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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Overview)

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 grow in the eyes.


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How does gonorrhea affect the reproductive system?

How does gonorrhea affect the reproductive system?

Invasion: Gc passes from one to another via intimate contact. If this involves the genitals, it invades the male urine tube and can be found in the sperm producing gland and structures. Pain on voiding is common as is discharge.In females, it can invade the outside glands, the lining of the cervix, uterus and fallopian tube(abdominal pain).It can invade the blood in either sex & reduce fertility in both. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
682 doctors shared insights

Gonorrhea (Overview)

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 grow in the eyes.


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Treating Gonorrhea (Tip)

Treating Gonorrhea

Get tested have partner/partners tested, they may not have symptoms treatment easy vs fallout. ...See more

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Treating Gonorrhea (Checklist)

Inform your doctor
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Take your antibiotic in full as per your doctor recommendation
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So mad. What are symptoms of gonorrhea?

Depends: In wome, uncomplicated gonorrhea of the genital tract will produce vaginal itching and vaginal discharge in up to 50%. In men, uncompliacted gonorrhea will often cause a penile discharge as well as pain with urination. ...Read more

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Should i adk planned parenthood doctor what are the signs of gonorrhea?

Should i adk planned parenthood doctor what are the signs of gonorrhea?

YES YOU CAN: Best is to be educated and play it safe.Safe sex includes avoid mutiple partners practice monogomous relations use condom if partner is not known so learn by all means but take preventive measures so you do not get the diseases and treatment, it can be serious. ...Read more

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Last weeks went to a doctor, after diagnosis found have Gonorrhea. Took 2 injections and 7 days long antibiotic med course but its stil same. Help me?

Persistent or: "recurrent" gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is one of the oldest STDs known to humans. Gonorrhea is not recurrent, but you can be re-infected either by the same untreated partner or a new infected partner. See your treating physician for ambulatory treatment. It is a curable disease. However, if complications arise you may need to stay in the hospital. ...Read more

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How common is gonorrhea in the united states?

Very common: Gonorrhea is a very common std. It is very prevalent in the younger population and college aged people. It usually is associated with chlamydial infections. ...Read more

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What could cause a false positive gonorrhea test?

Not common: The only thing i can think of would be a mislabeled specimen, a clerical error on the lab report, or a contaminant in the lab. ...Read more