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How long does urethritis last?

How long does urethritis last?

Urethritis: Asymptomatic urethritis can last for a long time, always see a doctor if you are suspect a urinary tract infection and be tested and treated. ...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 result ...Read more


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Took 2 doses daily of Bactrium for 5 days for urethritis. How long until I can have sex? Today was last day. Symptoms are pretty much gone.

Took 2 doses daily of Bactrium for 5 days for urethritis. How long until I can have sex? Today was last day. Symptoms are pretty much gone.

Recommend 7 days: from the start of taking the antibiotic before engaging in sexual activities. When you say "pretty much gone", that's not very reassuring. Make sure you don't rush back into the activity which gave you a UTI in the first place. If you still have symptoms, you will need a swab culture to make sure the right antibiotic was selected. Wear a condom and you will reduce your risk significantly! ...Read more

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How long does urethritis take to heal?

How long does urethritis take to heal?

Depends on treatment: When you have urethritis, you don't want to wait for "healing": you want to cure it quickly with the right antibiotics. They work very fast. ...Read more

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For how long does it take to get total recovery from urethritis?

For how long does it take to get total recovery from urethritis?

Here are some ...: Recovering from an illness usually denotes the disappearance of symptoms. For most persons, the urethritis-related symptoms such as urethral discharge and dysuria will fade to disappear in 3-5 days if the bug is sensitive to antibiotics used. But, for few - very few, slight stinging at urination may linger for weeks and even months. So, for more individual detail, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with urethritis back in April. How long does it take for all the symptoms to go away?

I was diagnosed with urethritis back in April. How long does it take for all the symptoms to go away?

Before now: If it was completely treated usually the symptoms go away. Sometimes there is residual inflammation. I'll often put men on Alleve twice a day for 10 days or so to see if this helps. If symptoms continue you may need a longer course of treatment or follow up. ...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've taken doxycycline, still having urethritis, how long does it take for urethra to heal?

A week to 10 days: If you have been on the doxy for ten days, it may be that the doxy is not effective in treating your condition. I recommend following up with the provider who diagnosed you and gave you the original, rx, and let them know you are still having symptoms. ...Read more

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I got urethritis last year and since keep STD testing. Neg for gon/chlam 5x! 3 Swab, 2 Urine. Any possible chance I could STILL have them? If so, how?

I got urethritis last year and since keep STD testing. Neg for gon/chlam 5x! 3 Swab, 2 Urine. Any possible chance I could STILL have them? If so, how?

Stop Testing: If your physician has not prophylactically treated you with Azithromycin and A shot of Ceftriaxone regardless of the test results you need a new physician. Any public health oriented or STD expert will remind you that these tests can be falsely negative. Any sexually active male with these symptoms needs to be treated. ...Read more