What is the difference between gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Different diseases. Chlamydia is a cell-wall free higher form of bacteria which is a common cause of non-gonococcal urethritis. Neisseria gonorrheae is a cell-wall containing bacteria which causes gonorrhea, usually producing more severely symptomatic disease than chlamydia.

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What's the difference between the stis, gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Similar & different. The symptoms are very similar, though they're caused by unrelated organisms and the treatment is different. Gonorrhea can sometimes be more severe, and can cause joint infection, especially in women. Read more...
Different bacteria. Both chlam (c) & gon (g) can be spread through oral, vaginal or anal sex. Both can b present w/o symptoms or may cause discharge, discomfort w/ urination or pelvic pain. Approx 2.8 million c infections annually. 700, 000 g infections. Treatment is w/ different antibiotics. If worried, always test for both. See primary care or sexualhealth.Com for testing. Prevent stds w/ condoms & regular testing. Read more...

How to tell the difference between gonorrhea and chlamydia penis discharge?

STI. Just by visually examining the discharge will not tell you which STI is which. You really need to have the appropriate tests done to differentiate between the two as treatment is different for these diseases. Check with your doctor or the clinic. Read more...
Color but B careful. Gonorrhea is usually yellow to greenish. Chlamydia can be clear but may be a bit discolored. May not have any with either. If you are concerned with either, get checked immediately and get treated. There are dire consequences. Sterility being one. Scarring is another. The only way to know is to get checked, cultured and treated. Use condoms! use condoms! use condoms! Read more...

What are the differences between chlamydia and gonorrhea symptoms and how can you guess which one you have before you decide to get tested?

Not too many. The two conditions can be remarkably similar. Gc usually presents with more pain and purulent discharge, but have seen the same thing with non-gonococcal urethritis, usually due to chlamydia. Guessing is nowhere as good as being diagnosed and treated appropriately. And would you believe you can have both simultaneously. Read more...

How can I distinguish between chlamydia and gonorrhea?

Lab test required. The symptoms are very similar, although with chlamydia they tend to be milder, and more often no symptoms at all. You need lab testing to know which you have, or maybe neither one -- other STDs can also cause the same symptoms like vaginal discharge, burning urination, spotting after sex, or low abdominal pain. Read more...

Are gonorrhea and chlamydia usually symptomatic for males?

Usually yes. Gonorrhea and chlamydia infect the urethra, the tube where the urine and semen come out. An infected man gets discharge from the urethra and also a burning sensation when he urinates. However, some men might have mild symptoms and manage to ignore the discomfort. Having several sex partners and not getting checked (and cured if needed) in between partners, makes it easy to transmit these diseases. Read more...