Gonorrhoea | Symptoms

Although some men with gonorrhoea do not have any symptom, most men have signs or symptoms that appear one to fourteen days after infection.

Symptoms from vaginal or anal contact tend to appear earlier compared to after oral sex.

Gonorrhoea symptoms and signs - Men

1. burning sensation when urinating
2. a white/yellow, or greenish discharge from the penis
3. painful or swollen testicles 

In women, the symptoms of gonorrhoea are often mild, however most infected women have no symptoms. Even when a woman has symptoms, they can be so non-specific as to be mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infection and being treated as an UTI.

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Gonorrhoea symptoms and signs - Women

1. a painful or burning sensation when urinating, increased vaginal discharge, or vaginal bleeding between periods.
2. at risk of developing serious complications, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, fallopian tube infection and abscess, ectopic pregnancy and infertility

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Symptoms of Rectal Infection in Both Men and Women

1. discharge, anal itching, soreness, bleeding, or painful bowel movements. 2. Rectal infection also may cause no symptoms.
3. Infections in the throat may cause a sore throat, enlarged lymph glands in the neck and tonsillitis, but in majority of cases, there is no symptom.