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Urethritis

Urethritis is an infection of the urethra. This is a tube which carries urine from the bladder to outside the body. Pain with urination is the key sign of urethritis. Urethritis is generally caused due to infection by bacteria. It can usually be cured with antibiotics.

Urethritis Causes

Most causes of urethritis are due to inflammation by bacteria that move into the urethra from the skin around the urethra's opening. Microorganisms  that commonly cause urethritis include:
 
  1. Gonococcus, which is sexually transmitted and causes gonorrhea.
  2. E. coli and other bacteria present in stool.
  3. Chlamydia trachomatis, which is sexually transmitted and causes chlamydia.
  4. Trichomonas is another cause of urethritis. It is a single-celled organism that is sexually transmitted.
  5. The herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2) can cause urethritis.
 
Sexually transmitted toxicities like gonorrhea and chlamydia are generally restricted to the urethra. But they may prolong into women's reproductive organs, which causes  pelvic inflammatory disease.  In men, chlamydia and  gonorrhea sometimes cause epididymitis, an inflammation of the epididymis, a tube on the outside of the testes. Both Pelvic inflammatory disease and epididymitis can lead to infertility.

Urethritis Symptoms

The main symptom of urethra infection from urethritis is pain with dysuria. In addition to pain, urethritis symptoms include:
 
  • Difficulty starting urination.
  • Feeling the frequent or urgent need to urinate.
  • Urethritis can also cause itching, pain.
  • Discomfort when a person is not urinating.
 
Other symptoms of urethritis include:
 
  • Discharge from the urethral opening or vagina.
  • Pain during sex.
  • In men, blood in the semen or urine.

Diagnosis of Urethritis

You may get an identification of urethritis, when your specialist takes your medical history and asks you about your signs of disease. If you are having tender urination, your specialist may undertake an infection is present. Doctor may treat the condition with antibiotics right away while you are waiting for test results. Tests can help confirm the diagnosis of urethritis and its cause. Tests for urethritis can include:
 
  1. Urine tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia, or other bacteria.
  2. Physical examination, including the genitals, abdomen, and rectum.
  3. Examination of any discharge under a microscope.
 
Blood tests are often not required for the diagnosis of urethritis. But blood tests may be done in assured situations.

Urethritis Treatment

Antibiotics can successfully cure urethritis caused due to bacteria. Many different tablets can treat urethritis. Some of the most generally prescribed include:
 
  • Azithromycin, Zithromax.
  • Adoxa, doxycycline, Monodox, Oracea.
  • Ceftriaxone (Rocephin).
 
Urethritis due to trichomonas inflammation known as  trichomoniasis, is usually treated with an antibiotic called metronidazole Flagyl. Tinidazole Tindamax is another antibiotic which can treat trichomoniasis. Your partner should also be treated to avoid reinfection.  Urethritis due to herpes simplex virus can be treated with from the following medicines:
 
  • Famciclovir (Famvir).
  • Acyclovir (Zovirax).
  • Valacyclovir (Valtrex).
 
Often, the exact microorganism causing urethritis cannot be recognized. In these situations, a specialist may prescribe one or more antibiotics which are likely to treat the infection that may be present.
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