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Aged 23 years, tested positive for gonorrhea a year ago. Her

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Jane, aged 23 years, tested positive for gonorrhea a year ago. Her partner was also diagnosed with penicillinase producing N. gonorrheae, and was given antibiotics. However, on the same day, Jane was taken to the ER with severe abdominal pain and vomiting. Her cervical smear test revealed N. gonorrhoeae as well as other bacteria.
What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea in a male and in a female?
How does gonorrhea lead to PID?
Is there any peritonitis involved?
Will Jane develop infertility?
What are drug-resistant bacteria?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Gonorrhea for both usually presents with a discharge and sometimes pain.
Gonorrhea which BY THE WAY is NOT the most common reason for PID, it is E. coli - goes into the vagina, through the cervix then through the uterus, through the fallopian tubes and then infects the peritoneum - and hence causes PID - Pelvic inflammatory disease.
Peritonitis could be a problem with the severe pain and nausea and vomiting.
Jane has a possibility of infertility - there is no way to tell at the moment.
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