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These 5 Gonorrhea Symptoms Are Found in Men or Women

Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease. It affects hundreds of thousands of women and men each year in the United States alone. Gonorrhea or “the clap” is caused by bacteria and is transmitted by an infected person via sexual conduct. Any person who is sexually active can contract gonorrhea, but the highest risk groups are teenagers, African Americans, and young adults. If you think you might have gonorrhea visit your doctor. You will need antibiotics to cure this infection.

Burning urination. Men who have gonorrhea will experience a burning sensation when urinating and the urge to urinate more often. Symptoms include redness and swelling at the opening of the penis and yellow or white discharge that is excreted when urinating. The symptoms in women are similar to urinary tract infection with frequent urges to urinate, burning or pain when urinating and unusual discharge from the vagina. Women should see a doctor when these symptoms are present because gonorrhea will not go away on its own and can lead to much worse problems.

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