Gonorrhea In Women - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

Up to 80% of infected women have no symptoms, especially in the early stages of the infection. Symptoms of gonorrhea include burning or frequent urination, a yellowish vaginal discharge, redness and swelling of the genitals, and a burning or itching of the vaginal area. If untreated, gonorrhea can lead to a severe pelvic infection with inflammation of the Fallopian tubes and ovaries. Gonorrheal infection of the Fallopian tubes can lead to a serious, painful infection of the pelvis known as pelvic inflammatory disease or PID. PID occurs in 10%-40% of women with gonorrheal infection of the uterine cervix. Symptoms of pelvic infection include fever, pelvic cramping, abdominal pain, or pain with intercourse. Pelvic infection can lead to difficulty in becoming pregnant or even sterility because of tubal damage or obstruction. Occasionally, if the infection is severe enough, a localized area of infection and pus (an abscess) forms (tubo-ovarian abscess) that can be life-threatening, and major surgery may be necessary. Gonorrhea infection in people with conditions causing serious abnormal immune function, such as AIDS or immunosuppressive treatments, can be even more serious.

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Comment from: Hilda, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 22

I am experiencing abdominal pain, backache, cramps, itching of the vagina, whitish discharge, tiredness and lack of appetite.

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Comment from: Percy, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 06

I have been experiencing itching on my vagina, abdomen pains and now there is whitish discharge, l wonder if I have a reason to worry that l might have gonorrhea. l haven"t visited a doctor.

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