Symptoms of gonorrhea in men

Medically Reviewed by Dr Sravya, MBBS, MS 


symptoms of gonorrhea in men

About 0.6% of men suffer from gonorrhea. It’s also known as “the clap” or “drip.” The bacteria Neisseria gonorrheae bring about gonorrhea, it is a common sexually transmitted illness (STI). Gonorrhoea can be spread by sexual fluids such as vaginal fluid and sperm. Intercourse, anal sex, oral sex, or exchanging sex toys with an infected individual can all lead to gonorrhea. Symptoms of gonorrhea in men are not always present. This makes it easier to unintentionally infect your mates. Getting tested regularly, as recommended by your healthcare professional, and using safer sex practices will lower your chance of infection.

Frequently asked questions are “What are the gonorrhea symptoms in males?” What exactly is gonorrhea? What is the cause of gonorrhea? How can I tell if I have gonorrhea? How should gonorrhea be treated?

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What exactly is gonorrhea?

What is the cause of gonorrhea?

The bacteria Neisseria gonorrheae causes gonorrhea. Previous infection does not give immunity; a person who has been infected can get infected again by contact with an infected individual. Infected individuals may be able to infect others repeatedly while displaying no signs or symptoms of their own.

Risk factors

It has been observed that sexually active men under the age of 25 and who have sex with men are more likely to have gonorrhea.

Other risk factors are:

What are the signs and gonorrhea symptoms in males?

Within 2 to 30 days of exposure, you may develop gonorrhea symptoms. However, symptoms may take many weeks to manifest, and you may not have any symptoms at all.

Gonorrhea can also affect the following areas of the body:

Complications due to gonorrhea are?

According to medical experts, untreated gonorrhea can lead to serious problems such as:

How can I get to know if I have gonorrhea?

Culture is the most often used gonorrhea diagnostic test, followed by the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) probe, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and ligand chain reaction (LCR).

How should gonorrhea be treated?

Antibiotics are frequently prescribed if:

Sexual associates

How can we prevent gonorrhea?

To lower your risk of gonorrhea, do the following:


Gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection caused by Neisseria gonorrheae, can cause infections in the genitals, mouth, or rectum. It has the potential to produce problems such as pelvic inflammatory disease and epididymis inflammation. Untreated cases can spread to joints or heart valves. Diagnosis involves urine, urethra, or cervix testing in men and cervix testing in females. Prevention involves using condoms, intercourse with uninfected individuals, and avoiding sex. Treatment involves ceftriaxone injection or azithromycin orally, retesting three months after therapy, and addressing sexual partners over the past two months.