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.
In Sweden, gonorrhea showed a steady decline with the incidence of 2.4 per 100 000 inhabitants in 1996. However, in 1997 the number of new reported cases was 17% higher than in 1996. Male: female ratio has been unchanged since 1995, with 80% of cases amongst male.