After The GO Injection?
Assalamualaikum, I want to ask, if I have injected GO, the GO disease disappears? When will the effect of the injection react? And is there any routine treatment that is carried out?
GO or gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by infection with the bacteria N gonorrhoeae. GO causes symptoms in the form of discharge such as pus from the penis or vagina, pain in the testicles, inflammation of the foreskin of the penis, pain when urinating, and lower abdominal pain.
Examinations that doctors may perform include interviews, physical examinations, penile fluid tests, vaginal fluid tests, and examinations for other sexually transmitted diseases if needed.
Treatment of GO is with antibiotics, either injection, oral antibiotics, or a combination of both. The choice of antibiotic will be adjusted by the doctor to the patient's condition and from the results of the examination, doctors often give 1 antibiotic injection followed by 1 antibiotic tablet. In addition, supporting treatment is also provided to reduce symptoms, for example with pain relief.
In general, GO symptoms will improve a few days after treatment, but for other symptoms such as testicular pain it may take up to 1-2 weeks. After 2 weeks after treatment you are advised to go to a doctor to evaluate the results of treatment whether you have completely recovered from GO. GO will heal completely with proper handling, but will not develop immunity after being given treatment. You are still at risk of being reinfected if you resume casual sex or if your partner is not treated as well.
There is no routine treatment that needs to be carried out for GO, but the most important thing is steps to prevent GO infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. Here's how to prevent GO:
Avoid risky sex
We recommend that you have sex with only one partner
Use condoms when having sex
Postpone intercourse until the end of the treatment period
Couples should also be examined and given medication to prevent recurrent transmission
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dr. Devika Y