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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Gonorrhea or "the clap" | Men to men
Its arrival has long been predicted by health professionals. In rare cases, this may cause a man to be sterile, or prevent him from being able to father a child. Rarely, untreated gonorrhea can also spread to your blood or joints. This condition can be life-threatening. Gonorrhea is transmitted through vaginal, oral, and anal sex. It is manifested by infections in the penis, rectum, or throat. Symptoms of genital infection include a burning sensation when pissing, a white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis, or painful and swollen testicles.
Symptoms Of Gonorrhea In Gay Men
Basic Fact Sheet Detailed Version. Basic fact sheets are presented in plain language for individuals with general questions about sexually transmitted diseases. The content here can be syndicated added to your web site. Print Version pdf icon. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease STD that can infect both men and women.
Gonorrhea " the clap " is a common sexually transmitted disease STD in the United States, but many people with it don't even know they have it because there are often no signs of infection—especially in women. While the infection rarely causes death, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease PID in women and inflammation of the epididymis in men, both of which can result in infertility. In rare cases, gonorrhea can cause the inflammation of the heart, joints, and spinal cord, as well as serious complications in babies infected during pregnancy.