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By Gary Long

How does one get it? 



Gonorrhea is transfered primarily through unprotected sexual contact. This includes oral sex. Ejaculation does not have to occur in order for the disease to be transfered. Gonorrha can also be spread prenatally(existing or occuring before birth) from mother to child.




The symptoms vary between men and women. Some men will not feel symptoms at all, but for those who do, here are the symptoms. Men will feel a burning senation while urinating; There will also be a white,yellow, or green dishcharge from the penis, and last but certainly not least, painful or swollen testicles(this is less common).


Most women who are afflicted do not have any symptoms. Even when a woman has symptoms, they are often mistaken for a bladder infection. The symptoms are painful urination, increased vaginal discharge, and vaginal bleeding between periods.

  • A burning sensation when urinating;
  • A white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis;
  • Painful or swollen testicles (although this is less common)


How do you know if you have it?



Can It Be Cured?

Yes, it can be cured with the right treatment. It is important to take all the medicine that a doctor prescribes to you.

Testing and Treatment

There are various clinics that provide free testing for people who require it. Healthcare professionals can prescribe antibiotics that can cure Gonorrhea. There are no over-the-counter or home remedies that will cure Gonorrhea.  

If letf untreated, the disease can cause problems in men and women. In men, absence of treatment can cause a painful condition in the tubes attached to the testicles. In rare cases, this may cause the man to be sterile.


In women, it can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.It can also lead to formation of scar tissue that blocks the fallopian tubes, eptotic pregnancy(pregnancy outside the womb), infertility, and long term pelvic/abdominal pain.


Rarely, untreated Gonorrhea can spread to the blood and joints. This can be life threatening. Untreated Gonorrhea also increases your chance of getting HIV- the virus that causes AIDS.

What can happen if you don't get treated?

Does untreated Gonorrhea put you at higher risk for HIV?




Can Gonorrhea be transfered from mother to son?




Will homemade remedies and over-the-counter treatments be effective in treating Gonorrhea?



How is the primary way that Gonorrhea is transfered?




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