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Can Gonorrhea Lay Dormant
Not too long: Gonorrhea grows in warm moist places of the body such as the mucous membranes, especially the reproductive tract and the urethra and less commonly the eyes and throat. Typically symptoms start 2 to 5 days after infection but sometimes symptoms take longer to appear. In some cases after infection, symptoms only appear after 30 days. ...Read more
Either you have an infection or you don't - really the term you are seeking is "subclinical"; not everyone who has an infection will develop the "burning"/discharge/"drip"/.....
If you are certain that you were exposed, you should probably be treated anyway..... ...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
Can Gonorrhea Be Dormant For A Couple Of Years Then Become Active To Spread? Also Can Someone Get It From A Toilet Seat If Body Fluids Is On The Seat?
Sexual activity: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection passed through fluid transmission. The only way to be 100% safe is to avoid vaginal, oral and anal intercourse. Condoms are very effective in decreasing risk by blocking fluid transmission from one person to the other. You can not catch gonorrhea through casual contact. ...Read more
STD: Gonorrhea is spread by sexual contact. That is: mucous membrane on mucous membrane. Can be spread from genitals to eye and from eye to throat and from throat back to genitals or any combo in between. If your mucous membrane comes in contact with someone else's mucous membrane you may contract the disease. Gonorrhea in a female can cause inferility. ...Read more
Sxs: Women or men with gonorrhea may be asymptomatic. Rectal symptoms for men or women can include drainage, itching, bleeding & painful bowel movements. Pharyngeal gonorrhea can cause sore throat. Men may have pain with urination & discharge that is green, yellow or white. They may develop pain of the testes or scrotum. Women may have pain with urination, vaginal bleeding or vaginal discharge. ...Read more
Several options: In most geographic areas, including all of the US, the standard recommended treatment is a single shot of ceftriaxone (Rocephin®) plus either a single oral dose of azithromycin (Zithromax®) or 7 days of doxycycline. Oral cefixime sometimes can safely be given instead of the ceftriaxone shot. There are other options if these antibiotics can't be given, such as allergy to them. ...Read more
Infertility: Gonorrhea is an std, reportable to state health agencies which require treatment. If not treated, it can be passed on to other parners. In women, it can cause infection in the tubes and ovaries, pelvic scarring, and infertility. It can cuase a serious infection in the pelvis leading to hospitalization, and can lead to hysterectomy and removal of tubes and ovaries, a young woman's nightmare. ...Read more
There may be no symptoms as it takes few days after the exposure to the infection to when you get the discharge.
So if you do have to have sex with a prostitute practice safe sex with condom and no oral sex
beside gonorrhea you can also contact chlamydia, syphilis, HIV infection and lymphogranyloma venerium
best is abstain or play it safe. ...Read more
5PER CENT: Average population has 5% chance of having gonrrhea. ...Read more
Probably not..., but:
Gonorrhea is usually referred to urethral infection in males or genital tract in females by neisseria gonnorhoeae although it may infect other parts of body. To detect pus cells or bacteria in urine, the initial part of urine is needed so following instruction to collect urine properly. And the usual mid-stream urine may not show anything wrong. So, work closely with doctor.
Best wish. .. Always. ...Read more
Depends: You didn't say whether you're a man or woman, which makes a big difference. The body location also matters (male urethra, female genital tract, throat, or rectum.) we don't typically think of gonorrhea as having 'stages, ' the way syphilis does, but if left untreated there can be complications especially in women (e.g. Pid, disseminated infection with joint involvement). ...Read more
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