Symptoms of gonorrhea in women are as follows: The first signs of this – frequent painful urination; vaginal discharge with uncharacteristic look or smell; fever, fatigue; vaginal bleeding that can occur during or intimate contact between menstrual periods; pronounced itching in the external genital organs; pain in the Bartholin gland or in the abdomen; inconvenience, pain, itching during intercourse.
- As stated above, the symptoms can be mild or resemble any other infectious disease affecting the urogenital area. Exacerbation of symptoms may occur during menstruation. Gonococcus hit mucosa cervical canal, the epithelium of the uterus and fallopian tubes, the shell of the urethra, the mucous membrane of the rectum and ovaries, pelvic peritoneum.
- Sometimes there is a condition, called gonoreyny colpitis (inflammation of the vagina). Colpitis commonly seen in women during menopause or pregnancy. Gonococcus provokes an inflammatory process, which is accompanied by the release of large amounts of fluid containing fibrinogen. Under the action of the body’s defenses fibrinogen precipitates in the form of fibrin, preventing the spread of the inflammatory focus and forming numerous adhesions.
The causative agent – the gonococcus, the bacteria of the genus Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
- Gonorrhea is transmitted from an infected person to neifitsirovannomu during sexual contact in any form. It does not matter how a woman expressed symptoms of gonorrhea and how long ago it was the carrier of the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It is also possible vertical way gonorrhea from an infected mother to the fetus. A child becomes infected during advancement through the birth canal. Gonorrhea can not pass on its own carrier diseases might again become healthy only after appropriate treatment. Immunity gonorrhea is not generated, therefore, and subsequent re-infection is possible.
What is gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea – a dangerous disease, especially for women, as one of its consequences is infertility. However, women are much less likely than men to visit their doctor about the disease.
- This is due to the fact that men and women the disease is in a different form: the symptoms of gonorrhea in men are more pronounced, so they can not put off a visit to a medical specialist. On the contrary, the symptoms of gonorrhea in women often implicit, so they turn to the doctor when the disease acquired a chronic form and lead to serious complications.
- Sometimes gonorrhea in women detected during routine inspection when tested sexual partners of infected men. When sexual contact with a partner – a carrier of the disease the chance of infection is 53%. If personal hygiene and the use of antiseptic solutions (miramistin etc.) after intercourse, the infection can be avoided.
In the first two days after the entry into the body gonokokk is in place and its implementation can be eliminated. In case of infection from 5 to 14 days takes the incubation period, after which the woman can manifest the first symptoms of gonorrhea.