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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea in my throat?

What are the symptoms of gonorrhea in my throat?

If you suspect it: You need a throat culture with "chocolate agar", because one cannot tell clinically if it's gc or any other sore throat cause (virus or bacteria), but you need to know precisely so that the treatment is correct - routine oran ab's may not do the trick. It's embarassaing, but letting it get worse can lead to systemic spread to joints, meninges, so find out. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Awaiting tests, but today I noticed sore throat when I swallow. Performed oral sex on woman 7 days ago and unprotected sex. No other symptoms. If it's oral gonorrhea, does the soreness get worse? What are characteristics of sore throat? Come and go?

Awaiting tests, but today I noticed sore throat when I swallow. Performed oral sex on woman 7 days ago and unprotected sex. No other symptoms. If it's oral gonorrhea, does the soreness get worse? What are characteristics of sore throat? Come and go?

Usually no symptoms: Oral gonorrhea almost always (95% of the time) is asymptomatic, with no sore throat at all. On the infrequent occasions it causes symptoms, they would not come and go. Also, cunnilingus -- oral-vaginal contact -- rarely transmits gonorrhea or other STDs. Most likely your symptoms are not from any infection from that exposure. But see a doctor if symptoms continue or you remain concerned. ...Read more

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I engaged in both oral and vaginal sex and have a sore throat and yellow tongue. Safe to say no genital symptoms means it's not oral gonorrhea?

I engaged in both oral and vaginal sex and have a sore throat and yellow tongue. Safe to say no genital symptoms means it's not oral gonorrhea?

Can't be sure: The only way to be sure if this is gonorrhea is being tested. You could be exposed in more than one area and only be symptomatic in one. If you suspect any std, your partner should be evaluated/treated as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much time does gonorrhea of the throat last?

How much time does gonorrhea of the throat last?

May continue to: Have infection until it is properly treated. ...Read more

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What happens if you leave gonorrhea of the throat untreated and kiss someone?

What happens if you leave gonorrhea of the throat untreated and kiss someone?

Two bad ideas: Gonorrhea of the throat is very common and a person owes it both to himself/herself and anybody else who's special to be treated at once. A kiss that's more than a peck can transmit the infection, and I suspect that it's often missed by physicians since there's no history of "oral sex". Love's beautiful and all really good lovers are responsible. ...Read more

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What happens if I have gonorrhea of the throat (looks a lot like strep which I tested negative for), how long would that typically last without treatment?

Needs treatment: Gonorrhea of the throat responds to the same antibiotics as vaginal/cervical gonorrhea but don't count on it to clear up by itself. You need to tell the doctor that it is a possibility and get tested and treated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have gonorrhea of the throat (looks a lot like strep which I tested negative for), how long would that typically last without treatment?

A long time: It can last for weeks or even months. Especially, it can hang around without symptoms and make other people sick. It sounds like you might do well to go back to your physician and ask for a culture on Thayer-Martin media. ...Read more

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What would happen if you never treat gonorrhea of throat?

Complications..: If you never get treated for gonorrheal pharyngitis you will have all the symptoms of a sore throat, including discharge, pain, swelling glands and the most serious complication, spreading to the blood stream-septicemia. ...Read more

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Does gonorrhea cause a constant need to clear your throat?

Unlikely: That would not be a typical symptom of gonorrhea. That's more likely to be due to post-nasal drip, esophageal reflux, or anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have throat gonorrhea? If so, what do you take for this?

Yes: Men and women may exhibit gonococcal infection of the pharynx. Gonococcal pharyngitis is most commonly acquired during orogenital contact, with fellatio predisposing to infection more so than cunnilingus. Pharyngitis is often asymptomatic; however, it may present as exudative pharyngitis with cervical lymphadenopathy.
Throat infections may be more challenging to eradicate. You will need treatmen. ...Read more

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What is gonorrhea in the throat what does it look like?

