What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea?
Some men may have no symptoms, however, some have symptoms that appear within 2-5 days, and can take as long as 30 days to appear. These include a burning sensation when urinating, or a white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis, and sometimes swelling of the testicles.
In women, the symptoms are often mild, but most have no symptoms. Signs can be so non-specific as to be mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infection. Initial symptoms include a painful or burning sensation when urinating, increased vaginal discharge, or bleeding between periods. Women are at risk of developing serious complications from the infection, regardless of the presence or severity of symptoms.
Rectal infection in both men and women may include discharge, anal itching, soreness, bleeding, or painful bowel movements. Rectal infection also may cause no symptoms. Infections in the throat may cause a sore throat but usually causes no symptoms.