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Why is gonorrhea known as "the clap"?

Why is gonorrhea known as "the clap"?

Google it!: I didn't know the answer to your question, so I did a google search, and found the following website:

http://www. Advicenators. Com/qview. Php? Q=559308

there were many possible explanations. Too many to summarize here. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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


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Why is gonorrhea also known as the clap?

Why is gonorrhea also known as the clap?

French vs Treatment: This archaic term has been around for years befor we understood what germs were about. I like the story relating it to a french brothel "clapier? ", although some insist it came from an old form of treatment. Two hands brought together quickly on the "member" or a big book slammed shut to milk the debris out of the penis. ...Read more

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What was known as the clap?

What was known as the clap?

Gonorrhea: The sexually-transmitted disease known as gonorrhea has "the clap" as one of its nicknames. This bacterial infection can produce a voluminous urethral discharge and leads to urethral scarring causing stricture disease. Old-timers were known to smack or clap their penis between their hands to break up the scars and facilitate urination. The history of the treatment of gonorrhea is fascinating. ...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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Can veetid cure these uti, gonorrhea, clap? Had pain in testicles after anal sex. Took 9 pills symptoms cleared up. I ran out of meds & symptom return

STD: Perhaps it can help with some forms of uti. But, it will not treat gonorrhea or chlamydia. I am not sure where you got information that would tell you that pain in the testicles was an infection or an std. Nothing that is contagious would show up that quickly after a sexual encounter. Perhaps you can re-ask the question and include all of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain and uncomfortable to pee. Got treatment for clap and gonorrhea but test came back negative. Could it be trichmoniasis? Yeast inf?

Lower abdominal pain and uncomfortable to pee. Got treatment for clap and gonorrhea but test came back negative. Could it be trichmoniasis? Yeast inf?

PID? UTI? See doctor: This is worrisome for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a serious STD complication. Gonorrhea or chlamydia usually are responsible, but sometimes neither one is found by testing. Or maybe you have a non-STD urinary tract infection. Trichomonas isn't a likely cause of abdominal pain, but still could be checked by a DNA test (better than the older microscope test). Return to doctor or clinic ASAP. ...Read more

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How does one get the clap?

Unsafe sex: By having sex, usually without condoms, with someone else who has it. ...Read more

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What are my chances of contracting the clap?

What are my chances of contracting the clap?

Varies: Your chances are zero if you don't have sex. If you have unprotected sex with many partners who also have many partners, your chances rise exponentially. It is generally thought thought that a male has a 20% chance of catching gonorrhea from a single act of unprotected vaginal intercourse with an infected female. Women have a 60 to 80% chance from one encounter with an infected male. ...Read more

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How to know if I may have the clap? What are the telltale signs?

How to know if I may have the clap? What are the telltale signs?

Clap = Gonorrhea: Untreated Gonorrhea: A woman could develop pelvic inflammatory disease which may cause fever, pain, infertility & ^ chances for ectopic pregnancy. A male could develop epididymitis & more rarely – infertility. It can spread to to both blood & joints. It can even lead to death. (Neisseria gonorrhoea) ...Read more

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Do I have the "clap" if discharge after visiting pro?

Gonorrhea: You need to obtain an std workup. Prostitutes often have std's. Regarding gonorrhea: 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. Rectal gonorrhea may cause no symptoms or could lead to painful bowel movements, bleeding, white anal discharge & anal itching. ...Read more

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What's the best antibiotics for the clap?

Azithromycin: This drug can be taken orally with great results. ...Read more

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If u had the clap years ago&got it taken care of&haven't had sex w/ the same person, &the person ur with now is clean, is it possible to get it again?

If u had the clap years ago&got it taken care of&haven't had sex w/ the same person, &the person ur with now is clean, is it possible to get it again?

