What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea in females?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Brian Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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History

In women, the major genitourinary symptoms of gonorrhea include the following:

  • Vaginal discharge: The most common presenting symptom of gonorrhea, vaginal discharge from endocervicitis is usually described as thin, purulent, and mildly odorous; however, many patients have minimal or no symptoms from gonococcal cervicitis

  • Dysuria

  • Intermenstrual bleeding

  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)

  • Mild lower abdominal pain


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