Top
30
Doctor insights on: Boyfriend Wants To Knoww How Soon After Contracting Gonorrhea Are You Contagious

Share
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
718 Doctors shared insights

Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if ...Read more


4

4
Aftet how many hours are you less contagious of gonorrhea after receiving treatment?

Treating Gonorrhea: Usually you are not contagious 48 hours after you finish your treatment for this common sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

6

6
Can gonorrhea be dormant in the female body for more than 2 years? Tested positive when boyfriend was negative.

Yes indeed: This is commonplace. Ask your phyisican whether you should both be treated. And congratulations on your courage in bringing this personal matter to healthtap. You're doing the right thing and we wish you both the best. ...Read more

7

7
I was treated for many disease as in the common stis cause my boyfriend found out he had gonorrhea monday! And I went got treated but I'm having pain?

I was treated for many disease as in the common stis cause my boyfriend found out he had gonorrhea monday! And I went got treated but I'm having pain?

Urinary Tract: Pain is not usually seen with stis. That is why on your previous question there is much more to the story. In most of our clinics (those of us who are experts in stds) you would be treated for both gonorrhea and chlamydia. Your physicians treated one but not the other. ...Read more

8

8
My boyfriend has been having symptoms of gonorrhea and we were both tested negative for that and syphilis. Any ideas or suggestions?

Ask Doc timely...: No symptoms are specific to gonorrhea although purulent urethral discharge few days after exposure + some burning urination are the most common symptom and sign to suspect its occurrence. So, go to see Doc for possible empirical Rx for you and sexual partner to cover non-gonorrheal STDs with a close follow-up. Meanwhile, practice low-risk safe sex and be responsible. Best wish... ...Read more

9

9
I have had gonorrhea three times. My boyfriend is negative and I havnt had any other partners. Is it possible for the infection to reoccur?

False negative: Your boyfriend needs to be treated regardless of the test results. False negatives are very common in this scenario. And if you were not treated with a shot then you have not been correctly treated. ...Read more

11

11
Can my boyfriend have gotten gonorrhea (&passed it to me) by having unprotected oral sex? Or does it necesarrily mean he had unprotected sex?

Can my boyfriend have gotten gonorrhea (&passed it to me) by having unprotected oral sex? Or does it necesarrily mean he had unprotected sex?

More info needed: Thanks for your question! Gonorrhea is generally confined to the genital area, but I have seen cases where it spreads to different parts of the body. Only once have a seen a case where someone had gonorrhea in the throat (this was initial presentation). Most likely it is from unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

13

13
My friends boyfriend got gonorrhea but his girlfriend doesn't. She thinks that he carries the gene but isn't having multiple partners. Is it possible?

My friends boyfriend got gonorrhea but his girlfriend doesn't. She thinks that he carries the gene but isn't having multiple partners. Is it possible?

Gonorrhea: You are not genetically predisposed to being infected with gonorrhea. This is an STD and he got it from another sexual partner. Would be very surprised if your friend does not also have it. She needs to be checked again for GC and also other STDs, particularly syphilis and HIV. ...Read more

14

14
I have recently preformed oral sex on my boyfriend and I have symptoms of what looks like pharyngeal gonorrhea and I'm quite concerned?

I have recently preformed oral sex on my boyfriend and I have symptoms of what looks like pharyngeal gonorrhea and I'm quite concerned?

STD: Any time you have engaged in risky sexual behavior and are concerned about a possible STD - it is best to get medically checked. Take care. ...Read more

16

16
My ex boyfriend was diagnosed with Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. We had sex almost a year a go and we used a condom. I haven't had any of the symptoms.?

My ex boyfriend was diagnosed with Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. We had sex almost a year a go and we used a condom. I haven't had any of the symptoms.?

Ex partner with STD: Unfortunately both Chlamydia and Gonorrhea can have few if any symptoms in women. I applaud you for using a condom for protection. It would be in your best interest to get checked for these diseases. This can be done simply by a urinalysis these days. ...Read more

17

17
Hello, I was diagnosed with gonorrhea 2 weeks ago, I’ve got my antibiotics, and so far everything is fine. But I still have a question concerning the infection. Is it possible that the bacteria laid dormant in my boyfriends throat for 8months?

