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Which areas of the body are most affected by gonorrhea?

Which areas of the body are most affected by gonorrhea?

Sexual organs: The external genitalia (penis, scrotum, vagina, vulva) are the most commonly affected. However, oral and anal disease can also be affected under specific sexual positions or practices. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...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 gonorrhea live in your body for a long time w/out showing signs?

Some people can have: Gonorrhea in tjhe cervix without getting up to theuterus and fallopian tubes, your gyn can do a culture and do other testing to see if it has caused damage and if you are + it must be treated and then you must have a test of cure. ...Read more

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What kind of tests are done for gonorrhea if it has spread throughout my body?

What kind of tests are done for gonorrhea if it has spread throughout my body?

Not gonorrhea: It can spread to ur tubes and cause infection and damage but not throughout ur body. Maybe ur thinking of syphillis. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea live in my body for years w out showing symptoms or will i feel something?

Yes and no: Once appropriately treated, is gone......But you can get it again left untreated can lead to severe infection of the uterus and fallopian tubes, condition called pid that can lead to infertility a simple urine test can detect gonorrhea nowadays. ...Read more

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Is it possible for gonorrhea to lay dormant in the body? If so, for how long?

Not too long: Gonorrhea grows in warm moist places of the body such as the mucous membranes, especially the reproductive tract and the urethra and less commonly the eyes and throat. Typically symptoms start 2 to 5 days after infection but sometimes symptoms take longer to appear. In some cases after infection, symptoms only appear after 30 days. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea be dormant in the female body for more than 2 years? Tested positive when boyfriend was negative.

Yes indeed: This is commonplace. Ask your phyisican whether you should both be treated. And congratulations on your courage in bringing this personal matter to healthtap. You're doing the right thing and we wish you both the best. ...Read more

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How long does neisseria gonorrhea live outside the body? From the information that is available i can find no published papers to say what the lifespan of neissria gonorrhea can survive. The information says it can't survive for long. How long? The discha

Neisseria : Neisseria gonorrhea do not live outside of the body. They are transmitted cell-to-cell. They are an intracellular organism. When they come in contact with a new cell, they attach to the cell membrane and are transmitted. Therefore, you can't get gonorrhea by touching a toilet or tabletop for example. ...Read more

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Is it possible the body could clear gonorrhea or chlamydia in 3/4 months? I was exposed with symptoms then tested 4 months later and tested negative.

Is it possible the body could clear gonorrhea or chlamydia in 3/4 months? I was exposed with symptoms then tested 4 months later and tested negative.

15 infections, EVEN: That might be what Snagglepuss would say....if you don't know Snagglepuss you ain't lived man....look him up on YOUTUBE....he will make you die laughing! Most antibiotic regimens are 1-7 days in duration meaning you can usually test negative within 3 days after finishing the drugs....1 week if it's a 1 day regimen. Bottom line...yeah..3-4 months you could clear a whole bunch...DON'T TRY! :) ...Read more