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how long does it take for gonorrhea treatment to work?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Length of Rx: It depends on the length of the antibiotic rx that is given and whether it is completed properly. Most rx's take one to two weeks of rx.
Answered on Aug 3, 2016

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