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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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


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Aftet how many hours are you less contagious of gonorrhea after receiving treatment?

Treating Gonorrhea: Usually you are not contagious 48 hours after you finish your treatment for this common sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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When im treated for gonnorhea how long would i wait to have sex and how long am i not contagious?

When im treated for gonnorhea how long would i wait to have sex and how long am i not contagious?

Repeat testing: I would recommend waiting until you have finished your treatment and have a repeat test showing no infection. Remember also to practice safe sex and use condoms in the future. ...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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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

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How is gonorrhea in the body treated?

How is gonorrhea in the body treated?

Ceftriaxone: Because of drug resistance to oral antibiotics, gonorrhea is usually treated with a shot of ceftriaxone. Let's hope it doesn't become resistant to that! ...Read more

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What are all the symptoms of gonorrhea?

What are all the symptoms of gonorrhea?

Pain, discharge: In men, the classic symptoms are burning with urination and the presence of a greenish-yellow urethral discharge. ...Read more

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How would I know that gonorrhea is gone?

How would I know that gonorrhea is gone?

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

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How should I keep from getting gonorrhea?

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

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What are the signs or symptoms of gonorrhea?

What are the signs or symptoms of gonorrhea?

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

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Are there racial disparities in regards to gonorrhea?

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

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I was told I have gonorrhea but have no signs it at all?

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

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Can gonorrhea be dormant?

"Subclinical": Either you have an infection or you don't - really the term you are seeking is "subclinical"; not everyone who has an infection will develop the "burning"/discharge/"drip"/.....

If you are certain that you were exposed, you should probably be treated anyway..... ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea lead to aids?

No: However, unprotected sex can leave you with both. We can't cure HIV infection like we can gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Will gonorrhea make me sterile?

Maybe: Gonorrhea can infect a woman's uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes, leading to ectopic pregnancies and infertility. Avoiding multiple sexual partners, avoiding std's, and treating any symptoms promptly are good ways to prevent complications from gonorrhea infections. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea how to treat at home?

No such thing.: The only thing you can do at home is avoid having sex and transmitting the disease. Need antibiotics from doc and screening for the other unseen things that get transmitted along with gonorrhea. See doc now as this can get pretty painful. ...Read more

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Can i catch gonorrhea by kissing?

Yes: Depending on what you kiss. It is transmitted through oral, anal, vaginal sex with an infected person. ...Read more

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How is gonorrhea affect the urine?

Probably not..., but: Gonorrhea is usually referred to urethral infection in males or genital tract in females by neisseria gonnorhoeae although it may infect other parts of body. To detect pus cells or bacteria in urine, the initial part of urine is needed so following instruction to collect urine properly. And the usual mid-stream urine may not show anything wrong. So, work closely with doctor.

Best wish ... Always. ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea from kissing?

The really deep kind: Dry-kissing won't transmit it, but it's a fairly common infection in the throat and "kissing of more than filial intensity" can transmit it. If you have any concerns, let your physician know, because a special culture for gonorrhea may be in order. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more