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Gonorrhea Shot Side Effects
A 'shot" of pain?: Your antibiotic shot is NOT a immediate "cure" for a serious infection such as gonorrhea. It will take some time for the medication to work and it Is very important that you return to the MD to be re-examined and have a follow up GC culture to be certain the infection is gone. There will be some "discomfort and discharge" until that return appointment. ...Read more
Poss. Many shots:
Persistent or recurrent gonorrhea may have progressed to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and require treatment over time or even hospitalization. See: http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea-detailed. Htm
Most important, see a provider even if it is just an urgent care center.
Use condoms all the time so you don't keep getting it. ...Read more
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
I got diagnosed e gonorrhea and I was given a shot! And pills for a week the symptoms went away does that mean its gone n that's all it took?
Maybe, maybe not: Get retested by revisiting the MD.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please explain why you need a testosterone shot!
Healthy 26 year old women should be generating enough testosterone without adding more. Unless your Gynecologist has found that your testosterone is low there is absolutely no indication for this.
"Too much of a good thing" is not good for anybody. ...Read more
I've just finished treatment for gonorrhea (abx shot, 10days worth of abx in pills), when do I stop being contagious? Or have I stopped already?
You probably are no: Longer infectious but can acquire the infection again. Are your symptoms gone? If not, watch out. ...Read more
When does vaginal itching & discomfort stop after you get a shot for gonorrhea? I got the shot Thursday afternoon and still feel itchy
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?
I was diagnosed with gonorrhea a week ago. I got the shot to cure it, but I was wondering will the vaccine cure infection in varius parts in the body.?
Hello, Last October I was diagnosed with gonorrhea and given a shot along with doxycycline. I took the antibiotics but missed three doses during the?
Probably OK, but...: In addition to the shot of ceftriaxone, doxycycline was given both to increase reliability against gonorrhea and to treat for possible chlamydia, which is often present at the same time. Missing a few doses of doxy probably didn't harm anything. However, you should have been retested after 3-6 months. If that wasn't done, you should be tested now for both gonorrhea and chlamydia. Good luck! ...Read more
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
I got treated for gonorrhea with the shot, a week later I still had a lot of discharge so they gave me azithromycin, 2-3 days later it burns after pro
Go back: The current recommended standards for treatment would include two agents to start with (a cephalosporin and azithro or another drug to treat non-gonococcal urethritis). Since antibacterial resistance has become a major issue you would be best to be seen by a doctor expert in the area of STDs. Probably need culture and sensitivity. ...Read more
I received treatment for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea today, the doctor gave me a shot/pills for later. I have an event tonight can I take pills tomorrow?
Medication: It is best to take medication as prescribed, both to optimize your chances of treating an infection and to minimize your chances of transmitting the infection to someone else. ...Read more
Yellow discharge and a little itching after 2 days of gonorrhea medication I got a shot and 2 azithromycin pills please help?
Probably OK: It can take a week for gonorrhea symptoms to clear, especially if you also have chlamydia, present in almost half of people with gonorrhea. Your treatment (ceftriaxone and azithromycin) will cure both. But if these symptoms started only after treatment, it could be yeast triggered by the antibiotics. Return to the doctor or clinic if symptoms get worse, or if still there a week after treatment. ...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
How long after 1 g of zithromax and a shot of rocephin (ceftriaxone) should I wait before get retested for gonorrhea and chlyamedia? (My doctor didn't know which it was and chose to treat for both).
6-8 weeks: He did not choose to treat for both. It is the required treatment protocol for both GC + CT positive. Your partner should be similarly treated. ...Read more
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
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
Little difference: Being postmenopausal, you don't have to worry about infertility, but everything else is fair-game. Gonorrhea is quite easily transmitted and you may experience "systemic infection" (infection spreads via blood) and could potentially be fatal. Folks with 1 std often carry others such as hiv/herpes/syphilis as well. So, please check in with your doc if you have concern. Good luck. ...Read more
Still serious: Because your tubes are tied, you can't become infertile. But that's the only difference. The infection can still get up into the uterus and maybe part of your tubes (depending on where exactly they were tied), causing fever and pain. Gonorrea bacteria can get in the blood, causing systemic infection with a kind of arthritis and even life-threatening heart infections. Don't take it lightly! ...Read more
Sexual activity: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection passed through fluid transmission. The only way to be 100% safe is to avoid vaginal, oral and anal intercourse. Condoms are very effective in decreasing risk by blocking fluid transmission from one person to the other. You can not catch gonorrhea through casual contact. ...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