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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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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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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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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?

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