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Can gonorrhea cause a sore throat if you didn't have oral sex?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Tsaltas
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, but gonorrhea can cause systemic symptoms, most especially gonococcal arthritis. If you have a persistent sore throat it should be evaluated.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: It is possible to get gonorrhea infections in the throat but not unless oral sex took place.

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