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Which questions should I ask my doctor about gonorrhea?

Review the following questions about gonorrhea so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your healthcare professional:
  • How is gonorrhea diagnosed? Which tests or exams will I have to have?
  • If I'm infected, what should I tell my partner?
  • How long should I abstain from sex after treatment begins?
  • How do I know if the infection has damaged my reproductive tract?
  • If gonorrhea often doesn't cause any symptoms, how do I know if I have been infected and, if so, for how long?
  • Is it possible I am infected with chlamydia as well?
  • If I am pregnant and infected, what are my chances of passing the infection to my baby?
  • Do I need to be retested after treatment to be sure I am cured?
  • What are the symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?

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