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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Is there any treatment for gonococcal disease when once treated and occuring in 70s again and disc degeneration?

Gonorrhea disease, gonococcal disease
A woman with hands holding her crotch due to Gonorrhea disease. 

There are lots of diseases that can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, and although, HIV might be the most popular, it is not the most common—Gonorrhea prides itself with this title. And yes, it is as irritable to the body as it is difficult to pronounce.
Now, because it is a venereal disease, infected people tend to keep it to themselves and try to deal with it, mostly due to the fear of being judged, because they must have had sex without protection to have been with gonorrhea.

Gonorrhea is a very contagious disease that is transmitted when an infected person has sex with a partner. It results in an inflammation in the genital mucous membranes, which is caused by Neisseria gonorrhea—this is a micro-organism commonly called, the gonococcus germ.

For a person who tends to keep multiple sexual partners, if such person gets infected, said person might find it very difficult to tell who infected him or her. Why? The symtomps do not appears immediately like magic. The gonococcus germ needs time to get accustomed to its new host, before thriving. Symtomps might not show until after three weeks of being exposed. Most times, they take only three days.

Usually, for a man, the first sign is a burning sensation in the penis, each time the man urinates. This happens because of the inflammation of the urethra, which is basically the canal in the penis responsible for allowing urine and semen flow. If this man is not treated early enough, it can cause a pus to form and the man will begin to notice it discharging. If the man still does nothing to treat his disease, it can cause problems for other sex organs, and the eyes, joints, kidneys, bones, and even the heart.

For women, the disease affects the urinary passage as well. Just like in the man, if treatment is not received early, it can spread to the bladder and the kidneys.

Traditionally, it was very difficult to treat a woman with gonorrhea, because the infected organs were less accessible. And so, an infected person would have to be incapacitated for a very long time, could be years, before the completion of treatment. Luckily, we are in a new age. We do not have to go through that anymore. Thanks to modern medicine, a cure for gonorrhea can be administered in less than two days, with penicillin and other antibiotics—as long as the infected person is brought to the doctor on time.

Unfortunately, an irritating urinal canal is not the only problem gonorrhea causes. Imagine what happens when a pregnant woman becomes infected with gonorrhea and the disease colonizes her birth canal. Imagine what happens when this woman goes to the labour room to push a baby through her gonorrhea-infected birth canal. It leads to blindness of the baby. Gonorrhea also causes infections in the eyes, and when it does, it blinds the infected person.
Fortunately, our doctors of today can administer dilute silver nitrate solution into the eyes of newborn infants to prevent this infection.

As terrible and scary gonorrhea is, it is a disease you can beat, if you act fast.

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