There are 350 million people in the world who are infected with a gender disease every year worldwide, which amounts to approx. 5 percent of the world’s population. The different symptoms vary varies widely between the various diseases, but those who denote the rectum have the same symptoms and signs. Most sexually transmitted diseases that cause anus / rectum are transmitted through anal sex, which is why the male genitals are the disease-causing agent. That means men who have sex with men are extra vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases, as this group practices anal sex more than heterosexual.
Gonore in anus
Gonore can infect the body through all parts of the body that are involved in sexual contact, which is anal, oral and vaginal sex. We mentioned above that men who have sex with men usually get infected after they have been the recipient party during an act of anal sex, but in women the disease often infects anus as a result of vaginal spread after already established vagina infection. If signs of gonorrhea appear, it usually occurs within 3 days – 2 weeks after infection. These symptoms and symptoms will manifest themselves as pain, itching and discomfort in the anus, bloody discharge and a need for frequent toilet visits. Using a rectal scanner (camera led into the anus / rectum), the doctor can often see wound healing, but usually there will be no immediately visible signs of infection.
What happens if you do not get treatment for gonorrhea in the rectum?
You should not wait too long to seek medical attention if you have a clear suspicion of gonorrhea in the rectum. Long latency can result in the bacterium spreading on to the internal genital organs as an ovary in women and bite stiffness in men, which can cause severe scarring and infections which in the worst case can result in pelvic inflammation, infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pain syndrome. There is also an underlying risk that gonococcus passes into the bloodstream and then spread to other parts of the body, which can cause very serious complications such as infectious arthritis, meningitis, spinal cord abscess and sepsis. Men who have sex with men are testing more often than women, and therefore the likelihood of women for serious complications is higher in the latter group.
How can you test for gonorrhea in the rectum and elsewhere?
There are several methods used to determine if you are infected with gonorrhea:
A test for gonore that you can take home
Test yourself with the doctor who takes samples directly from the anus.
If you have had anal sexual contact with someone who is demonstrably attacked by gonorrhea, the likelihood that you are infected is very high.