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STDs and neurological problems

I just got out of the hospital yesterday. I went to the ER on Friday because I was having vision problems. An MRI found that I had brain lesions. They kept me in the hospital for a few days to discover what was going on. On my third day of my hospital visit I was called with results for an STD check.  They said that I tested positive for gonorrhea. I was treated in the hospital but I am so afraid that I caused this damage to my brain.  Did I ruin my vision and damage my brain?  Is there anyone I can call to get help?


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what vision problems did you have??
Auntiejessi will reply you with her answer later...
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I was diagnosed with optic neuropathy.  I have pain with eye movement, blurred vision and an extreme right periphery blind spot (all in my left eye)  
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I found this one eyes and stds, and it doesn't mention gonorrhea as a cause of that - http://www.hopkinshospital.org/health_info/Eyes/Reading/sexually_transmitted_infections_eyes.htm  

Syphilis can be linked to vision things - did you test for that?  And CMV?

There are a lot of other causes for this, and it is really something you need to follow up on with your doctor.

Aj

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I was in the hospital for 3 days.  I am just waiting for a diagnosis now.  My anxiety is growing so I am going to try and talk with my dr. tomorrow.
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Well, sure.  This is scary, but the good news is they found it, right?  

Hang in there, and our eye expert forum might be more beneficial for you.

AJ
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