One of the most common sexually-transmitted diseases, often known as STD’s, is gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is definitely a serious condition that you need to seek treatment for but identifying whether you have gonorrhea can be difficult. There are a few different symptoms that you can look for when you are trying to determine whether you have a sexually-transmitted disease, but they are not always completely accurate. That’s why you need to be aware of your sexual partners, ask questions, and try to limit the number of partners you have that you don’t know well.
You should also take any precautions that you can, such as the use of condoms and participating in safer sex practices that are less likely to lead to an STD. Most of all, you need to educate yourself, and that starts with knowing what the symptoms of gonorrhea actually are. Here are eight symptoms of gonorrhea that you can be on the lookout for.
1. Urination & Intercourse Symptoms
The first set of symptoms that we’ll be discussing is urination symptoms. Paying attention to your urination can give you a great deal of information, especially when it comes to STD’s. The key to knowing whether you have an STD with urination is to determine whether you have pain when urinating. This is the same for both men and women.
Anyone that has ever gotten soap or shampoo in their urinal tract and experienced painful burning from it for a period of time will be familiar with the sensation of painful urination. There are other conditions that can be diagnosed through urination problems, such as kidney stones, but the pain from an STD is a burning pain that is less intense than kidney stone pain. It is very similar to what you might feel from getting soap in the wrong place. You might also experience pain while having sexual intercourse as well.