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What Happens If You Don T Treat Gonorrhea
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
My boyfriend and I had protected sex like 3 days after being treated for gonorrhea the condom didn't break or anything.. Should I be worried?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Planned parenthood can treat you, but you can also see any women's health provider for prompt testing and treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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