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What is non-gonococcal urethritis {ngu}?

What is non-gonococcal urethritis {ngu}?

Urethral irritation: Usually, an infection of the urethra. Often refers to chlamydia. ...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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Gram stain and nongonococcal urethritis, what is this?

Gram stain and nongonococcal urethritis, what is this?

Lab test and result: Gram stain is applied with an eye dropper to a slide and taken up by the bacterial. It affects the way bacteria present in concentrated urine appears under the microscope. Non gonococcal urithritis is a type of urinary tract infection caused by a bacteria other than gonococcus. (e coli for example as seen in the photo i posted). ...Read more

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If I have non gonoccocal urethritis. But I am experiencing no pain or discomfort at all and The meatus is only swollen. Does that mean no infection?

If I have non gonoccocal urethritis. But I am experiencing no pain or discomfort at all and The meatus is only swollen. Does that mean no infection?

Non-GC Urethritis: Well, the question is what was ur symptoms when u presented to the doctor who diagnosed you? Non-GC Urethritis means an infection of Urethra with an organism rather than GC like Chlamydia, Uroplasma, Mycoplasma, some virus and also Trichomona, did you receive treatment with Azithromycin and Doxycycline? If you did absence of symptoms might need response to treatment, otherwise non-GC Urethritis ...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

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On and off urethritis for a year. No infection or stritcure. I have a few beers daily & coffee. Can alcohol iritate the urethra/bladder? Thank you.

On and off urethritis for a year. No infection or stritcure. I have a few beers daily & coffee. Can alcohol iritate the urethra/bladder?   Thank you.

Urethritis: Alcohol, spicy foods, etc do not cause urethritis or its symptoms, like urethral discharge. That there is "no infection" is inconsistent with urethritis: Urethritis IS an infection of the urethra. If true urethritis, you probably need antibiotic treatment. But perhaps prostatitis? Assuming no gonorrhea, all true urethritis (nongonoccal urethritis, NGU) is an STD. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will Amoxicillin treat Non-Specific Urethritis? How many do i take in a day? For how many days? What steps should i take to get cured? What to avoid?


Will Amoxicillin treat Non-Specific Urethritis? How many do i take in a day? For how many days? What steps should i take to get cured? What to avoid?

Amox not choice: I'm not familiar with treating NGU with amoxicillin but instead use azithromycin or doxycycline. BTW, Is your amoxicillin some pills left over from a previous illness? Please don't do that, since it is a big factor in causing the antibiotic resistance epidemic we're now seeing. Hope that helps. ...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 have never had sex. So, how did i get urethritis?

I have never had sex. So, how did i get urethritis?

It's just irritation: of the urethra. Although everybody thinks STDs, it can be caused by non-STD viruses, E.coli, sensitivity to chemicals, or an injury. Urethritis does not mean STD. It does mean you need to go to the Dr. to get it assessed and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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I have urethritis & it burns when I urinate. What can I do to get rid of this?

I have urethritis & it burns when I urinate. What can I do to get rid of this?

UTI: Pain, burning on urination, may indicate a urinary tract infection. For a young man, UTI may be caused by sexually transmitted infections and other more routine bacteria. However, UTI in a young man definitely needs to be investigated. You need to see your provider for exam and urinalysis to check for infection and started on appropriate treatment. ...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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How do you get urethritis if you are a male and not sexually active?

How do you get urethritis if you are a male and not sexually active?

Easy.: Urethritis is an inflammation of the lining of the urethra. Although infection with a sexually transmitted disease is a common cause of urethritis, there are many diseases that can cause inflammation of the urethra without infection. ...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?

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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Are there any OTC medications that can treat urethritis? Preferably ones that can be bought from pharmaceutical stores like CVS, Walgreens, etc.

Are there any OTC medications that can treat urethritis? Preferably ones that can be bought from pharmaceutical stores like CVS, Walgreens, etc.

No OTC treatment: There are no OTC medications effective against urethritis. At your age of 17, and assuming you are sexually active, urethritis means STD -- gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). You need professional examination, diagnostic tests, and treatment with prescription antibiotics. Do it ASAP; every day you delay increases the chance of serious complications. Good luck! ...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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What is the best medicine/antibiotics to get rid of urethritis & urethritis symptoms?

What is the best medicine/antibiotics to get rid of urethritis & urethritis symptoms?

Urethritis: Once the diagnosis is confimed and the cause determined, often Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Bactrim, Doxy could help. See your doctor and get diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get urethritis?

Urethra infx: Can be associated with std....Looks like uti....Similar symptoms of uti. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get urethritis?

How common is it for somebody to get urethritis?

Urethritis: Fairly common, sometimes associated with stds or uti's. ...Read more