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Can females be infected with gonorrhea? can a person above age 42 get this disease?

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Dr. James Lin
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Of course, ....: All gender of any age may contract gonorrhea as long as having been exposed through contacting the mucosa with micro-injuries of gono-infected (symptomatic or asymptomatic) persons. So, be checked out timely if suspecting gono-related Sx after exposure.
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Yes and Yes: Women and men of all ages can be infected by gonorrhea if exposed to it. If you are having vaginal discharge pelvic discomfort or feel you are at risk you should see a health care provider and be tested.
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Yes!: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease; it doesn't matter your gender or age - if you have sex with someone who has gonorrhea (whether they know it or not) then you are at risk for contracting it. If you believe you are at risk, get tested so that you can be treated appropriately.

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