See Most common STDs in Nigeria and their symptoms

2. Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is not only a common infection in Nigeria, it is also one of the serious STDs that threaten our wellbeing.

Caused by the bacterium known as Neisseria Gonorrhea, gonorrhea is a bacterial infection of the genital tract.

Surprisingly, the bacteria can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus.

Usually, gonorrhea symptoms start appearing within ten days after exposure. But various studies have shown that there are rare cases of people experiencing signs and symptoms, months after infection.

Here are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea

  1. Thick, cloudy or bloody discharge from the joystick or vagina
  2. Pain or burning sensation when urinating
  3. Heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding between periods
  4. Painful, swollen testicles
  5. Painful bowel movements
  6. Anal itching

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