How acute gonorrhea manifests and how it is treated
Gonorrhea is an urogenital venereal infection that is mainly transmitted sexually. The causative agent of the disease is the gonococcus, which affects the mucous surface of the organs of the genitourinary system.
Gonorrhea is classified into two main forms:
- Fresh gonorrhea, when pathology lasts no more than two months and is divided into several types - subacute, torpid and acute gonorrhea.
- Chronic gonorrhea.
Fresh gonorrhea with a mild symptomatology is a form in which minor manifestations of a disease disturb a person for not more than two months.
The chronic form of gonorrhea is a slow process of the disease, which lasts for more than two months or if it is impossible to establish the prescription of the pathology. In addition, the chronic process can go to the stage of exacerbation.
Manifestations of the disease
Often especially in female representatives, the disease of gonorrhea at the first stages of its development proceeds without any signs of damage to the body. But at the same time, the carrier of gonorrhea represents a danger of infection for the sexual partner, and the disease continues to develop and affect the genitourinary system.
The most frequent sign of gonorrhea is the purulent form of urethritis - it is an inflammatory process in the canal of urination.
The first symptom of purulent urethritis is a burning sensation and painful sensations during urination. After a couple of days, the symptomatology becomes noticeably worse, and pus from the urethra is abundant, supplemented by an unpleasant odor. After a certain time of discharge I get a thick consistency, the opening of the urination channel turns red, and small sores form on it.
If the effective treatment is not possible, the disease process begins to spread throughout the entire urination channel. Acute gonorrhea in men can affect the prostate, testicles, seminal vesicles. It is noted the frequency and painful urination. Together with the urine can produce blood, the urine itself becomes turbid. Sometimes, with the development of gonorrhea, fever is noted, chills and pain in the lower abdomen develop.
Usually acute gonorrhea in women begins with increased urination and the appearance of vaginal discharge. Isolations are rarely recognized when performing an external examination, so women do not notice any signs of illness. This situation is very dangerous, since a neglected process of the disease can provoke ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
Gonorrhea in males can provoke no less severe complications. Gonococcus can affect the entire channel of urination, rectum, eyes and pharynx, also spread to the liver, joints, skin, heart and brain. With the development of a chronic form, men often complain of unpleasant sensations during urination.
In chronic gonorrhea, exacerbations occur that provoke deeper damage and pathological changes in the organs.
The chronic form of gonorrhea, in contrast to acute treatment is much more difficult. The sooner the treatment begins, the greater the patient's chances of achieving full recovery. It is important to consult a doctor already when revealing the first suspicions.
Treatment of illness
For the organization of treatment of gonorrhea it is necessary to address to the expert as treatment by national methods can provoke transition of a pathology in the chronic form, after all at independent treatment there is a weakening of displays of illness and the person feels itself healthy. But at the same time, it remains a dangerous source of infection while maintaining the risk of developing serious complications that are difficult to treat, for example, processes of genital inflammation, etc.
The venereal disease of gonorrhea, developed by the mother or father, can lead to the formation of congenital gonorrhea in their child.
Often gonorrhea is supplemented by other infectious lesions of the reproductive system, for the treatment of which the use of antibiotic drugs will not be enough. Therefore, during the examination, the patient is tested for the presence of other sexual infections.
For the treatment of gonorrhea, the doctor prescribes only those drugs that are sensitive to the causative agent of the infection. If necessary, the therapy is adjusted. Treatment can be considered successful when, after a laboratory examination, after seven to ten days in smears, there are no gonococci.