Many people do not know that they have gonorrhea until they experience the first signs of this infectious disease. An initial stage of this disease is characterized by minor local symptoms, which many patients may even not experience.
Gonorrhea diagnosis includes laboratory testing, which identifies the pathogen. If a person had unprotected sex and he wants to undergo testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), this should be done a few days after coitus.
Ignoring the gonorrhea symptoms may lead to a more advanced stage of the disease and lower the chances of effective therapy. In particular, this illness may cause serious harm to the reproductive system and subsequently lead to infertility.
After gonorrhea is diagnosed, anti-infective therapy should be started as soon as possible. This venereal disease is well susceptible to antibiotic therapy, if to start its treatment after the first signs.
Oral and injectable antibacterial drugs are used for gonorrhea treatment.
Studies show that combined therapy of gonorrhea by means of several antibiotics can bring good results. However, use this method with caution, since it raises the risk of developing pathogen resistance to antibiotics.
Preventive measures of gonorrhea should be carried out to avoid becoming infected with this disease. The risk of venereal disease can be reduced by practicing safe sex, maintaining good personal hygiene and strengthening your immune system.