Hello, welcome to Efogator Health; i shall be talking about signs and symptoms of gonorrhea in a woman, and how long does it take for gonorrhea to show up in females in this post, remember, gonorrhea is a silent killer, do not joke with it.
Gonorrhea is an infection that is spread sexually. Gonorrhea has so many dangerous side effects including infertility. This infection has is still spreading as Nigeria records about 1.5 million cases of gonorrhea both in men and women every year. Read also These Diseases Can Be Transmitted Through Kissing
Gonorrhea doesn’t always have symptoms, so many people don’t know they’ve got it. But if you do notice signs of gonorrhea, get tested right away. Here’s what to look for.
Gonorrhea in woman doesn’t always have symptoms.
Gonorrhea can be tricky, because you or your partner may not have any symptoms. Or the signs of gonorrhea may be so mild you don’t even notice them. Sometimes people confuse gonorrhea symptoms with other infections. Lots of people don’t even realize they have gonorrhea — that’s part of the reason why it’s such a common infection (and why it’s so important to get tested).
Gonorrhea can lead to serious health problems and even infertility if you don’t treat it. But it’s usually easy to cure it with medicine. This is why regular STD testing is so important, no matter how healthy you feel.
Many people get intimate and contract this bacteria without even a slightest clue. The only way you could detect if you’re infected is to run frequent examinations at the doctor’s.
Just like every other dangerous disease, Gonorrhea may or may not come with symptoms until it is way too late.
1. Painful Urination
One of the few signs of gonorrhea infection is painful urination. Urination is supposed to be smooth without any hassle, but when you notice you’re feeling some sort of pain while peeing, then it’s high time you saw a doctor. Another sign is if your urine has traces of blood in it, take note of these signs so as to detect this infection early enough.
2. Abnormal Discharge From Genitals
Another sign of gonorrhea infection is the secretion of abnormal and foul smelling discharges from your private parts or genitals.
3. Pain In Lower Stomach
As a woman, if you feel any pain in your lower abdomen, contact your doctor. The earlier you get a proper diagnosis, the better.
4. Pain In The Vagina
It is absolutely abnormal to feel any sort of pain in the vagina, especially when you haven’t engaged in extreme sexual activity. Even if you were to engage, such pains are supposed to disappear within a few hours. But when this pain still continues for many days, contact your doctor.
If you notice any or some of these signs, it is high time you visited your doctor for a proper diagnosis to be carried out.
Gonorrhea in woman can also affect these parts of the body:
• Rectum. Signs and symptoms include anal itching, pus-like discharge from the rectum, spots of bright red blood on toilet tissue and having to strain during bowel movements.
• Eyes. Gonorrhea that affects your eyes can cause eye pain, sensitivity to light, and pus-like discharge from one or both eyes.
• Throat. Signs and symptoms of a throat infection might include a sore throat and swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
• Joints. If one or more joints become infected by bacteria (septic arthritis), the affected joints might be warm, red, swollen and extremely painful, especially during movement.