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Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that is transferred through sexual contact. It usually does not cause any symptoms, and in some people, it causes painful urination, painful intercourse, pus-like discharge from the penis, and intermenstrual bleeding.

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What other urine tests should be done by me to check for gonorrhea and chlamydia?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old female from India. I had unprotected oral and vaginal sex with a guy. I tested for all the STDs except gonorrhea and chlamydia, all came back negative. My doctor advised me vaginal swab but I did not want to do it. Please tell me the names of the urine tests so that I...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can get urine routine examination and urine culture. You can also get Polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. For any other doubt, let me know. Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

After sex, I found a red lump near my anus. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with a CSW (Community Sex Worker) last night. I only had a receiving unprotected sex for one to two minutes. We did not use any protection. We did not do anything other than that. I did not ejaculate in her mouth. I do not know about her HIV status. I am scared if there are a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The red sore is just a skin crack. I suggest you use triple antibiotic Neosporin (Bacitracin, Neomycin, and Polymyxin B) ointment twice daily. Unprotected sex is never safe though oral sex is still safer as compared to unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Nevertheless, the...  Read Full »

Can I transmit gonorrhea to my partner through oral sex?

Query: Hi doctor, Could I have given my new partner gonorrhea? We have only ever engaged in oral sex, and about a week or so later, he started showing symptoms and tested positive. He has since been treated. He says he had not been with anyone else for about two months before being with me. I got tested i...  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through all your details and appreciate your concern. Both of you may have been previously infected with gonorrhea. Generally, gonorrhea does not show symptoms in most women, so it can go unnotice...  Read Full »

My child is suspected of being sexually abused. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Would a 4-year old child, who is diagnosed with gastroenteritis, show severe inflammation from rectum all the way up to the tail end of the colon? He was diagnosed based on vomiting and diarrhea. His vomit and diarrhea were of the consistency of thick peanut butter and both looked ide...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is really very unfortunate that you are dealing with this problem. For gastroenteritis to cause such a massive inflammation of colon there should be some associated symptoms like fever or pain in abdomen. Gastroenteritis should have persisted for a longer period of ...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing UTI-like symptoms for months?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having reoccurring UTI-like symptoms for months. I have had an STD test a couple of times to make sure it is not gonorrhea or chlamydia, and on both occasions, they turned out to be negative. I have taken multiple rounds of antibiotics, including Cefixime, Azithromycin, Am...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from urinary tract infection-like symptoms for months. You have already taken Cefixime, Azithromycin, Amoxicillin, etc., for your UTI-like symptoms but not gotten a...  Read Full »

What are the causes of bleeding during sex?

Query: Hello, I am an 18 year old female who is currently sexually active. Last year, I had sex multiple times with only one person and everything was fine. Recently, I had sex with a my new partner. During intercourse I started to bleed. I went to see a doctor and she said it could be the result of gettin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is not necessary that you would have bleeding each time you have intercourse. As your doctor mentioned, it may happen if you were about to have periods. It is also seen with pregnancy, severe infection, cervical polyp or tear. I understand that your pelvic exam was...  Read Full »

How to manage the pain during and after sex?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been in a relationship and sexually active for the past 2 years. I feel uncomfortable and have pain during sex for the past two years. I have mild bleeding (small red dots on toilet paper) and burning sensation after sex. I thought it was due to my body's inability to adapt sexual i...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Common cause for pain during sex is chlamydia which has only mild symptoms. Take tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea. If positive, take treatment.  Read Full »

Can herpes infection change into gonorrhea?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently was tested during my last gynecologist appointment that I was positive for gonorrhea and have since got treated. Now I have realized that my previous sexual partner gave me gonorrhea. He had herpes 1 and did not test positive for gonorrhea. My sexual partner before that have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case. First, you need to understand that any infection is transmitted as it is. No infection can be transferred as another infection. So answer to your first question is no it is not possible for herpes 1 infection to be transferred as gonorr...  Read Full »

I have low sperm count after taking Z-pack for gonorrhea. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with gonorrhea and was given a Z-pack and butt shot. Also, I have noticed a significant weight loss after treatment. Other conditions such as reflux and gingivitis were relieved from treatment. I have a low sperm count after antibiotic treatment for STD. The doctor has...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Please help me with a few details, so that I can understand the issue better : Are you diabetic or hypertensive? Have you had any surgeries in the past? When were you diagnosed with gonorrhea? By Z Shot and butt shot ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing urethritis shortly after completing treatment for gonorrhea. Why is this happening?

Query: Hi doctor, What happened to me was horrible; after experiencing gonorrhea, I immediately suffered from prostatitis. What could possibly have gone wrong in my treatment? The medications I received for gonorrhea treatment were Ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice a day for one week, Ceftriaxone sodium 500 mg ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I do understand your concern. It appears to be gonococcal urethritis, which is an infectious sexually transmitted infection. To arrive at a definitive diagnosis and provide you wit...  Read Full »

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