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Gonorrhea in Males

Alternate Names : Gonococcal Urethritis

Gonorrhea in Males | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the infection?

Many cases of gonorrhea can be prevented by following safer sex guidelines. Prompt treatment of the infected person and any sexual partners will prevent further spread.

What are the long-term effects of the infection?

Gonorrhea can cause serious long-term effects if it is not treated effectively. These effects include the following:

  • congestive heart failure, a condition in which a weakened heart cannot pump blood effectively
  • death from overwhelming sepsis or bloodstream infection
  • endocarditis, which is an infection involving the heart
  • infertility
  • meningitis, or infection of the brain and spinal cord
  • septic arthritis, with infection of one or more joints
  • visual impairment, including blindness
  • What are the risks to others?

    Gonorrhea is very contagious. It is spread from person to person during sexual contact.

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    Author: Stuart Wolf, MD
    Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
    Date Reviewed: 09/25/01

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