Gonococcal Infection is a type of sexually transmitted infection that is a result of gonorrhoea. About 0.5 t0 3% patients with gonorrhoea can get the gonococcal infection. The condition presents a variety of signs and symptoms including tenosynovitis, dermatitis, and multiple skin lesions. The common symptoms are thick vaginal discharge or thick discharge from the penis, painful urination, spotting between menstrual periods, swollen testicles and pain in the anal region.
HOW IS GONOCOCCAL INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done on the basis of the symptoms and usually the general physician would take samples of the culture from the area.
HOW IS GONOCOCCAL INFECTION TREATED?
The treatment includes the administration of antibiotics like cephalosporins which can be given by intravenous means rather than orally. Also, the doctor will try to find the source of the infection and the couple may be asked to abstain from sex during the duration of the treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
One case in a man's lifetime is associated with the risk of developing prostate cancer.