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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Syphilis And Gonorrhea

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Had the standard treatment for gonorrhea and syphilis changed?

Had the standard treatment for gonorrhea and syphilis changed?

Yes: CDC recommends ceftriaxone as standard treatment for gonorrhea, and benzathine penicillin for syphilis. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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


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My boyfriend has been having symptoms of gonorrhea and we were both tested negative for that and syphilis. Any ideas or suggestions?

Ask Doc timely...: No symptoms are specific to gonorrhea although purulent urethral discharge few days after exposure + some burning urination are the most common symptom and sign to suspect its occurrence. So, go to see Doc for possible empirical Rx for you and sexual partner to cover non-gonorrheal STDs with a close follow-up. Meanwhile, practice low-risk safe sex and be responsible. Best wish... ...Read more

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What shall I take tablets or something like that or I have to be treated by doctor? I feel that its Gonorrhea, syphilis

Please be checked: Please be checked by a practitioner. These two infections if either present require potent antibiotics. If another STD is present like clamydia is present, antibiotic rx also is needed. Please don't delay. If infection dx and treated, please inform your partner (s). ...Read more

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If you've been tested for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea can you still have herpes or warts?

If you've been tested for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea can you still have herpes or warts?

Yes, of course: Each STD has its own specific tests. Of course it is possible to have herpes or HPV without having positive tests for those other infections. ...Read more

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If I got HIV, syphilis, clamydia, gonorrhea test done, its been a week and no call for result does that mean im good? Still need to go get results?

If I got HIV, syphilis, clamydia, gonorrhea test done, its been a week and no call for result does that mean im good? Still need to go get results?

Play it safe: call!: Many clinics and doctors expect the patient to call for results. They probably would call you if anything were positive, but every clinic has its own policies. Given them a call to be safe. ...Read more

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I was given a Rx for doxycycline for potential exposure to syphilis and gonorrhea, all test came back neg, can I stop the meds? I took 2 doses. Thx

I was given a Rx for doxycycline for potential exposure to syphilis and gonorrhea, all test came back neg, can I stop the meds? I took 2 doses. Thx

Check with your doctor. Syphilis test could be negative early on in the illness. Gonorrhea tests can also be negative even when you have the disease. Best is to recon sulk your doctor.: Check with your doctor. Syphilis test could be negative early on in the illness. Gonorrhea tests can also be negative even when you have the disease. Best is to recon sulk your doctor. ...Read more

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Can testing for HIV and syphilis be done right away with just a finger prick? Get results in minutes? And clamydia and gonorrhea how fastget results?

Can testing for HIV and syphilis be done right away with just a finger prick? Get results in minutes? And clamydia and gonorrhea how fastget results?

HIV yes, others no: The rapid HIV finger prick tests are very reliable. Rapid syphilis tests aren't yet marketed in the US, but ressarch indicates they are accurate if enough time has passed since exposure. There are no reliable, approved rapid gonorrhea or chlamydia tests. The standard tests, on urine or swab, take only 1-2 hours, but with time to send specimens and get results, usually in 2-3 work days. ...Read more

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What kind of symptoms would someone possibly have if they got chlamydia, syphilis, or gonorrhea from receptive anal sex?

What kind of symptoms would someone possibly have if they got chlamydia, syphilis, or gonorrhea from receptive anal sex?

Varies widely: Often no symptoms at all; get tested periodically if at risk. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes: typically anal discharge, sometimes seen coating stool; often pain, bleeding, onset usually 2-10 days after exposure. Cramping and difficulty defecating in severe cases. Syphilis: Usually no symptoms, or anal sore, often painless. Later (2-6 months) skisymptoms at all; get tested periodically if at risk. ...Read more

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The lower part of my meatus is red and swollen a little, its worse after sex. I have a neg test of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis a wk ago. Pls Help?

The lower part of my meatus is red and swollen a little, its worse after sex. I have a neg test of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis a wk ago. Pls Help?

Physically examined?: No one likes to have their genitals examined but make sure your MD has looked at this area. It might be the start of genital warts. Also, if you are using condoms you may sensitive to them.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/treatment/2010/genital-warts. Htm
http://www. Embarrassingproblems. Com/docspots/DocSpot-condom-allergy ...Read more

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I received a full sexual health screening and I'm clear for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV what step should I take next?

I received a full sexual health screening and I'm clear for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV what step should I take next?

