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What should I do if I have gonorrhea?

You can do the following:

Finish all the medicine that your doctor gives you. Even if the symptoms go away, you still need to finish treatment. If symptoms continue after treatment, see your doctor. Talk with your sex partner(s). Your sex partner(s) should get tested and treated for gonorrhea, even if they don't have any symptoms. Avoid sexual contact until you and your partner(s) have been treated and cured. People who have had gonorrhea and were treated can get infected again if they have sexual contact with a person who has gonorrhea. Once you have been treated and cured, take steps to lower your risk from getting gonorrhea again.

This answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.

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