How does gonorrhea enter the body?

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March 07, 2015 4:26PM

Gonorrhea typically enters the body through the mucous membranes. This can happen in the vagina, urethra, rectum, or throat.

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Gonorrhea will not leave the body until it is treated with antibiotics.

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Gonorrhea can live outside the body for a short period of time.

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Neisseria gonorrhea (the bacteria that causes gonorrhea) can enter the body in several ways. Usually it enters the male through the urethra, and the female through the vagina. It can also enter the body through the anus, the mouth, or the eyes (in the case of a baby born vaginally to an infected mother). Once in the body, it can spread to other organs if it is untreated. This is slightly more likely to happen in women, who often do not know that they are infected. Most men are aware of an infection, and seek treatment due to the painful urination symptoms.

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Untreated gonorrhea can cause symptoms throughout the body, but a throat infection with gonorrhea will not them become contagious by having anal or vaginal sex.

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Gonorrhea usually occurs in the cervix, urethra, rectum, or throat.

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The urethra, vagina, rectum, and throat are the areas of the body most commonly affected by gonorrhea.

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Intact skin is the first line of defense against gonorrhea. Cuts, sores, or inflammation all make it easier for the bacteria to enter your body.

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Chlamydia and gonorrhea can harm your body. They can cause infertility and chronic pain.

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Bacteria that enters your body may have a helpful effect, as with the gut flora. It may have a harmful effect, as gonorrhea does. It may have no effect if it is not a pathogen, or if it is controlled by your immune system.

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Antibiotics must be takes to get rid of the bacteria in the body.

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Chlamydia doesn't turn into or cause gonorrhea. If you have chlamydia, the changes it causes in your body can make it easier to get gonorrhea, but only if you have sex or intimate contact with someone who has it.

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No. You can only be infected with Gonorrhea if it infiltrates the internal parts of the body. The possible chances of getting Gonorrhea is through sexual intercourse, oral sex, and being injected with it.

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Because gonorrhea is a bacterial infection and the bacteria can be re-introduced into the body.

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No it can not cause HIV. HIV is a virus transmitted through contact with a person's infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid or breast milk. Gonorrhea does not cause a person to develop HIV, however being infected with Gonorrhea does increase a person's risk of acquiring HIV infection. Having any STD makes it easier for HIV to enter the body and infect a person.

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the only way a girl can get it is if he has gonorrhea and he has ben touching himself with the same finger we have natural body fluid that become infected so if he was touching himself and got body fluids on his hands and then touching you you can also have . hey if he is infected and touching his body fluids and touched his eye he can have gonorrhea in the eye.

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Generally it is sterility; but gonorrhea can get into the blood or joints which can be fatal. Generally long term effects of gonorrhea is sterility; but gonorrhea can get into the blood or joints which can be fatal. Gonorrhea can lead to sterility or even death in extreme cases. The bacteria can be removed by antibiotics; but the damage to the body can not be reversed. Generally the long term effects of gonorrhea is infertility; but in a few cases, it can lead to death. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection. If not treated, over time, it will cause infertility.

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The tern means to produce disease and this is what gonorrehea does to the body.

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Gonorrhea in your throat (pharyngeal gonorrhea) is curable. The same medications that treat genital gonorrhea treat pharyngeal gonorrhea.

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It does; Neisseria gonorrhea is the pathogen that causes gonorrhea.

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They enter the body when you die.

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Not all cocci are gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is caused by a diplococcus known as Neisseria gonorrhea.

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Yes, gonorrhea is caused by cocci. The diplococcus that causes gonorrhea is Neisseria gonorrhea.

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While someone can have gonorrhea without having symptoms, the infection is not dormant. It continues to reproduce in the body, can be transmitted to a partner, and may cause damage.

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Aloe vera, whether put on the surface of the body or consumed, does not cure gonorrhea. See your health care provider for effective treatment.