Gonococcal Urethritis or Gonorrhea is caused by the bacterium known as Neisseria gonorrhoeae.It is a sexually transmitted infection. Depending on the contact, vaginal, oral or anal, it may infect organs and tissues around their areas.
The bacterium infects both men and women but it can be asymptomatic. It usually affects the moist and warm areas of the mucous membranes, the urethra, the cervix, the rectum, the pharynx and the eyes (conjunctiva).
It is a common infection, many times asymptomatic. But treatment is necessary in order to prevent serious and irreparable damage.