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can gonorrhea contribute to kidney failure in men?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Possible, Not Top 4: Top 4 complications from gonorrhea [gc]: sterility, infectious arthritis, diseased heart valves, meningitis. Gc can spread into your blood and cause septic shock, which can lead to kidney failure & other systemwide problems. Thankfully this doesn't happen often. Also, remember if you get gc, you can get other std's like hiv. Be safe and smart. Use condoms. No love without the glove.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 45 years experience
Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea can lead to narrowing (called stricture) of the male urethra. If the stricture is so narrow as to cause complete urinary tract obstruction then the entire urine system would fail due to the pressure, but is unlikely to happen. Common complications of gonorrhea in men and women are joint infection, heart failure and meningitis. Heart failure and meningitis can lead to kidney failure.

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Why are more women diagnosed with chlamydia then men?

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At what age do men suffer vascular erectile dysfunction?

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Swelling of pelvic area in male 91 no pain?

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See your Dr.: Hard to give a specific answer as the pelvic area is actually fairly large with a number of possibilities that may cause swelling. I would recommend seeing your dr. And having a good exam. Impossible to give you a good answer in this kind of forum. Good luck.

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