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Is there an autoimmune urethritis?

Is there an autoimmune urethritis?

POSSIBLE: Autoimmune disease may affect any organ in the body, and as an example, reiter's syndrome is felt to be an autoimmune condition associated with certain types of infection. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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What are symptoms of urethritis?

What are symptoms of urethritis?

Discharge and. ...: Discharge, burning and other symptoms of uti. ...Read more

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Is there medicine for urethritis?

Is there medicine for urethritis?

Yes: The choice of medicine depends on the cause. Ceftriaxone is used to treat gonorrhea. Azithromycin or Doxycycline are used to treat chlamydia and some other causes of urethritis. ...Read more

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Is urethritis curable?

Is urethritis curable?

Usually: Urethritis means infection of the urethra, which is the tube that comes from your bladder and allows you to urinate. Urethritis is often due to a bacterial infection, which can be eradicated with antibiotics. If you are having pain or burning with urination, or discharge from the urethra, you might consider seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for urethritis?

Is there a cure for urethritis?

I agree: I agree with dr. Ferdowsi. However, in older women low hormones can cause urethritis also. Topical estrogen applied to the urethra can help with the inflammation of the urethra in this group of patients. ...Read more

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Does urethritis involve itching?

It can: Anything that causes inflammation of the urethra can cause an itching sensation. ...Read more

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Is blood a symptom of urethritis?

Is blood a symptom of urethritis?

Can be.: Along with several other symptoms. You need to confirm as it can be from something else. ...Read more

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What's nonspecific urethritis from?

What's nonspecific urethritis from?

NSU, also known as…: …ngu (non-gonococcal urethritis) is most often a disease transmitted by vaginal/oral/ anal sex; may involve chlamydia, trichomonas, or herpes. Occasionally urethritis can be caused by friction (intercourse or masturbation), detergents/ soap, or excess alcohol. Diagnosis reached by eliminating possible causes. ...Read more

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Is urethritis contagious through sex?

Is urethritis contagious through sex?

Yes: If you have urethritis caused by a a sexually transmitted infection, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, mycoplasma, or ureaplasma, you can give it to someone else during unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Does prostititis feel like urethritis?

Does prostititis feel like urethritis?

Usually not: Prostatitis primarily causes pain or discomfort in the low abdomen, back, rectum, testicles, etc, often hard to pinpoint the exact location; sometimes urinary frequency or urgency; usually no discharge. Urethritis primarily causes discharge of pus or mucus from the penis, sometimes with painful urination, usually without urinary symtoms or the kind of pain from prostatitis. ...Read more

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How is nonspecific urethritis diagnosed?

NSU/NGU is diagnosed: By excluding possible causes: gonorrhea, other std's, excessive alcohol or caffeine, allergy to soaps or detergents. In majority of cases, cause is std like chlamydia, trichomonas, or herpes. Testing is done via urine or a specimen swabbed from the end of the urethra. ...Read more

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Can chronic prostatits come from urethritis?

Can chronic prostatits come from urethritis?

Chronic prostatitis: The same bacteria that cause urethritis can cause prostatitis. It's two different processes, but the causes are similar. ...Read more

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What causes nonspecific urethritis to develop?

Mycoplasma: Is a less common infectious cause that is not easily diagnosed by looking at the urine or doing a routine urine culture. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

Yes: Prostatitis affects the prostate gland, a pelvic organ responsible for semen production. Urethritis affects the urethra. Bacteria causing the 2 differ; urethritis is more often a sexually transmitted infection (but not always). Prostatitis is usually caused by the same bugs that cause uti's. Symptoms also differ--prostatitis is usaually a deep pain, urethritis is burning and penile discharge. ...Read more

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What is the difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

What is the difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

Anatomic.: Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate, usually due to infection. Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, the outlet to the bladder. The difference it one of anatomic location, but there is overlap in the infectious agents that cause them. E. Coli & proteus; common causes of urinary tract infections, can cause both. Stds such as gonnorrhea & chylamydia are also common causes of urethritis. ...Read more

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Can women be successfully treated for non-specific urethritis?

Can women be successfully treated for non-specific urethritis?

Yes: Nonspecific urethritis (NSU), also called nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), is diagnosed only in men. Chlamydia causes about one third of cases, and female partners of infected men are treated with drugs that will cure chlamydia, usually azithromycin or doxycycline. If no chlamydia, most women have nothing obviously wrong, but treatment is recommended to prevent problems and reinfection of partners. ...Read more

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How effective is the management of urethritis using chloramphenicol?

How effective is the management of urethritis using chloramphenicol?

See answer: Though Chloramphenicol has been used for the treatment of gonorrhea over 40-50 yrs ago and perhaps even on a more limited basis in under-developed countries more recently; due to increasing resistance, safety concerns, and more effective antibiotics available nowadays, Chloramphenicol is no longer a first-line agent for any indication or infection or std in developed nations today. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between urethritis and cystitis?

Help please? What is the difference between urethritis and cystitis?

Cystitis/urethritis: The difference is in the location. Cystitis is an inflammatory/infectious process of the bladder, and urethritis is an inflammatory/infectous process of the urethra. ...Read more

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Can a woman contract urethritis from giving oral sex to a man who already has it?

Can a woman contract urethritis from giving oral sex to a man who already has it?

Not possible, but...: STDs don't travel through the body. Infection occurs only at exposed sites, so there's no way you can get a genital infection from such an exposure. However, your throat can be infected by some causes of urethritis, especially gonorrhea. Both you and your partner should be avoiding sex entirely, oral or otherwise, until you both have been treated for this STD. You need both testing and treatment. ...Read more

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I've prescribed doxy for 7days. How long will it takes for urethritis to cure? Completely. What should I do to cure faster?

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7 days - finish meds: There's no way to cure urethritis any faster, not even by increasing antibiotic dose. Of course, you can increase your risk for developing resistance by not finishing your course of antibiotics. You'll feel better before you finish but that doesn't mean you can save remainder for your next infection. I cannot overstress that you need to finish your antibiotics. Prevent next one by using condoms. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Bactrium DS, for urethritis. I'm suppose to take one pill twice a day for five days. How would I go about the hours of taking them?

Every 12 hours: Simply divide the number of hours in a day (24) by the number of doses per day (2) and you get 12 hours. So one dose every 12 hours. Most people take a medication like this every morning and again in the evening. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for urethritis?

Depends on cause: That depends on what's causing it: a Ceftriaxone shot for gonorrhea, and Azithromycin or Doxycycline for chlamydia and most other forms of urethritis. ...Read more

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Is urethritis a std?

Is urethritis a std?

Yes, almost always: With very rare exceptions, urethritis is an STD. (But not if you are not sexualy active; in that case, urethritis of course cannot be an STD.) The 3 main causes of urethritis are gonorrhea, chlamydia, and nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). If you think you have urethritis, or have symptoms (discharge of pus or mucus, sometimes with painful urination) see a doctor ASAP for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do for urethritis?

Depends on cause: That depends on what's causing it: a Ceftriaxone shot for gonorrhea, and Azithromycin or Doxycycline for chlamydia and most other forms of urethritis. ...Read more

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Urethritis (Definition)

The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside of your body. Urethritis occurs when this urethra is inflammed or infected. This is most often caused by an E. Coli infection and can ...Read more