It is transmitted most often through sexual contact with an infected person. Burning sensation with urination and discharge from the penis are the usual symptoms in men, whereas about half the time women have no symptoms or have vaginal discharge and pelvic pain.
Gonorrhea is treated with antibiotics in Adults with. If gonorrhea is left untreated, it may spread locally, causing inflammation of the epididymis or pelvic inflammatory disease or throughout the body, affecting joints and heart valves, in both men and women.
The overall rate of reported cases of gonorrhea was increased by 40.8% between 2002 and 2011. The reported rate was higher among males than females (38.4 vs. 27.8 per 100,000 respectively) in 2011. Females between the ages of 15 and 24 and males between the ages of 20 nd 24 accounted for the highest reported rates of gonorrhea.