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Gonorrhea Complications

Untreated gonorrhea can lead to significant complications, such as:

* Infertility in Woman
Untreated gonorrhea can spread into the uterus and fallopian tubes, causing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which may result in scarring of tubes, greater risk of pregnancy complications and infertility. PID is a serious infection that requires immediate treatment.

* Infertility in Men
Men with untreated gonorrhea can experience epididymitis, inflammation of the rear portion of the testicles where the sperm ducts are located. Epididymitis is treatable, but if left untreated, it may lead to infertility.

* Infection on Joints Area
The bacterium that causes gonorrhea can spread through the bloodstream and infect other parts of your body, including your joints. fever, rash, skin sores, joint pain, swelling and stiffness are possible results.

* Increased risk of HIV/AIDS
Having gonorrhea makes you more susceptible to infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which may lead you to AIDS. People who have both gonorrhea and HIV are able to pass both disease more readily to their partners.

* Complications in babies
Babies who contract gonorrhea from their mothers during birth can develop blindness, sores on the scalp and infections.

* Other disease
Gonorrhea may lead to any kind of disease. You may get painful intercourse (dyspareunia), kidney failure, urination problem, heart valve infection, and meningitis.

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