What is the difference between urinary tract infection and gonnoreah?

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Great question! Well, both are caused by bacterial infections and are treated with antibiotics, but that is where the similarity ends.

    Urinary tract infections have symptoms that range from painful urination to severe abdominal or back pain, fever, sepsis and decreased kidney function. Usually it is caused by the bacteria named Escherichia coli (E. coli lives naturally in our intestines, and yes, this is the one that they often associate with food poisoning in restaurants. It gets into your food when people don't wash their hands after going #2 in the bathroom and then make your food).

    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Symptoms and signs include a burning sensation when urinating, or a white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis. Sometimes men with gonorrhea get painful or swollen testicles.

    In women, the symptoms of gonorrhea are often mild, but most women who are infected have no symptoms. Even when a woman has symptoms, they can be so non-specific as to be mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infection. The initial symptoms and signs in women include a painful or burning sensation when urinating, increased vaginal discharge, or vaginal bleeding between periods.

    Untreated gonorrhea can cause serious and permanent health problems in both women and men.

    In women, gonorrhea is a common cause of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

    In men, gonorrhea can cause epididymitis, a painful condition of the testicles that can lead to infertility if left untreated.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago


  • 1 decade ago

    None. Gonorrhea is a urinary tract infection caused by a specific microbi (Neisseria gonorrhea).

    The only difference is that gonorrhea is a sexually transmited disease, whilst most of urinary tract infections are not STD..

  • phann
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • Anne
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Increased urination during pregnancy does not cause pain, change the color of the urine or pain/irritation in the genitals after urination. If you are having these symptoms it's not due to increased urination from pregnancy, it's due to an infection.

  • 1 decade ago

    Gonorrhea is caught through having unprotected sex. A UTI is not sexually transmitted. Some types of STDs are not curable UTIs.

  • Gary S
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that can be contracted through the exchange of bodily fluids such as blood, semen, and saliva. Also known as "the Clap," gonorrhea is caused by bacteria, which can infect the cervix, urethra, throat, or anus. Most people who contract gonorrhea are under the age of 30. In fact, 75% of all cases in the United States involve men and women between 16 and 30 years old. When treated efficiently, antibiotics cure 95% to 99% of all cases.

    rinary tract infections, commonly called UTIs, affect millions of people each year – especially women. One woman in 5 will develop a UTI during her lifetime. Some women suffer recurrent UTIs. Recurrent UTIs in healthy, non-pregnant women is defined as 3 or more episodes of UTIs during a 12-month period.

    UTIs are caused by bacterial infections in the urinary tract. Most of these infections occur when E. coli bacteria, commonly found in the intestines and colon, cling to the opening of the urethra and begin to multiply. Other times the infection can result from bacteria transmitted during sex or by the use of catheters or tubes that are placed in the bladder during medical treatment. Doctors commonly perform a urinalysis to identify the presence of a urinary tract infection. The presence of bacteria, as indicated by a positive culture, indicates an infection. When the culture is negative, it usually means that there is no infection. However, if the symptoms persist, other tests can be performed.

    Could IC be causing your symptoms?

    UTIs and interstitial cystitis (IC) cause similar symptoms. Signs of a UTI can include:

    * The urge to urinate frequently.

    * Pain or burning during urination.

    * An uncomfortable pressure or pain in the pelvic area.

    Many women experience recurrent UTIs, and take multiple treatments without relief. If you have been treated for recurrent UTIs with antibiotics but are still experiencing these symptoms, you should ask your doctor if it might be IC. To obtain an accurate diagnosis, you may need to see a specialist, such as a gynecologist or urologist.

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    Men do not get UTI's very easily.

    Symptoms of Gonorrhea

    Gonorrhea can be difficult to diagnose, especially in women. This is because women often exhibit few or no symptoms, or mistake gonorrhea for a mild bladder infection; in fact, as many as 50% of female gonorrhea sufferers experience no symptoms. Men are much more likely to develop symptoms. Gonorrhea can infect the cervix, urethra, anus, and throat. Depending upon how you contracted the disease and how long you’ve had it for, you may experience symptoms affecting a number of these areas.

    Symptoms of gonorrhea generally appear between 2 and 10 days after infection, although it could take as long as 30 days for your symptoms to appear. If you are a woman and are suffering from gonorrhea, you may experience bleeding after sex and frequent, painful urination. These symptoms are especially common in the early stages of an infection of the cervix. Later symptoms include nausea, fever, vomiting, bleeding between periods, and a yellow or bloody vaginal discharge.

    If you are a man infected with gonorrhea, you may experience pain while urinating, frequent urination, and swollen testicles. This indicates an infection of the urethra. You may also notice a white, green, or yellow discharge from the tip of your penis. Your penis will probably look tender and redder than usual and you may notice a swelling of the glands in the groin area.

    The gonorrhea bacteria can also infect the anus and throat. Symptoms of an infection in the anus include painful bowel movements, itching, discharge, and bloody stool. An oral infection often causes a sore throat, and a pus-like material on the tonsils or on the back of the throat. Infections in these areas can easily spread to other parts of the body so it is important to get treated as soon as possible.

    Possible Consequences of Infection

    If it goes untreated, gonorrhea can be a potentially hazardous disease. Women infected with gonorrhea risk developing a variety of complications. The bacteria can easily travel from the cervix into the uterus, and eventually up the fallopian tubes. This can cause a condition called Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). 15% of women who have the infection in their cervix will develop this disease. PID can damage your fallopian tubes and may lead to infertility. It can also increase your chance of having an ectopic pregnancy. This occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside of the uterus, usually inside of the fallopian tubes. Ectopic pregnancies are extremely dangerous and potentially life threatening.

    Men who leave their gonorrhea untreated are also at risk for developing epididymitis, a painful condition of the testicles which can ultimately lead to infertility.

    If you display any of the symptoms of gonorrhea, or think you may have been exposed, it is important to get tested for the infection as soon as possible. People infected with gonorrhea are more likely to contract Chlamydia or HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Pregnant women are strongly encouraged to be tested for gonorrhea as the infection can be passed on to your child.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Gonorrhea is an STD and a UTI is not an STD.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A urinary tract infection can have many causes.

    Getting "Clap" however, is because you're a nasty whore.

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