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How to tell the difference between gonorrhea and chlamydia penis discharge?

How to tell the difference between gonorrhea and chlamydia penis discharge?

Color but B careful: Gonorrhea is usually yellow to greenish. Chlamydia can be clear but may be a bit discolored. May not have any with either. If you are concerned with either, get checked immediately and get treated. There are dire consequences. Sterility being one. Scarring is another. The only way to know is to get checked, cultured and treated. Use condoms! Use condoms! Use condoms! ...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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How can I tell the difference between a cyst and STD? I tested negative for chlamydia and gonorrhea but the bump is still there. No other symptoms

How can I tell the difference between a cyst and STD? I tested negative for chlamydia and gonorrhea but the bump is still there. No other symptoms

Needs an exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. A doctor should be able to look at the bump you are referring to and determine if any other testing is needed ...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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What's the difference between the stis, gonorrhea and chlamydia?

What's the difference between the stis, gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Similar & different: The symptoms are very similar, though they're caused by unrelated organisms and the treatment is different. Gonorrhea can sometimes be more severe, and can cause joint infection, especially in women. ...Read more

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What are the differences between chlamydia and gonorrhea symptoms and how can you guess which one you have before you decide to get tested?

What are the differences between chlamydia and gonorrhea symptoms and how can you guess which one you have before you decide to get tested?

Not too many: The two conditions can be remarkably similar. Gc usually presents with more pain and purulent discharge, but have seen the same thing with non-gonococcal urethritis, usually due to chlamydia. Guessing is nowhere as good as being diagnosed and treated appropriately. And would you believe you can have both simultaneously. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me, should 2g of azithromycin cure gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Not gonorrhea: It will treat the chlamydia, but not the gonorrhea. Usually need Rocephin (ceftriaxone) (an intramuscular injectable dose) to cure the gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Any touch on penis head including clothes causes major tingling. Tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia negative. Rapid premature ejaculation. Thoughts?

Any touch on penis head including clothes causes major tingling. Tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia negative. Rapid premature ejaculation. Thoughts?

May be okay...: You're probably okay besides oversensitivity of glans penis which is understandably related with premature ejaculation (pe). To improve pe, take on behavioral modification, apply thin topical anesthetic cream 20-30 minutes before coitus, or add using ssri timely. Detailing? See doc. ...Read more

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Dishcharge from urethra at tip of penis a week after being treated for gonorrhea and chlamydia with one dosage of 2000mg azithromycin.

Dishcharge from urethra at tip of penis a week after being treated for gonorrhea and chlamydia with one dosage of 2000mg azithromycin.

The current treat-: Ment for gonorrhea is 1 gm of azithromycin followed by a shot of rocephin (ceftriaxone)250 mg IM., due to resistance of gonorrhea germ. You might not have been treated thoroughly enough to get rid of the gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Pain in urethra. Waiting on chlamydia and gonorrhea tests, while taking doxycycline. But now noticing purplish bumps just inside tip of penis. Normal?

Pain in urethra. Waiting on chlamydia and gonorrhea tests, while taking doxycycline. But now noticing purplish bumps just inside tip of penis. Normal?

Get examined: "Purplish bumps" may not be abnormal, maybe just blood vessels, looking more prominent because of inflammation from gonorrhea or chlamydia. But genital herpes or warts might be possible as well. Presumably you saw a doctor, right? If not (e.g. if you arranged your own testing through a lab or on line), of if your doctor didn't examine you closely, return to the office right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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Has my antibiotic treatment for gonorrhea and chlamydia failed or is it something else? Treated twice after symptoms came back. Maybe prostatits or utheritis? Ball pain, penis ache, uthera pain.

Was partner treated: Even though you have been treated, if you partner is not treated you may always get the same symptoms and infection. Make sure both of you get the treatment! ...Read more

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What is the duration of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia treatment? Is this a 1 day single dose combi or a long term? I.e 1 or 2 weeks?

What is the duration of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia treatment? Is this a 1 day single dose combi or a long term? I.e 1 or 2 weeks?

Depends: Gonorreah is treated with a single dose of antibiotics, usually an intramuscular injection of ceftriaxone (a penicillin derivative). Chlamydia takes longer to kill, but can is often treated with a single dose of azithromycin for convenience, which is an antibiotic that stays in the system for a long period of time ...Read more

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Can using clotrimazole affect gonorrhea and chlamydia test?

