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  • Pain at the beginning of urine

  • Pain when I start peeing

  • Discharge of pus from penis

  • Pain when passing urine

  • Blood in urine

  • Pee pain

  • Purulent urethral discharge

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What is urethritis?

Bacterial infection of the urethra (tube from which urine exits the body) leading to pain and penile discharge. It is most often caused by sexually transmitted diseases like Gonorrhea and Chlamydia infections as well as viruses like herpes.

Symptoms of urethritis

  • Pain when passing urine

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

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

  • Fever

  • Bloody or red urine

  • Skin Itching

  • Pain at the start of passing urine

  • Abdominal pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for urethritis

  • Do you have pain when urinating?

  • Is there pus coming out of your urethra?

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

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Have you ever had red or brown urine?

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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Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Nao Saito, MD

Nao Saito, MD (Urology)

After graduating from Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Dr. Saito worked at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Toda Chuo General Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, and Ako Chuo Hospital before becoming Deputy Director (current position) at Takasaki Tower Clinic Department of Ophthalmology and Urology in April 2020.

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