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Can you get gonorrhea from kissing?

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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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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


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Can it be possible for you to get gonorrhea from kissing?

No, almost: Impossible to transfer from normal mouth to mouth kissing. However, you can get other infectious diseases like mono or certain types of herpes. ...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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Can pharyngeal gonorrhea be spread by kissing?

Can pharyngeal gonorrhea be spread by kissing?

Yes it can rarely: Yes it can be spread by deep kissing from pharynx to pharynx rarely. But it is not that common. ...Read more

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What happens if you leave gonorrhea of the throat untreated and kiss someone?

What happens if you leave gonorrhea of the throat untreated and kiss someone?

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

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Can I pass gonorrhea by kissing someone on the lips?

Can I pass gonorrhea by kissing someone on the lips?

No: A man can pass to to your throat if he has it and you perform unprotected oral sex on him, but kissing is not an issue. ...Read more

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Can oral gonorrhea be spread by kissing? Can it be spread by sharing a drink?

Gonorrhea: Usually someone gets oral gonorrhea by performing oral sex on a male. It usually affects the back of the throat. I've never seen anyone get it from kissing or sharing a drink. ...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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If I go to planned parenthood, could I get treated for gonorrhea?

If I go to planned parenthood, could I get treated for gonorrhea?

Yes: Planned parenthood can treat you, but you can also see any women's health provider for prompt testing and treatment. ...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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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

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How did I get gonorrhea?

How did I get gonorrhea?

...: People get gonorrhea by having sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone who has the infection. Gonorrhea can be transmitted even if a man does not ejaculate. During childbirth, gonorrhea can be spread from an infected mother to her baby. ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea from food?

Can you get gonorrhea from food?

...: People get gonorrhea by having sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone who has the infection. Gonorrhea can be transmitted even if a man does not ejaculate. During childbirth, gonorrhea can be spread from an infected mother to her baby. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea get worst after 4 months?

Gonorrhea: Why would anyone not take treatment if they have gonorrhea? Gonorrhea can become a disseminated joint disease if left untreated. It can lead to permanent fallopian tube scarring and to making a female infertile. Why, again I ask, would anyone delay treatment? ...Read more

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How long does it take to get tested for gonorrhea?

How long does it take to get tested for gonorrhea?

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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I am always safe, should I still get tested for gonorrhea?

Yes: If you have risk factors for acquiring gonorrhea, then one should get tested and treated appropriately, if indicated. Even though one may be safe, there is always a chance of aquiring gonorrhea. ...Read more

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