STD: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection. It can commonly present with genital, rectal or oral symptoms. In the throat it typically cause a severe exudate in the back of the throat or tonsil area. If left untreated it may cause disseminated symptoms. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea or chlymydia affect the throat and if so, what does it look like?

Can gonorrhea or chlymydia affect the throat and if so, what does it look like?

STD of throat: Yes, both of these can infect the throat. You can have a coating or discharge looking infection in the back of the throat. Get a culture to know for sure ...Read more

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Does gonorrhea look just like tonsillitis or any other throat sickness? What are the differences between gonorrhea and tonsillitis?

Does gonorrhea look just like tonsillitis or any other throat sickness? What are the differences between gonorrhea and tonsillitis?

Not usually.: Gonorrhea of the throat often produces a mild sore throat very similar to other minor viral illnesses. The symptoms generally fade over a week.

Strep throat and mono usually cause a very sore throat and change in voice oftentimes with systemic illness (fever, chills, muscle ache, headache, etc.). ...Read more

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When I perform oral sex on him my throat hurts pretty bad for the next couple of days, could this be gonorrhea?

Yes, see a doctor.: It is possible to get gonorrhea in the throat, and many doctors won't think to test for it, as it requires special testing. Please see your doctor or go to a local city or state run health department for appropriate testing and treatment. Good luck. ...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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My roommate has gonorrhea. Now my throat hurts. Can I get it if he doesn't wash his hands after using the restroom or something similar?

My roommate has gonorrhea. Now my throat hurts. Can I get it if he doesn't wash his hands after using the restroom or something similar?

No risk of gonorrhea: Room-mate has hopefully been treated with antibiotics. Also hope that all room-mate's sexual contacts have been alerted & treated. Encourage this, if hasn't been done yet. You will not catch it from toilet seat or door handles. Throat infection only possible if U had oral sex with him. However, room-mate should always wash his hands after restroom use, as should you. ...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?

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

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

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

No: No, but gonorrhea can cause systemic symptoms, most especially gonococcal arthritis. If you have a persistent sore throat it should be evaluated. ...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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If I have a sore throat and had sex with someone with gonorrhea, should I get tested?

If I have a sore throat and had sex with someone with gonorrhea, should I get tested?

Yes: If you have a persistent sore throat, regardless of sexual activity, you should be checked by your doctor. ...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

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Can you get Gonorrhea in your mouth/throat from not properly brushing your teeth?

Can you get Gonorrhea in your mouth/throat from not properly brushing your teeth?

No unless oral sex: If having oral sex can spec. If ejaculates into your mouth, would have bad sore throat after, need to be tested, using listerine, brushing teeth right after might help prevent but doubt it since can go down throat too far. ...Read more

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I tested negative for gonorrhea and I'm having a sore throat every morning and eye pain in both. Is it possible it can be in my throat & eyes?

I tested negative for gonorrhea and I'm having a sore throat every morning and eye pain in both. Is it possible it can be in my throat & eyes?

Gonorrhea can live..: ....anywhere it contacts. If partner is or was positive for infection when you had relations & if exposure to semen was mouth or eye then, it's possible to have been infected in those areas. I'm skeptical with the symptoms you pose & time since exposure should be considered. Still, gonococcal pharyngitis happens. Not hard to verify. More questions? Write me @: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can people have gonorrhea or chlamydia in their throats from oral sex? Is this dangerous if you don't know? If a cut in mouth is it in your blood?

Can people have gonorrhea or chlamydia in their throats from oral sex? Is this dangerous if you don't know? If a cut in mouth is it in your blood?

Yes you can: Gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause oropharyngeal or throat infections from "oral sex". Most people with these throat infections tend to have symptoms and experience soreness, painful throats, fevers...and seek treatment and relief; antibiotics can readily prevent the dissemination of the infection to other organs. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gonnorhea of the throat?

What are symptoms of gonnorhea of the throat?

Usually none: Most cases are asymptomatic and are found when patients present genital infection. Rarely overt pharyngitis or throat inflammation and pain occur. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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