Hey i am an 18 year old girl. I just got diagnosed with gonnorhea. I have had these symtoms for nearly a year, and my old doctor wasn't treating me for the right thing, he was treating me for yeast infections and UTI. I have only had one sex partner, and i am married, i have been with him for about 3 years. How could this of happened? If i have had it for a really long time, should i go back and ask to be checked for PID? What are my chances of being able to still get pregnant? If someone could point me in the right direction i would appriciate it so so so much. Thanks.
The symptoms of genital gonorrhea differ in men and women.
The cervix is primarily affected in women diagnosed with gonnorhea. However, untreated gonorrhea can spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes. Unfortunately, the symptoms of gonorrhea in women often go unnoticed.
When women do experience symptoms, they may include:
a burning sensation during urination
general irritation of the outer area of the vagina
So how can you know if a man is possibly infected with gonnorhea?
About 20 percent of the time, you won't see anything that you can recognize as a symptom of gonorrhea in a man. However, when symptoms of gonorrhea are present in men they can include:
a yellow pus-like discharge from the tip of the penis
stinging during urination
blood in the urine
swelling of the glands in the groin
the head of the penis may turn red
When either women or men experience gonorrhea infection in the throat or rectum, symptoms such as pain, swelling, and discharge often occur.