Gonorrhea - Symptoms
It is fairly common for
gonorrhea to cause no symptoms, especially in women.
The incubation period, the time from exposure to the bacteria until symptoms
develop, is usually 2 to 5 days. But sometimes symptoms may not develop for up
to 30 days.
Gonorrhea may not cause symptoms until the infection
has spread to other areas of the body.
Symptoms in women
In women, the early symptoms are
sometimes so mild that they are mistaken for a
bladder infection or vaginal infection. Symptoms may
Symptoms in men
In men, symptoms are usually
obvious enough that they will cause a man to seek medical treatment before
complications occur. But some men have mild or no symptoms and can unknowingly
transmit gonorrhea infections to their sex partners. Symptoms may
Disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI) occurs when the
gonorrhea infection spreads to sites other than the
genitals, such as the joints, skin, heart, or blood. Symptoms of