Symptoms of gonorrhoea
The prominent symptoms of gonorrhoea develop within 10 to 15 days of being infected, although most of the symptoms don’t appear for months.
It is observed that almost 1 out of 10 men and more than half of the infected women won’t experience the common symptoms of gonorrhoea. So, the condition can be left untreated for or delayed for some time.
Symptoms in women
Common symptoms of gonorrhoea include:
- The unusual vaginal discharge, which can be watery or thin and yellow or green in color.
- During urination feeling of burning sensation may appear.
- Tenderness or pain in the lower abdominal region, often it is less common.
- Extreme bleeding during periods and bleeding after having sex (it is least common).
Symptoms in men
The symptoms of gonorrhoea in men commonly include:
- The unusual yellow or white discharge from the tip of the penis.
- Burning or pain during urination, it is the common observation although it can be related with other factors as well, but can’t be ignored.
- Swelling or inflammation of the foreskin.
- Tenderness or pain in the testicles (least common).
Infection in the throat, rectum or eyes
The infection in the rectum can be develop in both men and women. The infection in the eyes and throat normally occurs during unprotected oral sex. In case, if infected semen or vaginal fluid are in contact with eyes, you are most likely to develop conjunctivitis.
The rectum infection can cause pain or discharge and discomfort. The infection in the eyes can cause pain, irritation, discharge and swelling. The throat infection is not associated with any symptoms.
Seeking medical advice
If you are diagnosed with gonorrhea then early treatment is necessary. If symptoms have gone away on their own until then you need to continue your treatment. This is directly associated with infertility.