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Information about Urethritis

We Have to Know about the Urethritis

  • Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra (a tube which connects the urinary bladder to the outside of the body) from any cause

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions               

Causes of Urethritis

  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Chemicals used in spermicides or contraceptive jellies, creams, or foams
  • Injury

Do’s and Don’ts of Urethritis          

Signs & Symptoms of Urethritis

In men:

  • Burning pain while urinating (dysuria)
  • Increased urinary frequency or urgency
  • Itching, tenderness, or swelling in penis or groin area
  • Fever (rare)
  • Discharge from the penis (usually moderate, yellow or clear, possibly purulent)
  • Pain with intercourse or ejaculation
  • Blood in the urine or semen

In women:

  • Burning pain while urinating
  • Increased urinary frequency or urgency
  • Fever and chills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vaginal discharge
  • PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)
  • Other infections of reproductive organs (cervicitis, salpingitis)
  • Fertility problems
  • Pelvic pain
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Complications of pregnancy (miscarriage, preterm delivery, premature rupture of membranes, fetal infection, postpartum infection)

Medical advice for Urethritis

  • If there are symptoms of urethritis

Risk factors of Urethritis     

Treatment for Urethritis

  • Medicines

Self-care for Urethritis            

Investigations for Urethritis

  • Urinalysis and urine cultures
  • Tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases
  • Pregnancy test (women only)
  • CBC (complete blood count)
  • C-reactive protein test
  • Pelvic ultrasound (women only)