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What is Gonorrhea?

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Dr. Jane Eason
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jane Eason
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