Can using clotrimazole affect gonorrhea and chlamydia test?

No problem: This sort of thing used to be a problem, when gonorrhea and chlamydia were usually diagnosed by culure, i.e. growing the bacteria in the lab. Clotrimazole itself wouldn't do anything, but preservaties and other chemicals in the cream could be a problem. However, with modern testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea DNA, there probably is no problem at all. Your test results will be reliable. ...Read more

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What's the window period to get tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia?

STD Testing: Usually one is symptomatic on days three to five. Testing is good then. ...Read more

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Bleeding after treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea what do that mean?

Bleeding after treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea what do that mean?

See answer: Unable to tell from your question where exactly the source of bleeding is from: urinary, vaginal, uterine (irregular menstrual). If not urinary or menstrual-related, vaginal bleeding/spotting would imply there is still some residual problem whether it be irritation, inflammation, or infection. If persists, should be re-examined to determine source and cause. ...Read more

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If I have oral sex performed on me is it high risk for gonorrhea and chlamydia?

If I have oral sex performed on me is it high risk for gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Gonorrhea only: Oral sex is safe sex. Not completely risk free, but far less than vaginal or anal sex. It is low risk for all STDs, including gonorrhea; and virtually zero risk for some, including chlamydia. Oral chlamydia is uncommon and there have been no proved cases of oral to genital transmission. After a single oral sex exposure, STD testing is optional if no symptoms (discharge, penile sores) in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the window period for gonorrhea and chlamydia? Will 3 weeks give me reliable results? Thanks

Yes: If it has been 3 weeks since your questionable encounter tests will be accurate. ...Read more

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I'm going for my first pap and I would like to be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea, does the pap test this as well?

I'm going for my first pap and I would like to be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea, does the pap test this as well?

Yes it can be done: Pap test does not normally test for stds except for hpv virus as it is a screening test for cervical cancer.
But you can ask the doctors who are doing the pap test to check you for chlamydia and gonorrhea and the reason you want to be tested. ...Read more

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Many experienced people said that chlamydia and gonorrhea longest known infection was 4 years. Is it true? How many days human body persist it?

Chlamydia and GC: Untreated these infections can last for years, yes. But one risks the chance of a disseminated infection that can be difficult to treat. Thus regular testing is key along with treatment for any exposure--even if the test is negative is a good public health practice for stds. ...Read more

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I'm having yellow stains in my underwear I've gotten tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea and the results came back on detecting what can this be?

I'm having yellow stains in my underwear I've gotten tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea and the results came back on detecting what can this be?

NGU: Urethral discharge, leaving stains in the underwear, usually is due to urethritis, i.e. urethal (urine tube) infection. It's always an STD. If not gonorrhea, it's nongonococcal urethritis. Only about one third of NGU is due to chlamydia. In other words, your negative tests only mean no chlamydia or gonorrhea, but it's still and STD and you and your partner (s) must be treated. ...Read more

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Was told by a dr I had low risk hpv gonorrhea and chlamydia but my sex partner doesn't have it, could she have been wrong? I don't have symptoms

Was told by a dr I had low risk hpv gonorrhea and chlamydia but my sex partner doesn't have it, could she have been wrong? I don't have symptoms

Could be true: The sad thing about all the STD's you mention is that a woman may have them for an extended period without symptoms. The gonorrhea and chlamydia could be present long enough to damage your tubes and reduce your fertility and you still never know. You could have carried all for quite a while. Condoms would decrease risk for your present partner. Get treated or accept the risk. ...Read more

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I tested positive for bv, trich, gonorrhea and chlamydia in feb and was treated. Tested again in april positive for chlamydia was treated still discha?

I tested positive for bv, trich, gonorrhea and chlamydia in feb and was treated. Tested again in april positive for chlamydia was treated still discha?

Chlamydia resistance: You very well may have a hard to treat form of chlamydia. If your doctor is only using Azithromycin then another common drug must be used instead....One of the other common choices is doxycycline. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea and chlamydia came back, I am now wondering if the antibiotic treatments have failed or if I have something else?

Reinfection: The most common reason an std returns is because someone re-infected you. Your same partner or a new partner. If you have gonorrhea and chlamydia, all of your partner (s) needs to complete antibiotics too. There are some cases of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, but those aren't widespread yet. Make sure that on your retreatment, both you and your partner (s) complete entire antibiotic therapy! ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...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