Gonorrhea may be present but cause no symptoms. Or it can cause a discharge from the vagina, penis or rectum, painful or difficult urination or bowel movements, or a sore throat that doesn't go away.
Gonorrhea can be treated with antibiotics. Gonorrhea can also be carried in and affect the rectum. Gonorrhea at the time of childbirth can spread to the baby and cause severe eye infection.
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