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What Are The Stages Of Gonorrhea
Often asymptomatic: The majority of women with chlamydia infection have no symptoms. Some women and men experience pain with urination or sex, or abnormal discharge from the genitals. If you have had unprotected sex, or have a new partner, it is a good idea to visit a doctor to be tested for std's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Primary: Syphilis has three phases. Primary, secondary and tertiary and each is quite different in its presentation. Primary syphilis usually shows what is termed a hard chancre. This is a skin ulcer with raised edges and a firm non-tender center. It can appear anywhere the organism entered your body, usually on the genetalia or the mucous membranes of the mouth (tongue is not uncommon). ...Read more
Varies: Chlamydia is known as the "silent std", because there are often no symptons of the infection. However, many women with chlamydia will have an increased vaginal discharge, some will have pelvic and/or lower abdominal pain, some will have pain with intercourse, and some will run a fever - depending on the extent and severity of the infection. If you have been exposed to chlamydia, see your doctor. ...Read more
Gums that bleed: Gingivitis is the beginning stages, and by definition, your gums are inflamed, and you might see them bleed when you brush and floss. If this is left untreated, then the infection moves deeper into the jaw, and it progresses to the more severe, periodontal disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the stages of cardiomyopathy? And what are the symptoms of each stage? Can it be diagnosed in the early stages?
No stages: There are no stages. It's diagnosed by measuring the ejection fraction (which is the blood ejected in a single beat). Normal is 55%. Less than 55% is cardiomyopathy. Mild, moderate, & severe are often used to describe. There may be no symptoms. Breathlessness with exertion and easy fatiguability are early symptoms. Echocardiography is the test of choice to diagnose it. Cause is looked for next. ...Read more
It depends: People with chronic hepatitis b infection need to be monitored closely for liver cancer (which can present with abdominal pain and weight loss) and liver failure (which can present with abdominal swelling, throwing up blood, turning yellow, or confusion). People can remain symptom free and not even know they have hbv, until the liver damage has become severe. At-risk people should be tested. ...Read more
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