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How long can gonorrhea lay dormant in women?

How long can gonorrhea lay dormant in women?

Gonorrhea: If treated it should not lay dormant. Once you treated correctly, it is gone unless you are again exposed. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if ...Read more


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Is it possible for gonorrhea to lay dormant in the body? If so, for how long?

Is it possible for gonorrhea to lay dormant in the body? If so, for how long?

It depends...: ...on sex and on the body site infected. It is rare for men to have gonorrhea of the genital tract (urethra, i.e. penis) more than 2-5 days before symptoms appear (pus dripping, painful urination), and long term carriage is rare. However, gonorrhea can be carried for weeks or months, without symptoms, in a woman's cervix, in the rectum in women and men having sex with men, and in the throat. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea be dormant?

"Subclinical": Either you have an infection or you don't - really the term you are seeking is "subclinical"; not everyone who has an infection will develop the "burning"/discharge/"drip"/.....

If you are certain that you were exposed, you should probably be treated anyway..... ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea be dormant in the female body for more than 2 years? Tested positive when boyfriend was negative.

Yes indeed: This is commonplace. Ask your phyisican whether you should both be treated. And congratulations on your courage in bringing this personal matter to healthtap. You're doing the right thing and we wish you both the best. ...Read more

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Can Gonorrhea Be Dormant For A Couple Of Years Then Become Active To Spread? Also Can Someone Get It From A Toilet Seat If Body Fluids Is On The Seat?

Can Gonorrhea Be Dormant For A Couple Of Years Then Become Active To Spread? Also Can Someone Get It From A Toilet Seat If Body Fluids Is On The Seat?

No not possible: It is almost impossible to contact Gonorrhea from Toilet seat.
And no Gonorrhea can not lay dormant for couple of years and then become active ...Read more

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How long does it take to become sterile from gonorrhea?

Hard To Say: Depends upon how long it take to develop pelvic inflammatory disease in women or epididymitis in men. My best guess is this may take. ...Read more

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How long does it take for gonorrhea to effect fertility of women?

How long does it take for gonorrhea to effect fertility of women?

Forever someties: Infectioni of the tubes and the pelvic sometimes will permanently damage the reproductive organs causing fertility problems, . ...Read more

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How long does it take for untreated gonorrhea to effect fertility?

Immediate: There is no real time limit to the effects of gonorrhea. A cervical infection of any type can obstruct the cervix. Chronic infection causes prolonged inflammation that can prevent pregnancy. After the acute phase of illness, scar tissue is constantly remodeled. The healing process can block the fallopian tubes years into future.

Any evidence of cervical infection should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for gonorrhea to effect fertility?

Female?: You don't give your gender which is really important. If female you may (or might not) suffer some damage to your tubes very quickly; males rarely become infertile from gonorrheainfection. ...Read more

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I have recently been treated for chlamidiya and gonorrhea, how long until the symptoms go away?

Quickly: If you were treated solely for gonorrhea and chlamydia without a diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease, your symptoms should go away within a few days on antibiotics. If, however, the infection spread through the pelvis (doctor typically knows this by exam), it make take longer. Make sure your partner gets treated too. If you have a fever, go to er or urgent care. ...Read more

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I Just Got My Test Results Saying I Have Gonorrhea, My Partner Confessed He Had Oral Sex 10 Months Ago Is It Even Possible He Carried It That Long?

I Just Got My Test Results Saying I Have Gonorrhea, My Partner Confessed He Had Oral Sex 10 Months Ago Is It Even Possible He Carried It That Long?

Yes: You should both get treated. There is no such thing as a perfect relationship. I hope that if you are meant for each other, you'll find this a time for forgiveness, communication, listening, and learning how to make each other happy. Be more ready to give and forgive than to blame. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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Does intensity of color of a urin gonorrhea test correlate automaticaly with time that one was infected? Light color=recent, intense color=long time?

Does intensity of color of a urin gonorrhea test correlate automaticaly with time that one was infected? Light color=recent, intense color=long time?

