What causes gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is a sexually-transmitted infection caused by a bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Gonorrhea is a sexually-transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Gonorrhea is a very common sexually-transmitted infection. It mainly affects people between the ages of 15 and 24, but anyone who is sexually active is at a risk of being infected.
Gonorrhea often may not have any symptoms. When they do occur, however, the signs and symptoms can include: Penile or vaginal discharge; Pain during urination; Vaginal spotting or bleeding; Sore throat, if there is a throat infection from oral …
Gonorrhea may be diagnosed from tests on a urine sample, or a swab sample from the cervix in women or the urethra in men.
Gonorrhea is treated with antibiotics, the entire course of which should be completed to prevent the infection from returning. To minimize the risk of reinfection, it is important to tell your sexual partner(s) to be diagnosed and seek timely treatment, and to …
Left untreated, complications of gonorrhea can include joint infections, increased risk of HIV infection, pelvic inflammatory disease in women and inflammation of the epididymis in men. Pregnant women with gonorrhea can also pass the infection to …
Pregnant women with gonorrhea can pass the infection onto their baby during childbirth, which can result in infections of a baby's eyes or joints.
Yes. Gonorrhea is a sexually-transmitted infection which can be transmitted via vaginal, anal or oral sex.