The Possibility Of Gonorrhea That Has Recovered Again Relapsed?
Hello, I want to ask, 3 months ago I have experienced symptoms such as gonorrhea, which is pus coming out of Mr. P, accompanied by pain during urination, I tried consulting and then prescribed antibiotics, thank God there were no such symptoms. But lately these symptoms have recurred again … r nIn fact, I only have sex with my wife. R nThe question is whether gonorrhea can be a recurrence. until bs is fully recovered.
Good evening, thanks for the question
Gonorrhea or gonorrhea is a disease caused by infection with the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This disease includes sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) which are transmitted by gonorrhea mainly through vaginal, oral, or anal sex.
Symptoms in men are characterized by pain during urination and gonorrhea. Symptoms will appear after 3-5 days after having sex with individuals who have been infected before.
Risk factors for contracting gonorrhea include:
1. Multiple sexual partners
2. Homosexuals and Commercial Sex Workers (CSWs)
3. Infants with mothers suffering from gonorrhea
4. Sexual intercourse with sufferers without protection (condoms)
One of the causes of gonorrhea recurrence is because the sexual partner of the patient is not treated. Although sex partners do not show symptoms but it is important to also do the examination and administration of antibiotic therapy.
According to research studies as well as on sexual partners as well as on patients can reduce the risk of recurrence by up to 50%. Also after 3-6 months of treatment, patients and sexual partners are advised to re-check because there is a risk of reinfection in the first 6 months after treatment.
If the symptoms are still felt by the patient after being given adequate treatment, it is necessary to examine the culture of germs and antibiotic sensitivity for the possibility of antibiotic resistance.
For this reason, we advise you to re-examine the doctor together with your sexual partner (wife), undergo treatment until it is complete, and control for re-checking after 3-6 months. You can do an examination with a specialist skin genitalia anywhere.
If you have been positively infected with gonorrhea, it is also advisable to have other STD tests such as chlamydia and HIV. It is also advisable not to make sexual contact until it is declared cured or by using a condom to prevent transmission.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah