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If untreated can gonorrhea cause organ infections?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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In brief: GONORRHEA

Yes, especially female reproductive organs.

In brief: GONORRHEA

Yes, especially female reproductive organs.
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