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Gonorrhea Kidney 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
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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
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
I tested positive for chlamydia, Gonorrhea and trichomonas was given treatment today now have severe lower back pain is this normal
No: No. Go back to the MD to be examined for a continuing pelvic infection and re-testing for the STD's. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Is it possible for a women to get symptoms of gonorrhea in less than 24 hours of exposure? And how likely is it that a man would NOT have symptoms?
Gonorrhea/symptoms: The incubation time for symptoms to occur in females (such as discolored discharge) would be several days. Men do not always have symptoms, b/c the male urethra may not be as exposed, and urination after sex is common and will effectively diminish the inoculum of bacteria in males. When men do become infected, the discharge and pain is significant. ...Read more
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
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
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
How likely would it be for a man to contract gonorrhea from receiving unprotected oral sex from a women and showing no symptoms 3 weeks after.?
Doctor, is it possible a man living with gonorrhea over 16 years? Does a disseminated gonorrhea make bubo under the armpit?
Disseminated GC: Disseminated gonococcal infection is the spread of infection to sites other than the genitals—joints, skin, heart, or blood. Complications include: fever; cellulitis; sepsis (infection in bloodstream); arthritis (most often knees & hands;infection & inflammation of heart valves heart chambers (endocarditis); infection of fluid & tissues around brain & spinal cord (meningitis). Buboes r possible. ...Read more
I had a kidney infection and a yeast infection and went in for a pap. My test came back positive for gonorrhea! Is it possible that the test is wrong?
Possible: This gets into statistics but you have to know the prevalence of gonorrhea in the population that is being tested to give the positive predictive value of the test. False positive tests are possible but getting treated is in your best interest. Gonorrhea can negatively affect future fertility. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a kidney infection, chlamydia, and possibly gonorrhea (which I got the shot for) 2 days ago, which of these may cause itching?
None: None of the above, but possibly one of the antibiotics. ...Read more
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
Sxs: 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
Several options: In most geographic areas, including all of the US, the standard recommended treatment is a single shot of ceftriaxone (Rocephin®) plus either a single oral dose of azithromycin (Zithromax®) or 7 days of doxycycline. Oral cefixime sometimes can safely be given instead of the ceftriaxone shot. There are other options if these antibiotics can't be given, such as allergy to them. ...Read more
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