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Can/how long can it take for Urethritis to go away?

I did some research and i believe i have Urethritis. I know i don't have an STD. So i wanted to know how long can it take to go away and if I need some kind of treatment.

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How long does it take to get total recovery from urethritis?? In a woman's case?

I have been diagnosed with chronic urethritis and was put on a very low dose of Septra every day. This has stopped the infections I guess. I haven't had any of the old symptoms anyway.  (+ info)

In how many days should the symptoms of Gonococal urethritis disappear after starting ciplox treatment ?

three days  (+ info)

I was diagnosed with non-specific urethritis. They said it was probably chlamydia?

but it turned out not to have been after further tests. Why did I have non-specific urethritis? Could it have been too much use of soap around my urethra?

Urethritis can be caused by a variety of microbes:

Other possible causes:
-Trichomonas vaginalis
-Herpes simplex virus (HSV)
-Mycoplasma genitalium
-Ureaplasma Urealyticum

Other less common causes:
-Candida albicans (yeast infection)  (+ info)

Whats the treatment for urethritis?

I think I have urethritis, i never had sex, so its probebly from bactera. I am planing on going to the doctor, but I want to know what the treatment is. Do you have to take any test?

You will be asked to provide a urine specimen and perhaps a blood sample that'll be tested for evidence of infection, and likely started on a specific oral antibiotic. If, when the lab test comes back, it is determined that you need different treatment, the doctor will notify you and instruct you on what to do. If there's no call from the doc, go back to his/her office when you initally were told to for follow-up. Some urinary tract infections call for two courses of antibiotic therapy, but the doc will need a second set of lab tests to determine whether or not this is the case for you.  (+ info)

How to cure urethritis?

This summer, I had gonococcal urethritis. I went to a health center, and got free medication. I took a dose of something (i forgot the name) and was cured. After that, I had oral sex with the same girl and now it hurts when I pee, and I have a swollen tip. I am too humiliated to go back to the health center, is there any over-the-counter cures or something?

Here is a web site you can go too

emedicine.medscape.com/article  (+ info)

About 10 years back my sister got urethritis from her husband. Can this be a ground for divorce?

Actually the husband that time took her to a doctor who treated them both and the doctor told my sister that it was some disease which she got through using towels at the public swiming pool. She only became aware of that disease a few days back. Now she knows that it was urethritis and a person can not be infected merely by using a towel in a public place.

Not really grounds for divorce unless proof of husband being unfaithful during marriage as urethritis is caused through bacterial or viral infection and is not only picked up via an std a person can be sensitive to foams or certain creams such as sexual lubricants/spermicides or it can be caused by a similar bowel infection known as ecoli. Certain injuries can also cause urethritis. Sorry for the bad news.  (+ info)

Is UTI and urethritis the same thing? If there different whats the difference?

a UTI is an infection in your urinary tract and can spread to your kidneys and bladder if untreated. fun fun. Urethritis is an inflamation of the urethra.  (+ info)

Should a guy currently with urethritis MB?

My case isn't severe. I'm gonna get it treated in two weeks, too (Appointment with urethrologist).

I only have fequent inflammation and it doesn't hurt. But will MB make it worse?

I think you mean infrequent inflammation and your appointment is with a urologist. If it doesn't hurt, then I don't think masturbating would make it worse. Obviously you don't give up urinating, and the volume of urine that passes through your urethra in a day is a lot more than the volume of semen. I wouldn't give up masturbating if I were you, and I wouldn't expect it to get any worse as a result.

On the other hand, if masturbating hurt, then I would advise you not to do it until you've seen a doctor.  (+ info)

Gram stain and nongonococcal urethritis?

Suppose a Gram stain of a specimen shows many inflammatory cells and numerous gram-negative cocci. Does this finding rule out nongonococcal urethritis? Explain


The symptoms of urethritis can include pain or a burning sensation upon urination (dysuria), a white/cloudy discharge and a feeling that one needs to pass urine frequently. For men the signs and symptoms are discharge from the penis, burning or pain when urinating, itching, irritation, or tenderness, and underwear stain. In women the signs and symptoms are discharge from vagina, burning or pain when urinating, anal or oral infections, abdominal pain or abnormal vaginal bleeding may be an indication that the infection has progressed to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. However, men are frequently, and women are occasionally, asymptomatic.[citation needed]

Historically, it has been easy to test for the presence of gonorrhea by viewing a Gram's stain of the urethral discharge under a microscope: the causative organism is distinctive in appearance; however, this only works with men because other non-pathogenic gram-negative microbes are present as normal flora of the vagina in women. Thus, one of the major causes of urethritis can be identified (in men) by a simple common test, and the distinction between gonococcal and non-gonococcal urethritis arose historically for this reason.

Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) is diagnosed if a person with urethritis has no signs of gonorrhea bacteria on laboratory tests. The most frequent cause of NGU (23%-55% of cases) is chlamydia.
Non-specific urethritis

In the United Kingdom, NGU is more often called non-specific urethritis;[4][5][6] "non-specific" is a medical term meaning "specific cause has not been identified", and in this case refers to urethritis having been detected, and gonorrhea having been tested for but found negative. In this sense, the most likely cause of NSU is a chlamydia infection.

However, the term NSU is sometimes distinguished and used to mean that both gonorrhea and chlamydia have been ruled out.[7] Thus, depending on the sense, chlamydia can either be the most likely cause or have been ruled out.

Treatment is based on the prescription and use of the proper antibiotics depending on the strain of the ureaplasma.[8]

Because of its multi-causative nature, initial treatment strategies involve using a broad range antibiotic that is effective against chlamydia (such as doxycycline). It is imperative that both the patient and any sexual contacts are treated. Women who are infected with the organisms that cause NGU may develop pelvic inflammatory disease. If symptoms persist, follow-up with a urologist may be necessary to identify the cause.

A completed "November 19, 2009" Phase II Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Double-Blind 4-Arm Trial for the Treatment of Non-Gonococcal Urethritis (NGU): Doxycycline (Plus or Minus Tinidazole) Versus Azithromycin (Plus or Minus Tinidazole). Purpose of the study was to look at the safety, effectiveness, and tolerability of combination medications for the initial treatment of non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU). This study compared the 2 currently recommended NGU treatments, doxycycline and azithromycin, taken with tinidazole (another medication to treat certain sexually transmitted infections)[9]. Tinidazole used with doxycycline or azithromycin may cure NGU better than when doxycycline or azithromycin is used alone.  (+ info)

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