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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

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

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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I tested negative for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and took Azithromycin on 12/24 evening, how long does it take for dysuria symptoms to resolve? Thanks!

I tested negative for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and took Azithromycin on 12/24 evening, how long does it take for dysuria symptoms to resolve? Thanks!

Soon, maybe: It is very unlikely that Chlamydia or Gonorrhea would cause dysuria, so this might be a bladder (urinary tract) infection. There are also other possibilities, none of which can be properly evaluated without an exam. IF it is a bladder infection and IF it is sensitive to azithromycin then you should be feeling better. ...Read more

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How long does each type of STD testing results take to come in? My bf said he was negative the same day he was tested could he be lying? Gonorrhea

Most likely : If he went to high end clinic that does dna testing in office he could have gotten same day but probably not. If someone is positive the health dept is supposed to contact everyone they had sex with and get treated. ...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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I am always safe, should I still get tested for gonorrhea?

Yes: If you have risk factors for acquiring gonorrhea, then one should get tested and treated appropriately, if indicated. Even though one may be safe, there is always a chance of aquiring gonorrhea. ...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