Gonorrhoea

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Define gonorrhoea
An STI of the male and female sex organs
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Give 4 causes of gonorrhoea
Caused by bacteria, usually found in discharge & passed on through sexual contact, can live on cervix, urethra, rectum, throat & eyes
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Give 4 symptoms of gonorrhoea in men
Pain or tenderness in balls or prostate gland, pain when urinating, inflammation of the foreskin, rank coloured urethral discharge
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Give 4 symptoms of gonorrhoea in women
Unusual discharge, pain when urinating, pain or tenderness in lower abdomen area, bleeding between periods or heavier periods than usual
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How do you treat gonorrhoea?
Single dose of antibiotics through injection or pill, some strains are drug resistant so need a combo of 2 antibiotics
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Give 4 ways of managing the conditition
Get screening for other STIs and HIV, getting their partner tested, get a follow up test to make sure treatment worked, abstain from sex during treatment
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Give 3 physical impacts of having gonorrhoea
Can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, can lead to infertility & ectopic pregnancy, can cause arthritis.
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Give 3 intellectual impacts of having gonorrhoea
Distracted at work/ school, unable to concentrate, become educated on sexual health.
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Give 3 emotional impacts of having gonorrhoea
Embarrassment, fear of stigma, strain on relationship.
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Give 3 social impacts of having gonorrhoea
Have to abstain from sex, may feel isolated, have to contact old partners.
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Give 3 financial impacts of having gonorrhoea
May have to take time off to go to the clinic, burden on NHS, has to pay costs of meds and prescription
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