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  Sexually transmitted  diseases - Gonorrhoea
My doctor picked up that I have gonorrhoea and treated me with an antibiotic. Although he reassures me that the baby is fine, I am still uneasy?

Gonorrhoea is one of those diseases that can be present without your knowledge. The fact that it was detected early and treated with the appropriate antibiotic is good news. Your doctor will probably request a second blood test to ensure that you are now clear of infection, and even if he doesn’t it might be a good idea to ask for such a test yourself so that you mind can be at rest on that issue.

Because the presence of gonorrhoea is detrimental to the baby’s health, and especially to baby’s eyesight, your doctor will probably recommend that your baby have antibiotic cream in baby’s eyes immediately after birth.

See also:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Effects on baby

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Chlamydia

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Genital Herpes

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Genital warts and HPV

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - HIV: Chances of infection

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - HIV: Implications

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - HIV: Testing

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - HIV: Syphilis

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - HIV: Trichomoniasis

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