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aware that gonorrhea can spread to the eyes.

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I was diagnosed with gonorrhea 2 weeks ago and given the proper antibiotics to take care of it. I went to the doctors yesterday and took a urine test and the test came up as negative. That same day, I noticed my left eye was very irritated and became itchy. I am aware that gonorrhea can spread to the eyes. I can't tell if my eyes are getting crusty because I am tearing up more or due to the bacteria.

My eye is irritated and red, but it is bearable. It could be due to my astigmatism in my left eye and putting the incorrect contact for my right eye in my left.


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replied July 24th, 2014
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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Well, if you did not wear the right contact lenses then yes, even that can make your eyes red and watery. Certain antibiotics can also cause red watery eyes as a side effect. It could also be an eye infection unrelated to gonorrhea. However, since you had gonorrhea, please show this to your doctor. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!


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