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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)

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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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