Hello I was wondering if a STD medication could stop the symptoms for another STD? Last week I went to the clinic because I had some discharge and pain while urination. They gave me some pills that got rid of any bacterial infection and chlymadia. After four days the symptoms were completely gone. But I received a call yesterday (six days later) that says I have gonorrhea? How is this possible because I no longer have any of the symptoms that caused me to go there in the first place? The pills that they gave me got rid of those symptoms.
I found the following information on gonorrhea. I hope it answers your question.
Many people who are infected with gonorrhea will not have any symptoms. Women are more likely not to have symptoms than men. When the disease causes symptoms, they usually develop within 10 days after sexual intercourse with an infected person.
Women may develop pain or discomfort on urination, frequent urination, a vaginal discharge and discomfort in the anal or rectal area. In some women, the bacteria will spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes, causing pain during intercourse, abdominal pain, abnormal menstrual bleeding and fever.
If gonorrhea spreads through the bloodstream, it may cause fever, pain and swelling in several joints, and a characteristic rash.
Gonorrhea infections rapidly improve with antibiotic therapy. If an infected woman is untreated, gonorrhea can spread to the fallopian tubes, where it can cause scarring and infertility.
The bacteria that cause gonorrhea have become resistant to many of the antibiotics that were very effective in the past. The current guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend treatment with a single intramuscular injection of ceftriaxone (Rocephin). In addition, patients should also be treated for Chlamydia, usually with an oral dose of azithromycin.
All sex partners of an infected person must be treated as well.
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