The 411 on Gonorrhea

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  • gonorrhea, sexually transmitted infections, antibiotics
  • gonorrhea, sexually transmitted diseases
  • gonorrhea, sexually transmitted diseases
  • gonorrhea, sexually transmitted diseases
  • gonorrhea, sexually transmitted diseases

Complications From Infection

If left untreated, gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease that can lead to infertility and increase the risk of life-threatening ectopic pregnancy in women. In men, the disease can cause epididymitis, a painful condition of the testicles that may lead to infertility. Untreated gonorrhea can also increase a person’s risk of contracting or transmitting HIV. 

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