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Gonorrhea Shot Side Effects
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testosterone: 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
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?
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