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What is gonorrhoea?

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease which is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It is usually spread by having unprotected sex with someone who has the infection.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

Individuals with gonorrhoea generally have no signs and symptoms and, if present, are often mild. A painful, burning sensation when urinating is a common symptom of gonorrhoea.

Symptoms in males include:

  • Discharge from the penis which could either be white, yellow or green in colour
  • Swollen or painful testicles (rarely seen)

Common symptoms in females include:

Common symptoms of infections in both men and women include:

What are the main causes?

This bacteria is found in the semen (cum), pre-cum and vaginal fluids of infected people, and hence it is mainly transmitted by having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex. Infection in the eyes can be caused by touching the eyes with hands contaminated with infected fluids. It can also be transmitted to the newborn of an infected mother during childbirth.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Initially, a detailed history will be taken by the physician, followed by a thorough physical examination. Depending on these, the physician will advise the following tests:

  • Swabbing the infected area and testing the sample
  • Gonorrhoea test- culture, microscopic examination of the samples, and nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT)
  • Collecting a urine sample for testing

Treatment modalities include:

  • Dual therapy antibiotics, which is administered as a single dose orally and a single injection intramuscularly.
  • Sexual partners in contact with an infected person (within 60 days of diagnosis) are advised mandatory testing and treatment.
  • Follow-up tests for individuals treated for gonorrhoea.
  • Individuals who are treated for gonorrhoea should also receive treatment for chlamydia.
  • Sex should be avoided till the completion of treatment (after a single dose treatment, wait for 7 days before having sex).
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Medicines for Gonorrhea

Medicines listed below are available for Gonorrhea. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
Blumox CaBLUMOX CA 1.2GM INJECTION 20ML103
BactoclavBACTOCLAV 1.2MG INJECTION99
Mega CvMEGA CV 1.2GM INJECTION98
AzibactAzibact 100 Mg/5 Ml Redimix Suspension21
AtmAtm 100 Mg Tablet Xl20
Erox CvEROX CV DRY SYRUP84
MoxclavMoxclav 1.2 Gm Injection95
NovamoxNOVAMOX 500MG CAPSULE 10S0
Moxikind CvMoxikind Cv 1000 Mg/200 Mg Injection92
PulmoxylPulmoxyl 250 Mg Tablet Dt50
AzilideAzilide 100 Mg Redimix22
ZithroxZithrox 100 Mg Suspension20
AzeeAZEE 100MG DRY 15ML SYRUP27
ClavamClavam 1000 Mg/62.5 Mg Tablet XR352
AdventAdvent 200 Mg/28.5 Mg Dry Syrup47
AugmentinAUGMENTIN 1.2GM INJECTION 1S105
ClampCLAMP 30ML SYRUP45
AzithralAzithral XL 200 Liquid 60ml152
MoxMox 250 mg Capsule27
Zemox ClZemox Cl 1000 Mg/200 Mg Injection135
P Mox KidP Mox Kid 125 Mg/125 Mg Tablet12
AceclaveAceclave 250 Mg/125 Mg Tablet85
Amox ClAmox Cl 200 Mg/28.5 Mg Syrup39
ZoclavZoclav 500 Mg/125 Mg Tablet159

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References

  1. Center for Disease Control and Prevention [internet], Atlanta (GA): US Department of Health and Human Services; Gonorrhea
  2. Office on Women's Health [Internet] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Gonorrhea.
  3. National Health Service [Internet] NHS inform; Scottish Government; Gonorrhoea
  4. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: US National Library of Medicine; Gonorrhea
  5. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: US National Library of Medicine; Gonorrhea Test
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