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Chlamydia And Gonorrhea
Discharge and others: Many infected women notice nothing at all, especially for chlamydia. When symptoms occur, most commonly increased vaginal discharge, burning with urination, and spotting between periods or after sex -- often only one or two of these, not necessarily all. In severe cases, low abdominal pain, sometimes fever. Sexually active young women need periodic testing even if no symptoms. ...Read more
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
Not really.: Both require contact with mucosal surfaces.Get a more detailed answer ›
Infertility: Both can affect fertility. Which is "worse" is open to question and for the most part immaterial. Chlamydia have a greater chance of being less symptomatic and thereby going untreated, with progressive inflammation of fallopian tubes and therefore infertility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea, but results will not come in until the next 2 weeks. In the meantime, can I have protected sex or not yet?
Too long!: However long it takes, you should not have sex (even safe sex) until the results are available. But there is no legitimate reason why it should take 2 weeks. The test itself takes 1-2 hours in the lab; all the rest is time to send the specimen and receive results. Discuss w/ your doctor or clinic. Or find another place to be tested, like your health department or a Planned Parenthood clinic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I used to get so easily wet when arouse, but now i don't get wet anymore. I had chlamydia and gonorrhea and was cured, can it be because of it?
Not the cause : Past stds will not lead to current lack of lubrication. ...Read more
Lab test required: The symptoms are very similar, although with chlamydia they tend to be milder, and more often no symptoms at all. You need lab testing to know which you have, or maybe neither one -- other STDs can also cause the same symptoms like vaginal discharge, burning urination, spotting after sex, or low abdominal pain. ...Read more
Had what looked like chlamydia or gonorrhea symptoms (pain, discharge) so got checked out. Given meds in case. Tests negative before&after meds. What?
My question is, can i get retested from chlamydia and gonorrhea two weeks after being treated or do i have to waiit? Would i get accurate results
Yes: results would be accurateGet a more detailed answer ›
Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more
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