Practice safe sex: Practice safe sex which incldes monogamous sex, avoid multiple sex partner, use condom if not sure to protect against stds. ...Read more

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I recently French kissed someone. Could chlamydia, syphilis, and/or gonorrhea been transmitted to me? Can any STDs be transmitted by saliva exchange a

Technically yes: Std's travel through fluids. The person in question could have transmitted gonorrhea or chlamydiabut they'd have oral infections first. Same with herpes lesion. Syphillis less likely. So to answer "could" any be transmitted? Yes. But common? No. ...Read more

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When I get turned on it kinda of hurts. What could this be? When I get turned on it hurts. It kind of feels like a period cramp. I'm not sure what this could be because I have been tested for hiv, clamedia, syphilis, gonorrhea and a couple other std's and

When I get turned on it kinda of hurts. What could this be? When I get turned on it hurts. It kind of feels like a period cramp. I'm not sure what this could be because I have been tested for hiv, clamedia, syphilis, gonorrhea and a couple other std's and

Orgasm: Orgasm both helps relieve the pain of menstrual cramps, but can also induce cramping (which lasts a short time). Clitoral stimulation may be inducing cramps in you if it is close to your period, but usually the effect is to make the cramps less painful. I would recommend taking Ibuprofen 600 mg about an hour before you plan to be intimate to help lessen cramping, unless you have been told by a doctor not to take Ibuprofen (issues with easy bleeding/bruising, gastric ulcer).

For more answers to your gynecology questions, check out our website:

www. Uwmedicine. Org\gynecology. ...Read more

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32 days ago, I gave unprotected oral to a ts csw with ejaculation in my mouth. Now I have sore throat. What antibiotic should I take for gonorrhea, strep or syphilis?

32 days ago, I gave unprotected oral to a ts csw with ejaculation in my mouth. Now I have sore throat. What antibiotic should I take for gonorrhea, strep or syphilis?

Get with your doctor: Transsexual commercial-sex-worker, sex for pay. Dr. Pappas has given you good advice, and you are right to be concerned about gonorrhea. You do need to get with your personal physician and explain why you're concerned. Everybody explores sexuality, and perhaps you'll decide to move on after doing this. Please use barrier protection from now on. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before I get tested for chlamydia, gonnorhea, and syphilis?

How long do I have to wait before I get tested for chlamydia, gonnorhea, and syphilis?

2-3 days to 6 weeks: Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing is valid any time more than 2-3 days after the last exposre. Syphilis blood tests take 4-6 weeks to become positive. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get tested after having receptive anal sex? In particular I want to get tested for RECTAL chlamydia+gonhorrea+syphilis.

How long should I wait to get tested after having receptive anal sex? In particular I want to get tested for RECTAL chlamydia+gonhorrea+syphilis.

2 Weeks: Gonorrhea and chlamydia tests can be positive in 2 weeks (unless you develop symptoms). Syphilis testing can be done 1 week to 3 months. Re testing may be done in few weeks to ensure you do not have infection. You should of course be tested for other infections as well. Using condoms can minimize your risk of infection. ...Read more

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13Days after sex if I test for a 10 panel STD test of chlamydia gonorea syphilis etc will test results be acurate?

13Days after sex if I test for a 10 panel STD test of chlamydia gonorea syphilis etc will test results be acurate?

No.: How will you be testing for these agents? Some require culture, some depend on antibody production, some use DNA technology. Tests dependent on antibody production are not likely to turn positive in two weeks. It would be preferable to see your doctor for the correct choice of tests. ...Read more

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I really need help I have sore throat with yellow streaks for weeks I tested negative for strep, mono, syphilis, gonnorhea. What do you think I have?

I really need help I have sore throat with yellow streaks for weeks I tested negative for strep, mono, syphilis, gonnorhea. What do you think I have?

Allergy?: Such a long lasting problem, with all those negative tests, probably is more likely to be an allergy of some sort, rather than infection. Discuss that possibility with your doctor; or perhaps ask for referral to an otolaryngologist (ENT). Good luck. ...Read more

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Tingling in legs and feet after having unprotected sex (2 years ago). Tested negative for HIV, syphilis, gonnorhea and chlamydia. Any other causes?

Tingling in legs and feet after having unprotected sex (2 years ago). Tested negative for HIV, syphilis, gonnorhea and chlamydia. Any other causes?

Tingling legs/feet: Recommend evaluation for musculo skeletal causes of symptoms such as herniated discs in back. Also recommend evaluation for neuropathy
Start off with seeing a primary care doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Tested for hiv, chlamydia, gonnorhea, syphilis. All negative. Doctor did not test for herpes because of no symptoms. Should I just move on with sex life?

Tested for hiv, chlamydia, gonnorhea, syphilis. All negative. Doctor did not test for herpes because of no symptoms. Should I just move on with sex life?

Yes, with precaution: Please use a condom to protect yourself from now on until you are in a monogamous relationship with someone you trust. It is not worth the risk. ...Read more

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What is the difference between contracting genetal herpes and syphilis?

What is the difference between contracting genetal herpes and syphilis?

Two very different: One is caused by a virus and the other by a type of bacteria called a spirochaete. Both can last a lifetime, but syphilis can be eradicated under most circumstances, whereas once you have herpes simplex it is there forever. Both are sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Different diseases: Chlamydia is a cell-wall free higher form of bacteria which is a common cause of non-gonococcal urethritis. Neisseria gonorrheae is a cell-wall containing bacteria which causes gonorrhea, usually producing more severely symptomatic disease than chlamydia. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more