Gonorrhea can also infect a person’s eyes, particularly if their eyes have been exposed to fluids from the penis or vagina. This can cause conjunctivitis which is an irritation of the conjunctiva or the clear tissue that covers the eyeball.
If you have this symptom and you’ve had semen or vaginal fluid in your eye, it might be a good idea to get tested.
5. If the Symptoms Manifest in Your Anus
Aside from the eyes, gonorrhea can also infect a person’s anus if they have had anal sex5. The symptoms are similar to the ones above, such as a discharge, pain, and sometimes bleeding from the anus.
What Should You Do If You Think You Have Gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is a highly infectious disease, and can spread quickly through exposure to infected fluids. So the best thing to do if you think that you have gonorrhea is to get tested immediately. This is the best way to confirm whether or not you have gonorrhea.
It’s also best to refrain from having sex in the meantime as you can potentially infect others with gonorrhea.
If you do test positive, consult a doctor as soon as possible for treatment. They should be able to give you a prescription to treat the infection. After treatment, it’s a good idea to get tested once more to ensure that the infection has been treated. Only then would you be able to have sex once more.
Learn more about Gonorrhea here.