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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

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


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Can gonorrhea clear up on its own? What happens if gonorrhea isn't treated? Can it go away on its own? .

Can gonorrhea clear up on its own? What happens if gonorrhea isn't treated? Can it go away on its own? .

Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea indeed is cleared by the immune system, usually within a few months. But before it is gone, it can cause very dangerous health problems, like fallopian tube infection (pelvic inflammatory disease, PID), which can make a woman infertile. Many other problems as well. If you think you have gonorrhea or were exposed, do not screw around: see a doctor or clinic ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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What happens if gonorrhea is untreated for 3 months in a female? Can I be treated without a test if I've previously had it?

What happens if gonorrhea is untreated for 3 months in a female? Can I be treated without a test if I've previously had it?

Here are some...: Screening STD, esp. Chlamydia and gonorrhea, has been easy. So & reasonable, you may be presumptively treated for gono after relating prior diagnosis for gono to your doctor, if s/he agrees, despite being free of symptoms. Of course, have partner treated and followed & keep monogamous. Known to us, no treatment for gono has higher risk to develop chronic PID affecting fertility. More? Ask doctor.. ...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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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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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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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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What shot can I take to help cure/treat gonorrhea for good?

What shot can I take to help cure/treat gonorrhea for good?

Poss. Many shots: Persistent or recurrent gonorrhea may have progressed to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and require treatment over time or even hospitalization. See: http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea-detailed. Htm
Most important, see a provider even if it is just an urgent care center.
Use condoms all the time so you don't keep getting it. ...Read more

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Tested positive for gonorrhea after getting treated for it, could I gave it back to myself?

Once the infection: Is eradicated in your body - it should be gone. Did you have sexual relations with anyone else? Were you fully compliant with treatment? ...Read more

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Is it possible for gonorrhea to reoccur after being treated with follow up. I am positive again after two months and havnt had any partners.

Mistreated: I believe I have already answered your question. If you did not get treated for your Gonorrhea by a shot of antibiotics you have not been properly treated and the infection would not clear. There is a drug resistant Gonorrhea that has swept the western world and now requires treatment by shot only. No pills exist to treat this new Gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Both me and my partner have been treated for gonorrhea twice in the past month. I am concerned that the treatment doesn't work. How can I be sure.?

Both me and my partner have been treated for gonorrhea twice in the past month. I am concerned that the treatment doesn't work. How can I be sure.?

Re-testing +: The most important criteria for effective gonorrhea treatment is for both partners to take their medication at the same time and sequence as well as avoiding sexual contact until re-testing in the form of a gonorrhea culture shows that both parties are negative. There are resistant strains of G.C. brought back from Vietnam by our soldiers that may require a antibiotic change by MD. ...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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Gonorrhea how to treat at home?

No such thing.: The only thing you can do at home is avoid having sex and transmitting the disease. Need antibiotics from doc and screening for the other unseen things that get transmitted along with gonorrhea. See doc now as this can get pretty painful. ...Read more

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How can a multi-drug resistant gonorrhea be treated?

How can a multi-drug resistant gonorrhea be treated?

Culture: The physician should take a swab of the infected site and send it for culture (growth) to the lab which will also conduct a "sensitivity" test to see which antibiotics will work and those that are resistant and won't work. If all else fails, the MD should check with the centers for disease control (cdc) in Atlanta for the latest possible antibiotic Rx for gonorrhea resistant strains. ...Read more

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If I go to planned parenthood, could I get treated for gonorrhea?

If I go to planned parenthood, could I get treated for gonorrhea?

Yes: Planned parenthood can treat you, but you can also see any women's health provider for prompt testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Thick white pasty discharge 3 weeks after being treated for go gonorrhea?

Thick white pasty discharge 3 weeks after being treated for go gonorrhea?

See your doctor: The standard treatments for gonorrhea are highly effective, so continued gonorrhea is unlikely. Thick discharge could be due to a yeast infection, which might occur as a side effect of antibiotics for gonorrhea, especially if you're also having genital irritation or itching. Don't try to figure this out on your own or online; contact the doctor or clinic where you were treated for gonorrhea. ...Read more

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I have recently been treated for chlamidiya and gonorrhea, how long until the symptoms go away?

Quickly: If you were treated solely for gonorrhea and chlamydia without a diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease, your symptoms should go away within a few days on antibiotics. If, however, the infection spread through the pelvis (doctor typically knows this by exam), it make take longer. Make sure your partner gets treated too. If you have a fever, go to er or urgent care. ...Read more

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I was treated for many disease as in the common stis cause my boyfriend found out he had gonorrhea monday! And I went got treated but I'm having pain?

I was treated for many disease as in the common stis cause my boyfriend found out he had gonorrhea monday! And I went got treated but I'm having pain?

Urinary Tract: Pain is not usually seen with stis. That is why on your previous question there is much more to the story. In most of our clinics (those of us who are experts in stds) you would be treated for both gonorrhea and chlamydia. Your physicians treated one but not the other. ...Read more

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Is there any other way to treat gonorrhea aside from the very painful intramuscular drug? Intercourse happened a week ago and I'm having some drips now

Gonorrhea: Nope. Not any more. There is now only one medication to treat Gonorrhea in the world. It is Ceftriaxone. Without it there will be disseminated and deadly gonorrhea. Take your medication. Have the doctor or nurse dilute it in Lidocaine instead of water. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin treat gonorrhea?

No: The only reliable treatment for gonorrhea these days is Ceftriaxone given by injection, and we're not sure how long that will keep working. ...Read more

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Please tell me can gonorrhea be treated with amoxicillin?

Please tell me can gonorrhea be treated with amoxicillin?

Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea is now only treated by an antibiotic that is given as an injection. All other treatments, oral medications, are inappropriate and ineffective at treating this common STD. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing clear discharge after being treated for gonorrhea?

Why am I experiencing clear discharge after being treated for gonorrhea?

Here are some...: Treating gonorrhea makes purulent discharge disappeared, and adding the care for chlamydia may ease and fade clear discharge since both bacteria tend to go together. Hence empirically treating both is good practice; commonly using ceftriaxone for gono and azithromycin for chlamydia. So, talk with your treating doctor for reassessing your current state of vaginal health and sex safety timely. Best. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can get gonorrhea by saliva? I have already been treated, but it has been 4 days since I have been treated.

Please tell me if you can get gonorrhea by saliva? I have already been treated, but it has been 4 days since I have been treated.

LIttle or no risk: Oral sex can transmit gonorrhea from the mouth or throat to the genitals, especaily oral sex on men (fellatio). Cunnlingus (oral-vaginal sex) rarely transmits it. Transmission probably is not through saliva, which kills or inhibits many germs, including gonorrhea bacteria. Transmission probably occurs primarily by direct contact of urethra (penile opening) with the back of the thorat. ...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