The symptoms of gonorrhea

Symptoms related to genitals and other body parts


Symptoms in women are not always present. Women are known to be primarily asymptomatic. If symptoms do a appear they are often within 10 days of getting the sexually transmitted infection. Warning: symptoms have been noticed and mistaken for something else. A woman with symptoms could have pain or burning while urinating, vaginal discharge that is yellow or bloody. Bleeding between menstrual periods and after intercourse may also occur. Periods may be particularly heavy and sex may be painful.


Symptoms in men


Men may also be infected without signs and symptoms of infection. Symptoms in men could also appear two to five days after infection. It can take as long as 30 days for symptoms to appear. Symptoms and signs include a burning sensation during urination, or a white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis. Sometimes men with gonorrhea present with or get painful or swollen testicles.


Symptoms of gonorrhea in other body parts


Gonorrhea also can infect the rectum, eyes, throat and joints. Rectum: Signs and symptoms are anal-itching, pus-like discharge from the rectum, spots of bright red blood on toilet tissue and having to strain during bowel movements. Eyes: Gonorrhea that affects your eyes may cause eye pain, sensitivity to light, and pus-like discharge from one or both eyes. Throat: Signs and symptoms of a throat infection may include a sore throat and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Joints: If one or more joints become infected by bacteria (septic arthritis), the affected joints may be warm, red, swollen and extremely painful, especially when you move an affected joint.

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