Symptoms of gonorrhoea
Symptoms of gonorrhoea usually appears 1-7 days after contacting gonococcal infection from an infected individual. However in case of female the symptoms may not appear until the infection has spread to other parts of your body.
Only about 50% of women experience symptoms after they have contracted infection. These symptoms include:
thick discharge from the vagina
pain or tenderness in the lower abdominal area,
burning sensation during urination,
frequent & uncontrolled urination,
About 90% of men experience symptoms after they are infected. These symptoms include:
a thick white or yellow colored discharge from urethra of penis,
pain & burning sensation during urination
increased frequency need of urination
About 50% of women and 10% of men with gonorrhoea do not experience any symptoms, when infected. Untreated gonorrhoea can cause serious health problems.
Women can develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) due to gonorrhoea. This can lead abdominal pain, tenderness, fever, and can lead to infertility and ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that occurs outside the womb).
Men may develop urethral stricture, painful testicles and prostate gland, and lead to fertility.
Newborn babies may get infected with gonorrhoea during birth & clinically present as redness and swelling of eye, with a thick purulent pus discharge from eye during the first 1-14 days of life. www.manuscriptedit.com