Gonorrhoea is sometimes misdiagnosed as Prostatitis

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Prostatitis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Gonorrhoea.

Gonorrhea needs to be diagnosed and treated as if it is left untreated, it can cause permeant health problems in both males and females. In males, gonorrhea can be aggravated with epididymitis and can lead to infertility. In females, the infection can spread into the reproductive system and cause pelvic inflammatory disease and can cause infertility. The infection is especially dangerous with pregnant women as the infection can be transmitted to the unborn baby and cause severe problems, Gonorrhea is diagnosed by a urine test for males and vaginal fluid testing for females. The infection can be treated easily with antibiotics.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Painful or burning urination, sharp pain in lower abdomen, painful bowel movements, increase in urination frequency, a pus-like discharge or drip from penis , discoloration and swelling at the urethra, testicular swelling or pain, anal itching and soreness, rectal bleeding or discharge, watery or creamy or greenish vaginal discharge, heavier periods or spotting between periods, pain during vaginal sex

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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