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Can you die from neisseria gonorrhea infection?

Can you die from neisseria gonorrhea infection?

Std and death: In 2012 that would be surprising....Testing is wide spread and antibiotics are cheap.... ...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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What is the definition or description of: neisseria gonorrhea infection?

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What is the definition or description of: neisseria gonorrhea infection?

Infection: Infection by neiserria gonorrhea, also known as gonococcus, is an std with symptoms that range from the classic urethritis with discharge to pelvic inflammatory disease (in women) to disseminated gonococcal infection, causing nontraumatic arthritis and rash. Treatment is usually with a third generation cephalosporin like ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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Will neisseria gonorrhea infection kill me?

Will neisseria gonorrhea infection kill me?

It can kill: If untreated, gonorrhea has the power to kill, maim, take away fertility or even cause blindness. Nothing to mess with and, with free clinics and public health clinics, nothing that need cause any of these outcomes. ...Read more

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Do people with neisseria gonorrhea infection have a lot of pain?

Often painful: Gonorrhea in women may be very painful (pelvic inflammatory disease can be caused by gonorrhea). Men usually have urethral (penile) pain but gonorrhea may extend into deeper (and more painful) structures. In both sexes, gonorrhea can cause more remote and painful infections involving the liver and joints among other sites. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with neisseria gonorrhea infection?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with neisseria gonorrhea infection?

No: Early recognition and proper rx of this problem with prescription meds solves many problems.Although the gc symptoms may be so noticable that few can overlook them, there are often more than one std present at a time & all need to be recognized & eliminated.This reduces spread and the life altering complications(ie infertility) involved.Since rx for one std may not eliminate all, get evaluated. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of neisseria gonorrhea infection?

What's the best treatment to get rid of neisseria gonorrhea infection?

Be careful please: As of 2010 injectable Ceftriaxone appears to be one of the few effective antibiotics. Because of increasing rates of antibiotic resistance local susceptibility patterns need to be taken into account when deciding on treatment. Many antibiotics that were once effective including penicillin, tetracycline and fluoroquinolones are no longer recommended because of high rates of resistance. Thanks. ...Read more

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How long does neisseria gonorrhea live outside the body? From the information that is available i can find no published papers to say what the lifespan of neissria gonorrhea can survive. The information says it can't survive for long. How long? The discha

How long does neisseria gonorrhea live outside the body? From the information that is available i can find no published papers to say what the lifespan of neissria gonorrhea can survive. The information says it can't survive for long. How long? The discha

Neisseria : Neisseria gonorrhea do not live outside of the body. They are transmitted cell-to-cell. They are an intracellular organism. When they come in contact with a new cell, they attach to the cell membrane and are transmitted. Therefore, you can't get gonorrhea by touching a toilet or tabletop for example. ...Read more

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Does everyone show symptoms for gonorrhea infection?

No: Gonorrhea can be asymptomatic, particularly in females. When females do have symptoms, it is usually pelvic pain and vaginal discharge, which can be present with other conditions. Gonorrhea often, though not always, produces pain with urination in males. There may also be a urethral discharge. Gonorrhea can disseminate and can infect joints as well. ...Read more

Neisseria Gonorrhea Infection (Definition)

Infection by neiserria gonorrhea, also known as gonococcus, is an std with symptoms that range from the classic urethritis with discharge to pelvic inflammatory disease (in women) to disseminated gonococcal infection, causing nontraumatic arthritis and rash. Treatment is usually with a third ...Read more


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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more