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How long it takes for the gonorrhea symptoms to go away? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Apr-2014
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User:Hi doctor ... What is the sign n symptom gonorrhoea is heal after took zinnat 1gm ? And for how many days it will be ok after room the shot ?
Doctor:Hi
User:Hi Dr..
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:After taking zinnat the discharge of gonorhea should clear
User:I would like to ask u regarding gonorrhea ... As I mention as above ...
Doctor:but confirmatory is when it comes back negative on tests
Doctor:I did not understand your second question
Doctor:Can you reframe the second question?
User:Emmm but he still have diacharge jelly foam from watery
Doctor:ok
User:After he took one shot zinnat he still hv burning pain when passing urine and he still have discharge yellow and whitish colour
Doctor:Mostly we need to wait for about a week or 10 days to see if it clears
Doctor:Tests will be able to confirm
Doctor:The discharge should be examined under a microscope
User:But he didn't do any test for gonorrhea... He just ask opinion from doctor and take the antibiotic
Doctor:You need to avoid having sexual intercourse until both of you are clear
User:How do I know that clear from gonorrhea ..?
Doctor:It is mostly done by microscopic examination of the discharge and other fluids and swabs
User:If the not done ... And how do I know that he's clear from gonorrhea ? What is the sign ?
Doctor:blood tests that test serology for gonorhea can also be done though less sensitive
User:I mean the discharge change to clear and no burning sensation when passing urine ...?
Doctor:I think that you should not take risk]
User:What do u mean by less sensitive .?
Doctor:If discharge is clear, still it may have some gonococci
User:Emmmm so what should I advice him ?
Doctor:less sensitive means lesser ability to come back positive when infection is present
Doctor:I think he should get tested and be sure that the infection is clear
User:But for now he still have discharge n it's whitish n sometimes yellowish colour ... after took zinnat 1gm before that it's watery he said a lot discharge and his underwater always wet like a swimming pool
Doctor:It is a must as it may affect his health in the long run
Doctor:Gonococci can be very hard to treat especially if it is resistant to the antibiotic that he may be taking
Doctor:Thus first thing is that you should not take risk and should not have sexual intercourse with him until he is clear
User:U mean in the long term it's will occur again ?
Doctor:It can recur
Doctor:first we have to know for sure that he has gonococci
User:But he already took the zinnat 1gm and I'm waiting that there's improvement but I don't know how long and what it's shown to prove that he's heal from gonorrhea
Doctor:We cannot give definitive diagnosis until proper tests are run
Doctor:Only tests can prove that
User:So I still need to bring him to see Gp and take the sample ?
Doctor:we cannot judge it reliably from visual inspection
Doctor:yes
Doctor:better take him to STD clinic if available
Doctor:Get him properly tested
Doctor:since
Doctor:if he does not have gonorhea than the whole worry is unnecessary
User:But the symptom is the same as I read in the internet
Doctor:I understand that
Doctor:I would still insist on getting tested and properly treated
User:Could u pls tell me ... How do I know that the antibiotic is working ... What is the changes between before n after take then zinnat ...? I mean improvement
Doctor:The best symptoms would be the fever and discharge coming down
Doctor:discharge may disappear in 1 weeks time
Doctor:The colour of discharge should become more clear than before
User:He don't have fever since he complain to me that he have discharge n burning sensation when passing urine
Doctor:These should subside
Doctor:But what if it is urinary tract infection from another cause
Doctor:In case of UTI different set of antibiotics may be needed
Doctor:In such a scenario even urinalaysis is needed
User:Ok .... U mean after a week the discharge should be subside that's mean he's heal from gonorrhea
Doctor:urine culture and sensitivity done
Doctor:within a week
User:Emmmm...
User:Could u pls tell me what is the antibiotic to treat uti ?
User:What is the result should I know regarding urine c&s ?
Doctor:Mostly sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are used
Doctor:otherwise ciprofloxacin may be used
Doctor:Urine culture and sensitivity should be before taking antibiotics
Doctor:whatever antibiotic the bacteria are sensitive to should be taken after consultation with a doctor
User:Emmmm...ok
User:Thank u doctor ... I really appreciate info that u give it to me...
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Thanks for conulting
User:Ur welcome ...bye
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye
User:Thank u....
Doctor:Thanks
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