According to healthline, one of the most common sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs) is gonorrhoea, also known as "the clap."
Many people are unaware that they have gonorrhoea, despite its widespread prevalence. This is because, especially in women, gonorrhoea does not always cause symptoms. Males have more obvious symptoms, but they are less likely to seek treatment early enough to prevent the illness from spreading.
It's critical to keep an eye out for some of the disease's indications and symptoms. Patients should look out for the indicators listed below, according to experts.
1. Burning sensation when you pee.
A burning sensation when you pee is a common gonorrhoea symptom. It's a common symptom of urinary tract infections, but it could also be something else in some circumstances. When you pee, you may get a burning sensation, which could indicate the existence of a sexually transmitted infection.
2. Bleeding during or after intimacy.
Bleeding can occur during or after intercourse if there is inflammation down there, on the vaginal area, and around the cervix. According to experts, deep female genital penetration might influence inflammatory tissues inside the genital canal, causing bleeding. This could be caused by a variety of internal tissues, including gonorrhoea.
3. Thick discharge.
A common gonorrhoea symptom for both men and women is the emergence of thick, yellow-colored discharge. The amount of blood in the discharge is a good indicator of how far the infection has gone. Blood can be hazy or present in little amounts. It could, however, be a significant gonorrhoea symptom. It could also be a symptom of another health problem, but in this situation, getting diagnosed with gonorrhoea should be your first priority.
Surprisingly, gonorrhoea can also impact your eyes, and both men and women are susceptible. Conjunctivitis, sometimes known as pinkeye, can affect both men and women. If you get conjunctivitis from simply touching your eye, there's a good probability your finger spread the gonorrhoea infection to your eyes, causing pinkeye.
5. Pelvic pain.
Menstrual cramps aren't the only cause of pelvic pain. It could be a gonorrhoea symptom in some cases. Ibuprofen or Tylenol will not relieve this type of discomfort. If you're having these symptoms, it's time to get tested for gonorrhoea.
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