What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Gonorrhea?

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Symptoms usually appear 1 week after infection.

Patients may be carriers of gonorrhea for months before they show any symptoms. However, usually symptoms show up within a week of infection and can take a variety of forms:

  • Abnormal discharge
  • Bleeding during intercourse
  • Pain during urination
  • Painful, swollen testicles

See more: Anonymous Gonorrhea Symptom Checker

Quick Snapshot

Can it be cured?
Yes. Gonorrhea is easily treated with a course of antibiotics.
Type of Infection
Bacterial. Gonorrhea is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium.
How is it treated?
Antibiotics. A single Cefixime, Ceftriaxone, or Cephalosporin.
Recovery Time
Upto 1 week. One to two weeks can be needed for symptoms to fully disappear.
Can I have sex?
No. Sexual activity should be avoided until treatment is successful.
Can I get re-infected?
Yes. Re-infection is possible from sexual activity with an infected person.

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