Gonorrhea: a bacterial infection, caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is commonly asymptomatic and can cause infertility in women due to lack of treatment. Infection can occur in the throat, eyes, genital, and rectal areas. Testing is highly recommended for sexually active adults, particularly before major complications develop.
Treatment Available:Gonorrhea is treated with antibiotics. Antibiotic treatment, if taken exactly as directed, normally cures gonorrhea infections. If antibiotics are not taken properly, the infection will not be cured. All sexual partners need to be tested and treated as well. Having Gonorrhea once does not prevent you from becoming infected in the future. Continuing symptoms of Gonorrhea after treatment are usually attributed to a new exposure rather than failure of treatment.
Symptoms of Gonorrhea:
abnormal vaginal discharge
burning during urination
bleeding between periods or after sexual intercourse