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Signs of Gonorrhea

Symptoms of Gonorrhea

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Gonorrhea may include:

Note that Gonorrhea symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Gonorrhea signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Gonorrhea:

Gonorrhea: DSTD (Excerpt)

When initially infected, the majority of men have some signs or symptoms. Symptoms and signs include a burning sensation when urinating and a yellowish white discharge from the penis. Sometimes men with gonorrhea get painful or swollen testicles.

In women, the early symptoms of gonorrhea are often mild, and many women who are infected have no symptoms of infection. Even when a woman has symptoms, they can be so non-specific as to be mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infection. The initial symptoms and signs in women include a painful or burning sensation when urinating and a vaginal discharge that is yellow or occasionally bloody. Women with no or mild gonorrhea symptoms are still at risk of developing serious complications from the infection. Untreated gonorrhea in women can develop into pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Please see below for more about the complications of gonorrhea.

Symptoms of rectal infection include discharge, anal itching, soreness, bleeding, and sometimes painful bowel movements. Infections in the throat cause few symptoms. (Source: excerpt from Gonorrhea: DSTD)

Gonorrhea, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

The early symptoms of gonorrhea often are mild. Symptoms usually appear within two to 10 days after sexual contact with an infected partner. A small number of people may be infected for several months without showing symptoms.

When women have symptoms, the first ones include:

  • bleeding associated with vaginal intercourse;
  • a painful or burning sensation when urinating; and/or
  • vaginal discharge that is yellow or bloody.
More advanced symptoms, which indicate development of PID, include cramps and pain, bleeding between menstrual periods, vomiting, or fever.

Men have symptoms more often than women. Symptoms include:
  • pus from the penis and pain, or
  • a burning sensation during urination that may be severe.
Symptoms of rectal infection include discharge, anal itching, and occasional painful bowel movements with fresh blood on the feces. (Source: excerpt from Gonorrhea, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Approximately 50 percent of N. gonorrhoea infections in women are asymptomatic. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

The most common symptoms of gonorrhea are a discharge from the vagina or penis and painful or difficult urination. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Gonorrhea: NWHIC (Excerpt)

The early symptoms of gonorrhea often are mild, and most women who are infected have no symptoms of the disease. If symptoms of gonorrhea develop, they usually appear within 2 to 10 days after sexual contact with an infected partner, although a small percentage of patients may be infected for several months without showing symptoms. The initial symptoms in women include a painful or burning sensation when urinating or an abnormal vaginal discharge. More advanced symptoms, which indicate progression to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), include abdominal pain, bleeding between menstrual periods, vomiting, or fever. Symptoms of rectal infection include discharge, anal itching, and sometimes painful bowel movements. (Source: excerpt from Gonorrhea: NWHIC)

More Symptoms of Gonorrhea:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Gonorrhea article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Gonorrhea?

The phrase "signs of Gonorrhea" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Gonorrhea that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Gonorrhea" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Gonorrhea.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Gonorrhea. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Gonorrhea has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Gonorrhea signs or Gonorrhea symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Gonorrhea may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Gonorrhea symptoms.

 

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