This is an infection caused by sexually bacterium, affecting both males and females. Gonorrhea most often affects the urethra, rectum or throat. In females, gonorrhea can also infect the cervix.
Gonorrhea can easily spread through fluids like semen or vaginal fluids that are exchanged during unprotected sexual contact, whether heterosexual or homosexual, with an infected partner. Following are the ways by which this infection can spread:
Gonorrhea’s usual symptoms in men are painful urination, pus-like discharge from the tip of the penis and pain or swelling in one testicle. For women symptoms may be increased vaginal discharge, painful urination, vaginal bleeding between periods, such as after vaginal intercourse, abdominal pain or pelvic pain.
Gonorrhea can affect the rectum, eyes, throat & joints as well