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

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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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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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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Treating Gonorrhea (Checklist)

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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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I was given a shot for chlymidia and gonorrhea 5 days ago. My discharge decreased but is still yellow. And today I started spotting. normal?

Wrong: The shot is only for GC. Should get pills for chlamydia. Also your partner have to be treated at the same time. No sex till cured.... ...Read more

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I have gonorrhea I just got my shot and the pill the doctor told me dnt have sex for 10 days can I still have sex and just wear a condom?

I have gonorrhea I just got my shot and the pill the doctor told me dnt have sex for 10 days can I still have sex and just wear a condom?

Not a good idea: You should refrain from sexual activity until your symptoms have abated. Even with a condom, you may transmit the infection to your sexual partner. ...Read more

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I have had gonorrhea but was given a pill n shot by a doctor but have little bumps on the top of the head of my penis and am experiencing legs twitch?

 I have had gonorrhea but was given a pill n shot by a doctor but have little bumps on the top of the head of my penis and am experiencing legs twitch?

Here are some ...: I'm glad you're treated for gono/?chlamydia timely. So, have the treating Doc take a look at glans penis; meanwhile, keep that area as dry, clean, & ventilated as much as possible + apply antifungal with steroid cream lightly 1-2 x daily for 3-5 days; if recurrent & related with long foreskin, do circumcision. To make you strong, don't overdo masturbation and take on healthy lifestyle ... ...Read more

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My doctor gave me azithromycin for chlamydia 6/11. I took them and also got a shot at the ER to prevent gonorrhea 6/19 . When does itching go away ?

My doctor gave me azithromycin for chlamydia 6/11. I took them and also got a shot at the ER to prevent gonorrhea 6/19 . When does itching go away ?

Neither cause itchin: Itching is not a symptom of gonorrhea or chlamydia. Ask if you were tested for trichomoniasis which is another common STD. you may have developed a yeast infection from the antibiotics. This can cause itching. Try an over the counter yeast cream while you wait for an appointment with an Obgyn. ...Read more

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