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What are the effects of gonorrhea on postmenopausal?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Little difference: Being postmenopausal, you don't have to worry about infertility, but everything else is fair-game. Gonorrhea is quite easily transmitted and you may experience "systemic infection" (infection spreads via blood) and could potentially be fatal. Folks with 1 std often carry others such as hiv/herpes/syphilis as well.. So, please check in with your doc if you have concern. Good luck.

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