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What Are The Complications Of Gonorrhea

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

... What is gonorrhea? How common is gonorrhea? How do people get gonorrhea? Who is at risk for gonorrhea? What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea? What are the complications of gonorrhea? How does gonorrhea affect a pregnant woman and her baby? How is gonorrhea diagnosed? What is the treatment for gonorrhea? How can gonorrhea be prevented? Where can I get more information? Sources What is gonorrhea?...women...
Ask the Experts

What is gonorrhea? Is it curable?

If your partner has had Gonorrhea and has been treated, does it re-occur (like herpes), or gone for good after treatment? I don't know that much about the disease. Please help.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...infection can make its way into the bloodstream and cause a serious (and potentially fatal) complication called Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI). However, DGI is now a very rare complication in places where antibiotics are readily... Read more »

Oral Sex and PEP / Confirmed Exposure

Hi Dr. Bob. Thank you so much for your work, we all appreciate it very much. Last night, I drank heavily and I don't remember all the details perfectly but I had a protected sex 3 times with a sex worker in Thailand. She told me that she is HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...influence the decision. That you have oral sex "4 or 5 times" increases the risk and might lead to a recommendation for PEP.As for gonorrhea, this STD does not clear up on its own and should be treated promptly and aggressively. Untreated... Read more »

Is urine safe?

I recently saw a sign, next to several others from AIDS prevention organizations, in a restroom of a bar in San Francisco that stated in block letters that "URINE IS STERILE." I was in a rush and did not read the whole sign. Thinking back to those...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...risk. Ingesting urine may not be quite as safe. The issue with "water sports" gets a little more complicated. If someone has gonorrhea or chlamydia, their urine may be infected and that would pose a risk to you, even if you are already HIV... Read more »

Gonorrhea in the throat

In one of your answers you said, "For example, if you give a man oral sex, and that man has gonorrhea, you could get infected with gonorrhea in the throat, whether the man ejaculates or not. Gonorrhea can cause a discharge that can be very...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...untreated, there is a chance the infection can spread into the bloodstream, causing a rare serious complication called "Disseminated Gonococcal Infection". Some antibiotics that work for genital or rectal Gonorrhea, will not work adequately... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Gonorrhea

...your baby's eyes by applying silver nitrate or other medicine to the eyes immediately after birth. Because of the risks from gonococcal infection to both you and your baby, health experts recommend that pregnant women have at least one test for... Read more »
Project Inform

Gynecological Complications in Women with HIV

...doxycycline taken orally. Note: treat sexual partners even if they have no symptoms. Avoid sex until treatment is completed. Gonorrhea A bacterial infection that is sexually transmitted. Pus-like discharge from cervix; lower... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Complications and Emerging Connections

...fever, malaise (generally feeling ill), and a rash. Remember that oral sex also spreads disease. Gonorrhea can infect the throat and herpes sores on the mouth can spread to the genitals. Drug-resistant gonorrhea has... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Complications Reported in Some Recipients of Bio Alcamid

...(polyalkylimide), is considered a permanent implant. Reports over the past several years suggest a greater-than-expected risk of complications in people who have received this product. About Bio Alcamid Bio Alcamid is 96% water and 4% gel... Read more »
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More complications??

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
If you guys can please help asses my situation, it would be much appreciated. I only took 2 tests both were done the same day. 13 days post exposer I took a Rapid Antibody test, as well as a NAAT or DNA test. The Rapid came back negative, which I... Read more »

My exposure was a bit complicated, HELP!!

Posted by questions, 3 Replies
I am a gay guy and yesterday I had sex with a guy I met, I didn't suck him or anything, he sucked me though the only thing I did was fingering him in the anus, however after I pulled my finger out, and right after I did I saw blood coming out of... Read more »

Can't Get No Satisfaction

Posted by dotman32, 6 Replies
So I went to a black tie fundraiser last night for the local GLBT health center. Literally 1000+ guys. And I couldn't get laid. Or perhaps I should say, I didn't feel as though I could. And I haven't in general. Since being diagnosed in... Read more »

Lymph Node Removal Complications

Posted by amandajeanbrown, 4 Replies
...I had a lymph node removed from my groin on May 6th, initially, I had no complications. The incision site looks great, no redness, no signs of infection. There is mild swelling directly under the incision, to Read more »