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N Gonorrhoeae Amp Probe
+ gonorrhoeae DNA amplification test, but, neg. Amp RNA test (source urine). Do they have gonorrhoeae? Is one test more reliable?
Complicated: Although these tests are very sensitive there are false positive results because of the potential presence of other benign species of neisseria. If you had to compare the two it would be without much relevant data. Bacterial culture will provide both a definitive diagnosis and allow determination of antibiotic sensitivities. ...Read more
I got diagnosed e gonorrhea and I was given a shot! The symptoms went away does that mean its gone n that's all it took?
Shot plus pills: The current recommendation for treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea is a shot plus some pills. The pills can either be a single dose taken once or a longer 7 day pill treatment. If you were only given a shot, that might not be adequate treatment. It's a good idea to be retested "a test of cure", one week after the treatment to be sure it worked. Be sure sex partners have been treated correctly too. ...Read more
I got diagnosed e gonorrhea and I was given a shot! And pills for a week the symptoms went away does that mean its gone n that's all it took?
Maybe, maybe not: Get retested by revisiting the MD.Get a more detailed answer ›
My friend has contracted gonorrhea and I found out today... In the past week he offered me a smoke from his weed n I took it do I have gonorrhea?
Why are you asking?: It is testing for mycobacteria that are not tuberculosis. There are many of them. Some need treatment and some do not need treatment. ...Read more
8mo gettting tympanometry. Is pain normal? Should they have smaller probe or dig to get right angle? She screamed worse than when she had her shots.
Pain is not normal: Pain is not normal, but aggravation and fussiness is extremely common. ...Read more
Various tests: The easiest and most commonly used tests are nucleic acid amplification tests (naats), which can be performed on urine, rectal swabs, vaginal swabs, and throat swabs. There are also nucleic acid hybridization tests (dna probes), which use the same specimens. You can also culture the organism directly, which helps if you're worried about antibiotic resistance. ...Read more
Variable: Women or men with gonorrhea may be asymptomatic. Rectal symptoms for men or women can include drainage, itching, bleeding & painful bowel movements. Pharyngeal gonorrhea can cause sore throat. Men may have pain with urination & discharge that is green, yellow or white. They may develop pain of the testes or scrotum. Women may have pain with urination, vaginal bleeding or vaginal discharge. ...Read more
Often none at all: Nearly half of women with gonorrhea have no symptoms at all. When symptoms occur, the most common is increased vaginal discharge. Less often are painful urination, spotting between periods or after sex, or pain in the lower abdoman, sometimes with fever. In men, usually pus dripping from the penis and painful urination. If gonorrhea suspected, you and sex partner (s) must see doctor for exam & Rx. ...Read more
Gonorrhea treatment: Assuming urethral infection, you probably had discharge from your penis, often with pain or discomfort when passing urine. Treated with antibiotics, right? Once all symptoms are gone, you are been cured. But if any doubt, e.g. mild symptoms, have a repeat test. Also, everyone with gonorrhea should be retested about 3 months later. Make sure all partner (s) have been treated. ...Read more
Condoms/ abstinence: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection passed through fluid transmission. The only way to be 100% safe is to avoid vaginal, oral and anal intercourse. Condoms are very effective in decreasing risk by blocking fluid transmission from one person to the other. You can not catch gonorrhea through casual contact. ...Read more
GC Sxs: Sxs in a male can include: pain with urination, burning or itching from the interior of the penis, swollen testicles which can also be painful & yellowish to greenish penile discharge. Sxs in a female can include: vaginal discharge, abdominal pain, pain during with sexual intercourse, irregular bleeding (especially after sexual intercourse) & burning/pain with urination. Other sxs can include >>. ...Read more
Yes. Huge.: Great question. In 2010, rate of gonorrhea [gc] was 17-18 times higher for blacks than whites. American indians/alaska natives 5 times more than whites. Asians/pacific islanders 15 times less than whites. Hispanics 2 times more than whites. What to do about these differences [outreach, health care access] is an even bigger, critical question. ...Read more
Asymptomatic STD: According to the CDC, most women with gonorrhea are asymptomatic. Even when a woman has symptoms, they are often so mild and nonspecific that they are mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infection. The initial symptoms in women include dysuria, increased vaginal discharge, or vaginal bleeding between periods. If ur doctor said it's true I believe it and you need treatment. Hope you can get it cured. ...Read more
Yes: I've autopsied two people who have died of it. One from fitz-hugh-curtis infection around the liver, the other from sepsis. ...Read more
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