The 4 Areas Gonorrhea Can Infect Your Body

Microscopic gonorrhea cells

There have been recent reports that strains of the gonorrhea bacteria are being resistant to treatment, and that experts fear that that STD may soon become a superbug, according to NewsOne.

Gonorrhea commonly appears in the genital tract for both women and men, but many people don’t know that the infection can affect multiple, and surprising, sites in your body.

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Gonorrhea affecting the genital tract
Signs and symptoms of gonorrhea infection in men include:

  • Painful urination
  • Pus-like discharge from the tip of the penis
  • Pain or swelling in one testicle

Signs and symptoms of gonorrhea infection in women include:

  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Painful urination
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods, such as after vaginal intercourse
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pelvic pain

Gonorrhea at other sites in the body
Gonorrhea can also affect these other four parts of the body:

    • 1)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.
    • 2)Eyes. Gonorrhea that affects your eyes may cause eye pain, sensitivity to light, and pus-like discharge from one or both eyes.