You should wait seven days after finishing all medications before having sex.To avoid getting infected with gonorrhea again or spreading gonorrhea to your partner(s), you and your sex partner(s) should avoid having sex until you have each completed treatment.
Medication for gonorrhea should not be shared with anyone.
Although medication will stop the infection, it will not undo any permanent damage caused by the disease.
A pregnant woman with gonorrhea can give the infection to her baby during childbirth.
The only way to avoid STDs is to not have vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
If you are sexually active, you can do the following things to lower your chances of getting gonorrhea: Any sexually active person can get gonorrhea through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
If you are sexually active, have an honest and open talk with your health care provider and ask whether you should be tested for gonorrhea or other STDs.
In women, untreated gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
Some of the complications of PID are In men, gonorrhea can cause a painful condition in the tubes attached to the testicles.
Print Version Commercial Print Version Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect both men and women.