How does gonorrhea enter the body?
Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection.
You can get infected when the bacteria enter your body through the penis, anus, vagina or mouth, often during unprotected sex.
You can also get or pass gonorrhea through sharing sex toys that haven’t been washed or covered with a new condom..
Which is worse chlamydia or gonorrhea?
Some complications of these STIs can happen to anyone. Others are unique to each sex due to differences in sexual anatomy. Gonorrhea has more severe possible complications and is more likely to cause long-term problems like infertility.
Can gonorrhea cure itself?
Yes, gonorrhea can be cured with the right treatment. It is important that you take all of the medication your doctor prescribes to cure your infection. Medication for gonorrhea should not be shared with anyone. Although medication will stop the infection, it will not undo any permanent damage caused by the disease.
How long does it take for gonorrhea to spread through the body?
The incubation period, the time from exposure to the bacteria until symptoms develop, is usually 2 to 5 days. But sometimes symptoms may not develop for up to 30 days. Gonorrhea may not cause symptoms until the infection has spread to other areas of the body.
What happens when gonorrhea spreads to joints?
Gonococcal arthritis is one of many complications that occur as a result of untreated gonorrhea. Symptoms include swollen, painful joints and skin lesions. If left untreated, this condition can lead to chronic joint pain.
Can gonorrhea be transmitted through blood?
If left untreated, gonorrhea can also spread to the blood and cause disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI).