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26 y/o female diagnosed w/urethritis, negative urine test, neg STD tests, no birth control pills. What could cause this? Already taken Zithromax.

26 y/o female diagnosed w/urethritis, negative urine test, neg STD tests, no birth control pills. What could cause this? Already taken Zithromax.

Urethritis causes: Include viral infections in addition to bacterial, but may also include Injury and sensitivity to the chemicals used in spermicides or contraceptive jellies, creams, or foams, and sometimes dietary chemicals. Avoid excessive holding of urine and drinking dye free liquids until urine is very light colored may be helpful. Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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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


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What causes urethritis to occur?

What causes urethritis to occur?

Inflammation: Brought about by infection such as a urinary tract infection or by an STI like chlamydia and gonorrhea. A person with urethritis should be seen asap. Read more

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What causes nonspecific urethritis to develop?

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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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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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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What are the causes of a UTI or urethritis if I used a condom?

What are the causes of a UTI or urethritis if I used a condom?

Vulvar bacteria: Bacteria on the outside of the vagina (vulva) found its' way into the bladder with intercourse. It is a good idea to empty the bladder before and as soon as convenient after intercourse and remember mom's best advice to wipe from front to back. Read more

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Can traumatic urethritis cause discharge?

Can traumatic urethritis cause discharge?

Yes.: Any trauma to the urethra can cause clear or bloody discharge. Inflammation of the urethra, or urethritis, can cause a mucus like discharge to occur. If you are experiencing urethral discharge, or urinary symptoms such as pain, burning, or difficult urination, see your primary care physician. Read more

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Will the urethritis cause skin rashes?

Will the urethritis cause skin rashes?

Reiter's syndrome,: Now called reactive arthritis, can be associated with urethritis and skin rashes may occur with this. Skin rash as a result of antibiotic allergy can also occur. Best to check these possibilities with your doctor. Read more

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Can a water based lubricant cause cervicitis and urethritis that lasta for weeks?

Can a water based lubricant cause cervicitis and urethritis that lasta for weeks?

Yes: An allergy to either the lube of a condom can cause it but other infectious causes need to be ruled out also. Read more

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If you get urethritis caused by hsv, but you get no outbreaks or never have, does this mean you have Herpes?

Testing/exam: You will need to be examined and tested, since urethritis can be caused by both bacterial or viral infections: if you have been having unprotected sexual intercourse, you need both blood and culture of the opening of the penile urethra and STD screening Read more

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Can urethritis cause an overactive bladder? What is the difference between overactive bladder and bladder spasms?

Can urethritis cause an overactive bladder? What is the difference between overactive bladder and bladder spasms?

Here are some. ..: Urethritis may incite a premature urge to void so the patient may void oftener than usual; after treated, urethritis-related urgency subsides, but not OAB-related. Although OAB generates urge to void, the patient still usually can make to bathroom to void; bladder spam is usually referred to the occurrence of uninhibited bladder contraction incited by catheter or poor central nerve control, etc. Read more

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I was diagnosed with urethritis caused by staphylococcus aureus about 3 years ago, symptoms subside with ciprofloxacin and often return after sometime?

I was diagnosed with urethritis caused by staphylococcus aureus about 3 years ago, symptoms subside with ciprofloxacin and often return after sometime?

Questionable: I would say that a diagnosis of staphylococcal urethritis is questionable at best. I would suggest you see a urologist for cystourethroscopy to determine why you're having urethral symptoms. Read more

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I have never had sex (Cause I have never had sex) My urethritis was caused by masturbation. Did I do it too hard? What is the best way to cure this?

I have never had sex (Cause I have never had sex) My urethritis was caused by masturbation. Did I do it too hard? What is the best way to cure this?

Many causes: To Urethritis. It literally means "inflammation of the urethra" and while most of the causes are infections (STD's) you can get chemical irritation, mechanical irritation (masturbation), or foreign bodies in the urethra. Most of these causes are mild and go away within 1-2 days unless it is an infection and you will require a culture and antibiotics. Go to a provider if not improved in 1-2 day Read more

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Can urethritis cause a overactive bladder? Should I ask my doctor abot medication?

Can urethritis cause a overactive bladder? Should I ask my doctor abot medication?

Ureter pain: Yes inflammation of the urethra can cause bladder spasm concurrently. Yes, you need to discuss this with your doctor and get the appropriate exams. Read more

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