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What's the difference between the stis, gonorrhea and chlamydia?
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Similar & different
The symptoms are very similar, though they're caused by unrelated organisms and the treatment is different.
Gonorrhea can sometimes be more severe, and can cause joint infection, especially in women.

In brief: Similar & different
The symptoms are very similar, though they're caused by unrelated organisms and the treatment is different.
Gonorrhea can sometimes be more severe, and can cause joint infection, especially in women.
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine
In brief: Different bacteria
Both chlam (c) & gon (g) can be spread through oral, vaginal or anal sex.
Both can b present w/o symptoms or may cause discharge, discomfort w/ urination or pelvic pain. Approx 2.8 million c infections annually. 700, 000 g infections. Treatment is w/ different antibiotics. If worried, always test for both. See primary care or sexualhealth.Com for testing. Prevent stds w/ condoms & regular testing.

In brief: Different bacteria
Both chlam (c) & gon (g) can be spread through oral, vaginal or anal sex.
Both can b present w/o symptoms or may cause discharge, discomfort w/ urination or pelvic pain. Approx 2.8 million c infections annually. 700, 000 g infections. Treatment is w/ different antibiotics. If worried, always test for both. See primary care or sexualhealth.Com for testing. Prevent stds w/ condoms & regular testing.
Dr. Lisa Oldson
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