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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Overview)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if untreated, may cause infertility.


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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
714 Doctors shared insights

Gonorrhea (Overview)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if untreated, may cause infertility.


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Gonorrhea (Tip)

Do consider gonorrhea as a possible cause for a sore throat. ...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?

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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Gonorrhea (Tip)

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

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What is the cause of gonorrhea in a gi?

What is the cause of gonorrhea in a gi?

Unsafe sex: The cause is infection with neisseria gonnorhea through unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Can a reddish brown stringy discharge mean gonorrhea?

Can a reddish brown stringy discharge mean gonorrhea?

Yes but...: It can also mean a few other things. So check with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I read that gonorrhea is no longer treatable with antibiotics. Now what will people do if they get gonorrhea? Does the body get rid of it eventually?

False information: Gonorrhea is still effective treated with antibiotics. What you may be referring to is the fact that some oral antibiotics which use to be effective against gonorrhea, are meeting resistant strains. The treatment of choice for gonorrhea is an antibiotic injection (ceftriaxone). Other options are zithromax or doxycycline. ...Read more

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How can I treat gonorrhea / clap?

How can I treat gonorrhea / clap?

Antibiotics: You would need to see your doctor to have a culture done. There is increasing resistance to the typically used antibiotics, so be sure you are treated with the appropriate regimen.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6131a3.htm? S_cid=mm6131a3_w. ...Read more

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Treated gonorrhea, chlamydia and yeast infection. Few weeks later started having thick yellow/white lotion like discharge, no itch, swelling or smell?

Treated gonorrhea, chlamydia and yeast infection. Few weeks later started having thick yellow/white lotion like discharge, no itch, swelling or smell?

There's failures: Of treatmetn in all of those. It is generaly recommended to get proof of cure (reculture) these days due to significant risk of resistant organisms.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/treatment/2010/chlamydial-infections. Htm ...Read more

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How long for gonorrhea treatment to exit my system?

Seven days: You should not have sex again until you and your sex partner (s) have completed treatment. If your doctor prescribes a single dose of medication, you should wait seven days after taking the medicine before having sex. If your doctor prescribes a medicine for you to take for seven days, you should wait until you have taken all of the doses before having sex. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for gonorrhea in a girl?

What are the treatments for gonorrhea in a girl?

Antibiotics: Gonorrhea is actually a very weak bacteria that is easy to kill, which will die in the face of most antibiotics.

The cdc recommendation is an intramuscular injection of ceftriaxone, a third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. There are many alternative regimens that are also effective. ...Read more

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Will clindamycin cure gonorrhea?

Will clindamycin cure gonorrhea?

No: Clindamycin is not affective against gonorrhea. It can be used in combination with other medications for pelvic inflammatory disease and certain types of vaginitis. Due to increasing resistance to various medications, gonorrhea treatments are limited. ...Read more

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Can cephradine get rid of gonorrhea?

Can cephradine get rid of gonorrhea?

It is a first: Generation cephalosporin (keflin, keflex); not the official recommended drug, and there is ample cross-allergy with penicillins that it would not be a good substitute. I believe high dose, parenteral (injected) penicillin remains drug of choice. ...Read more

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How can a multi-drug resistant gonorrhea be treated?

How can a multi-drug resistant gonorrhea be treated?

Culture: The physician should take a swab of the infected site and send it for culture (growth) to the lab which will also conduct a "sensitivity" test to see which antibiotics will work and those that are resistant and won't work. If all else fails, the MD should check with the centers for disease control (cdc) in Atlanta for the latest possible antibiotic Rx for gonorrhea resistant strains. ...Read more

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I've had one abortion and four miscarriages one due to a STD called gonorrhea which caused the first miscarriage is that why I keep miscarring now

I've had one abortion and four miscarriages one due to a STD called gonorrhea which caused the first miscarriage is that why I keep miscarring now

No. See a specialist: The gonorrhea should have been treated after your 1st miscarriage. After 2 or more miscarriages we do tests to find out why. Possible causes include autoimmune conditions like antiphospholipid antibodies, blood clotting disorders, low egg supply, problems in the uterus like fibroids or a uterine septum, hormonal problems, or male or female genetic problems. Get checked out by a rei specialist. ...Read more

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Who is more likely at risk for gonorrhea?

Who is more likely at risk for gonorrhea?

STd: Anybody with multiple sex partners and unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me azithromycin for chlamydia 6/11. I took them and also got a shot at the ER to prevent gonorrhea 6/19. When does itching go away?

My doctor gave me azithromycin for chlamydia 6/11. I took them and also got a shot at the ER to prevent gonorrhea 6/19. When does itching go away?

Neither cause itchin: Itching is not a symptom of gonorrhea or chlamydia. Ask if you were tested for trichomoniasis which is another common STD. You may have developed a yeast infection from the antibiotics. This can cause itching. Try an over the counter yeast cream while you wait for an appointment with an Obgyn. ...Read more

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What is Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection, easy to treat. It can cause urogenital infections in both men and women, including cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, which can lead to fertility problems. It can also cause throat infection, anal infection, eye infections, and, if it gets into the bloodstream, may, rarely, involve the liver, heart. Brain, and joints. ...Read more

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What is gonorrhea like?

What is gonorrhea like?

Unpleasant: 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

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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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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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How can gonorrhea be spread?

STD: Gonorrhea is spread by sexual contact. That is: mucous membrane on mucous membrane. Can be spread from genitals to eye and from eye to throat and from throat back to genitals or any combo in between. If your mucous membrane comes in contact with someone else's mucous membrane you may contract the disease. Gonorrhea in a female can cause inferility. ...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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How can I treat gonorrhea / clap?

Antibiotics: You would need to see your doctor to have a culture done. There is increasing resistance to the typically used antibiotics, so be sure you are treated with the appropriate regimen.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6131a3.htm? S_cid=mm6131a3_w. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gonorrhea?

What are the tests for gonorrhea?

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

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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

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

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How is gonorrhea typically treated?

Antibiotics: Your doctor can prescribe antibiotics. Oral antibiotics will usually work, but in severe cases a shot or even IV treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

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