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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea in my throat?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: If you suspect it
You need a throat culture with "chocolate agar", because one cannot tell clinically if it's gc or any other sore throat cause (virus or bacteria), but you need to know precisely so that the treatment is correct - routine oran ab's may not do the trick.
It's embarassaing, but letting it get worse can lead to systemic spread to joints, meninges, so find out.

In brief: If you suspect it
You need a throat culture with "chocolate agar", because one cannot tell clinically if it's gc or any other sore throat cause (virus or bacteria), but you need to know precisely so that the treatment is correct - routine oran ab's may not do the trick.
It's embarassaing, but letting it get worse can lead to systemic spread to joints, meninges, so find out.
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