Gonococcal Infection is a sexually transmitted infection that infects both men and women. Usually the infected areas include the cervix, throat, rectum and also the urethra. Thick discharge from both penis and vagina are the common symptoms here. Alongside one would also experience trouble and burning sensation when urinating and itching along with painful bowel movements.
HOW IS GONOCOCCAL INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis is usually done with a sample that is tested with a lab test or a culture. This sample is usually extracted from the infected area, including lesions, blood samples, fluid from the joints, the anus, the urethra and the throat as well.
HOW IS GONOCOCCAL INFECTION TREATED?
Treatment for gonorrhea and DGI typically includes the use of antibiotics. It also involves identifying the source of the infection. It is recommended that sexual partners be tested and potentially treated. One option for treating sexual partners of people infected is patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT), which involves providing prescriptions or medications to the person to take to his/her partner without the healthcare provider's first examining him/her.
DID YOU KNOW?
Remember that recurring cases of Gonococcal Infection can actually cause permanent damage to your organs.