Information for Gonorrhea:

Bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae that is transmitted by sexual contact. It infects both male and female, where areas most often affected are mucus lining of genitals, rectum, and throat, especially among young people ages 16-26 years. Babies can also be infected during childbirth in case their mother is infected and most commonly infect the eyes.


Gonorrhea bacteria can stay alive only in the warm, moist areas of the body, including the urethra (tube that carries urine out of the body), female reproductive tract (the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix) and other sites are throat and eyes.


Usually develops and start appearing anywhere from 1-14 days following exposure to the infection, but it may take up to 30 days also. It is fairly common for gonorrhea to cause no symptoms, especially in women. Men and women experience some differing symptoms which include

Symptoms in Men:

Swelling or redness occurs at the opening of the penis.

Testicles are painful and swollen.

Symptoms like itching, pain, bleeding, or pain.

The first noticeable symptom in men is often a burning or painful sensation during urination and greater urgency of urination.

Symptoms in Women:

Sore throat.

Genital itching.

Nausea and vomiting.

Pain in the lower abdominal region.

Anal itching, discomfort, bleeding, or discharge.

Painful or frequent urge to urination with burning sensation.

Painful sexual intercourse accompanied by abnormal vaginal bleeding or irregular menstrual bleeding.


  1. Having multiple sex partners.
  2. Unprotected sexual contact.
  3. Having other sexually transmitted infections.