A 18-year-old female asked:
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i am on treatment for gonorrhea, i want to know how will i know if its working.

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Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Gonorrhea: If you had symptoms , the symptoms will go away. The medicine is very effective for this problem most of the time. Check for discharge, fever, pain after the antibiotics.
Answered on Mar 6, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Take med as directed: If you received an injection of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) (the treatment of choice for Gonorrhea), made sure your partner was treated as well, do not resume sex with partner until at least 7 days after both of you have been treated, and use condoms consistently with sex, you can assume medication worked. Return for retest in 3 months to r/o reinfection. If ur symptoms persist >2wks, return to ur dr.
Answered on Jul 16, 2016
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