Overview

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It can infect both men and women and typically affects the urethra, rectum, or cervix. Most new cases of the infection occur in women. Women who[read article]

Tests for Gonococcemia

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Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests
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Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is caused by infection with the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It infects warm, moist areas of the body, i...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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An endocervical gram stain (EGS) is a diagnostic test that is used to check for abnormal bacteria around the cervix. For this test, a small sample of tissue is take...  More
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Genital Culture
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Endocervical Culture
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A blood culture is a fairly routine test that checks for bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the blood. The test is relatively simple for the patient and i...  More
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Polymerase Chain Reaction
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An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test does not diagnose one specific condition. Instead, it helps your doctor determine whether you are experiencing inflamma...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Skin Culture Test
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A throat swab culture, or throat culture, is a test commonly used to diagnose bacterial infections in the throat. These infections can include strep throat, pneumon...  More
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A urethral discharge culture is used to identify infections in the urethra or genital tract. It is a test designed specifically for men and male children. The ureth...  More
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A gram stain of urethral discharge test is used to check for the presence of bacteria in the urethra tube. The urethra tube is the canal that carries urine from the...  More
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A joint fluid culture is a laboratory test that uses your joint fluid to identify organisms that can cause infection. The actual culture test takes place in a labor...  More
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Rectal Culture
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Prescribed Medications for Gonococcemia

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CEFIXIME (sef IX eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infe...  More
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CEFTRIAXONE (sef try AX one) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It It will not work for colds, flu, or other ...  More
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