The symptoms vary between men and women. Some men will not feel symptoms at all, but for those who do, here are the symptoms. Men will feel a burning senation while urinating; There will also be a white,yellow, or green dishcharge from the penis, and last but certainly not least, painful or swollen testicles(this is less common).
Most women who are afflicted do not have any symptoms. Even when a woman has symptoms, they are often mistaken for a bladder infection. The symptoms are painful urination, increased vaginal discharge, and vaginal bleeding between periods.
- A burning sensation when urinating;
- A white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis;
- Painful or swollen testicles (although this is less common)
How do you know if you have it?
If letf untreated, the disease can cause problems in men and women. In men, absence of treatment can cause a painful condition in the tubes attached to the testicles. In rare cases, this may cause the man to be sterile.
In women, it can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.It can also lead to formation of scar tissue that blocks the fallopian tubes, eptotic pregnancy(pregnancy outside the womb), infertility, and long term pelvic/abdominal pain.
Rarely, untreated Gonorrhea can spread to the blood and joints. This can be life threatening. Untreated Gonorrhea also increases your chance of getting HIV- the virus that causes AIDS.
What can happen if you don't get treated?