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    Jan 9, 2024
    Gonorrhea
    How Do You Get Gonorrhea?
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    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that affects millions of people worldwide. Despite being one of the most common STIs, many individuals still have misconceptions about how this infection is contracted and the importance of early detection and treatment. Let's clear up those misconceptions and replace them with real information!

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    I. Transmission of Gonorrhea:

    Gonorrhea is primarily transmitted through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral intercourse with an infected individual. The bacteria responsible for gonorrhea, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, thrives in warm and moist areas of the body, such as the genitals, rectum, and throat. It can easily spread from one person to another during unprotected sexual activity, even if ejaculation does not occur.

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    II. Common Symptoms of Gonorrhea:

    1. Genital Symptoms:
    • In men: Symptoms may include a burning sensation during urination, white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis, and swelling or pain in the testicles.
    • In women: Symptoms may be milder or absent, but can include increased vaginal discharge, pain or burning during urination, and vaginal bleeding between periods.
    1. Rectal Symptoms:
    • Both men and women may experience rectal gonorrhea if engaged in anal intercourse with an infected partner. Symptoms may include anal itching, discharge, or pain during bowel movements.
    1. Oral Symptoms:
    • Gonorrhea can also infect the throat through oral sex. Symptoms may include a sore throat, discomfort, or difficulty swallowing.

    Learn More: How To Know If I Have an STI

    III. Prevention and Safe Practices:

    The most effective way to prevent gonorrhea is through practicing safe sex. Here are some crucial preventive measures to keep in mind:

    • Use condoms consistently and correctly during sexual intercourse.
    • Open converstaions with partners about STI history and most recent testing results.
    • Regularly get tested for STIs, including gonorrhea, to ensure early detection and treatment if necessary.

    IV. The Importance of Testing for Gonorrhea:

    Testing for gonorrhea is essential, even if you don't show any symptoms. The infection can often be asymptomatic, making it easy to unknowingly spread the disease to others. Early detection is crucial for several reasons:

    • It allows for prompt treatment, reducing the risk of complications and the transmission of the infection to others.
    • It helps prevent the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea.
    • It promotes overall sexual health and well-being.

    Gonorrhea is a common STI that can lead to some pretty uncomfortable symptoms. Understanding how gonorrhea is transmitted, recognizing its symptoms, and practicing safe sex are vital steps in preventing the spread of this infection. Regular testing is crucial for early detection and treatment, and TBD Healthcare Clinic offers comprehensive testing services to ensure your sexual health is prioritized. Don't wait; take control of your sexual health today and consider getting tested for gonorrhea. today!

    Reviewed by Sarah, NP on Jan 10, 2024

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