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  • Pain at the beginning of urine

  • Burning urine

  • Pain when I start peeing

  • Pain when passing urine

  • Urinary retention

  • Pain at the start of urination

  • Pain urination

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What is urethritis?

Bacterial infection of the urethra (tube from which urine exits the body). It can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases like Gonorrhea and Chlamydia infections.

Symptoms of urethritis

  • Pain when passing urine

  • Been sexually active with multiple partners during the past 1 month

  • Feeling there is still urine left in the bladder after urinating

  • Pus comes out from urethra - the opening when urine exits from

  • Abdominal pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for urethritis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose urethritis

  • Do you feel pain when passing urine?

  • Have you had sexual intercourse with anyone other than a regular partner in the last month?

  • Do you have difficulty completely emptying your bladder?

  • Do you have pus coming out from urethra (the opening where urine passes through)?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

Treatment for urethritis

Treatment involves antibiotics to eliminate the bacteria. It's important to abstain from sex during treatment and to screen for other sexually transmitted diseases simultaneously. Sexual partners should also be informed and encouraged to get screened to prevent reinfection.

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References

  • Eyer de Jesus L, Fazecas T, Anderson KM, Dekermacher S. Idiopathic hemorrhagic urethritis of childhood. J Pediatr Urol. 2020 Oct;16(5):690-699. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2020.07.021. Epub 2020 Jul 22. PMID: 32762951.

    https://www.jpurol.com/article/S1477-5131(20)30432-0/fulltext

  • Degheili JA, Dickson AP. Childhood and adolescent idiopathic urethritis: what does the current literature say? J Pediatr Urol. 2020 Jun;16(3):276-283. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2020.02.001. Epub 2020 Feb 11. PMID: 32156472.

    https://www.jpurol.com/article/S1477-5131(20)30022-X/fulltext

  • Vives A, da Silva GVM, Alonso-Tarrés C, Suarez JB, Palmisano F, Cosentino M. Haemophilus urethritis in males: A series of 30 cases. Rev Int Androl. 2021 Jul-Sep;19(3):160-163. doi: 10.1016/j.androl.2020.01.002. Epub 2020 Jun 17. PMID: 32563585.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1698031X20300212?via%3Dihub

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