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What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

Infertility: Gonorrhea is an std, reportable to state health agencies which require treatment.If not treated, it can be passed on to other parners. In women, it can cause infection in the tubes and ovaries, pelvic scarring, and infertility. It can cuase a serious infection in the pelvis leading to hospitalization, and can lead to hysterectomy and removal of tubes and ovaries, a young woman's nightmare. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body, including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even ...Read more


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What will happen if giardiasis and gonorrhea are left untreated on fertility of a man ? I am 26 years old man

What will happen if giardiasis  and gonorrhea are left untreated on fertility of a man ? I am 26 years old man

Gonorrhea: Untreated gonorrhea in men can cause epididymitis - an infection in ducts attached to testicles where sperm mature. This can cause shrinking of the infected testicle, abscesses, and infected sores in the surrounding scrotum area and can ultimately lead to infertility. Am unaware of any infertility issues related to giardia infection in men. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can happen if you have gonorrhea and it is left untreated for a period of time (1-2 years)?

Please tell me what can happen if you have gonorrhea and it is left untreated for a period of time (1-2 years)?

Untreated GC: Untreated gonorrhea: a woman could develop pelvic inflammatory disease which may cause fever, pain, infertility ; ^ chances for ectopic pregnancy. A male could develop epididymitis ; more rarely – infertility. It can spread to to both blood ; joints. It can even lead to death. ...Read more

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I had the sti gonorrhea for about 1week bt I felt so ashamed I left it untreated. It has disappeared..its like I never has it. Is this normal?

I had the sti gonorrhea for about 1week bt I felt so ashamed I left it untreated. It has disappeared..its like I never has it. Is this normal?

Need treatment now: Women often have little or no symptoms of gonorrhea. However treatment is imperative because of serious risk of PID (Pelvic inflammatory disease) Please see Dr or visit a clinic for treatment. Also vitally important that you inform all sexual partners for their sake & to prevent them for passing it on. Treatment & prevention are more important than feeling ashamed. Please get treated now. ...Read more

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What happens if gonorrhea is untreated for 3 months in a female? Can I be treated without a test if I've previously had it?

What happens if gonorrhea is untreated for 3 months in a female? Can I be treated without a test if I've previously had it?

Here are some...: Screening STD, esp. chlamydia and gonorrhea, has been easy. So & reasonable, you may be presumptively treated for gono after relating prior diagnosis for gono to your doctor, if s/he agrees, despite being free of symptoms. of course, have partner treated and followed & keep monogamous. Known to us, no treatment for gono has higher risk to develop chronic PID affecting fertility. More? Ask doctor.. ...Read more

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What happens if you leave gonorrhea of the throat untreated and kiss someone?

What happens if you leave gonorrhea of the throat untreated and kiss someone?

Two bad ideas: Gonorrhea of the throat is very common and a person owes it both to himself/herself and anybody else who's special to be treated at once. A kiss that's more than a peck can transmit the infection, and i suspect that it's often missed by physicians since there's no history of "oral sex". Love's beautiful and all really good lovers are responsible. ...Read more

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How much damage can year long untreated gonorrhea do?

How much damage can year long untreated gonorrhea do?

Life-ruiner: He can end up with a urethral stricture and never pee normally again, or scarring in the epididymis that can keep him in pain or unable to be a father. She can end up with scarring in the oviducts that may make pregnancy impossible or have the pregnancy occur in the wrong place. Please don't neglect treatment. ...Read more

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What complications can result from untreated gonorrhea?

Complications: Untreated gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease in women. It can cause epidydimitis in men. Disseminated gonorrhea spreads through the blood and can cause a high fever, swelling & pain of joints & a rash. ...Read more