Featured Gonorrhea Articles
Descriptions of Featured Gonorrhea Articles
Gonorrhea is a type of sexually transmitted infection. This page on the eMedTV site takes an in-depth look at this disease, including information on how it is spread, what causes it, how it is treated, and more.
As this eMedTV article explains, gonorrhea symptoms (such as fever and discharge) usually appear within 2 to 10 days after sexual contact with an infected partner. However, symptoms can take up to 30 days after sexual contact to appear.
Symptoms of Gonorrhea
In women, signs and symptoms of gonorrhea include painful urination and bleeding with vaginal intercourse. This eMedTV segment talks in detail about gonorrhea symptoms in men and women, and also lists several advanced symptoms of the disease.
As this eMedTV page explains, treating gonorrhea usually involves antibiotics -- these are necessary to avoid serious complications. This article covers the types of treatment available and explains what happens if the condition is left untreated.
What Is Gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a certain type of bacteria. This eMedTV resource describes this condition in detail, including transmission methods, treatment, and complications that can result if gonorrhea is left untreated.
Gonorrhea and Pregnancy
This eMedTV explains what you should know about pregnancy and gonorrhea, including tips for reducing your risk of passing the infection to your child. For example, pregnant women should have at least one test for gonorrhea during prenatal care.
Treatment for Gonorrhea
This eMedTV article stresses the importance of proper gonorrhea treatment (usually antibiotics). Drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea are becoming common, however; as a result, successful treatment for is becoming more difficult.
This eMedTV page describes how gonorrhea transmission occurs and factors that increase the risk. For example, gonorrhea transmission can occur from mother to baby during a vaginal delivery or through contact with the penis, vagina, mouth, or anus.
How Is Gonorrhea Transmitted?
This eMedTV article answers the question, "How is gonorrhea transmitted?" It explains that gonorrhea is transmitted through contact with infected sex organs, anus, or mouth, or from a mother to her baby during a vaginal birth.
A Gram stain, gene detection, and a culture are techniques often used when diagnosing gonorrhea. This page of the eMedTV archives explains each of these methods and their reliability in diagnosing gonorrhea.
How to Prevent Getting Gonorrhea
This page of the eMedTV library lists several suggestions on how to prevent getting gonorrhea. For example, abstaining from sexual intercourse and using latex condoms are common recommendations for how to prevent getting gonorrhea.
Signs and Symptoms of Gonorrhea
This section of the eMedTV library lists possible signs and symptoms of gonorrhea in both men and women. Women often have signs and symptoms of gonorrhea within 10 days after infection, while men with gonorrhea will usually have no symptoms.
Gonorrhea complications discussed in this eMedTV article include pelvic inflammatory disease (in women) and epididymitis (in men). Other gonorrhea complications, although rare, include infections of the joints, heart valves, or brain.
As explained in this eMedTV article, you can test for gonorrhea in a number of ways, such as through a urine test. This article lists the other types of tests used to make a diagnosis and explains when you should talk to your doctor about being tested.