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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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My friend has a sore or something on his lip. He said he has herpes or gonorrhea, but i don't thing it's that serious. What is it?

My friend has a sore or something on his lip. He said he has herpes or gonorrhea, but i don't thing it's that serious. What is it?

Cold sore: A cold sore is the same as an oral herpes infection. They're generally benign and resolve within 8-14 days. A cold sore is infectious and can be transmitted to another person. Once a person is infected, the virus will remain in the body and the person may get a cold sore in the same spot every so often. ...Read more

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If you get gonorrhea and a sore throat, is it also in there and does it go away quickly?

If you get gonorrhea and a sore throat, is it also in there and does it go away quickly?

With treatment yes: Oral sex can lead to throat gonorrhea. You must get treated. See your gyn or STI clinic asap. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed a week ago with gonorrhea and got treated. My fiance is going to get treated. But right now he is having a sore throat is that a sign?

I got diagnosed a week ago with gonorrhea and got treated. My fiance is going to get treated. But right now he is having a sore throat is that a sign?

Possibly: Gonorrhea can unfortunately also be in the throat if your partner also performed oral sex as well on you. He might want to have throat cultured to be sure but he should definitely be treated as well. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea cause a sore throat if you didn't do oral sex?

Can gonorrhea cause a sore throat if you didn't do oral sex?

No: It is possible to get gonorrhea infections in the throat but not unless oral sex took place. ...Read more

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I had oral sex for the first time with a very experienced guy and now I have a sore throat could I have gonorrhea?

I had oral sex for the first time with a very experienced guy and now I have a sore throat could I have gonorrhea?

Probably not : I assume it was fairly recent and gonorrhea would not show up immediately. Most likely you have traumatized your throat. You should be more in control of depth and speed and not let the guy force you or be rough. Gargle with warm salt water and avoid additional trauma and if your throat does not feel better in a few days than see a doctor. Also, you should be tested for stds on a regular basis. ...Read more

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I've notice d red bumps on back wall of throat. I've had a sore throat since Friday. Afraid about oral gonorrhea. Red bumps. Could it be?

I've notice d red bumps on back wall of throat. I've had a sore throat since Friday. Afraid about oral gonorrhea. Red bumps. Could it be?

Yes : you may have made your own diagnosis. The way to confirm or rule it out is to get a swab culture, and this is a doctor's office. There are Public Health Service stations and community clinics that can deal with this efficiently. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

Aches are ...Read more