If you have gonorrhea, your doctor may prescribe one of the following antibiotics:
It is important to take all of the medication as prescribed. All of your sexual partners should be tested and treated.
If Gonorrhea Is Left Untreated
If gonorrhea is not treated, it can cause problem in:
- Testicles—due to epididymitis , a painful condition of the testicles that may lead to infertility
- Urethra—due to scarring on the inside of the urethra can make it difficult to urinate
- Reproductive organs—due to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) a serious infection that can affect fertility
Female Reproductive System Organs
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