Signs and Symptoms of Gonorrhea
Gonorrhea infections are often asymptomatic. However, if signs and symptoms of gonorrhea appear, gonorrhea infection can affect various organs of the body other than the reproductive system.
The incubation period or period of exposure to bacteria until symptoms appear is usually about 10 days. But this is not the same for every patient, and sometimes does not show up for months.
One of the conditions that cause untreated disease for some time is because about 10 percent of infected men and 50 percent of infected women have no symptoms at all.
Symptoms of gonorrhea that often appear, both in men and women, among them is painful urination or pain and discharge of abnormal fluid white, yellow, or green from the vagina or penis.
In addition there are also symptoms in men are rare, such as pain in the testes, and inflammation or swelling in the foreskin.
Some women may also experience symptoms such as fever, more severe menstruation, bleeding after having sex, lower abdominal pain, swelling of the vulva, and bleeding between menstrual periods.
Men and women can also get infections in the throat, rectum, and eyes because of oral or anal sex.
Conjunctivitis can occur if the sperm or infected vaginal fluid is about the eye. Eye infections can cause swelling, discharge from the eyes, irritation, and pain. While infection in the throat usually does not cause symptoms.
Rectal infections can cause discharge, pain, and discomfort. Gonorrhea can also infect the joints and make the joint painful when moved, swollen, red, until it feels warm.
If gonorrhea is left untreated and untreated, the infection will continue to develop and there may be serious complications, including fertility. So it is advisable to check yourself if you feel you are at risk of being infected, even if you do not have any obvious symptoms, or symptoms have disappeared by itself.
Gonorrhea infection from mother to baby
Symptoms in newborns can be seen from the eyes, and usually appear during the first two weeks. Examples are red eyes, swelling and discharge a thick liquid like pus. To prevent transmission from mother to baby, the mother may take antibiotics during pregnancy or even while breastfeeding.