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

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...Read more


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 
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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

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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

Contagious (Definition)

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