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Monday, May 25, 2015
My son had gonorea when he was 18
He was treated, but now he is 40 and having serious joint problems. He said he read that if not treated properly, gonorea could attack you later in life ... especially through your joints.
Gonorrhea can cause joint and tendon infection as well however if it was treated earlier this new onset joint problem can be arthritis or another illness. Please ask him to seek care from his primary care physician.
Pamposh Kaul, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati