GONORRHEA SYMPTOMS AMONG FEMALES
Women suffering from gonorrhea should be provided medical attention at the earliest. Else, the patient is at risk of developing serious complications.
Here we list a few of the symptoms common among gonorrheal females:
- The infected person may experience pain during urination ;
- She may also experience a burning sensation while urinating;
- The patient may also have increased vaginal discharge;
- There may be bleeding from vagina between periods.
THROAT & RECTAL INFECTIONS POINT TO STI/STD
The habitat of the bacterium — Neisseria gonorrhoeae — responsible for causing gonorrhea should be basically moist. Hence, the throat and the rectum are also such viable regions, besides others, within the human body. So, a sexually active person needs to be quite alert to his/her throat and rectal infections. Prolonged throat and rectal infections call for immediate medical advice.
Moreover, the indications of such infections (STIs) are not usually acute ones. For instance, rectal infection from the bacterium may lead to just sore throat and no other infection. Similarly, rectal infection generally does not show any symptoms at all. Nevertheless, the symptoms of rectal infection in both the sexes may be as follows:
- Pain during bowel movements;
- Anal itching;
- Discharges from anus.
GONORRHEAL DUAL SYMPTOMS
Researchers have identified the dual gonorrheal symptoms. Mentionably, these two symptoms also apply to any sexually transmitted disease (STD).
The first is that by the time the patient becomes aware of the STD, the infections – commonly termed STIs (sexually transmitted infections) – already take deep roots within the patient’s body. At times, the STIs also start spreading. In other words, the symptoms of gonorrheal infections reveal only after the lapse of two weeks of time since the moment of infection.
Moreover in many cases, the STIs do not demonstrate any symptom at all.
What is more, the symptoms resemble many of the common diseases like cold or flu. In such cases, these symptoms are misinterpreted and the wrong medication is taken by the patient if he/she does not consult any medical practitioner.
It is for this matter that the patient should always remain alert to the symptoms of the STIs. If any sexually active or a heterosexual person suffers from the signs resembling the common ailments, it is always advisable for the person to seek immediate medical advice.
This strategy is all the more important to check the infections from spreading or taking deeper roots. This is possible when the STIs are diagnosed at the initial stages and the patient does the needful medical tests as recommended by the physician and regularly takes the medicines.
The second is that STDs is only the last and final stage of the STIs.
Hence the patient should get himself/herself medically tested as soon as the symptoms appear.