What is it?
Urethritis is an inflammation of the tube that excretes urine from the bladder out of the body, known as urethra, caused by infections commonly various bacteria. Sexually transmitted infections bacterial infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea are frequent causes of urethritis.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of urethritis includes:
- Painful urination that is described as burning sensation.
- Frequent urination.
- Vaginal or penile discharge.
- Mild fever.
What to expect?
If you are diagnosed with urethritis, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor after the initial treatment:
- What is the specific cause found?
- As it may be caused by a sexually transmitted infection, should there be a need to inform sexual partner/s to be screened and treated?
- If it is caused by an STI, when is it safe to have sexual intercourse?
- Once treatment is successful, what measures should you do to prevent having the same condition in the future?
In addition to treatment by your doctor you can try the following things:
- Painkillers might help in relieving pain and fever.