Symptoms

Symptoms of Gonorrhea

Symptoms of gonorrhea can be subtle. They vary greatly from men to women.

In men, gonorrhea symptoms include:

  • White or yellow discharge from the penis
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Urethritis (infection of the urethra, or tube inside the penis that carries urine out of the body), causing difficulty urinating
  • Epididymitis (inflammation of the tube that carries sperm), causing pain and swelling in the testicles
  • Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland)

Some women have no symptoms of gonorrhea, while others have very mild symptoms. Symptoms can include:

  • Vaginal discharge that’s yellow, green or gray
  • Painful intercourse
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Cervical infection (infection of the cervix, the passage between the vagina and the uterus)
  • Urethritis (infection of the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body), causing difficulty urinating

Left untreated, it can cause:

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