• 8 months ago

    Is it gonorrhea or a UTI?

    Hello, a few weeks ago I was experiencing a burning sensation while urinating and penile discharge. I figured I had a UTI so went down to CVS and got a testing kit and tested positive for leukocytes. I then went to my university health center to get a prescription for antibiotics but while I was there I gave a urine sample that was sent to a lab and basically forced into taking a medicine for chlamydia. I was able to get a hold of the antibiotics on the same Friday that I went to the health center and I was able to complete the dosage by Monday morning. However, I got an email from the health center later on Monday and they said that I had tested positive for gonorrhea. My boyfriend said he would go in to get tested but unfortunately was not able to make it because of spring break. However, I recently had to go in for a ridiculously high fever, which turned out to be the flu, but while I was there the doctor who saw me that time discussed my case with the doctor I saw for the UTI and she then told me that she doesn't believe I have the flu, she thinks I have HIV. She wanted to draw blood but I said no I'll go to a free clinic that's in the area. The doctor was about to exit the room when she told me that they were going to give me the shot for gonorrhea right then. I told her that all the symptoms of my UTI were gone so I think the test just went wrong and I never had gonorrhea to begin with. She then said, "You never had a UTI, your urine sample was cultured and cured (or something like that)". This made me very angry because if they knew from the beginning that I didn't have a UTI why was I given a prescription for the antibiotics and why was I not told up front that I don't have a UTI? My question for y'all is, was this a UTI or do you believe I actually have gonorrhea? Has anyone else had an experience like this?

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  • 8 months ago

    RE: Is it gonorrhea or a UTI?

    Hi Find your local sexual health/GUM clinic and go there as STI's and STD's is there field of work, and talk to them, this your find will be the best way for you to go. OK

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  • 8 months ago

    RE: Is it gonorrhea or a UTI?

    It seems to me that they gave you the antibiotics before they had your lab results, right? So they didn't know that you didn't have a UTI at the time and they were probably simply treating you as if you had in case you didn't go back .

    For what it's worth, I believe you have gonorrhea because they tested you positive. The test for gonorrhea looks for a specific type of bacteria, neisseria gonorrhoeae, so false positives are extremely rare (mixing up samples, for instance) - if it's not there, they can't find it and can't say you tested positive. Another reason I think you probably have it is that the symptoms include painful urination and stomach/pelvic pain which could make you think you had a UTI.