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Gonorrhea – Symptoms and Causes

Gonorrhea is a type of sexually transmitted disease. It occurs when the body is infected with the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhea. The condition mostly affects moist and warm body parts, such as the throat, eyes, urethra, vagina, female reproductive tract, and anus. Unprotected sex can increase the risk of passing bacteria from person to person. Read on to learn more about the symptoms and causes of gonorrhea.

Common Symptoms of Gonorrhea

Burning Urination

Symptoms of gonorrhea can vary in women and men. However, most cases might experience a burning sensation when they urinate. This is indeed the most common sign of the condition. It indicates that the reproductive tract or urethra is inflamed or irritated by an infection. While the sensation might disappear on its own, it would become so painful that you need immediate medical attention. Otherwise, gonorrhea would affect the surrounding parts and lead to more serious complications. [1]