Unsafe and unprotected sexual contact often leads to the risk of contracting Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). There are about 20 known types of STDs and Gonorrhea Herpes is one among the STDs that commonly affects youngsters between the ages of 15-24 years. STDs in general are known to be caused through infections that spread within the sexual organs (penis, vagina, anus and mouth), passed from one person to another through bodily fluids. Bacterias and viruses that cause STDs often grow in these warm and mist regions of the body. Infected blood can also cause STDs and these are often instances of sharing infected needles or passed on from mother to children during pregnancy, childbirth or nursing.
Gonorrhea Herpes is similarly a bacterial infection (by bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae) caused through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who has already contracted the disease. It is most commonly found among youngsters who have numerous sexual partners and do not indulge in safe sex practices. Habits such as illegal drug abuse and especially intravenous drug use also cause such infections.
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Symptoms of Gonorrhea Herpes
Symptoms of Gonorrhea Herpes include infections caused in the genitals, rectum, eyes and throat and they develop usually within 2 to 14 days of being exposed to the disease. Both men and women suffer from Herpes and therefore the symptoms may only be slightly different. At times, it is also seen that there might not be any noticeable symptoms displayed at all. However, it is important to remember that such non-symptomatic patients are also carriers and contagious
- Symptoms in Men include burning and itching in the penis, pus-like discharge from the penis (colored white, yellow, beige, or yellowish), pain or swelling in testicles, burning and pain during urination or bowel movements, frequent urination and most importantly sores, bumps or blisters can be found on penis, anus or mouth with a persistent sore throat. The pain might also spread to the rectum
- Symptoms in Women include burning or itching in the vagina, watery discharge or odor from the vagina (colored creamy or slightly green), pain around the pelvis, bleeding from the vagina that is not normal and spotting, deep pain during sex, frequent urination, burning and pain during urination and bowel movements and as seen in men, fever and sores, bumps or blisters in the vagina anus and mouth.
Diagnostic Tools for Gonorrhea Herpes
Tests used in the case of detecting other sexually transmitted diseases are often used to detect Gonorrhea Herpes as well. Most important of all is the history taking, with questions to probe one’s sexual history, which will be of utmost importance and provide clues for the health professional. It is therefore important to be honest. Laboratory testing is then conducted to assess whether the infection is bacterial or viral, which is causing the STD. Blood tests, Urine samples and Fluid Samples from the vagina or penis will be collected for further analysis. Standard lab tests might take up to 24 hours to reveal the test results or take up to 3 days if multiple tests have been administered.
Complication with Gonorrhea Herpes
Unfortunately, untreated gonorrhea in women can lead to several complications. First and foremost chances of the infection spreading to the reproductive organs are higher. This further results in another condition called Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) which can cause severe damage to the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. As a result of the blockage or scarring of the fallopian tube, Ectopic Pregnancy can be caused (a condition where the fertilized egg is implanted outside the uterus). When left untreated, it might affect the reproductive ability in a woman, making it difficult or impossible to get pregnant.
In men, the infection can cause strong pains in the interior of the penis and also reduce fertility or cause sterility. Herpes causes Urethral Stricture (blockage of the urethra tube due to infection which slows or blocks the flow of urine causing pain) in men, if left untreated and it can turn life-threatening. In extreme and rare cases the infection spreads to the bloodstream and result in arthritis, heart valve damage, inflammation of the lining of brain and spinal cord
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Treatment of Gonorrhea Herpes
Herpes is usually treated with medications such as antibiotics such as azithromycin, doxycycline and other injections. Anyone with the above symptoms must immediately see a physician and avoid any self-medication at home. It is therefore important to practice safe sex through the usage of condoms and regular testing and visit an expert in case of complications
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