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5 Implications Of Untreated Gonorrhea
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5 Implications Of Untreated Gonorrhea

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Untreated gonorrhea can cause serious health problems. It is important to treat yourself completely and be sure you are free from it.

If you have a partner, you both must treat yourselves in order not to contract the infection from them after you have treated yourself.

A person who has gonorrhea may experience pains around the pelvis, in the lower abdomen, vagina, and the testicles. Such person might also experience fever, frequent urge to urinate and irregular menstruation. Untreated gonorrhea can lead to the following:

1. Infertility

Gonorrhea is a disease that must be treated immediately. It can spread to a woman's womb or her fallopian tubes and this can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which can in turn cause infertility.

2. Pelvic inflammatory disease

This can destroy the fallopian tubes and can prevent a woman from getting pregnant. It can also block the tubes and lead to an ectopic pregnancy.

3. Epididymitis

Untreated gonorrhea can lead to epididymitis. This is a condition where the tube at the back of the testicles, which stores sperm, gets inflamed.

4. Low sperm count

Untreated gonorrhea can prevent a man from being able to father children because it can lead to low sperm count.

5. Blood or joint complications

Untreated gonorrhea can also spread to the blood or joints. This condition can be life-threatening, which means it must be treated immediately you notice any of the symptoms.