Is it possible to have gonorrhea for longer than a year without the person notices?
- 7 Feb 2016 by claraclara
- 8 February 2016
- gonococcal infection - uncomplicated, sexually transmitted diseases, male, female, research
I did some research and already read a few articles about this subject. There are some cases which females can have it for years. Sometimes women can be asymptomatic, that's why they don't realise that they have gonorrhea.
It's also possible for men to have no symptoms as well. If a man has gonorrhea without symptoms and don't get treatment, the gonorrhea will clear out by itself. Right?
So; is it possible for a male, to have gonorrhea without him noticing several times in 1 year? Everytime catches it and heals by himself. But in the end suddenly after another exposure, gonorrhea comes with the symptoms? Even if it's a very rare case... is there any chance that something like this happens?
Added 7 Feb 2016:
Please don't tell me something you can already read on wikipedia. I'm asking if it can be rarely happen?
No Wiki involved. While men and women can remain symptomless for some time, I have no belief at all that gonorrhea spontaneously gets cured in men (like we have an immune system better than a woman?). To illustrate this I'll tell you a personal story (that does not involve me except I knew the two people involved). This couple swore by their faithfulness and monogamous relationship. However at Christmas/new years one was in another state seeing family for a couple of weeks. Once reunited they declared their love for each other again and resumed their relationship. Not long after they both started to experience some uncomfortable symptoms. The girl being more practical, went to the doctor and discovered she had gonorrhea and been recently infected with syphilis and the boyfriend went to the doctor and discovered he had syphilis and had been recently infected with gonorrhea. Their undying love for each other evaporated in about 30 minutes after the first accusations flew about faithfulness.
It's a shocking two way double standard but women expect men to be faithful even when they are not themselves. Contrawise men expect the girl to be faithful and chaste even when they are not themselves.
Seriously, you would have to put it around a lot to be infected several times in a year. I simply don't believe it.
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