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How does gonorrhea affect the reproductive system?

How does gonorrhea affect the reproductive system?

Invasion: Gc passes from one to another via intimate contact. If this involves the genitals, it invades the male urine tube and can be found in the sperm producing gland and structures. Pain on voiding is common as is discharge.In females, it can invade the outside glands, the lining of the cervix, uterus and fallopian tube(abdominal pain).It can invade the blood in either sex & reduce fertility in both. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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How does gonorrhea affect the reproductive system?

Invasion: Gc passes from one to another via intimate contact. If this involves the genitals, it invades the male urine tube and can be found in the sperm producing gland and structures. Pain on voiding is common as is discharge.In females, it can invade the outside glands, the lining of the cervix, uterus and fallopian tube(abdominal pain).It can invade the blood in either sex & reduce fertility in both. ...Read more

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How long for gonorrhea treatment to exit my system?

How long for gonorrhea treatment to exit my system?

Seven days: You should not have sex again until you and your sex partner(s) have completed treatment. If your doctor prescribes a single dose of medication, you should wait seven days after taking the medicine before having sex. If your doctor prescribes a medicine for you to take for seven days, you should wait until you have taken all of the doses before having sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible for immune system clear up antibiotic resistant gonorrhea?

Is it possible for immune system clear up antibiotic resistant gonorrhea?

Not usually: It may but don't count on it. Be sure to see your doctor to check for other stds including HIV and syphilis. Have you ever heard of condom? ...Read more

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I tested positive for gonorrhea but my partner didn't. How can that be?

I tested positive for gonorrhea but my partner didn't. How can that be?

Several reasons: You had it but he never caught it (not likely if no sex with others in past few mo). His test missed it. His infection cleared on its own (gon is cleared by the immune system in a few wks or mos). He was treated, didn't tell you. Or he isn't being truthful about his test result. Most important: he still must be treated. NO sex with him until he has been treated. ...Read more

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Are there any other ways to get gonorrhea other than sex, if there are what are they? Can you get it from gyno tools if they weren't cleaned right?

Gonorrhea is STD: Theoretically yes. But, not in the real world. Most gyno tools are now disposable. There is significant malpractice liability for dirty equipment. Gonorrhea is transmitted by simple private to private part touching even without intercourse. Whatever, if you have gc, please get treated. ...Read more

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What happens if your gonorrhea isn't treated?

Gonorrhea: It can cause sterility and can also spread into the bloodstream and cause joint infection. ...Read more

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Men how long can it t in take for gonorrhea symptoms to show?

Men how long can it t in take for gonorrhea symptoms to show?

Men2to10days: In men symptoms may show with a discharge from the penis anywhere from 2days to10 days after exposure but 50% of men do not show any symptoms at all. But in women the symptoms may not show for months. ...Read more

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I don't want to get gonorrhea, what is the best prevention

Monogamy: Avoiding sexual contact with a carrier is the only war to avoid gonorrhea. The fact that someone can carry the germ in their genital tract without symptoms and pass it with every contact should be concerning. Condoms, spermacides, lotions, washes etc. May slow the bug down but you can still get it. Monogamy of both partners (treated months in the past if an issue) is the sensable way to avoid it. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get tested for gonorrhea? I am in college and don't want it on my record or insurance.

Where do I go to get tested for gonorrhea? I am in college and don't want it on my record or insurance.

VD clinic.: Or call around to find clinic or dr. Who will do the test anonymously and let you pay directly. Please inform any sex partners if test is positive. ...Read more

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Hi, I've taken amoxicillin for a week, 2 times a day. My gonorrhea didn't get any better. What should I do?

Hi, I've taken amoxicillin for a week, 2 times a day. My gonorrhea didn't get any better. What should I do?

Change medication: CDC guidelines say that cephalosporins are recommended to treat gonorrhea. You need injectable cephalosporin/ceftriaxone + second antibiotic/tetracycline to treat common STDs. I hope this will help. ...Read more

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Both me and my partner have been treated for gonorrhea twice in the past month. I am concerned that the treatment doesn't work. How can I be sure. ?

Both me and my partner have been treated for gonorrhea twice in the past month. I am concerned that the treatment doesn't work. How can I be sure. ?

Re-testing +: The most important criteria for effective gonorrhea treatment is for both partners to take their medication at the same time and sequence as well as avoiding sexual contact until re-testing in the form of a gonorrhea culture shows that both parties are negative. There are resistant strains of G.C. brought back from Vietnam by our soldiers that may require a antibiotic change by MD. ...Read more

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What to do if I didn't have sexual intercourse could I have gonorrhea from just receiving oral?

Very unlikely: Your profile says you are female. Transmission of oral gonorrhea by cunnilingus (oral-vaginal contact) can occur but is very rare. It's more common from mouth to penis (fellatio), but still not very likely for any single exposure. If you are in doubt or want reassurance, see a doctor or clinic for STD testing. ...Read more

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How can women get infection of gonorrhea and can it be from toillet seats as am sure i didn't have sex?

How can women get infection of gonorrhea and can it be from toillet seats as am sure i didn't have sex?

Gonorrhea: You get gonorrhea from sexual contact with another person who has it. If you are president clinton you may have a different definition of having sex than the rest of us, but you do not get gonorrhea from a toilet seat. ...Read more

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