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I have gonorrhea. Why do my joints ache?
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Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine
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In brief: GC
Youmay already have septic joint or septic arthritis.

In brief: GC
Youmay already have septic joint or septic arthritis.
Dr. DAVID AMOS
Dr. DAVID AMOS
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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Reactive Arthritis
It is common to have achy joints with having gonorrhea, and is called gonococcal arthritis.
Treating the gonorrhea generally helps with the arthritis, although can take some time. If after 6 weeks these joint aches don't go away with treatment, i would recommend you to see a rheumatologist for further evaluation.

In brief: Reactive Arthritis
It is common to have achy joints with having gonorrhea, and is called gonococcal arthritis.
Treating the gonorrhea generally helps with the arthritis, although can take some time. If after 6 weeks these joint aches don't go away with treatment, i would recommend you to see a rheumatologist for further evaluation.
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