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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can gonorrhea be dormant for months then show symptoms during pregnancy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Yes: Gonorrhea can remain dormant, or be limited to urethra and later spread to other areas. If you think you have gonorrhea, get tested as the infection is treatable. You should see a doctor and also get tested for other STDs. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health.
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