Learn what you need to know about treating these common infections.
  • Vaginal infection
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infection
  • Viral infections
  • Staph infections
 

 
 

 

Gonorrhea Symptoms


Men and women often have different signs and symptoms of gonorrhea. In men, symptoms of gonorrhea usually appear 2 to 5 days after infection and may even take up to a month to appear. Most women are asymptomatic, meaning they do not develop symptoms of gonorrhea, however, if they do develop symptoms, they will occur within 10 days of infection.

Gonorrhea symptoms in men include:

  • Burning and pain while urinating
  • Increased urinary frequency or urgency
  • Discharge from the penis (white, yellow, or green in color
  • Red or swollen opening of penis (urethra)
  • Tender or swollen testicles
  • Soreness and redness of the mouth or throat
  • Anal or rectal itching, discharge, and pain during defecation
  • Redness, itching, and discharge from the eye

Gonorreha symptoms in women include:

  • Vaginal discharge
  • Burning and pain while urinating
  • Increased urination
  • Soreness or redness of the mouth or throat
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Severe pain in lower abdomen (if the infection spreads to the fallopian tubes and stomach area)
  • Fever (if the infection spreads to the fallopian tubes and stomach area)
  • Anal or rectal itching, discharge, and pain during defecation
  • Redness, itching, an discharge from the eye

Symptoms in women can be very mild or non-specific, and may be mistaken for another type of infection so it is important to see a health care provider for a diagnosis.