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Can You Get Gonorrhea From Kissing
Two bad ideas: Gonorrhea of the throat is very common and a person owes it both to himself/herself and anybody else who's special to be treated at once. A kiss that's more than a peck can transmit the infection, and I suspect that it's often missed by physicians since there's no history of "oral sex". Love's beautiful and all really good lovers are responsible. ...Read more
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
Yes: Planned parenthood can treat you, but you can also see any women's health provider for prompt testing and treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any other ways to get gonorrhea other than sex, if there are what are they? Can you get it from gyno tools if they weren't cleaned right?
Gonorrhea is STD: Theoretically yes. But, not in the real world. Most gyno tools are now disposable. There is significant malpractice liability for dirty equipment. Gonorrhea is transmitted by simple private to private part touching even without intercourse. Whatever, if you have gc, please get treated. ...Read more
Two to four days: A swab is taken from the urethra (the hole where your pee comes out), or other suspected area, and a culture/naat/dna probe is performed on the specimen. It takes about 48 hrs to get a result. If it's positive you need antibiotics to get better and so does your sexual partner. ...Read more
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