A 38-year-old member asked:
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does gonorrhea cause kidney failure?

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Dr. Ronald Hamner
43 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Gonorrhea does not directly affect the kidneys. However, repeated infections can impair urine outflow from the bladder by causing a urethral stricture. Failure for urine to leave the body (bladder) means the kidneys cannot work. This is called urinary obstruction. Relief of the obstruction restores kidney function.
Answered on Nov 1, 2015

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