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Clindamycin For Gonorrhea
Part of the lincoside family. It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more
Gonorrhea: The CDC Recommends that Gonorrhea (uncomplicated) be treated w injection of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) in addition to oral azithromycin (Zithromax) or Doxycycline (Vibramycin). Clindaymcin might be used in combination with other antibiotic for PID - but it would not be a good choice as a solo agent in treatment of Gonorrhea. ...Read more
Am on cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) cream and want to take a gonorrhea test today a swab one would the cleion cream interfer with my test reslut taking sample from the vigi?
Hello. I took zythromax and (after changing from "m" medication) I am currently on clindamysin for chlamydia and gonorrhea. After finish the meds how long will it be until I'm considered cured? I was also diagnosed with hvp. Would you think there is somet
PID?: What is "m medication"? Clindamycin isn't used by itself for gonorrhea or chlamydia except for tube infection (pelvic inflammatory disease, PID); other antibiotics usually are also needed. This kind of complex and probably serious problem can't be helped by online advice except to take the drug (s) as directed, discuss w/ doc. Make sure partner (s) treated. HPV is an entirely separate STD problem. ...Read more
Hello. I took zythromax and I am currently on clindamysin for chlamydia and gonorrhea. After finish the meds how long will it be until I'm considered cured? I was also diagnosed with hvp. Would you think there is something wrong with my immune system?
Various tests: The easiest and most commonly used tests are nucleic acid amplification tests (naats), which can be performed on urine, rectal swabs, vaginal swabs, and throat swabs. There are also nucleic acid hybridization tests (dna probes), which use the same specimens. You can also culture the organism directly, which helps if you're worried about antibiotic resistance. ...Read more
Variable: Women or men with gonorrhea may be asymptomatic. Rectal symptoms for men or women can include drainage, itching, bleeding & painful bowel movements. Pharyngeal gonorrhea can cause sore throat. Men may have pain with urination & discharge that is green, yellow or white. They may develop pain of the testes or scrotum. Women may have pain with urination, vaginal bleeding or vaginal discharge. ...Read more
Often none at all: Nearly half of women with gonorrhea have no symptoms at all. When symptoms occur, the most common is increased vaginal discharge. Less often are painful urination, spotting between periods or after sex, or pain in the lower abdoman, sometimes with fever. In men, usually pus dripping from the penis and painful urination. If gonorrhea suspected, you and sex partner (s) must see doctor for exam & Rx. ...Read more
Gonorrhea treatment: Assuming urethral infection, you probably had discharge from your penis, often with pain or discomfort when passing urine. Treated with antibiotics, right? Once all symptoms are gone, you are been cured. But if any doubt, e.g. mild symptoms, have a repeat test. Also, everyone with gonorrhea should be retested about 3 months later. Make sure all partner (s) have been treated. ...Read more
Condoms/ abstinence: 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
GC Sxs: Sxs in a male can include: pain with urination, burning or itching from the interior of the penis, swollen testicles which can also be painful & yellowish to greenish penile discharge. Sxs in a female can include: vaginal discharge, abdominal pain, pain during with sexual intercourse, irregular bleeding (especially after sexual intercourse) & burning/pain with urination. Other sxs can include >>. ...Read more
Yes. Huge.: Great question. In 2010, rate of gonorrhea [gc] was 17-18 times higher for blacks than whites. American indians/alaska natives 5 times more than whites. Asians/pacific islanders 15 times less than whites. Hispanics 2 times more than whites. What to do about these differences [outreach, health care access] is an even bigger, critical question. ...Read more
Asymptomatic STD: According to the CDC, most women with gonorrhea are asymptomatic. Even when a woman has symptoms, they are often so mild and nonspecific that they are mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infection. The initial symptoms in women include dysuria, increased vaginal discharge, or vaginal bleeding between periods. If ur doctor said it's true I believe it and you need treatment. Hope you can get it cured. ...Read more
Little difference: Being postmenopausal, you don't have to worry about infertility, but everything else is fair-game. Gonorrhea is quite easily transmitted and you may experience "systemic infection" (infection spreads via blood) and could potentially be fatal. Folks with 1 std often carry others such as hiv/herpes/syphilis as well. So, please check in with your doc if you have concern. Good luck. ...Read more
Rash and others: Local infection can manifest discharge, bleeding, and difficulty/painful urination. Evidence of infection may be found in the throat or eyes. Sometimes, if not treated quickly enough, the infection can spread to other parts of the body which may manifest as a rash, heart disease, arthritis, and/or confusion. If infected with gonorrhea, co-infection with other sore-producing stds is possible. ...Read more
NO!!!!: That will not work, please call your gyn as u will need other meds and if you have been diagnosed with gonorrhea no one would ever give u Flagyl for that and if u are not sure if u have it or have been exposed you need cultures and treatment so please call your gyn or go to the er Flagyl is used to treat bv, or trichcomonas, or used to treat other uterine or pelvic infections. ...Read more
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