Symptoms of gonorrhea in men and women
Women who are infected with gonorrhea often times do not display any symptoms. When woman who are infected with gonorrhea do show symptoms, the symptoms usually show up 10 days after the initial infection. Even when the symptoms for gonorrhea do appear, these symptoms are often hard to spot because they are very general symptoms or very mild.
Woman infected with gonorrhea may experience the following symptoms:
- Pain or burning when urinating
- Yellow or sometimes bloody vaginal discharge
- Bleeding between menstrual periods
- Heavy bleeding with periods
- Pain during sex
Women who exhibit the above symptoms should stop having sex and see a doctor right away. Women infected with gonorrhea, whether they exhibit symptoms or not, have an increased risk of developing other more serious diseases therefore they should seek treatment right away.
Men who are infected with gonorrhea may exhibit the following symptoms:
- Discharge from or pain inside the penis
- Pain or burning while passing urine
- Painful or swollen testicles
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