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How can you tell if gonorrhea or chlamydia?

How can you tell if gonorrhea or chlamydia?

Lab test: The symptoms are very similar. You need a lab test to tell the difference. If that's not possible, it's best to treat for both. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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Could chlamydia be tested positive as gonorrhea?

Could chlamydia be tested positive as gonorrhea?

Unlikely: The specific markers for both ailments are very different and when the appropriate tests are done, these are not difficult to separate. If the care provider does not do one of the specific tests, but treats because of symptoms, mistakes could occur. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat both gonorrhea / chlamydia?

Is there a way to treat both gonorrhea / chlamydia?

Yes: Most common today is zithromax 2g orally in a single dose. Both partners need to be treated or you will just keep giving it back to each other. ...Read more

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Can Chlamydia or Gonorrhea go unnoticed for 2 years?

Yes, but. ..: Yes, it may, and not uncommon after initial symptoms but not often with no initial flare. Nonetheless, seek counseling and testing if in doubt. In reality, you may do nothing as long as being asymptomatic or not in the category of high risk like multiple partners, promiscuity, anal..., etc. ...Read more

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How can gonorrhea and chlamydia start?

How can gonorrhea and chlamydia start?

STDs: Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both bacteria that are sexually transmitted diseases (stds). They are spread from person to person via unprotected sexual intercourse. They both infect multiple sites in females, most commonly the cervix. Other sites of infection can include the urinary tract, anus/rectum, oropharynx, or eyes. Treatment with antibiotics is important to prevent complications. ...Read more

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How are chlamydia and gonorrhea different?

How are chlamydia and gonorrhea different?

The cause...: Gonorrhea is cause by one type of bacteria (n. Gonorrhea), chlamydia is caused by another type (c. Trachomatis). Neither one is a good thing. Protect yourself. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does gonorrhea and chlamydia have the same systoms?

Does gonorrhea and chlamydia have the same systoms?

Yes they do...: And they frequently cause infections together. That is why doctors usually treat for both if they are suspicious that you may have either. The 2 infections require different treatments so getting cultured, taking the treatments properly and following up with your doctor is important. Avoiding activities that put you at risk for these would be wise as well. ...Read more

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I think that I have gonorrhea or chlamydia but im not sure. Will boh call me?

Maybe, maybe not: If you think you have an STI go to a gyn or STI clinic for diagnosis and treatment before you develop any serious problems. ...Read more

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How is discharge different for gonorrhea and chlamydia?

How is discharge different for gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Discharges: Chlamydia can cause intermittent vaginal bleeding or a yellowish mucus vaginal discharge with a strong odor. Gonorrhea can cause no vaginal symptoms, intermittent vaginal bleeding or an increase in the woman's vaginal secretions. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea and/or chlamydia go away on its own?

Can gonorrhea and/or chlamydia go away on its own?

Likely no: These are sexually transmitted diseases that can potentially. Should be properly diagnosed and treated all the time. ...Read more

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How can one tell if he has gonorrhea or chlamydia?

How can one tell if he has gonorrhea or chlamydia?

Culture: Gold standard is a culture. Go to your doc and get checked. ...Read more

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How long does chlamydia gonorrhea live on an inanimate object?

How long does chlamydia gonorrhea live on an inanimate object?

A Few Seconds: Please read this. It will likely answer all of your questions: http://www. Health. Arizona. Edu/health_topics/sexual_health/sextalk/2007/sextalk.03.19.07.Pdf. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chlamydia or gonorrhea in young women?

What are the symptoms of chlamydia or gonorrhea in young women?

Discharge and others: Many infected women notice nothing at all, especially for chlamydia. When symptoms occur, most commonly increased vaginal discharge, burning with urination, and spotting between periods or after sex -- often only one or two of these, not necessarily all. In severe cases, low abdominal pain, sometimes fever. Sexually active young women need periodic testing even if no symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get chlamydia from a person who has had gonorrhea?

Is it possible to get chlamydia from a person who has had gonorrhea?

Depends: It the person with gonorrhea also has chlamydia - then yes, you could become infected. If the person only has gonorrhea then they can not infect you with chlamydia. ...Read more

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Doxcycline 100 mg if I take it twice a day will it cure gonorrhea or chlamydia?

