If we get diagnosed with gonorrhea we always treat the patient. The PCR tests we use give us confidence as they are exceptionally sensitive and precise.
But I have mentioned elsewhere in this blog that sometimes these INFECTIONS WILL DISAPPEAR ON THEIR OWN!
Another Dutch study has shown that on average about 1 in 6 gonorrhea infections will disappear without antibiotics.
Why does his happen? Probably it is our own immunity that manages to kick the infection out.
Don’t forget that gonorrhea is transmissible in all kinds of sex (oral sex, vaginal and anal sex) and if it is present in an “orifice” like the throat, cervix or rectum we almost never know we are infected because the infections tends to be silent. Please get checked if you have been at risk and don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you need advice.
Teker B et al. Spontaneous clearance of asymptomatic anogenital and pharyngeal Neisseria gonorrhoeae: a secondary analysis from the NABOGO trial. Sex Transm Infect. 2022 Jul 12:sextrans-2022-055488. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2022-055488.