"The most common complication is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID can occur in up to 40% of women with gonorrhea and may result in damage to the fallopian tubes, a pregnancy developing outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy ), or sterility. If an infected woman is pregnant, gonorrhea can be passed on to her newborn through the birth canal during delivery. These infants may experience eye infections that could lead to blindness." Excerpted from the article below ~ http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/gonorrhea.aspx
Yes, her doctor can discuss the health effects. Untreated it can lead to PID ( pelvic inflammatory disease) and infertility. The infection can travel to other parts of the body, blood and joints. You need treatment as well.