Not enough: This antibiotic is insufficient treatment for gonorrhea and chlamydia. While the Doxycycline is sufficient for chlamydia, you need a cephalosporin like Rocephin (ceftriaxone) for gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Is it possible to show no signs of gonorrhea or chlamydia until a year after contact?

Is it possible to show no signs of gonorrhea or chlamydia until a year after contact?

Chlamydia can be...: Chlamydia can be silent well over a year of acquisition. Gonorrhea in men is almost immediately symptomatic with burning and bloody urination, if it is urethrally acquired. Women can harbor gonorrhea for months without symptoms, but it too can be quite sympomatic in the fallopian tubes and abdomen! ...Read more

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Is a week to long to wait to get tested for gonorrhea and/or chlamydia if you have symptoms just nervous?

Get tested: If you have symptoms of an STD, or have had unprotected sex, you should get tested, sooner rather than later. If you have symptoms, you should avoid sexual contact (intercourse of any type) until you are tested and/or treated appropriately.
If you do have a positive test for any STD, also make sure any of your partners are tested and treated as well. ...Read more

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If I had a gonorrhea or chlamydia then 6 days after I took my medication I took a test would I still come up positive?

If I had a gonorrhea or chlamydia then 6 days after I took my medication I took a test would I still come up positive?

It might: It might turn up positive if the antibiotics given were ineffective due to bacterial resistance. That is why it is important to return for follow up testing. ...Read more

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Is it possible the body could clear gonorrhea or chlamydia in 3/4 months? I was exposed with symptoms then tested 4 months later and tested negative.

Is it possible the body could clear gonorrhea or chlamydia in 3/4 months? I was exposed with symptoms then tested 4 months later and tested negative.

15 infections, EVEN: That might be what Snagglepuss would say....if you don't know Snagglepuss you ain't lived man....look him up on YOUTUBE....he will make you die laughing! Most antibiotic regimens are 1-7 days in duration meaning you can usually test negative within 3 days after finishing the drugs....1 week if it's a 1 day regimen. Bottom line...yeah. 3-4 months you could clear a whole bunch...DON'T TRY! :) ...Read more

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It chlamydia or gonorrhea worse effect on fertility?

It chlamydia or gonorrhea worse effect on fertility?

Infertility: Both can affect fertility. Which is "worse" is open to question and for the most part immaterial. Chlamydia have a greater chance of being less symptomatic and thereby going untreated, with progressive inflammation of fallopian tubes and therefore infertility. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between chlamydia and gonorrhea?

Lab test required: The symptoms are very similar, although with chlamydia they tend to be milder, and more often no symptoms at all. You need lab testing to know which you have, or maybe neither one -- other STDs can also cause the same symptoms like vaginal discharge, burning urination, spotting after sex, or low abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Different diseases: Chlamydia is a cell-wall free higher form of bacteria which is a common cause of non-gonococcal urethritis. Neisseria gonorrheae is a cell-wall containing bacteria which causes gonorrhea, usually producing more severely symptomatic disease than chlamydia. ...Read more

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Are gonorrhea and chlamydia usually symptomatic for males?

Usually yes: Gonorrhea and chlamydia infect the urethra, the tube where the urine and semen come out. An infected man gets discharge from the urethra and also a burning sensation when he urinates. However, some men might have mild symptoms and manage to ignore the discomfort. Having several sex partners and not getting checked (and cured if needed) in between partners, makes it easy to transmit these diseases. ...Read more

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Is there any redness associated with chlamydia or gonorrhea?

Sometimes: Both of these std's in females are often "silent assassins" as 40% of females have little or no symptoms and can cause sterility via tubal blockage. If there is doubt, check it out (get tested). ...Read more

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When is chlamydia and gonorrhea not curable?

Curable: They require prescription antibiotics and are easily curable. However failure to treat partner may result in re-infection and may also acquire non curable STD like Herpes simplex or HIV. Practice safe sex if not in a monogamous relationship ...Read more

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How accurate are urine gonorrhea and chlamydia tests?

How accurate are urine gonorrhea and chlamydia tests?

Urine STD tests: The urine tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia are very accurate and very simple to obtain. The urine sample can be submitted at your doctor's office, placed in the proper tube and sent to the lab. Results are usually ready in 2-3 days. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more