Unreliable test: These tests are not reliable, whether weakly or strongly positive. Ask your doctor or clinic about more accurate testing, especailly a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). If you have gonorrhea, the color intensity of the test says nothing at all about how long you have been infected. Onset of symptoms or when you had a high risk sexual exposure are the only ways to know. ...Read more

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For how long can a man stay with gonorrhea?

You can till: If gonorrhea is not treated your bodies defences may cure it without an antibiotic as it happened before there were antibiotics. But if you don't seek treatment it can spread to other parts of body through blood stream including your joints, it can be very serious. It may not kill for long time but will make your life miserable if not treated
so prevention and early treatment I recommend to all. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get tested for gonorrhea?

How long does it take to get tested for gonorrhea?

Two to four days: A swab is taken from the urethra (the hole where your pee comes out), or other suspected area, and a culture/naat/dna probe is performed on the specimen. It takes about 48 hrs to get a result. If it's positive you need antibiotics to get better and so does your sexual partner. ...Read more

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How much damage can year long untreated gonorrhea do?

How much damage can year long untreated gonorrhea do?

Life-ruiner: He can end up with a urethral stricture and never pee normally again, or scarring in the epididymis that can keep him in pain or unable to be a father. She can end up with scarring in the oviducts that may make pregnancy impossible or have the pregnancy occur in the wrong place. Please don't neglect treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for gonorrhea to become serious?

How long does it take for gonorrhea to become serious?

Immediately: Gonorrhea is always serious and should be treated immediately. The infected individual should not have sexual relations with anyone until cured. Antibiotics are usually successful. ...Read more

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Please any best medicine to cure my long worry gonorrhea?

Fitzhugh Curtis: You need to be seen and managed by someone with a background in std medicine. Try an infectious diseases expert or a gynecologist. ...Read more

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How long can someone have gonorrhea and not show symptoms?

Misinformed?: Forever? Once infected they will have it and be contagious until treated. One does not usually get symptoms in their throat, anus, or vagina. Many times the symptoms are so minor in the vagina that they are missed. That is why there should be routine testing in all sexually active adults. ...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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How long is it supposed to it take for gonorrhea symptoms to go away?

Need Tx: You need to be properly diagnosed first, then properly treated, and then avoid the contact with an infected person (assure they are treated too). If all of these steps are done, symptoms should resolve in a day or two on antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea live in your body for a long time w/out showing signs?

Some people can have: Gonorrhea in tjhe cervix without getting up to theuterus and fallopian tubes, your gyn can do a culture and do other testing to see if it has caused damage and if you are + it must be treated and then you must have a test of cure. ...Read more

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How long can you have gonorrhea before getting very very sick, like hospitalization sick?

Disseminated GC: Disseminated gonorrhea is, thankfully, a very rare event. In most cases it stays local to where is infecting and does not disseminate. But, rarely it does disseminate. Thus as we say on here all of the time; if you are a sexually active person you need regular std screening. I also encourage my patients to know all twelve common stds and how they are prevented. ...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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How long does it take for gonorrhea treatment to work?

Length of Rx: It depends on the length of the antibiotic rx that is given and whether it is completed properly. Most rx's take one to two weeks of rx. ...Read more

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How long will it take for antibiotic to work on gonorrhea?

Depends on how long: Duration of cure depends on how long the person has had the infection. If the infection has not spread to the cervix or the urethra it will clear in two days of starting the treatment. But if the infection has spread it may take several days or weeks for gonorrhea to cure.
Most of the times without complications it will bw cured in 2 days after starting the treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the symptoms of gonorrhea to occur? Before he runs off?

Male or female?: In women it is frequently asymptomic, although it can cause a reactive arthritis, since is harbored so long. It can spread from the fallopian tubes into the abdomen and wreak havoc. But this usually takes time.Scarring of the tubes can occur, but whoever spreads gonorrhea is frequently spreading chlamydia. Men know within 24 hrs that they have it with an acute painful, often bloody urethritis! ...Read more