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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Variable
Women or men with gonorrhea may be asymptomatic.
Rectal symptoms for men or women can include drainage, itching, bleeding & painful bowel movements. Pharyngeal gonorrhea can cause sore throat. Men may have pain with urination & discharge that is green, yellow or white. They may develop pain of the testes or scrotum. Women may have pain with urination, vaginal bleeding or vaginal discharge.

In brief: Variable
Women or men with gonorrhea may be asymptomatic.
Rectal symptoms for men or women can include drainage, itching, bleeding & painful bowel movements. Pharyngeal gonorrhea can cause sore throat. Men may have pain with urination & discharge that is green, yellow or white. They may develop pain of the testes or scrotum. Women may have pain with urination, vaginal bleeding or vaginal discharge.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No symptoms
The majority with gonorrhea have no symptoms.
If symptoms exist they are penile or vaginal discharge and burning with urination. If gonorrhea goes untreated in men and women it can spread to the blood stream and cause rash, joint infection, meningitis, and adrenal failure. In untreated women, gonorrhea can cause infection of the fallopian tubes and ovaries leading to infertility.

In brief: No symptoms
The majority with gonorrhea have no symptoms.
If symptoms exist they are penile or vaginal discharge and burning with urination. If gonorrhea goes untreated in men and women it can spread to the blood stream and cause rash, joint infection, meningitis, and adrenal failure. In untreated women, gonorrhea can cause infection of the fallopian tubes and ovaries leading to infertility.
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