Hello, I was diagnosed with gonorrhea 2 weeks ago, I’ve got my antibiotics, and so far everything is fine. But I still have a question concerning the infection. Is it possible that the bacteria laid dormant in my boyfriends throat for 8months?

Very unlikely: Oral (throat) gonorrhea is sometimes acquired by cunnilingus (oral-vaginal contact) with an infected partner, but rarely. And it's even more rare for it to be transmitted by cunnlingus. And throat gonorrhea is almost always cleared by the immune system within 2-3 months. If you continue to have symptoms after treatment, check back with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

18

18
When im treated for gonnorhea how long would I wait to have sex and how long am I not contagious?

When im treated for gonnorhea how long would I wait to have sex and how long am I not contagious?

Repeat testing: I would recommend waiting until you have finished your treatment and have a repeat test showing no infection. Remember also to practice safe sex and use condoms in the future. ...Read more

20

20
Can you have gonorrhea but not have symptoms until 6 months after contracting it?

Gonorrhea: Are you a man or a woman? Men usually show sxs of gonorrhea 2 to 7 days after exposure (range 1 to 30 days). Women often don’t have sxs but when they do it is usually within 10 days of exposure. ...Read more

21

21
My friend has contracted gonorrhea and I found out today... In the past week he offered me a smoke from his weed n I took it do I have gonorrhea?

My friend has contracted gonorrhea and I found out today... In the past week he offered me a smoke from his weed n I took it do I have gonorrhea?

Only if sex contact: If you have had any sexual contact with your "friend" other than smoking "weed" then you need to get tested for gonorrhea. ...Read more

22

22
After a while of being with my fiance, he contracted gonorrhea and passed it on to me. How can it be passed on without sexual contact? I trust him100%.

After a while of being with my fiance, he contracted gonorrhea and passed it on to me. How can it be passed on without sexual contact? I trust him100%.

Non-intercourse sex?: If he has symptoms ; accurate lab tests said gonorrhea, then it's real. Suppose he had no intercourse... Could germs have been on an object that touched him, or a non-sexual body part that touched his penis? To get it from a toilet seat, a circumcised penis meatus might need to rub the inside edge of a round-style seat, picking up smeared discharge left by an infected penis before him. Tough call! ...Read more

25

25
How likely would it be for a man to contract gonorrhea from receiving unprotected oral sex from a women and showing no symptoms 3 weeks after.?

How likely would it be for a man to contract gonorrhea from receiving unprotected oral sex from a women and showing no symptoms 3 weeks after.?

Get tested: It is not feasible to say. If you partner has gonorrhea, you are at high risk. You are also at risk for other STDs. It would be prudent to see a doctor for an examination and required tests. ...Read more

26

26
I was treated monday because my bf had contracted gonorrhea. He said I gave it to him. But I had no symptoms. Even tho I was treated can still have pid?

I was treated monday because my bf had contracted gonorrhea. He said I gave it to him. But I had no symptoms. Even tho I was treated can still have pid?

Depends: If the treatment is successful and you were also treated for chylamidia, risk of pid will be low. Then unless you get subsequent infection. Considered use of condoms if pregnancy is not intended. ...Read more

27

27
What is the most effective orally administered treatment regimen for gonorrhea for an indian male who contracts the infection on mainland china?

Resistant Gonorrhea: In general this will come down to whether there is the new drug resistant form of gonorrhea being found in china as it is in many other parts of the world. If there is the new drug resistant gonorrhea there then there are no oral medications that work, but Ceftriaxone is used as an injection in this situation. ...Read more

29

29
I tested positive for gonorrhea after visiting doctor for abnormal bleeding/spotting. When could I have contracted this?

I tested positive for gonorrhea after visiting doctor for abnormal bleeding/spotting. When could I have contracted this?

2-14 days is the: incubation period. Once symptoms develop then it can persist for some weeks or even months if not eradicated with medications and proper follow up. Telling public health so those exposed can all get tested and treated is important. It is almost always contracted via sexual activity. If you have GC then you should be tested for all the other STI's as well. It was good that you got checked. ...Read more

30

30
How long after contracting gonorrhea does pelvic inflammatory disease usually show up if it does?

PID latency: It usually takes several weeks to months to develop pid. It is more likely after several episodes of gonorrhea. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more