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Symptoms Of Rectal Gonorrhea Infection
No: Gonorrhea can be asymptomatic, particularly in females. When females do have symptoms, it is usually pelvic pain and vaginal discharge, which can be present with other conditions. Gonorrhea often, though not always, produces pain with urination in males. There may also be a urethral discharge. Gonorrhea can disseminate and can infect joints as well. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Could you please tell me what the chances are for getting a rectal gonorrhea infection from oro-anal practice by someone with pharyngeal gonorrhea?
Very high: It is called a sexually transmitted disease for a reason. Get tested. ...Read more
Very unlikely: DGI is uncommon these days, with only a handful of cases each year in the US. It usually occurs within a few weeks of catching gonorrhea. And almost all gonorrhea is cleared by the immune system within a few months, without antibiotic treatment. It is very rare for anyone to have gonorrhea for 3 years. ...Read more
Sicker: Can get very ill.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
I have been taking cefixime for 5 days and my gonorrhea infection is clearing up how long should I continue taking this pill before I stop?
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
Depends: Recognition & treatment of gonorrhea during pregnancy does not necessarily harm the fetus. The infection can remain localized to external glandular structures and the exterior cervix without invading the fetus. Other std's like syphillis have a variable effect. If untreated, the baby may acquire gc and lose vision from a tremendous eye infection. If concerned get tested & treated. ...Read more
5 weeks pregnant months after gonorrhea treatment that turned into PID. Test negative now. Could the past gonorrhea infection make me miscarry?
No - different area: Gonorrhea in men usually causes a urethritis - which is an infection of the urethra, which is 'inside' the penis - not on the outside. If you are worried about an external dermatitis, it must be something else other than gonorrhea. It could be 'fungus' since I notice you've got 'jock itch' listed above. I suggest you see an ID doc- those doctors specialize in this kind of thing. Take care. ...Read more
Would vaginal swab for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea pick up a possible Oral Gonorrhea infection. Thanks.
Most probably: Chlamydia and Gonorrhea can be detected in urine, male urethra, female vagina/cervical mucus, rectal/anal and oropharyngeal samples using the more sensitive Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests. Find out if your lab uses these NAAT and if the lab can provide you the appropriate instructions, swabs and transport kits. ...Read more
If u didn't know someone had chlamydia or gonorrhea infection in their throat and u kissed them, can u pass it that way or only passed thru oral sex?
Could a single dose of 1g azithromycin and 500mg ciprofloxacin be enough to treat chlamydia and gonorrhea infection?
No: Current cdc recommendations for gonorrhea and chlmydia are a single dose of Ceftriaxone 250 mg (shot) and a single dose of Azithromycin 1g (by mouth). Instead of Azithromycin you could do Doxycycline 100 mg by mouth twice a day for 7 days. Treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease (more severe infection in females) cannot be done in a single dose. ...Read more
If color of positive urine gonorrhea test isn't that intense (light green and not dark), does it mean that infection was recent? Or is there no inference
Likely positive: This is considered positive. The intensity is not relevant as far as I am aware. ...Read more
Yes, Serious Problem: Untreated, gonorrhea can infect any of the areas along the male and female reproductive system. It can spread into the blood stream causing pockets of infection (abscess) anywhere in the body. It can infect the joints, heart (heart valve infections), brain (meningitis). It can form abscess in the skin and can be cultured from pimple like lesions. It needs to be treated as soon as possible. ...Read more
After you've been treated for gonorrhea, how long does it take for the infection to be completely gone? Don't want girlfriend to know.
Gonorrhea: Is a mandatory reportable disease, the health department will be required by law to contact everyone you've slept with, while they can keep it confidential, you're best telling your gf yourself, if you've had sex with her she's probably already got it and you could make her infertile by not telling her. Plus you'll get it again. Man up and don't be a creep - tell her. ...Read more
I have had gonorrhea three times. My boyfriend is negative and I havnt had any other partners. Is it possible for the infection to reoccur?
False negative: Your boyfriend needs to be treated regardless of the test results. False negatives are very common in this scenario. And if you were not treated with a shot then you have not been correctly treated. ...Read more
Is it possible that one has been infeced with gonorrhea for a long time but both partners suddenly develop symptomes? Or is the infection then recent?
Unlikely: It is very unlikely that a gonorrhea infection would lie dormant and then recur. If you have new onset of symptoms from gonorrhea, it is because you were recently exposed to someone who has an active gonorrhea infection. If you have symptoms, please get tested for this and for other sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more
Neisseria gonorrhoea: Can survive up to 24 hours on fomites (toilet seats, towels) in moist purulent secretions, a shorter time on dry inanimate objects. ...Read more
What is the most effective orally administered treatment regimen for gonorrhea for an indian male who contracts the infection on mainland china?
Resistant Gonorrhea: In general this will come down to whether there is the new drug resistant form of gonorrhea being found in china as it is in many other parts of the world. If there is the new drug resistant gonorrhea there then there are no oral medications that work, but Ceftriaxone is used as an injection in this situation. ...Read more
Yeast vs GC.: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse.Gonorrhea can cause no vaginal symptoms, intermittent vaginal bleeding, thick green pus-like discharge or ^ vaginal secretions. ...Read more
Med eval: I don't know that this is a statistic that is tracked. Any time a man has symptoms/ discharge that he can't account for, he should be medically evaluated. ...Read more
How can women get infection of gonorrhea and can it be from toillet seats as am sure I didn't have sex?
Can you tell me if I am currently fighting an infection (such as herpes or gonorrhea), would that show up in a cbc?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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