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How to tell the difference between gonorrhea and chlamydia penis discharge

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
STI: Just by visually examining the discharge will not tell you which STI is which. You really need to have the appropriate tests done to differentiate bet ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs an exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatmen ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Different diseases: Chlamydia is a cell-wall free higher form of bacteria which is a common cause of non-gonococcal urethritis. Neisseria gonorrheae is a cell-wall conta ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Organism: Just a different infectious agent, plus chlamydia can be symptomatic moore frequently than gc.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Can be the same: The symptoms can be the same.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Similar & different: The symptoms are very similar, though they're caused by unrelated organisms and the treatment is different. Gonorrhea can sometimes be more severe, an ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
STD testing: It all depends on the lab. I usually get results from the tests i run within 72 hours.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not too many: The two conditions can be remarkably similar. Gc usually presents with more pain and purulent discharge, but have seen the same thing with non-gonoco ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not gonorrhea: It will treat the chlamydia, but not the gonorrhea. Usually need Rocephin (ceftriaxone) (an intramuscular injectable dose) to cure the gonorrhea.

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