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Symptoms section is incomplete: missing infection of rectum, eyes, and throat[edit]

There are many sources for this info (including my own experience - NOT cool!). But here's what the mayo clinic website describes: (

"Signs and symptoms of gonorrhea that affects the rectum include:

   * Anal itching
   * Pus-like cutty booty from the rectum
   * Spots of bright red blood on toilet tissue
   * Straining to have a bowel movement

Signs and symptoms of gonorrhea that affects the eye include:

   * Eye pain
   * Pus-like discharge from the eye
   * Sensitivity to light

Signs and symptoms of gonorrhea that affects the throat include:

   * Sore throat
   * Swollen lymph nodes in the neck"

Semi-protected edit request on 18 December 2013[edit]

Data from the Epedemiology paragraph is imprecise. Sentence 4 reads "The CDC estimates that more than 700,000 people in the United States get new gonorrheal infections each year." According to the CDC web site, the CDC estimates that there are 820,000 new cases of gonorrhea in the United States each year. The CDC site also says that less than half of all gonorrhea cases are reported, not "only half", as the current article states. Fredlox87 (talk) 22:59, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Done i've made the requested changes and updated the CDC ref. Thanks ~ Boomur [] 01:54, 20 December 2013 (UTC)


I know its not pleasant, but we should probably include an image of infection of the genitals. here are our choices:


Mercurywoodrose (talk) 03:22, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

So why is it called "the clap"?[edit]

And would an eventual explanation be relevant enough to be inserted in the article? Devil Master (talk) 18:02, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

I don't know why. But a sentence or two about it might be relevant. It sure doesn't seem like an obvious connection linguistically to the real name or symptoms. DMacks (talk) 09:50, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 September 2014[edit]

Change "The WHO estimates that 62 million cases of gonorrhea occur each year.[21]" --> " According to the WHO, it represents 88 million of the estimated 448 million new cases of curable STIs –that also includes syphilis, chlamydia and trichomoniasis – which occur globally every year" [1] The new change is more accurate and reflects the new data on the incidence of gonorrhea in relation to the other STI's

Ruizj22 (talk) 02:52, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 05:37, 12 September 2014 (UTC)