Can Gonorrhea Lay Dormant

The incubation period, the time from exposure to the bacteria until symptoms develop, is usually 2 to 5 days. But sometimes symptoms may not develop for up to 30 days. Gonorrhea may not cause symptoms until the infection has spread to other areas of the body. via

Can gonorrhea go undetected for years?

If gonorrhea remains undetected and undiagnosed for a long period of time, the infection is likely to spread and affect other parts of the body. Patients who have carried the infection for a long time are at risk of complications and may begin to experience gonorrhea symptoms months or even years after infection. via

Can a man have gonorrhea for 2 years and not know it?

Most men with gonorrhea don't have any symptoms. If they do get symptoms, they usually show up between 2 and 14 days after having sex with someone who's infected. Symptoms can also show up weeks later. Even without symptoms, if you have gonorrhea and you don't get it treated, it can lead to other health problems. via

Can gonorrhea symptoms appear years later?

Symptoms can develop within a few days or weeks, but sometimes they do not appear until months or even years later. via

Can you have gonorrhea and not pass it to your partner?

Many people with gonorrhea don't have any symptoms, but they can still spread the infection to others. So using condoms and/or dental dams every time you have sex is the best way to help prevent gonorrhea — even if you and your partner seem totally healthy. via

How long can a man have gonorrhea without knowing?

How soon do symptoms appear? In males, symptoms usually appear two to seven days after infection but it can take as long as 30 days for symptoms to begin. Often, there are no symptoms for people infected with gonorrhea; 10 to 15 percent of men and about 80 percent of women may have no symptoms. via

How do I know if I have had gonorrhea?

In both men and women, signs of a gonorrhea or gonococcal infection can include painful urination, and discharge from the penis or vagina, though it often causes no symptoms, particularly in women. Even though gonorrhea often has no symptoms, it can still be contagious. via

What color is your discharge if you have gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea and vaginal discharges

And also like chlamydia, gonorrhea discharges are frequently filled with mucus and pus—and commonly has a cloudy appearance—and can range from white to yellow to green in color. via

Does gonorrhea smell fishy?

Chlamydia and gonorrhea infections usually don't cause vaginal odors. Neither do yeast infections. Generally, if you have vaginal odor without other vaginal symptoms, it's unlikely that your vaginal odor is abnormal. via

Can gonorrhea go away without treatment?

Even though gonorrhea is highly treatable, it will not go away without medication. Gonorrhea cannot be cured without medication. Someone who has gonorrhea will be prescribed antibiotic medication. via

What male gonorrhea smells like?

The authors explained that adult males with gonorrhea had a putrid smell, as far as many adult females were concerned. As background information, the authors explained that animal research had demonstrated that rats and mice pick up on chemical signals to avoid sexual contact with infected potential mates. via

Is gonorrhea worse than chlamydia?

With chlamydia, symptoms may not appear for a few weeks after you've contracted the infection. And with gonorrhea, women may never experience any symptoms at all or may only show mild symptoms, while men are more likely to have symptoms that are more severe. via

What are at least 3 symptoms of common STDs?

Symptoms

  • Sores or bumps on the genitals or in the oral or rectal area.
  • Painful or burning urination.
  • Discharge from the penis.
  • Unusual or odd-smelling vaginal discharge.
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding.
  • Pain during sex.
  • Sore, swollen lymph nodes, particularly in the groin but sometimes more widespread.
  • Lower abdominal pain.
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    Can an STD lay dormant for 20 years?

    There are STDs that can lie dormant and you can continue to be asymptomatic for years. The most important STD to test for in this regard is HIV, which can lie dormant for many years. Anyone who has ever had unprotected sex should consider getting this blood test. via

    Can gonorrhea go away?

    Yes, gonorrhea can be cured with the right treatment. It is important that you take all of the medication your doctor prescribes to cure your infection. Medication for gonorrhea should not be shared with anyone. Although medication will stop the infection, it will not undo any permanent damage caused by the disease. via