Gonorrhea is an STD (sexually transmitted disease) that spreads when body fluids are passed during sex. Symptoms may be mild, or really painful. Gonorrhea can be cured, but early treatment is important. Otherwise, it can lead to sterility.
Signs of gonorrhea usually appear a few days or weeks after you catch it. Common symptoms include:
Discharge from the penis, vagina, or rectum.
Pain or burning during urination.
A sore throat if it was caught during oral sex.
Pain in the rectum if gonorrhea was caught during anal sex.
Gonorrhea can be treated and cured with medication. A single dose is usually all that's needed. To keep from catching it again, your partner must be treated, too. And don't have sex until you're told it's okay.
Gonorrhea can spread through the body and cause swollen and painful joints. It can also scar reproductive organs and cause sterility. Females should look out for symptoms of PID.
PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) is an infection in women. It can cause mild or severe symptoms. These include pain in the lower belly, fever, and pain during sex. Over time, PID can damage the reproductive organs and cause sterility.
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