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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Make sure that your doctor does a swab specific for gonorrhea too because the swabs used for strep won't detect ghonorrhea.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If you have a persistent sore throat, regardless of sexual activity, you should be checked by your doctor.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is possible to get gonorrhea infections in the throat but not unless oral sex took place.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Tsaltas
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, but gonorrhea can cause systemic symptoms, most especially gonococcal arthritis. If you have a persistent sore throat it should be evaluated.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : The timing is crucial here. Is the sore throat immediate? Next day? Condoms? Rough or gentle oral sex? Most likely it's not gonorrhea. But it is be ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Gonorrhea can live..: ....anywhere it contacts. If partner is or was positive for infection when you had relations & if exposure to semen was mouth or eye then, it&#x27 ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually no symptoms: Oral gonorrhea almost always (95% of the time) is asymptomatic, with no sore throat at all. On the infrequent occasions it causes symptoms, they woul ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Can't be sure: The only way to be sure if this is gonorrhea is being tested. You could be exposed in more than one area and only be symptomatic in one. If you suspec ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Zisow
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
With treatment yes: Oral sex can lead to throat gonorrhea. You must get treated. See your gyn or STI clinic asap.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Gonorrhea can unfortunately also be in the throat if your partner also performed oral sex as well on you. He might want to have throat cultured to be ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get HIV blood test: to be sure, and discuss with your doctor as well.

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