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was + for gonorrhea, treated, symptoms returned. 2nd culture -. false negative or resistant strain? also allergic to cephalexin, so no rocephin

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Dr. Mohammad Ashori
Family Medicine 16 years experience
? Allergic: Being allergic to cephalexin doesn't mean you can't have rocephin. A false negative is rare with a gonorrhea test. If that's the case they would try a culture instead of a PCR. A urine test should be done for spinning down cells to see if elevated leukocytes. If your symptoms returned then you likely have it and it's likely resistant. Hopefully they treated it with 2 antibiotics and not just 1.

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