Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a nationwide problem because people nowadays have become more sexually active at an early age, and they sometimes have sexual intercourse with several partners. Since sexually transmitted diseases, as the definition implies, can easily become a wide-spreading condition, you should take steps to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of an especially dangerous form of STD, which causes you to suffer from a combined form of gonorrhea and chlamydia diseases.
Steps You Can Take To Avoid Gonorrhea And Chlamydia Diseases
Learn as much as you can from your partner about any risks that might be involved in having intercourse with him or her. Preventing the disease is much safer for you rather than getting treatment for an STD that you might have picked up from an encounter some time ago. Consider using a condom if you are a man or bring a safe condom that your partner can use if you're a woman. Why is it necessary to emphasize the use of a safe condom? Well, there is a sexual practice that some men use when they do not want to use a condom. It is called stealthing.
What Is Stealthing?
Stealthing is put into practice when a male partner covertly removes the condom from his penis before having sex, and you have no idea this has happened. Several states in America consider stealthing to be an act of rape. Remember that a condom must be put on before you begin any sexual activity or contact, and that rule is an STD safety net for you and your partner whether you're a female or a male. Make sure ahead of time that the condom bears a reputable brand name.
Interrelated Treatment For Gonorrhea And Chlamydia
There are cases where you can be afflicted with gonorrhea and chlamydia at the same time. You'll be treated with antibiotics for gonorrhea. However, your gonorrhea antibiotics will be combined with antibiotics for chlamydia treatment as well. Be aware also that pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a very serious complication that can arise from your having gonorrhea. PID may lead to chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy. So it's important that you obtain immediate gonorrhea treatment to prevent PID.
PID can deteriorate and cause you to develop disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI). That happens when gonorrhea spreads to other sites of your body including your heart, joints, skin, or your blood. This new infection means you must be hospitalized and given intravenous antibiotic treatment or intramuscular IV treatment.
Early Treatment Matters
Bear in mind always that if you're troubled by virtue of abnormal venereal symptoms you are already experiencing, have yourself tested for STDs. It's the wisest thing to do. This means you can begin immediate treatment of STD bacterial diseases early before your condition worsens.
For more information on getting tested for STDs, contact Bhupathy Vellore R MD-Women's Medical Group today.