Assume nothing.: If the person was checked for gonorrhea and chlamydia (asymptomatic carriage) and you were the next person they had sex with, then you would not get it from this person. The question is how sure are you that a person is "clean". Disease can have a low grade presentation and many of those people have no idea that they are infected - unless they get tested, especially in men. Assume nothing. ...Read more

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Why do they call VD the "clap"?

Why do they call VD the "clap"?

Slang name for gonor: It is a slang/street name for only one vd, that is gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Can you get aids, herpes, hiv, gonnorhea, and the clap at the same time?

Yes.: Hiv, herpes simplex virus, and gonorrhea are all sexually transmitted diseases. It is possible for one person to have more than one std at a given time. It also possible to spread more than one disease at a time during a sexual contact. The risks of acquiring and of spreading stds are greatly reduced with use of condoms and spermicidal lubricants together. Always use condoms. ...Read more

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Are all thunder clap headaches serious?

Are all thunder clap headaches serious?

Usually: Go to ER and seek emergency care immediately if you get one! ...Read more

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My autistic son gets extremely upset when people clap and cheer. How can I help him overcome this?

My autistic son gets extremely upset when people clap and cheer. How can I help him overcome this?

Gentle desensitizing: First, I would start with getting him some earplugs or headphones to help block sound in those situations. Second, start by gently clapping or cheering at home when he does something good. Then progress to showing him videos of people clapping etc to get him used to it over time. Help him to learn to clap along and cheer so he can learn what a fun positive thing it is! ...Read more

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My autistic son has a melt down when people clap and cheer, especially after the happy birthday song. How can I help him cope with this?

My autistic son has a melt down when people clap and cheer, especially after the happy birthday song. How can I help him cope with this?

Autism: It would be best to limit him to this exposure. You can remove him from or keep him from the areas where this is likely to occur or ask others to refrain from this activity if he needs to be present. ...Read more

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When should a baby begin to clap?

When should a baby begin to clap?

9 months: Some baby's will start at 6 mo. But average age for clapping is 9 months. ...Read more

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I had unprotected oral and took 3day 1500mg zpack and tested clap/gon 3days later and was neg. Would this have cleared it? Or did I never have it?

I had unprotected oral and took 3day 1500mg zpack and tested clap/gon 3days later and was neg. Would this have cleared it? Or did I never have it?

Too late to know: Most likely you weren't infected. However, it is possible you were and the aztirhomycin cured it. It's a little soon for the test to become negative, but possible. Unfortunately, no test can detect past gonorrhea, so no way to know for sure. But it really doesn't matter. If you don't have it now, it won't show up later. You can move on without worry. In the future, test before being treated. ...Read more

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How can you catch clap if you and your partner swear blind no one has cheated?? Can it be passed from passing water infection back and forth?

How can you catch clap if you and your partner swear blind no one has cheated?? Can it be passed from passing water infection back and forth?

Gonorrhea: This STD is spread through sexual contact. Women who have it may have no symptoms at all, so may spread it unknowingly. Men usually always have symptoms. At some point someone in the relationship was exposed to this disease. It is important for you both to be treated as there are potentially serious long term effects if not treated. ...Read more

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I get thunder clap headaches from time to time could this be my body adjusting to birth control?

I get thunder clap headaches from time to time could this be my body adjusting to birth control?

Headaches on OCP's: Getting severe sudden headaches while on oral birth control is potentially worrisome. Do not think if it as being due to your body getting used to the ocp's. You should return to your doctor to discuss this, as it may mean that you should not be taking ocp's. ...Read more

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My dauhgter just found out she has genital herpes and was told today now she has clap this is the only partner she's had he's black and denies ever know?

My dauhgter just found out she has genital herpes and was told today now she has clap this is the only partner she's had he's black and denies ever know?

STDs: Sexually transmitted diseases often travel together. The good news is that gonorrhea or the clap can be treated and go away. Herpes is often reoccurs and requires repeat treatment and often continuous therapy. Make sure she is tested for Clamydia, HIV and syphilis. She needs to be counseled to protect herself from pregnancy and diseases. All the best and so sorry. ...Read more

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