Gonorrhea

A common sexually transmitted disease that affects the urethra, rectum and throat. Infection can be passed on to new born by infected mothers, in babies, eyes are the most affected organ by Gonorrhea.  Typical symptoms are burning on urination, penile or vaginal discharge, testicular pain, painful intercourse. Diagnosis is made via physical examination, history taking, and blood/urine tests. Risk factors are mainly unsafe sexual practices, new sex partners, multiple sexual partners. Treatment is usually antibiotics. Complications include but not limited to infertility in both men and women, increased risk of other STD specially HIV, chronic joint disease