammation of the eyes (conjunctivitis). The bacteria that cause gonorrhea can spread through the bloodstream causing infection in other body parts. Fever, rash, joint pain, inflammation and stiffen are possible consequences.
How can I protect myself against gonorrhea?
The proper use of the barrier contraceptives such as latex condoms will significantly reduce the risk of infection with gonorrhea and its complications. Because gonorrhea is transmitted mainly through sexual intercourse, abstinence can totally prevent. Pregnant mothers infected with gonorrhea can transmit the disease to their children during childbirth.
Gonococcus conjunctivitis is a major cause of blindness in newborns, which can be prevented. So if there is a known risk of transmission of gonorrhea, silver nitrate or other prophylactic medications can be applied to child's eyes immediately after birth.
Because the risk of vertical transmission (from mother to child), doctors recommend that pregnant women receive at least one test of gonorrhea during pregnancy.