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Can I become repeatedly infected with gonorrhea?

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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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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


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Can females be infected with gonorrhea? Can a person above age 42 get this disease?

Yes!: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease; it doesn't matter your gender or age - if you have sex with someone who has gonorrhea (whether they know it or not) then you are at risk for contracting it. If you believe you are at risk, get tested so that you can be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Does intensity of color of a urin gonorrhea test correlate automaticaly with time that one was infected? Light color=recent, intense color=long time?

Does intensity of color of a urin gonorrhea test correlate automaticaly with time that one was infected? Light color=recent, intense color=long time?

Unreliable test: These tests are not reliable. Whether weakly or strongly positive, speak with your doctor or clinic about more accurate testing, especailly a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). If you do have gonorrhea, for sure the color intensity of the test says nothing at all about how long the infection has been present. Onset of symptoms or when you had a high risk exposure are the only ways to know. ...Read more

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Hi goodafter noon.if I had infected my partner wit gonorrhea from feb,would he knw by now.an even so he went for chek up n d doc said its not Gonorrhe?

Hi goodafter noon.if I had infected my partner wit gonorrhea from feb,would he knw by now.an even so he went for chek up n d doc said its not Gonorrhe?

Chlamydia? NGU?: Gonorrhea of the urethra (penis) almost always causes obvious symptoms (dripping pus, painful urination) within 5 days. The doctor probably is right. However, the most common causes of urethral discharge are not gonorrhea, but other STDs, i.e. chlamydia and nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). If your partner has discharge, it's probaby one of these. You will need treatment; see your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea without having sexual contact with someone who's not infected?

Possible not probabl: With a laboratory-proven diagnosis of gonorrhea the overwhelming majority of the time the source is sexual contact with an infected individual. It is possible to contract it in other ways but extremely rare/unlikely. ...Read more

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What can happen of an infant born to a gonorrhea-infected mother?

What can happen of an infant born to a gonorrhea-infected mother?

Eye problems: The infection can spread to the baby and cause a number of infections, most notably a very serious eye infection. This is usually prevented with eye drops given at birth. ...Read more

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What is done to treat an infant born to a gonorrhea-infected mother?

What is done to treat an infant born to a gonorrhea-infected mother?

Infant Gonorrhea mum: If mother had prenatal care then she has in all probability has been treated.But if the mother hadc no prenatal care and comes and deliver the baby and is diagnosed with gonorrhea, even then there is no risk to the baby as all babies born in us are treated with erythromycine opthalmic ointment to prevent gonococcal conjunctivitis.If there is coexisting chlamydia baby can be treated with azithromyci. ...Read more

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UTI/ Kidney infect.s for 3 yrs; just tested P-Gonorrhea and was treated Cetr/Azith but could I have had all along? Did meds help w/symptoms off/on?

UTI/ Kidney  infect.s for 3 yrs; just tested P-Gonorrhea and was treated Cetr/Azith but could I have had all along? Did meds help w/symptoms off/on?

Recent infection: Your recent positive gonorrhea test means you were infected recently, probably within a few weeks and for sure a few months before the test. Even without antibiotics, the immune sysem clears gonorrhea in a few months. Also, it is likely that some of the antibiotics used for your UTIs would have cured gonorrhea if you had it. Make sure your partner(s) are tested and treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can rubbing penis on vagina no penetration infect the girl with chlamydia or gonorrhea or any stds?

Can rubbing penis on vagina no penetration infect the girl with chlamydia or gonorrhea or any stds?

Unprotected sex: Yes.It is important to get tested and treated (if positive) if you are having unprotected sex.Always wear a condom even though you have no intention of penetrating. ...Read more

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I might have gonnorrhea or chlamidia and i may have accidently infected someone please some advice?

Confusing question: If you think you are infected, get evaluated and get treated if you are. Let your partner know if they were exposed so they can do the same. Abstain from sex until you know your status. ...Read more

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Is there a way to find out for how long one has been infected with gonorreah? or a way to see the damage it has done?

Is there a way to find out for how long one has been infected with gonorreah? or a way to see the damage it has done?

Not really: There isn't a good way to know how long you have had gonorrhea. All your doctor can do is tell you you have it and treat it. There is also no easy way to know what damage has been done. There is a test called a Hysterosalpingogram that can give you some idea if your tubes are still open but it doesn't correlate perfectly with fertility. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I had gonnorrhea, and used sex toys without realizing I had gonnorrhea . After I got treated, I used my sex toy again, but put hand sanitizer all over because I didn't have soap, help me out. Will I get infected again ? Help

I had gonnorrhea, and used sex toys without realizing I had gonnorrhea . After I got treated, I used my sex toy again, but put hand sanitizer all over because I didn't have soap, help me out. Will I get infected again ? Help

Get tested: Alwsys use soap and warm watter after each use of toys . Bacteria exposed to outside body most likely is dead and re infection is unlikely. But to be 100 % sure - test of cure is good idea anyway afzer about 4 weeks from previous treatment .Also make sure ypur all sexual contacts get tested. ...Read more

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I am 25yr old female and was infected with gonnorhea twice and i have genital herpes, am i at risk for blocked fallopian tubes?

I am 25yr old female and was infected with gonnorhea twice and i have genital herpes, am i at risk for blocked fallopian tubes?

Yep, AND P.I.D.: The more STD's you get, the greater chance for sterility and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, or P.I.D. One of the best treatments to prevent this is by placing an Aspirin firmly between your knees and squeeze it there when on a date. ...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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