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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

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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 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 is the main difference between gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Organism: Just a different infectious agent, plus chlamydia can be symptomatic moore frequently than gc. ...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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...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