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Gonorrhea in Males

Alternate Names : Gonococcal Urethritis

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

What are the treatments for the infection?

Gonorrhea is treated with antibiotics, such as cefixime, ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, or ofloxacin. Doxycycline might be added to treat Chlamydia trachomatis, a disease which commonly occurs along with gonorrhea. Pain medications can be used as needed. Infected individuals should avoid sexual contact until the infection is completely gone. Gonococcal infections that involve other body organs will also need treatment.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Antibiotics may cause rash, stomach upset, and allergic reactions.

What happens after treatment for the infection?

The discharge and discomfort of gonorrhea may take a while to stop, even with treatment. A man can quickly be reinfected if he engages in sex with an infected partner. Sexual partners should be tested and treated as needed.

How is the infection monitored?

Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.

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

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