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Can gonorrhea contribute to kidney failure in men?

Can gonorrhea contribute to kidney failure in men?

Possible, Not Top 4: Top 4 complications from gonorrhea [gc]: sterility, infectious arthritis, diseased heart valves, meningitis. Gc can spread into your blood and cause septic shock, which can lead to kidney failure & other systemwide problems. Thankfully this doesn't happen often. Also, remember if you get gc, you can get other std's like hiv. Be safe and smart. Use condoms. No love without the glove. ...Read more

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Does gonorrhea cause kidney failure?

Does gonorrhea cause kidney failure?

No: Gonorrhea does not directly affect the kidneys. However, repeated infections can impair urine outflow from the bladder by causing a urethral stricture. Failure for urine to leave the body (bladder) means the kidneys cannot work. This is called urinary obstruction. Relief of the obstruction restores kidney function. ...Read more

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UTI/ Kidney infect. S for 3 yrs; just tested P-Gonorrhea and was treated Cetr/Azith but could I have had all along? Did meds help w/symptoms off/on?

UTI/ Kidney infect. S for 3 yrs; just tested P-Gonorrhea and was treated Cetr/Azith but could I have had all along? Did meds help w/symptoms off/on?

Recent infection: Your positive gonorrhea test means you were infected recently, probably within a few weeks and for sure a few months before the test. Even without antibiotics, the immune sysem clears gonorrhea in a few months. Also, it is likely that some of the antibiotics used for your UTIs would have cured gonorrhea if you had it. Make sure your partner (s) are tested and treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea in men?

GC: 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 & penile discharge. Other sxs can include rectal pain or itching. ...Read more

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Men how long can it t in take for gonorrhea symptoms to show?

Men how long can it t in take for gonorrhea symptoms to show?

Men2to10days: In men symptoms may show with a discharge from the penis anywhere from 2days to10 days after exposure but 50% of men do not show any symptoms at all.
But in women the symptoms may not show for months. ...Read more

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Is taking a urine sample enough to test for gonorrhea in men?

Is taking a urine sample enough to test for gonorrhea in men?

Usually: Alternative is a bacterial swab (like a q-tip if there is any pus at the urinary opening. However urine test for gonorrhea is pretty reiable. ...Read more

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How often do men mistake gonorrhea for merely a yeast infection?

Med eval: I don't know that this is a statistic that is tracked. Any time a man has symptoms/ discharge that he can't account for, he should be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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How long before gonorrhea causes sperm reduction, infertility, and spreads to blood / joints in men? Need to know if I infected my ex gf 4 months back

How long before gonorrhea causes sperm reduction, infertility, and spreads to blood / joints in men? Need to know if I infected my ex gf 4 months back

Untreated Gonorrhea: This is a difficult question because there is no one right answer. It is very rare to have disseminated gonorrhea. But, the common question here is could one have been infected for months and not know it. And, the answer to that is a resounding yes. Your ex-girlfriend should be tested and/or treated. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea effect fertility in man?

Can gonorrhea effect fertility in man?

Yes: It can cause scarring/damage to the reproductive tract and can even cause a blockage of the path used for transport of sperm. ...Read more

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What color is a mans ejaculation if he has gonorrhea?

What color is a mans ejaculation if he has gonorrhea?

Discharge: A common symptom of Gonorrhea in men is a Greenish yellow or whitish discharge from the penis. It doesn't always change the color of the ejaculation. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can a man have gonorrhea for 4 months with no symptoms?

Possible;: Possible; but unlikely. Because of the longer urethra, and visible urethral meat us, it is uncommon for men to be asymptomatic for such a long period of time. If at all suspicous, however, it would be best for you to be evaluated/treated. ...Read more

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How man you tell the diffrence between strep and gonorrhea?

How man you tell the diffrence between strep and gonorrhea?

Examination&Culture: Strep Infction affects thoat and skin only most of the time and Goorrhea causes discharge from the penis in males and vagina in females and occasionally in throat due to oral sex
Culture confirms the infection ...Read more

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For how long can a man stay with gonorrhea?

You can till: If gonorrhea is not treated your bodies defences may cure it without an antibiotic as it happened before there were antibiotics. But if you don't seek treatment it can spread to other parts of body through blood stream including your joints, it can be very serious. It may not kill for long time but will make your life miserable if not treated
so prevention and early treatment I recommend to all. ...Read more

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Can a man have gonorrhea for five months before showing symptoms?

Yes: Unlike females, majority of males, about 90%, with gonoccocal urethritis will have symptoms. On the other hand, about 10% of males will not have any symptoms. This highlights the importance of documenting eradication after completion of treatment. ...Read more

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If a man is constantly having unprotected sex with a woman who has gonorrhea how soon will his symptoms show?

Get tested: Symptoms usually show in 2-5 days, but may take 4 weeks. The most common symptom is discharge from the penis, but some men may not have any symptoms initially or may only develop symptoms of late infection including fevers, rash, and joint/tendon swelling. A urine sample should be tested. It is possible that both the man and woman should be treated for gonorrhea. ...Read more

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What will happen if giardiasis and gonorrhea are left untreated on fertility of a man? I am 26 years old man

Gonorrhea: Untreated gonorrhea in men can cause epididymitis - an infection in ducts attached to testicles where sperm mature. This can cause shrinking of the infected testicle, abscesses, and infected sores in the surrounding scrotum area and can ultimately lead to infertility. Am unaware of any infertility issues related to giardia infection in men. ...Read more

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If possible exposure of a man to gonorrhea was five months ago and he only starts showing symptoms after that five month period what does this mean?

If possible exposure of a man to gonorrhea was five months ago and he only starts showing symptoms after that five month period what does this mean?

Unusual.: Usually symptoms of gonorhhea would appear within a week up to a month after exposure. If the symptoms just appeared lately, it could be a new infection, just guessing! Best wishes! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/sexual-conditions/tc/gonorrhea-symptoms. ...Read more

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