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I have a question about gonorrhea, Yes. I was diagnosed with

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I have a question about gonorrhea
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes. I was diagnosed with gonorrhea, was given the treatment, but I'm trying to figure out how I would have contracted it. The internet is shaky about it Basically, I've been in a committed, monogamous relationship with a man (I am a man) for 9 months. Neither of us have had any sort of sexual contact outside of each other
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I received positive gonorrhea test results this morning. I've been in a committed, monogamous relationship for the past 9 months, and neither of us have had any contact outside the relationship. I'm curious: could one or both of us have been asymptomatic, could abnormal stress have cause someone who was asymptomatic to become symptomatic?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

Many men with gonorrhea are asymptomatic.

Please see the reference:

Handsfield HH, Lipman TO, Harnisch JP, Tronca E, Holmes KK. Asymptomatic gonorrhea in men. N Engl J Med, 290(3), 117–123 (1974).

The symptoms can appear due to following (with a latent infection);

1) Low body immunity state like medications, some viral fever etc.

2) Stress and anxiety.

3) Any other infection.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
One more. With a latent infection, is it still contagious even if latent?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

Yes, it is contagious (even a latent infection), unfortunately.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

Both the partners need treatment. It is easily treatable infection.

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