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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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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

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Is gonorrhea (untreated for 3 months) visible when a female is internally checked?

Is gonorrhea (untreated for 3 months) visible when a female is internally checked?

Not always visible: Gonorrhea is not always visible. That is why GC cultures are done and sent to the lab for examination. ...Read more

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How long does it take for untreated gonorrhea to effect fertility?

Immediate: There is no real time limit to the effects of gonorrhea. A cervical infection of any type can obstruct the cervix. Chronic infection causes prolonged inflammation that can prevent pregnancy. After the acute phase of illness, scar tissue is constantly remodeled. The healing process can block the fallopian tubes years into future.

Any evidence of cervical infection should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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If untreated can gonorrhea cause organ infections?

If untreated can gonorrhea cause organ infections?

Yes, Serious Problem: Untreated, gonorrhea can infect any of the areas along the male and female reproductive system. It can spread into the blood stream causing pockets of infection (abscess) anywhere in the body. It can infect the joints, heart (heart valve infections), brain (meningitis). It can form abscess in the skin and can be cultured from pimple like lesions. It needs to be treated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can having gonorrhea go untreated for 6 to 7 months make you infertile?

Yes: Unfortunately, the chance of infertility from one episode of gonorrhea is about 10%. It goes up a lot with each subsequent infection with chlamydia or gonorrhea. These infections are mostly preventable with always using condoms and limiting your number of sexual partners. ...Read more

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Can DGI occur after 3 years of untreated gonorrhea infection?

Can DGI occur after 3 years of untreated gonorrhea infection?

Very unlikely: DGI is uncommon these days, with only a handful of cases each year in the US. It usually occurs within a few weeks of catching gonorrhea. And almost all gonorrhea is cleared by the immune system within a few months, without antibiotic treatment. It is very rare for anyone to have gonorrhea for 3 years. ...Read more

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I have untreated gonorrhea I only took doxycicline for 7days after the symptoms hope it won't have affected my fertility yet? Its just 38days

I have untreated gonorrhea I only took doxycicline for 7days after the symptoms hope it won't have affected my fertility yet? Its just 38days

Not ideal treatment: Was doxycycline the only treatment you took for gonorrhea? It's not a recommended treatment (in Nigeria or anywhere else). However, if your symptoms cleared up and have not returned, most likely you are cured. If symptoms continue or any doubt, see a doctor or clinic for re-treatment. Even without treatment, gonorrhea rarely affects fertility in men, but commonly does so in women. ...Read more

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Will augmentin 875mg 10days cure untreated gonorrhea Chlamydia?

Will augmentin 875mg 10days cure untreated gonorrhea Chlamydia?

Hard to say: Gonorrhea can be resistant to any penicillin like antibiotic, including Augmentin. Chlamydia is also resistant to Augmentin. If you believe you have acquired one or both of these you need proper testing to see what if any you have along with any others that may be present. Treatment if needed can be based on what is found & use effective drugs. ...Read more

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What happens if your gonorrhea isn't treated?

Gonorrhea: It can cause sterility and can also spread into the bloodstream and cause joint infection. ...Read more

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What happens if you give oral to someone with gonorrhea.?

Throat gonorrhea: You can get gonorrhea of the throat, especially from oral sex (fellatio) on an infected man. Throat gonorrhea usually causes no symptoms, but sometimes sore throat. It can be transmitted to other partners by performing oral sex. If you have done oral on infected partner, see a doctor or clinic for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea clear up on its own? What happens if gonorrhea isn't treated? Can it go away on its own? .

Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea indeed is cleared by the immune system, usually within a few months. But before it is gone, it can cause very dangerous health problems, like fallopian tube infection (pelvic inflammatory disease, PID), which can make a woman infertile. Many other problems as well. If you think you have gonorrhea or were exposed, do not screw around: see a doctor or clinic ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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What will happen if you have gonorrhea while pregnant at 4 months?

Need treatment: Get treatment asap so that you have quick recovery. Once treated, the condition responds quickly without significant side effects. It will also be important that your partner (s) get treated so they don't pass along to you or others or back and forth between partners.
Best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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What would happen if you never treat gonorrhea of throat?

Complications..: If you never get treated for gonorrheal pharyngitis you will have all the symptoms of a sore throat, including discharge, pain, swelling glands and the most serious complication, spreading to the blood stream-septicemia. ...Read more

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What is Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection, easy to treat. It can cause urogenital infections in both men and women, including cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, which can lead to fertility problems. It can also cause throat infection, anal infection, eye infections, and, if it gets into the bloodstream, may, rarely, involve the liver, heart. Brain, and joints. ...Read more

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What is gonorrhea like?

What is gonorrhea like?

Unpleasant: Women or men with gonorrhea may be asymptomatic. Rectal symptoms for men or women can include drainage, itching, bleeding & painful bowel movements. Pharyngeal gonorrhea can cause sore throat. Men may have pain with urination & discharge that is green, yellow or white. They may develop pain of the testes or scrotum. Women may have pain with urination, vaginal bleeding or vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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How did I get gonorrhea?

How did I get gonorrhea?

...: People get gonorrhea by having sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone who has the infection. Gonorrhea can be transmitted even if a man does not ejaculate. During childbirth, gonorrhea can be spread from an infected mother to her baby. ...Read more

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How can you get gonorrhea?

How can you get gonorrhea?

Really??: No mystery and hard to believe you don't already know: Don't have unprotected sex outside a mutually monogamous, committed relationship. Duh. ...Read more

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How can gonorrhea be spread?

STD: Gonorrhea is spread by sexual contact. That is: mucous membrane on mucous membrane. Can be spread from genitals to eye and from eye to throat and from throat back to genitals or any combo in between. If your mucous membrane comes in contact with someone else's mucous membrane you may contract the disease. Gonorrhea in a female can cause inferility. ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea from food?

Can you get gonorrhea from food?

...: People get gonorrhea by having sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone who has the infection. Gonorrhea can be transmitted even if a man does not ejaculate. During childbirth, gonorrhea can be spread from an infected mother to her baby. ...Read more