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When treated early, there are no long term consequences of gonorrhea. Serious complications can result, however, when left untreated.
Long term complications in men may include:
Long term complications in women include:
Gonorrhea can also be transmitted to newborns during their passage through the vaginal canal at the time of delivery.
Approximately 2% of persons with untreated gonorrhea may develop an uncommon complication known as Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI). This may be characterized by fever, skin lesions and arthritis type pain.