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How to Treat Gonorrhea
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 problems in:
- Testicles- Epididymitis , a painful condition of the testicles that may lead to infertility
- Urethra-scarring on the inside of the urethra can make it difficult to urinate
- Reproductive organs-due to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease , a serious infection that can affect fertility
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If you are diagnosed with gonorrhea, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions.