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What is Gonorrhea?

What is Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection, easy to treat. It can cause urogenital infections in both men and women, including cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, which can lead to fertility problems. It can also cause throat infection, anal infection, eye infections, and, if it gets into the bloodstream, may, rarely, involve the liver, heart. Brain, and joints. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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


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What is gonorrhea like?

What is gonorrhea like?

Unpleasant: 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 more

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How did I get gonorrhea?

How did I get gonorrhea?

...: 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 you get gonorrhea?

How can you get gonorrhea?

Really??: No mystery and hard to believe you don't already know: Don't have unprotected sex outside a mutually monogamous, committed relationship. Duh. ...Read more

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How can gonorrhea be spread?

STD: Gonorrhea is spread by sexual contact. That is: mucous membrane on mucous membrane. Can be spread from genitals to eye and from eye to throat and from throat back to genitals or any combo in between. If your mucous membrane comes in contact with someone else's mucous membrane you may contract the disease. Gonorrhea in a female can cause inferility. ...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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What are the tests for gonorrhea?

What are the tests for gonorrhea?

Various tests: The easiest and most commonly used tests are nucleic acid amplification tests (naats), which can be performed on urine, rectal swabs, vaginal swabs, and throat swabs. There are also nucleic acid hybridization tests (dna probes), which use the same specimens. You can also culture the organism directly, which helps if you're worried about antibiotic resistance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

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 more

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How is gonorrhea typically treated?

Antibiotics: Your doctor can prescribe antibiotics. Oral antibiotics will usually work, but in severe cases a shot or even IV treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

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

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What are some symptoms of gonorrhea?

Sxs: 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 more

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What are ways someone gets gonorrhea?

From being exposed: To someone who has it and having unprotected sex can be spread form oral sex, vaginal or anal from someone who has it, if u think or know u have been exposed, u need cultures and treatment asap. ...Read more

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How is gonorrhea in the body treated?

How is gonorrhea in the body treated?

Ceftriaxone: Because of drug resistance to oral antibiotics, gonorrhea is usually treated with a shot of ceftriaxone. Let's hope it doesn't become resistant to that! ...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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So mad. What are symptoms of gonorrhea?

Depends: In wome, uncomplicated gonorrhea of the genital tract will produce vaginal itching and vaginal discharge in up to 50%. In men, uncompliacted gonorrhea will often cause a penile discharge as well as pain with urination. ...Read more

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Will oral gonorrhea go away on its own?

Maybe: If you are foolish enough to neglect it. Forgive my frankness. If you were diagnosed with this by a competent physician, and refused antibiotic treatment because of superstition or something you read on the internet or were told by a charlatan, it's your health and health of anybody else with whom you might be close. ...Read more

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What are all the symptoms of gonorrhea?

What are all the symptoms of gonorrhea?

Pain, discharge: In men, the classic symptoms are burning with urination and the presence of a greenish-yellow urethral discharge. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea get worst after 4 months?

Gonorrhea: Why would anyone not take treatment if they have gonorrhea? Gonorrhea can become a disseminated joint disease if left untreated. It can lead to permanent fallopian tube scarring and to making a female infertile. Why, again I ask, would anyone delay treatment? ...Read more

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Why is gonorrhea also known as the clap?

Why is gonorrhea also known as the clap?

French vs Treatment: This archaic term has been around for years befor we understood what germs were about. I like the story relating it to a french brothel "clapier?", although some insist it came from an old form of treatment. Two hands brought together quickly on the "member" or a big book slammed shut to milk the debris out of the penis. ...Read more

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How would I know that gonorrhea is gone?

How would I know that gonorrhea is gone?

Gonorrhea treatment: Assuming urethral infection, you probably had discharge from your penis, often with pain or discomfort when passing urine. Treated with antibiotics, right? Once all symptoms are gone, you are been cured. But if any doubt, e.g. mild symptoms, have a repeat test. Also, everyone with gonorrhea should be retested about 3 months later. Make sure all partner(s) have been treated. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for gonorrhea?

What is the best medicine for gonorrhea?

Several options: In most geographic areas, including all the US, the standard recommended treatment is a single shot of ceftriaxone (Rocephin®) plus either a single oral dose of azithromycin (Zithromax®) or 7 days of doxycycline. Oral cefixime sometimes can safely be given instead of the ceftriaxone shot. There are other options if these antibiotics can't be given, such as allergy to them. ...Read more

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Who is more likely at risk for gonorrhea?

Who is more likely at risk for gonorrhea?

STd: Anybody with multiple sex partners and unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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How should I keep from getting gonorrhea?

Condoms/ abstinence: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection passed through fluid transmission. The only way to be 100% safe is to avoid vaginal, oral and anal intercourse. Condoms are very effective in decreasing risk by blocking fluid transmission from one person to the other. You can not catch gonorrhea through casual contact. ...Read more

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Can I treat gonorrhea with home remedies?

No: It is important to be tested and properly treated for gonorrhea if present. This can be done often for free at a public clinic. Immediate treatment for both gonorrhea and chlamydia is advised to reduce risk to yourself and prevent the spread of the disease. Any partners should be notified immediately as well. ...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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For how long can a man stay with gonorrhea?

You can till: If gonorrhea is not treated your bodies defences may cure it without an antibiotic as it happened before there were antibiotics. But if you don't seek treatment it can spread to other parts of body through blood stream including your joints, it can be very serious. It may not kill for long time but will make your life miserable if not treated
so prevention and early treatment I recommend to all. ...Read more

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Please recommend any medicine for gonorrhea?

250 mg ceftriaxone: Is the usual dose for gonococcal urethritis or cerviciits. ...Read more