The first symptom is having a discharge coming out of the vagina or the penis1. In men, this should be an immediate red flag as men normally do not have any discharge that comes out of their penis. For women, they might notice that the discharge coming out is out of the ordinary. Any unusual discharge should always be seen as a sign that there might probably be something wrong, so it’s best to get it looked at as soon as possible.
2. Burning Sensation When Urinating
Another possible symptom of tulo is a burning sensation when urinating2. This symptom is one of the symptoms that can get confused with a UTI, since persons with UTI can also experience a burning sensation when urinating.
So on its own, this isn’t necessarily a sign that you have gonorrhea. However, a burning sensation when urinating is never okay, so you’ll need to visit your doctor as soon as possible if this happens.
3. Pain and Bleeding
For women with gonorrhea, one possible symptom is pain in the pelvis and lower back/abdomen areas, and bleeding that happens in between periods3. This is a sign that the infection is spreading, so you’ll need to get it looked at by a doctor fairly soon.