JawaPos.com – Gonorrhea or gonorrhea is a type of sexually transmitted infection. Gonorrhea is a venereal disease caused by a bacterial infection of the Neisseria Gonorrhoeae infection. So, what are the dangers of gonorrhea?
Dermatologist and Venereal Specialist dr. Anthony Handoko, SpKK, FINSDV, from Pramudia Clinic said, if GO infection is left alone, it could interfere with health conditions. Such as infection in infants during pregnancy and childbirth. It even causes infertility or sterility.
Most pregnant women have no symptoms when they develop gonorrhea. So it’s a little difficult to detect. Even if there are, the symptoms can be similar to complaints that can occur in ordinary pregnancy. Such as vaginal discharge, bleeding, or blood spots appear on
Pregnant women who suffer from this disease can even directly infect their babies, especially during labor. This happens because the baby is in direct contact with the genital secretions from the mother.
“Gonococcal infections in pregnant women who are not treated immediately are associated with miscarriage, premature birth and low birth weight, premature rupture of membranes, chorioamnionitis, or other pregnancy complications, so that they can infect the fetus,” said dr. Anthony.
Infertility or infertility is also another problem that is just as dangerous. GO can
infecting various organs in the body, especially in the urinary tract.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria is one of the pathogenic bacteria that affects reproductive tract morbidity. including tubal factor infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID).
PID can cause scarring in the fallopian tubes blocking the pathway of the egg that is released from the ovary, thus preventing natural pregnancy and causing infertility. Whereas in men, GO can cause a small circular tube in the back of the testes where the sperm ducts (epididymis) become inflamed (epididymitis) so that it becomes infertile.
“Untreated gonorrhea can cause major complications, one of which is infertility. Gonorrhea can infect various organs in the body such as the large intestine, eyes, throat, and joints. However, the most frequently attacked is the urinary tract. If not treated completely, complications can occur, one of which is infertility, “he said.
“It is important for health care providers to accurately identify the infection, treat it with effective antibiotics, and follow up to ensure that the infection has healed,” he concluded.
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