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what would happen if you had gonoherra for 5 years
May 23, 2011

i have been talking antibiotics but it as not been cured and it as changed from a yellowish to a brownish color

Response from Dr. McGowan

Gonorrhea has been able to develop drug resistance to some of our earlier treatments such as penicilin and quinolones (cipro, levaquin, etc) and some reports of azithromycin resistance. Current treatment is with cephalosporins (such as ceftriaxone or cefixime).

Be sure that you are not getting reinfected. This could be the reason for your prolonged symptoms. Make sure your partner(s) are treated as well and use condoms to prevent re-infection.

Also, make sure that you are tested for other infections, such as chlamydia and trichomonas that can be fellow trevelers of gonorrhea but would not respond to treatment with a cephalosporin.

Best, Joe



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