10 Forms of STD Common in America

10. Gonorrhea


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Gonorrhea most often arises among people between the ages of fifteen and twenty-four. “The clap” is the common name for this disease resulting from the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium. This STD typically occurs as the result of a bacterial infection within the genital tract. However it is possible to develop Gonorrhea in the mouth, throat, eyes and anus. Early warning signs include a thick cloudy or bloody vaginal or penile discharge. Urination is known to be painful, accompanied by an itchy anus and painful bowel movements. Women bleed irregularly, both between and during their periods. Men develop swollen testicles while women have an unnaturally heavy flow.

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