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Treating Gonorrhea: Usually you are not contagious 48 hours after you finish your treatment for this common sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more
Immediately: As soon as they have it they can spread it to someone else. ...Read more
I've just finished treatment for gonorrhea(abx shot, 10days worth of abx in pills), when do I stop being contagious? Or have i stopped already?
You probably are no: Longer infectious but can acquire the infection again. Are your symptoms gone? If not, watch out. ...Read more
I tested positive for chlamdyia & gonnorhea.had 1gmof azithro &a shot of rocephin (ceftriaxone) about 50 hours ago. How long am I contagious?no longer have symptoms
Variable: I would wait a week. If you want to be sure, have a follow up test of cure. ...Read more
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
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
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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