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What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

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Dr. Michael Flax
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Flax
Dr. Michael Flax
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Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ...

Gonorrhea that is not diagnosed and treated can lead to serious health problems.
In men, it can lead to epididymitis (painful testicles) and on rare occasion can impact ability to father a child. In women, gonorrhea can infect the uterus or fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease (pid), which can impact the ability to have a child. Gonorrhea can also spread to the blood or joints.

In brief: ...

Gonorrhea that is not diagnosed and treated can lead to serious health problems.
In men, it can lead to epididymitis (painful testicles) and on rare occasion can impact ability to father a child. In women, gonorrhea can infect the uterus or fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease (pid), which can impact the ability to have a child. Gonorrhea can also spread to the blood or joints.
Dr. Henry Selke
Dr. Henry Selke
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