Running chronic gonorrhea leads to dangerous consequences
Mar 25, 2018
Chronic gonorrhea is one of the most common venereal diseases, in which the mucous membranes of the urogenital system are affected. Sometimes the pathological process also extends to the mucosa of the mouth, eyes, and rectum. The causative agent of gonorrhea is gonococcus. Basically, the disease is transmitted in the following ways:
- with unprotected sex( in most cases),
- by the household way: through a towel, a loofah, bed linen.
After exposure to the mucous membrane, gonococcal causes local inflammation. The process can spread to the mucous eye due to non-compliance with hygiene rules. Newborns are infected from a sick mother while passing through the birth canal. Mucous mouth and rectum are affected by oral and anal sex.
Symptoms of chronic gonorrhea in men
Symptoms of gonorrhea begin to appear on the third day of infection, although the duration of the incubation period can be up to 2 weeks. Men begin to experience burning sensation, an itch in the area of the urethra, discomfort becomes more intense when you visit the toilet. In the morning, there is often clumping, redness of the urinary canal opening, as well as secretion, which at the initial stage are rather scarce and painted grayish. A few days later they acquire a greenish-yellow hue and become dense and abundant.
The neglected form of gonorrhea passes into the chronic, covering all nearby organs: epididymis, seminal vesicles, prostate gland. Chronic gonorrhea in men is characterized by a feeling of mild burning and minor discharge, which often appear in the morning. The general course of the disease is rather sluggish, but some factors( spicy food, alcohol, agitation, hypothermia) can trigger an exacerbation.
Chronic gonorrhea is fraught with complications such as prostatitis, epididymitis, narrowing of the scar's urethra, often leading to infertility. These pathologies require a long course of treatment or surgical intervention.
How the disease occurs in women
As for women, when they are infected with gonococcus, in most cases, the cervical( cervical) and urethra are affected. When the disease worsens, severe pain appears, and even when you urinate, including in the lower abdomen, the lesion of the cervical canal is accompanied by mucous secretions with an admixture of pus. Often, inflammation spreads to the sex glands, leading to severe swelling and soreness of the labia.
If you ignore the disease, it quickly passes into a chronic form, which is characterized by almost complete absence of symptoms. Sometimes there may be weak pulling pains in the lower abdomen and small discharge. This deceptive state leads to a false sense of complete recovery, although in fact the inflammation progresses and spreads, and the patient remains contagious. Exacerbations of pathology can occur during overfatigue, prolonged exposure to cold, during menstruation.
Chronic gonorrhea in women, despite the almost complete absence of external manifestations, often leads to very unpleasant and dangerous consequences: the development of inflammation of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, adhesions, infertility. These pathologies manifest themselves in an acute form: patients are concerned about severe pain in the lumbar region, lower abdomen, purulent discharge, often with an admixture of blood, body temperature is increased.
In women, as in men, neglected chronic gonorrhea can lead to dangerous conditions when surgical intervention is already required. Insidious disease causes pathological changes in the genital organs and infertility, spreads to all organs: the heart, kidneys, brain, liver, bones, joints, muscles, skin and can lead to a common infection of the blood( sepsis).
How chronic gonorrhea
is treated Given the high degree of infectiousness and the likelihood of complications, treatment for chronic gonorrhea in men, as in women, should begin with the first symptoms. Even after recovery, patients are observed for another 2-3 months to detect possible lurking gonococci.
Patients should comply with a special diet: completely eliminate alcoholic beverages, pickles, spicy, smoked foods and give up sexual intercourse. Therapy is of a complex nature: the treatment of antibiotics is combined with the use of restorative drugs and immunostimulants.
The appointment of antibiotics is advisable only after the detection of the causative agent of gonorrhea. To this end, patients are given special medications that lead to a relapse of the disease, after which they conduct laboratory tests of secretions from the genital organs. The sensitivity of the pathogen to certain antibiotics is tested, after which a specific drug is prescribed.
The effect of immunostimulants is to simultaneously strengthen the immunity and provocation of gonococcal attack, in which antibacterial agents give the optimal result.
Specific and non-specific immunotherapy is applied:
- The first is suitable in the absence of symptoms or the presence of a complicated form of pathology. Its essence lies in the introduction of a gonococcal vaccine, which provokes an exacerbation of the disease. The course consists of 8 injections administered every other day.
- In the second immunotherapy( nonspecific), pyrogenal, prodigiozan in combination with restorative therapy is used.