Prognosis of Gonorrhea

The prognosis of gonorrhea is quite good. It is successfully treated in 99 % of the cases. The earlier it is detected, the faster it can be cured. This infection weakens the immune system and can lead to susceptibility to other infections like HIV too. Undiagnosed and untreated gonorrhea can also result in the pelvic inflammatory disease or PID. This disease causes damage that is irreversible and often results in fertility issues. PID infects the fallopian tubes, ovaries or the uterus. A teenage girl who often suffers from PID is more likely to be infertile. If gonorrhea treated in time, a person can be completely free of gonorrhea in a few weeks.