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Gonorrhoea can be very painful and if left untreated, it can cause painful complications and health problems. About 50% of women and 10% of men don’t experience any symptoms and are unaware they’re infected, but this STI can lead to infertility.

Symptoms of Gonorrhoea

  • Unusual green or yellow discharge from the vagina
  • Unusual green, yellow or white discharge from the tip of the penis
  • Pain or tenderness in the lower tummy
  • Burning feeling when peeing
  • Heavy periods or bleeding between periods (rare)
  • Painful swelling of the foreskin
  • Pain or tenderness in the testicles (rare)

Signs and symptoms can show up 2–14 days after coming into contact with gonorrhoea, many months later, or not until the infection spreads to other parts of your body.

If you’ve had gonorrhoea and it’s been treated, you won’t be immune to the infection – you can get it again

Download our patient leaflet for more information.