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When to Seek Medical Care
When to call the doctor
Call your health care practitioner if you suspect gonorrheal infection and any of the following signs or symptoms are present:
Gonorrhea can develop into more serious medical conditions if not treated. The infection may spread through the bloodstream and affect mucous membranes throughout the body. Symptoms of more serious disease can include joint pain and rash. Complications of gonorrhea can also include meningitis (inflammation of the brain) or perihepatitis (an infection of the liver).
If you have any of the following serious symptoms, you need to go to a hospital's emergency department immediately for treatment with antibiotics (given through an IV).
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