Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that is transmitted sexually. Many women and some men who have gonorrhea do not have any signs or symptoms. If not treated, gonorrhea can cause swollen and painful joints and permanent damage to your reproductive organs. It can also make a man or women unable to have children. If a pregnant woman has gonorrhea, she can infect her baby during childbirth.
Pain or burning when urinating
Watery, milky, or yellow discharge (drip) from the penis or anus
Yellow or white discharge (fluid) from the vagina or anus
Bleeding between periods
Gonorrhea can be cured quickly with antibiotics. If you are being treated, your partner should also be checked by a healthcare provider. Don't have sex while you are being treated.
As with all STDs, knowing your partner's sexual history is a big step toward preventing gonorrhea. Know the signs and symptoms of the infection. And use latex condoms to reduce your risk.
Publication Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Online Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00
Date Last Modified: 2005-10-04T00:00:00-06:00
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