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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Overview)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if untreated, may cause infertility.


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How does gonorrhea affect the reproductive system?

How does gonorrhea affect the reproductive system?

Invasion: Gc passes from one to another via intimate contact. If this involves the genitals, it invades the male urine tube and can be found in the sperm producing gland and structures. Pain on voiding is common as is discharge. In females, it can invade the outside glands, the lining of the cervix, uterus and fallopian tube (abdominal pain).It can invade the blood in either sex & reduce fertility in both. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
714 Doctors shared insights

Gonorrhea (Overview)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if untreated, may cause infertility.


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Gonorrhea (Tip)

Do consider gonorrhea as a possible cause for a sore throat. ...See more

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So mad. What are symptoms of gonorrhea?

So mad. What are symptoms of gonorrhea?

Depends: In wome, uncomplicated gonorrhea of the genital tract will produce vaginal itching and vaginal discharge in up to 50%. In men, uncompliacted gonorrhea will often cause a penile discharge as well as pain with urination. ...Read more

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Should I adk planned parenthood doctor what are the signs of gonorrhea?

Should I adk planned parenthood doctor what are the signs of gonorrhea?

YES YOU CAN: Best is to be educated and play it safe. Safe sex includes
avoid mutiple partners
practice monogomous relations
use condom if partner is not known
so learn by all means but take preventive measures so you do not get the diseases and treatment, it can be serious. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea (Tip)

Get tested have partner/partners tested, they may not have symptoms treatment easy vs fallout. ...See more

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Last weeks went to a doctor, after diagnosis found have Gonorrhea. Took 2 injections and 7 days long antibiotic med course but its stil same. Help me?

Persistent or: "recurrent" gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is one of the oldest STDs known to humans. Gonorrhea is not recurrent, but you can be re-infected either by the same untreated partner or a new infected partner. See your treating physician for ambulatory treatment. It is a curable disease. However, if complications arise you may need to stay in the hospital. ...Read more

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How common is gonorrhea in the united states?

Very common: Gonorrhea is a very common std. It is very prevalent in the younger population and college aged people. It usually is associated with chlamydial infections. ...Read more

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What could cause a false positive gonorrhea test?

Not common: The only thing I can think of would be a mislabeled specimen, a clerical error on the lab report, or a contaminant in the lab. ...Read more

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What is the cause of gonorrhea in a gi?

What is the cause of gonorrhea in a gi?

Unsafe sex: The cause is infection with neisseria gonnorhea through unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Can a reddish brown stringy discharge mean gonorrhea?

Can a reddish brown stringy discharge mean gonorrhea?

Yes but...: It can also mean a few other things. So check with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I read that gonorrhea is no longer treatable with antibiotics. Now what will people do if they get gonorrhea? Does the body get rid of it eventually?

False information: Gonorrhea is still effective treated with antibiotics. What you may be referring to is the fact that some oral antibiotics which use to be effective against gonorrhea, are meeting resistant strains. The treatment of choice for gonorrhea is an antibiotic injection (ceftriaxone). Other options are zithromax or doxycycline. ...Read more

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How can I treat gonorrhea / clap?

How can I treat gonorrhea / clap?

Antibiotics: You would need to see your doctor to have a culture done. There is increasing resistance to the typically used antibiotics, so be sure you are treated with the appropriate regimen.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6131a3.htm? S_cid=mm6131a3_w. ...Read more

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Treated gonorrhea, chlamydia and yeast infection. Few weeks later started having thick yellow/white lotion like discharge, no itch, swelling or smell?

Treated gonorrhea, chlamydia and yeast infection. Few weeks later started having thick yellow/white lotion like discharge, no itch, swelling or smell?

There's failures: Of treatmetn in all of those. It is generaly recommended to get proof of cure (reculture) these days due to significant risk of resistant organisms.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/treatment/2010/chlamydial-infections. Htm ...Read more

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How long for gonorrhea treatment to exit my system?

Seven days: You should not have sex again until you and your sex partner (s) have completed treatment. If your doctor prescribes a single dose of medication, you should wait seven days after taking the medicine before having sex. If your doctor prescribes a medicine for you to take for seven days, you should wait until you have taken all of the doses before having sex. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for gonorrhea in a girl?

What are the treatments for gonorrhea in a girl?

Antibiotics: Gonorrhea is actually a very weak bacteria that is easy to kill, which will die in the face of most antibiotics.

The cdc recommendation is an intramuscular injection of ceftriaxone, a third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. There are many alternative regimens that are also effective. ...Read more