If you have penetrative vaginal or anal sex with a woman or man who has gonorrhea, you may end up with a gonorrhea infection of the penis. Early symptoms include:
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:
Other Parts of the Body Infected with GonorrheaGonorrhea can be passed along through anal or oral sex. If you receive anal sex from a man who has gonorrhea, you can end up with a gonorrhea infection of the rectum. This has its own set of symptoms:
Likewise, if you perform oral sex on a man who has gonorrhea, you may end up with a gonorrhea infection of the mouth. The primary symptom of such an infection is a sore, inflamed throat, which is often not diagnosed as gonorrhea. If you have reason to think that a sore throat is caused by gonorrhea, inform your doctor, who can do a test that will confirm the source of the infection.
If you have an oral gonorrhea infection, it can be passed along to other people through kissing or oral sex, but such infection is rare.
Symptoms of Gonorrhea in WomenIncubation (the amount of time it takes for an infection to show symptoms) is longer in women than in men, and 70% to 90% of women with gonorrhea have no symptoms.
Symptoms of gonorrhea in women include: