Doctors for Gonococcal Infection in New Cotton Market, Hubli-Dharwad
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Gonococcal infection is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It can infect both men and women and typically affects one or more of urethra, throat, rectum and cervix. Not everyone who’s infected with this infection will have symptoms in the early stages. However, you may experience:
• thick discharge from the penis
• increased vaginal discharge
• painful urination
• spotting between menstrual periods
• swollen testicles
• painful bowel movements
• anal itching
When the infections aren't treated, the bacteria can spread, causing symptoms. Specific symptoms depend on the area of the body affected by the bacteria. Over time, the bacteria that cause gonorrhea can spread to the bloodstream and other parts of the body. This can lead to a serious medical condition known as systemic gonococcal infection or disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI). Symptoms that commonly occur with DGI include:
• fever or chills
• feeling ill or generally unwell (malaise)
• pain in the joints
• swelling of the joints
• pain in the tendons of the wrists or heels
• a skin rash with pink or red spots that become filled with pus
HOW IS GONOCOCCAL INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
A sexologist tests for gonococcal infection typically by taking a sample, or culture, from the infected area. The sample is sent to a laboratory where it’s analyzed for the presence of bacteria. Results are often available within 24 hours. Cultures for testing can be obtained from:
• the blood
• a skin lesion
• fluid from the joints
• the cervix
• the throat
• the anus
• the urethra
HOW IS GONOCOCCAL INFECTION TREATED?
Treatment for this problem includes using antibiotics like cephalosporins. However, it is also advised to avoid sex and prevent STI in the future if you are suffering from the same. Also, one should maintain good hygiene, wear clean underwear and also use topical ointments like aloe vera to soothe the itching and irritation.
DID YOU KNOW?
Remember that recurring cases of Gonococcal Infection can actually cause permanent damage to your organs.