The symptoms that usually alert men to the presence of an STD are bumps or rashes on the genitals, discharge, discomfort or itching in the penis or testicles, or pain while urinating or ejaculating. Even a symptomless STD infection can have long-lasting or irreversible effects if left untreated.
Keeping this in view, what are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea in a male and in a female?
- discharge from the vagina (watery, creamy, or slightly green)
- pain or burning sensation while urinating.
- the need to urinate more frequently.
- heavier periods or spotting.
- sore throat.
- pain upon engaging in sexual intercourse.
- sharp pain in the lower abdomen.
How do you get tested for gonorrhea?
These tests check for 2 sexually transmitted diseases: gonorrhea and chlamydia. Your provider may swab an infected area for tests or may test a sample of urine. These tests are done to see if you have gonorrhea or chlamydial infection. These serious infections may not cause any symptoms at first.
How long does it take to test positive for gonorrhea?
Overall, it typically takes about 2-6 days for this infection to incubate. Fortunately, if you test positive, the treatment for gonorrhea is a painless course of antibiotics…