Gonore is a sexually transmitted disease that predominates primarily through sexual contact, but the disease can also be transmitted from an infected mother to children during childbirth. This may result in a serious infection with gonorrhea in the eye, which can result in blindness or, at worst, a severe visual impairment. Women with active gonoric infection during pregnancy also have a greater risk of developing complications such as premature birth, death, ectopic pregnancy, infection in the fetus and damage to the uterus. Fortunately, this can be prevented if you receive treatment for gonore early in the process, but this requires the infection to be detected on time.
What symptoms do gonore give during pregnancy?
There are a significant proportion of women with gonorrhea who have no signs or complaints about gonorrhea if they are infected, and that is precisely why a gonorrhoea can be so dangerous for women. There is often no clear suspicion or indication to test for the disease, but it is recommended that anyone in a risk group with high incidence of gonore tests. However, if you get symptoms, they will depend on where you are infected; If the cervix, vagina or urethra is involved, the symptoms will usually be abnormal vaginal discharge with grayish color, burning or pain in urination and intercourse. It is also possible with an anal infection where there is a discharge or itching in the rectum. If you have practiced oral sex with an infected partner, you may also risk getting gonorrheal in your throat or mouth.
Gonore and complications it can give when you are pregnant
If you do not detect and treat an infection with gonorrhea before and after pregnancy, you may risk that the gonococcal spreads to the uterus and fallopian tube where it causes pelvic inflammation. A pelvic infection with gonorrhea often gives symptoms and ailments in the form of pain in the lower abdominal region, pain during sex, vaginal bleeding, fever and dizziness. It is contrary to what many also think it possible to have pelvic inflammation during pregnancy, but happily happily happens. An untreated pelvic infection can, however, permanently damage your ovary and lead to chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy (this is when the fetus adheres to the outside of the womb) if you become pregnant. In rare cases, the gonococcal can spread on the bloodstream and lead to a serious condition called a disseminated gonococcal infection, which causes fever, chills, skin sores, infection and pain in joints, hepatitis, meningitis and myocarditis.
How do you prevent gonococcal infection during pregnancy?
Men, unlike women, usually have symptoms of a gonorrhea infection, which include sore or pain in urination, penile discharge, and sore / swollen testicles. If your partner has any of these symptoms, it is important to test you for the disease. A self-test for gonore is an option for those without symptoms and who want to “screen” for the disease. If any of you have symptoms, consult a doctor and refrain from having sexual intercourse. If one or both tests positive, it is important that you refrain from sex until the treatment is complete.