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have urethra itching at night after eating chips or drinking fruit juice. urologist looked at urine under scope and saw no bacteria. what next?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Urethritis: There are non-infectious and non-bacterial infectious causes for urethral inflammation/irritation and your urologist should be aware of these. From the info you have provided there is no way in which to clearly suggest a specific causative entity. Discuss with the urologist.

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