Caused by a bacterium, gonorrhea is one of today's most widespread sexually-transmitted diseases. It can strike men, women, babies, children, teens, and adults.

What are the common gonorrhea symptoms?

Most cases of gonorrhea do not show symptoms early on, but it is still important to know what they are.

Men

  • sore throat
  • pain while urinating
  • more frequent urinating
  • green or yellow discharge coming from the penis
  • redness or inflammation at the opening of the penis
  • swollen testicles 

Women

  • pain during sexual intercourse
  • pain in the lower abdominal area
  • fever
  • strange vaginal discharge
  • pain while urinating
  • more frequent urinating
  • rashes

To prevent gonorrhea, you should know and practice the proper precautionary measures:
using condoms every time you have sex getting tested for gonorrhea regularly being in a mutually monogamous sexual relationship