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Boyfriend Wants To Knoww How Soon After Contracting Gonorrhea Are You Contagious
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
Immediately: As soon as they have it they can spread it to someone else. ...Read more
Treating Gonorrhea: Usually you are not contagious 48 hours after you finish your treatment for this common sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more
I've just finished treatment for gonorrhea(abx shot, 10days worth of abx in pills), when do I stop being contagious? Or have i stopped already?
You probably are no: Longer infectious but can acquire the infection again. Are your symptoms gone? If not, watch out. ...Read more
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
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 have recently preformed oral sex on my boyfriend and I have symptoms of what looks like pharyngeal gonorrhea and I'm quite concerned
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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