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Can you contract gonorrhea from non sexual contact

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Non-intercourse sex?: If he has symptoms ; accurate lab tests said gonorrhea, then it's real. Suppose he had no intercourse... Could germs have been on an object that touch... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
No: You cannot get gonorrhea without having sex with an infected partner.
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Dr. Abraham Morse
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Possible not probabl: With a laboratory-proven diagnosis of gonorrhea the overwhelming majority of the time the source is sexual contact with an infected individual. It is... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Urine: It is routinely done looking for the genetic signature left in urine. A swab of the site may be used by some providers.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Yes, however...: The long term sequelae of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and infections of the testicle and epididymis are different from the signs and symptoms of acute infec... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
STDs: Yes, several STDs including syphilis, GC, HIV and HPV can be transmitted in the absence of penile vaginal penetration. Be careful, use only protected ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
NGU: See replies to your other multiple questions and look for more detailed information in STD oriented websites. If you have symptoms that you think migh... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Probably not, but...: ...perhaps it would be possible, especially if an MC lesion had been treated or handled and was bleeding. However, nonsexual contact of any kind almos... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Jaramillo
A Verified Doctoranswered
17 years experience
Molluscum: Do an internet search for molluscum ... It is common and benign and doesn't require any specific treatment. If symptoms get worse, go see a doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Free yourself..: It's totally fine to not want sexual contact. There are likely hundreds of thousands of people in the world who couldn't care less about sex. It's one... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Hsv 1 is usually associated with cold sores; casual contact, such as kissing, can transmit this (and is the most common reason for transmission).
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