What Does Gonorrhea Look Like In Women?

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Definition

Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD).

See also: Disseminated gonococcemia


Alternative Names

Clap; The drip


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus.

The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria...

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