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I got diagnosed e gonorrhea and i was given a shot! the symptoms went away does that mean its gone n that's all it took?

I got diagnosed e gonorrhea and i was given a shot! the symptoms went away does that mean its gone n that's all it took?

Shot plus pills: The current recommendation for treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea is a shot plus some pills. The pills can either be a single dose taken once or a longer 7 day pill treatment. If you were only given a shot, that might not be adequate treatment. It's a good idea to be retested "a test of cure", one week after the treatment to be sure it worked. Be sure sex partners have been treated correctly too. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...Read more


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After taking a shot for gonorrhea, how long you have to wait to have sex?

7 days: After treatment of gonorrhea (GC) with a single shot, one should wait a minimum of 7 days before resuming sexual contact. Treatment of any recent sexual partners and use of a condom also recommended for STD protection and help prevent recurrent GC re-infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 1 shot of rocephin for gonorrhea?

Test of Cure: This is usually done 4-6 weeks after the shot, defer sex until then, also all involved partners should be evaluated and treated. Use barrier contraception for future protection. During a future pregnancy, exclude ectopic pregnancy ...Read more

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If a person has gonorrhea and chlamadia but get the shot and peel how long after do they have to wait to have sex again?

If a person has gonorrhea and chlamadia but get the shot and peel how long after do they have to wait to have sex again?

At least a week: You should avoid contact for at least a week after treatment to avoid the risk of continued transmission. You should also have a test of cure 3+ weeks after treatment to be sure your treatment worked. ...Read more

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