What are complications of gonorrhea in males?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Brian Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Urethral strictures secondary to gonococcal infection in men are less common than previously thought. Some strictures in the preantibiotic era likely resulted from treatment by urethral irrigation using caustic compounds rather than from the gonorrhea itself.

Other complications, such as penile lymphangitis, periurethral abscess, acute prostatitis, seminal vesiculitis, and infection of the Tyson and Cowper glands, are now rare.


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