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WHAT IS IT?

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect both men and women. It can cause infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat. It is a very common infection, especially among young people ages 15-24 years. Any sexually active person can be infected with gonorrhea. In the United States, the highest reported rates of infection are among sexually active teenagers, young adults, and African Americans. A pregnant woman can pass gonorrhea to her child which can cause blindness, joint infection or life-threatening blood infection in the baby.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

  • Pain while urinating
  • White, yellow, green urethral discharge
  • In men may complain of testicular or scrotal pain
  • Can be mistaken for bladder or vaginal infection in women
  • Increased vaginal discharge and bleeding between periods