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What causes the sexually transmitted infection Gonorrhea and how is it usually treated?

Gonorrhea is the medical (and slightly more pleasant) name for the sexually transmitted disease commonly known as the clap.

Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection transmitted mainly through sexual intercourse, although it can also sometimes develop in the throat as a result or performing oral sex on an infection person.

Initial symptoms of the disease occur within a few days of infection and include discharge from the penis or vagina, a painful anus and discomfort whilst passing urine.

However, in same cases, particularly those involving women, there can be no apparent symptoms at all. As with Chlamydia, this can be prove serious because if left untreated, Gonorrhea can lead to urinary and fertility problems. Pregnant women should take special care to try to avoid this disease because it can cause severe eye inflammation of their unborn child.

Fortunately, Gonorrhea can be effectively treated with a course of antibiotics such as Amoxyl which can be prescribed by your doctor. However, it is obviously better to practice safe sex and avoid the disease in the first place.

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