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What could be gonorrhea symptoms in men?

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hi,  I have heard that about 10% of men who have gonorrhea shows no symptoms at all and it can take up to four weeks from the time you are infected to when you begin showing symptoms.  Can you please tell me what can be STD gonorrhea symptoms in men, so that one can notice them and get early treatment for the ailment?

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 Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection that has different symptoms depending on which part of body has been infected. If you have penetrative vaginal or anal sex with woman who has gonorrhea, you may end up with a gonorrhea infection of the penis. Early symptoms of gonorrhea in men may include:

  • Discomfort in the penis
  • Pain or burning sensation when urinating
  • A thick white, yellow or green discharge from the tip of the penis

If gonorrhea is left untreated, the infection can spread to the glands near the urethra, the prostate, seminal vesicles, testes and bladder. This may lead to:

  • Rectal or urethral abscesses
  • Painfully swollen testicles
  • Difficulty while urinating


If you have anal sex with woman suffering gonorrhea, you can end up with gonorrhea infection of the rectum. It includes following set of symptoms:

  • Anal discharge
  • Soreness and itching in anal area

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Medical School - New York University
Internship in Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency in Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center
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