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 percentage of people with a gonorrhoea infection also increased in 2012 comparison with 2011 (3.6 per cent versus 3.2 per cent). Gonorrhoea was mostly diagnosed in MSM.