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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Rectal Gonorrhea Infection

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Does everyone show symptoms for gonorrhea infection?

Does everyone show symptoms for 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

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Neisseria Gonorrhea Infection (Definition)

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


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Can DGI occur after 3 years of untreated gonorrhea infection?

Can DGI occur after 3 years of untreated gonorrhea infection?

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

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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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Can a gonorrhea infection during pregnancy harm the unborn child?

Can a gonorrhea infection during pregnancy harm the unborn child?

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

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5 weeks pregnant months after gonorrhea treatment that turned into PID. Test negative now. Could the past gonorrhea infection make me miscarry?

5 weeks pregnant months after gonorrhea treatment that turned into PID. Test negative now. Could the past gonorrhea infection make me miscarry?

GC: A prior infection would pose problems with conception, especially with pid. Since treatment you tested negative. Gonorrhea can effect the fetus, but, since you tested negative after treatment the pregnancy should be fine. ...Read more

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Could long term gonorrhea infection cause penile dermatitis?

Could long term gonorrhea infection cause penile dermatitis?

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

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Would vaginal swab for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea pick up a possible Oral Gonorrhea infection. Thanks.

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Chlamydia does not cause a throat infection but gonorrhea can and can be transmitted, though rarely, from person to person through just oral contact (kissing). ...Read more

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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

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If untreated can gonorrhea cause organ infections?

If untreated can gonorrhea cause organ infections?

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

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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

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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

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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

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Gonorrhea how long can a live in a room, sex toys and other sexally transmitted infection?

Gonorrhea how long can a live in a room, sex toys and other sexally transmitted infection?

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

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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

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How can I distingish between gonorrhea and a yeast infection?

How can I distingish between gonorrhea and a yeast infection?

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

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How often do men mistake gonorrhea for merely a yeast infection?

How often do men mistake gonorrhea for merely a yeast infection?

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

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How can women get infection of gonorrhea and can it be from toillet seats as am sure I didn't have sex?

How can women get infection of gonorrhea and can it be from toillet seats as am sure I didn't have sex?

Gonorrhea: You get gonorrhea from sexual contact with another person who has it. If you are president clinton you may have a different definition of having sex than the rest of us, but you do not get gonorrhea from a toilet seat. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am currently fighting an infection (such as herpes or gonorrhea), would that show up in a cbc?

Can you tell me if I am currently fighting an infection (such as herpes or gonorrhea), would that show up in a cbc?

Probably not: The CBC is likely to be normal until the gonorrhea gets into your bloodstream -- which hopefully it won't. Herpes won't show on CBC. The most valuable examination, by far, is still the history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Hello doc, im not sure If I have a bladder infection or gonorrhea. What's the difference?

Hello doc, im not sure If I have a bladder infection or gonorrhea. What's the difference?

Evaluation: Either infection can cause urinary symptoms but gonorrhea may also be associated with or ole discharge. You your doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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