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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Gram Stain (Definition)

The two major families of common bacteria are distinguished by the chemistry of their walls, specifically the ability of iodine to mordant their staining with crystal violet and prevent its being removed with strong solvent. Gram positives include staph and strep, while gram negatives include e. Coli. The stain has been in use for around 150 years and remains the ...Read more


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What must I do after a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture comes back?

What must I do after a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture comes back?

After positive test: You need to get a shot of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) to treat your infection. You should also abstain from sex for at least a week after you are treated. ...Read more

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Why would someone get a Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA hybridization?

DNA hybridization…: Test is used to screen a pt for the std gonorrhea or to confirm current infection. It is done on fluid from the cervix (female) or the urethra (male). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neisseria gonorrhoeae?

N. GON.: In males it is usually a persistant urethral discharge. It can be much more subtle in females until it gets higher in the reproductive tract where it causes pain and fever. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture?

Why would someone need a Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture?

N. gonorrheae cultur: Might be needed to be certain the right antibiotic is used to fight the infection. Penicillin used to be the drug of choice for tx but resistant strains of the bacteria now require different antibiotics (ceftriaxone at present). ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die from Neisseria gonorrhoeae?

Is it possible for you to die from Neisseria gonorrhoeae?

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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How long does neisseria gonorrhea live outside the body? From the information that is available I can find no published papers to say what the lifespan of neissria gonorrhea can survive. The information says it can't survive for long. How long? The discha

No risk, no worry: Probably only a few minutes, i.e. when the infected fluid dries. But it doesn't matter, really. Gonorrhea and other STDs are never caught from a contaminated environment. There is no risk from sharing toilets, towels, clothing, or touching contaminated surfaces. Use common sense hygiene but otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Can you die from neisseria gonorrhea infection?

Std and death: In 2012 that would be surprising....Testing is wide spread and antibiotics are cheap.... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neisseria gonorrhea infection?

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What is the definition or description of: neisseria gonorrhea infection?

Infection: Infection by neiserria gonorrhea, also known as gonococcus, is an std with symptoms that range from the classic urethritis with discharge to pelvic inflammatory disease (in women) to disseminated gonococcal infection, causing nontraumatic arthritis and rash. Treatment is usually with a third generation cephalosporin like ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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Will neisseria gonorrhea infection kill me?

Will neisseria gonorrhea infection kill me?

It can kill: If untreated, gonorrhea has the power to kill, maim, take away fertility or even cause blindness. Nothing to mess with and, with free clinics and public health clinics, nothing that need cause any of these outcomes. ...Read more

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Do people with neisseria gonorrhea infection have a lot of pain?

Often painful: Gonorrhea in women may be very painful (pelvic inflammatory disease can be caused by gonorrhea). Men usually have urethral (penile) pain but gonorrhea may extend into deeper (and more painful) structures. In both sexes, gonorrhea can cause more remote and painful infections involving the liver and joints among other sites. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with neisseria gonorrhea infection?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with neisseria gonorrhea infection?

No: Early recognition and proper rx of this problem with prescription meds solves many problems. Although the gc symptoms may be so noticable that few can overlook them, there are often more than one std present at a time & all need to be recognized & eliminated. This reduces spread and the life altering complications (ie infertility) involved. Since rx for one std may not eliminate all, get evaluated. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of neisseria gonorrhea infection?

What's the best treatment to get rid of neisseria gonorrhea infection?

Be careful please: As of 2010 injectable Ceftriaxone appears to be one of the few effective antibiotics. Because of increasing rates of antibiotic resistance local susceptibility patterns need to be taken into account when deciding on treatment. Many antibiotics that were once effective including penicillin, tetracycline and fluoroquinolones are no longer recommended because of high rates of resistance. Thanks. ...Read more

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I was given a 1 gram dose of azithromicin, and 10 days of Cefdinir 300mg twice per day to treat a possible exposure to gonorrhea. Is this suitable? Seemed iffy to me. Still awaiting lab results.

I was given a 1 gram dose of azithromicin, and 10 days of Cefdinir 300mg twice per day to treat a possible exposure to gonorrhea. Is this suitable? Seemed iffy to me. Still awaiting lab results.

Treatment for GC: The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommended treatment for outpatient treatment of gonorrhea (GC) is ceftriaxome 250 mg injection plus azithromycin 1 gram orally. If ceftriaxone is not available, cefixime 400 mg orally in a single dose is the recommended alternative. ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea from food?

Can you get gonorrhea from food?

...: People get gonorrhea by having sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone who has the infection. Gonorrhea can be transmitted even if a man does not ejaculate. During childbirth, gonorrhea can be spread from an infected mother to her baby. ...Read more

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How can I treat gonorrhea / clap?

How can I treat gonorrhea / clap?

Antibiotics: You would need to see your doctor to have a culture done. There is increasing resistance to the typically used antibiotics, so be sure you are treated with the appropriate regimen.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6131a3.htm? S_cid=mm6131a3_w. ...Read more

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Why is gonorrhea known as "the clap"?

Google it!: I didn't know the answer to your question, so I did a google search, and found the following website:

http://www. Advicenators. Com/qview. Php? Q=559308

there were many possible explanations. Too many to summarize here. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of gonorrhea?

A/w Dr. Livingston: 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

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Which medical advice for gonorrhea diseases?

Resistant Gonorrhea: There is a new drug resistant form of gonorrhea sweeping through the western world. If you have gonorrhea you need to be treated and to be treated by someone who knows how to treat for this drug resistant form. ...Read more

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How common is gonorrhea in the united states?

Very common: Gonorrhea is a very common std. It is very prevalent in the younger population and college aged people. It usually is associated with chlamydial infections. ...Read more

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I just found out I have gonorrhea. What can I do?

Treatment: I assume you have been treated. Notify your other contacts and make sure you follow up for a test of cure. ...Read more

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For what length of time can gonorrhea go unnoticed?

Indefinitely: Can be unnoticed more, longer & often indefinitely in women. Most men are well aware within 14 days. ...Read more

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Which areas of the body are most affected by gonorrhea?

Sexual organs: The external genitalia (penis, scrotum, vagina, vulva) are the most commonly affected. However, oral and anal disease can also be affected under specific sexual positions or practices. ...Read more

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What happens if you give oral to someone with gonorrhea.?

Throat gonorrhea: You can get gonorrhea of the throat, especially from oral sex (fellatio) on an infected man. Throat gonorrhea usually causes no symptoms, but sometimes sore throat. It can be transmitted to other partners by performing oral sex. If you have done oral on infected partner, see a doctor or clinic for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Female positive for gonorrhea but malle negative. What's going on?

Two possibilities: Two possibilities: (1) the female got it from someone else, or (2) they didn't test the male the right way. A urine test only tells you whether the male has gonorrhea in the urethra (penis). Rectal and throat swabs are necessary to find out whether he has it in one of those locations. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea lead to aids?

No: However, unprotected sex can leave you with both. We can't cure HIV infection like we can gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Can I catch gonorrhea by kissing?

Yes: Depending on what you kiss. It is transmitted through oral, anal, vaginal sex with an infected person. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if ...Read more