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How long can gonorrhea lay dormant in women?

How long can gonorrhea lay dormant in women?

Gonorrhea: If treated it should not lay dormant. Once you treated correctly, it is gone unless you are again exposed. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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


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Is it possible for gonorrhea to lay dormant in the body? If so, for how long?

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

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Can gonorrhea be dormant?

"Subclinical": 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

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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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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?

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?

No not possible: It is almost impossible to contact Gonorrhea from Toilet seat.
And no Gonorrhea can not lay dormant for couple of years and then become active ...Read more

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How can you get gonorrhea?

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

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How can gonorrhea be spread?

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

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What are some symptoms of gonorrhea?

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

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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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What is the best medicine for gonorrhea?

What is the best medicine for gonorrhea?

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

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Please recommend any medicine for gonorrhea?

250 mg ceftriaxone: Is the usual dose for gonococcal urethritis or cerviciits. ...Read more

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What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Gonorrhea?

What is the definition or description of: Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea = sexually transmitted bacterial infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of gonorrhea?

Minimal in women: Men will have penile discharge while women are frequently without symptoms. The cdc has great information on stds at: http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea. Htm. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea in women if spreading?

What are the symptoms of gonorrhea in women if spreading?

Discharge/no symptom: 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

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What are the chances of me having gonorrhea? I only do guys.

5PER CENT: Average population has 5% chance of having gonrrhea. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea lead to aids?

No: However, unprotected sex can leave you with both. We can't cure HIV infection like we can gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Will gonorrhea make me sterile?

Maybe: Gonorrhea can infect a woman's uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes, leading to ectopic pregnancies and infertility. Avoiding multiple sexual partners, avoiding std's, and treating any symptoms promptly are good ways to prevent complications from gonorrhea infections. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea how to treat at home?

No such thing.: The only thing you can do at home is avoid having sex and transmitting the disease. Need antibiotics from doc and screening for the other unseen things that get transmitted along with gonorrhea. See doc now as this can get pretty painful. ...Read more

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Can I catch gonorrhea by kissing?

Yes: Depending on what you kiss. It is transmitted through oral, anal, vaginal sex with an infected person. ...Read more

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How is gonorrhea affect the urine?

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

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Can you get gonorrhea from kissing?

The really deep kind: Dry-kissing won't transmit it, but it's a fairly common infection in the throat and "kissing of more than filial intensity" can transmit it. If you have any concerns, let your physician know, because a special culture for gonorrhea may be in order. ...Read more

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Stages of progression in gonorrhea?

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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Can gonorrhea effect fertility in man?

Can gonorrhea effect fertility in man?

Yes: It can cause scarring/damage to the reproductive tract and can even cause a blockage of the path used for transport of sperm. ...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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Does gonorrhea transmit through panties?

Does gonorrhea transmit through panties?

Little or no risk: Nobody can say this is zero risk, but it is exceedingly unlikely. Most if not all gonorrhea bacteria (and other STD germs) would be filtered by the clothing, and sex without penetration is inherently low risk. ...Read more

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Can I become repeatedly infected with gonorrhea?

Yes: You develop no immunity to this germ. You can get it every time you are exposed. You can develop symptoms according to which body part may be exposed. ...Read more

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Does gonorrhea be cured using Ampiclox capsules?

NO IT WILL NOT: No in 2013 you can not expect to cure gonorrhea by taking Ampicillin and cloxacillin combination antibiotic
it will not cure it. ...Read more